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Short-Term Rentals

When an Airbnb Moves In Next Door, It’s Neighbor vs. Neighbor

According to Airbnb lore, the short-term rental was born in 2007 when, “two hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home.” Fast forward 17 years and Airbnb now has over 5 million hosts … and most all of them have neighbors. That’s led to some epic feuds.

When an Airbnb Moves In Next Door, It’s Neighbor vs. Neighbor

Tour Operators

Airbnb Ups Its Experience Delistings Amid Strategy Revamp

Airbnb appeared to have begun a wave of delistings for its travel experiences offerings, upsetting some operators. However, Airbnb has made it clear that it remains committed to the experiences business, with plans to boost customer awareness of the category.

Airbnb Ups Its Experience Delistings Amid Strategy Revamp

Online Travel

Expedia CTO and E-Commerce SVP Exit After ‘A Violation of Company Policy’

Expedia Group wouldn't provide additional details on the sudden exits of the two executives.

Expedia CTO and E-Commerce SVP Exit After ‘A Violation of Company Policy’

Airlines

Banks vs. OTAs: How Credits Cards Took Over Travel

There is a sea change taking place in how banks – and particularly how credit cards – interact with the travel industry. Watch what Skift Research has to say.

Banks vs. OTAs: How Credits Cards Took Over Travel

Airlines

A New Frontier? Carrier Scraps Most Change Fees, Introduces Premium and Business Perks 

The changes come as the Department of Transportation released a final rule that will require airlines to disclose all fees associated with add-on perks.

A New Frontier? Carrier Scraps Most Change Fees, Introduces Premium and Business Perks 

Business Travel

Corporate and International Travel Drove Earnings This Quarter

Companies across the travel industry have recently reported earnings, and we discuss what stood out among airlines and hotels in this week's Skift Travel Podcast.

Corporate and International Travel Drove Earnings This Quarter

Airlines

Air India-Vistara Loyalty Programs: How Will They Be Combined Post-Merger?

In its nine years of operations, Vistara's service quality has created a strong base of loyal customers. The new information shared by the airline sheds light on how the merger will impact these customers.

Air India-Vistara Loyalty Programs: How Will They Be Combined Post-Merger?

Skift Meetings

RIMS Enhances Security Measures for RISKWORLD in San Diego

Extra security precautions were put in place at this year’s RIMS RISKWORLD conference in San Diego after an active shooter situation shut down the final day of the 2023 conference in Atlanta.

RIMS Enhances Security Measures for RISKWORLD in San Diego

Hotels

H World’s Ji Hotels: This Chinese Brand Is Heading to Saudi and UAE

Chinese brand Ji Hotels wants to expand outside its home land, starting with the Middle East.

H World’s Ji Hotels: This Chinese Brand Is Heading to Saudi and UAE

Airlines

Airlines Get a Boost From Business Travel’s Comeback

Today's podcast looks at aviation's surprise boost, Chase's new perk, and Saudi Arabia's luxury focus.

Airlines Get a Boost From Business Travel’s Comeback

Daily Lodging Report

Las Vegas’ Mirage Hotel and Casino to Close

Hard Rock International will cease operations of The Mirage Hotel & Casino to begin transforming the venue into the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Guitar Hotel Las Vegas. The new resort will feature a guitar-shaped hotel nearly 700 feet in height.