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Airlines

Allegiant Air’s Rare Feat: Higher Revenue Than 2019 and a Profit

Allegiant Air CEO Maurice Gallagher thought returning to 2019 levels of flying would be as easy as "turning on a switch." He was wrong, and disruptions cost the airline millions during the third quarter. Still, Allegiant managed a rare pandemic-era achievement by turning a profit and increasing revenues vs. the 2019 period.

Allegiant Air’s Rare Feat: Higher Revenue Than 2019 and a Profit

Hotels

Accor’s Recovery Fueled by Asia’s Zero-Tolerance Covid Policies

The strict approach to new coronavirus cases in major Asia-Pacific countries has hotel companies like Accor banking on other parts of the world for faster, consistent returns to normal.

Accor’s Recovery Fueled by Asia’s Zero-Tolerance Covid Policies

Online Travel

Grab and Western Superapp Confusion

Grab emerged as a leading superapp because of conditions specific to Southeast Asia. Don't look for U.S. and European copycats to get traction.

Grab and Western Superapp Confusion

Announcements

U.S. Issues First Non-Binary Passport

Countries like the U.S. issuing passports with a new gender marker is a powerful acknowledgment that people who don't identify as male or female are becoming more prominent in the world.

U.S. Issues First Non-Binary Passport
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Hotels

How Wyndham Uses Customer Data to Put Guests First

Frequent stays and in-person interactions have long been the standard building blocks for traditional loyalty programs. As travel experiences blend with the digital, contactless world, hotel brands must sharpen their abilities to gather first-party, personalized data from customers throughout the journey.

How Wyndham Uses Customer Data to Put Guests First

Hotels

Hilton Gets a Surprising Boost From Business Travel

Don't rule out the little players. Small and medium-sized businesses are largely back on the road, and that's helping lift Hilton's profit margins.

Hilton Gets a Surprising Boost From Business Travel

Travel Booking

Mobile Commerce’s Growing Opportunities for Travel: Latest Skift Research

Mobile is already the primary device for travel planning in the majority of the world. Still, mobile bookings are yet to surpass desktop bookings in volume or value. Undoubtedly, travel companies need to increase mobile investments while also deploying an overarching multi-device strategy to engage customers throughout.

Mobile Commerce’s Growing Opportunities for Travel: Latest Skift Research

Airline Weekly

Boeing Reports Another Loss as Aircraft Programs Struggle

With three of Boeing's marquee aircraft programs under pressure, the planemaker continued to struggle in the third quarter with further losses. But that didn't stop management from painting a rosy picture with 737 Max deliveries climbing and a robust outlook for jets.

Boeing Reports Another Loss as Aircraft Programs Struggle

Airlines

Why Is the UK Boosting Taxes on Long-Haul Flights?

Tourists will be footing the higher rate with a new "ultra" long-haul tax as part of plans to reduce emissions just as international travel is starting to ramp back up. Still, many businesses will welcome the reduction in passenger taxes on short-haul flights.

Why Is the UK Boosting Taxes on Long-Haul Flights?

Hotels

Mobile Apps Are Already Changing Layouts for Hotel Design

Future hotel guests arriving at their destinations may see reconfigurations to public spaces in response to apps that are changing the way customers interact with the property.

Mobile Apps Are Already Changing Layouts for Hotel Design

Airlines

Airlines’ Emissions Cuts Are Key to Their Corporate Travel Recovery: Report

We are still a long way away from corporate policies actively lowering carbon emissions by airlines or any other industries, but it is promising to see what role they could have.

Airlines’ Emissions Cuts Are Key to Their Corporate Travel Recovery: Report