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Airlines

U.S. Air-Passenger Screenings Highest Since Early 2020 Despite Flight Cancellation Saga

Ongoing flight cancellations in the U.S. haven't deterred passengers trying to fly from Point A to Point B. But airlines and airports aren't winning many fans.

U.S. Air-Passenger Screenings Highest Since Early 2020 Despite Flight Cancellation Saga

Airlines

The Highest Paid U.S. Airline CEOs and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, how much were major U.S. airline CEOs paid in 2021 is revealed, events executives explain how labor shortages are hitting their industry hard, and travel disruptions in the United Kingdom are threatening the country's economic recovery.

The Highest Paid U.S. Airline CEOs and Other Top Stories This Week

Business Travel

Abortion Travel Is Now a Corporate Benefit for Some Employees After U.S. Supreme Court Ban

It's good that these companies are stepping up to back their women employees' right to choose. And this kicks off a new U.S. trend for domestic travel.

Abortion Travel Is Now a Corporate Benefit for Some Employees After U.S. Supreme Court Ban

Airlines

Frontier Ups Offer for Spirit Airlines, Matches JetBlue Reverse Break-Up Fee

The race to create the country's fifth-largest airline is getting hotter as both Frontier and JetBlue continue to up their bid for Spirit Airlines. After Frontier's latest move, will JetBlue come up with something before the shareholders vote on June 30?

Frontier Ups Offer for Spirit Airlines, Matches JetBlue Reverse Break-Up Fee

Cruises

Carnival Says Inflation, Fuel Costs Could Hurt Recovery Momentum

Carnival survived the pandemic long enough to enter the booming travel surge. The cruise operator now has to sail through a new storm — historic inflation and surging costs.

Carnival Says Inflation, Fuel Costs Could Hurt Recovery Momentum

Qantas Braces for Crowd Rush With Staff Bonuses, Schedule Cuts

Australia appears to be the next corner of the world to be hit with all the flying disarray gripping Europe and the U.S. Qantas Airways has warned about the months ahead, and is making plans to blunt the impact.

Qantas Braces for Crowd Rush With Staff Bonuses, Schedule Cuts

Overtourism

Barcelona Looks for Balance When Welcoming Post-Covid Tourism

Barcelona is trying to avoid limiting the growth of its tourism industry, yet again, balancing an economic reboot and residents’ needs. Failure might turn it into fresh territory for moving ahead with stricter policies as it looks to put its overtourism past behind it.

Barcelona Looks for Balance When Welcoming Post-Covid Tourism

Airlines

Daily Podcast: One-Way Airline Tickets Are Surging

Good morning from Skift. It's Frida, June 24 in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: One-Way Airline Tickets Are Surging

Tour Operators

TUI CEO Friedrich Joussen Is Stepping Down

Growing numbers of travel businesses are making leadership changes to ready themselves for the next chapter. In TUI's case, the CEO believes change at the top is needed after mastering the "existential crisis."

TUI CEO Friedrich Joussen Is Stepping Down

Business Travel

Venture Capital Legend Tim Draper Looks to Franchise Hostels

Startup Draper House, which is part of the billionaire investor's funding network, is the perfect embodiment of entrepreneurial tourism, a fast-growing sub sector that blends startup culture and venture capital with hospitality. Co-branding opportunities could help it expand rapidly.

Venture Capital Legend Tim Draper Looks to Franchise Hostels

Hotels

China’s Hotel Groups Are Bouncing Back

Chinese hotels are now performing as well as they had been before the wave of coronavirus re-infection. Plus, news on Accor's expansion in India, Taiwan's tourism stimulus package, and more.

China’s Hotel Groups Are Bouncing Back