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Skyscanner Shows Tenacity to Overcome Challenges Selling Airline Tickets on Mobile

Skyscanner Shows Tenacity to Overcome Challenges Selling Airline Tickets on Mobile

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Why is shopping for flights on mobile devices much harder than for TVs and clothes? A few reasons. Skyscanner may be delivering fixes soon, though the industry has promised fixes for years.

13 hours ago

Choice Hotels Goes Deeper on U.S. Job Cuts Amid Longer Recovery Expectations

Choice Hotels Goes Deeper on U.S. Job Cuts Amid Longer Recovery Expectations

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Choice Hotels' permanent job cuts show even companies that rely more on the rapidly recovering drive-to, leisure travel segment aren't immune to coronavirus' negative business impact.

14 hours ago

Most U.S. Airlines Sign Letters of Intent for Their Share of $25 Billion in Federal Aid

Most U.S. Airlines Sign Letters of Intent for Their Share of $25 Billion in Federal Aid

Tracy Rucinski, Reuters

How many times do we have to write this? U.S. airlines are in big trouble. Some travelers are returning, yes. But not enough for airlines to refuse aid, or keep all their employees.

16 hours ago

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Skift Report: A Data-Driven Look at Hospitality’s Recovery

Skift Report: A Data-Driven Look at Hospitality’s Recovery

Oracle Hospitality + Skift

The Covid-19 crisis is creating an unprecedented challenge for the hotel industry. Despite the challenges, there's also a growing feeling of resolve emerging from executives, employees and stakeholders: what steps will those in the industry need to take to place it on the path to recovery?

2 days ago

Expedia to Deliver Early Payday to Private Equity Investors

Expedia to Deliver Early Payday to Private Equity Investors

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's no accident that Expedia Group disclosed improved booking trends on Monday, and then announced a senior notes offering to refinance the company's private equity debt a day later. Hey, whether you are a homeowner or a giant online travel company, a good refinancing deal can be smart and hard to resist.

16 hours ago

Dubai Expects Slow Recovery Amid Reopening to Foreign Visitors

Dubai Expects Slow Recovery Amid Reopening to Foreign Visitors

Jacob Greaves and Aziz El Yaakoubi, Reuters

Dubai hoteliers say they are relying on staycations for near-term business, but hotels in the tourist-centric emirate can't survive on local travel alone.

17 hours ago

The Future of Events Is Definitely Hybrid: What Will They Look Like?

The Future of Events Is Definitely Hybrid: What Will They Look Like?

EventMB

There is one question on the minds of event professionals looking at getting back to live events, what will hybrid look like? Here is a potential scenario. Sixty-two percent of event planners say that the future of events is hybrid. When we asked the direct question in our latest report, The Virtual Event Tech Guide,…

14 hours ago

Lufthansa Starts Deep Job Cuts After State Rescue

Lufthansa Starts Deep Job Cuts After State Rescue

Emma Thomasson, Reuters

You knew this was coming. Lufthansa will cut a fifth of its management positions, plus about 1,000 other jobs.

20 hours ago

Air New Zealand Pauses New Bookings to Ease Burden on Quarantine Facilities

Air New Zealand Pauses New Bookings to Ease Burden on Quarantine Facilities

Praveen Menon, Reuters

This zero tolerance approach to risk is necessary because the country doesn't want to make any more mistakes. Will a three-week bookings hiatus be enough though?

21 hours ago

How Fraudsters Bilked American Airlines and Citibank in Frequent Flyer Schemes

How Fraudsters Bilked American Airlines and Citibank in Frequent Flyer Schemes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines have complete control over their frequent flyer programs. They can take your miles for nearly any reason. It is probably not a good idea to try to defraud them.

21 hours ago

What a New Surcharge From Singapore Airlines Could Mean for Other Carriers

What a New Surcharge From Singapore Airlines Could Mean for Other Carriers

Matthew Parsons, Skift

It used to be just the European carriers that made bold statements like this against legacy distribution giants. Not anymore.

2 days ago

Vacation Rental Brand Vrbo Emerges as Expedia Star With Pandemic-Era Bookings

Vacation Rental Brand Vrbo Emerges as Expedia Star With Pandemic-Era Bookings

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Vrbo has been in the right place(s) at the right time, somewhat reversing a very challenged 2019. Is the changed trajectory a momentary blip in the throes of a pandemic, or will it be sustainable?

2 days ago