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Meta Reports Travel Was Fourth Quarter Bright Spot While Reels Loses Money

Although Meta's advertising revenue declined in the fourth quarter, travel and healthcare were the largest bright spots, the company reported Wednesday. The ski group at the top of Longshot run at Snowmass in Aspen, Colorado. Source: Flickr.com/Matt Ryall "The largest positive contributors to year-over-year growth in Q4 were the travel and health care verticals, though…

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International Travel Volume to U.S. Rose 61 Percent to Over 4 million in November

The number of international visitors to the U.S. reached 4.6 million in November, up 61 percent year over year, according to the National Travel and Tourism Office. November’s volume represented 76 percent of pre-pandemic November 2019’s. Last month, the National Travel and Tourism Office reported international visitor spending rose 57 percent year over year to…

Travel Technology

Mondee Acquires Brazilian Online Travel Marketplace Orinter for $40 Million

Mondee began its journey of expanding offerings via seven acquisitions during the pandemic. Now it's starting another acquisition spree, and all signs point to that being a good move.

Mondee Acquires Brazilian Online Travel Marketplace Orinter for $40 Million

Online Travel

Online Travel Companies Make a Bundle Investing Customer Cash

The major thing new in online travel companies holding onto customer cash and investing it is that interest rates are a lot higher, and they are taking advantage. The rich get richer.

Online Travel Companies Make a Bundle Investing Customer Cash

Tourism

Hilton CEO Says U.S. Government Needs to Act Now on Visa Backlogs

Today's U.S. policy is a de facto boycott on travelers from countries such as India and Mexico. Senseless. Plus: Hilton's CEO Chris Nassetta is lobbying to get funding for a new assistant secretary position for tourism and wants to reform U.S. air travel.

Hilton CEO Says U.S. Government Needs to Act Now on Visa Backlogs

Announcements

Announcing Skift’s 2023 Calendar of Events

After such a successful 2022, Skift Live is ready to take on 2023 by storm. Tickets are sure to sell out, so mark your calendars and register today.

Announcing Skift’s 2023 Calendar of Events

Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines Braces for Slow Return of Japanese Travelers

Hawaiian Airlines is still trying to get back on its feet from the aftermath of the pandemic. While it awaits the return of cautious Japanese travelers, a key demographic for the airline, the company is hoping to revamp in the meantime by gearing up with new aircrafts, partnerships and pilots.

Hawaiian Airlines Braces for Slow Return of Japanese Travelers

Skift Meetings

Business Travel Recovery Going to Plan

Business travel is forecast to grow across the globe in 2023 compared to 2022. Travel managers are expecting to see increased levels of and spend on corporate travel.

Business Travel Recovery Going to Plan

Hotels

New Field & Stream Hotel Brand Backed by Starwood Wagers on Outdoor Travel Growth

Congratulations, Mr. Sternlicht. You just invented motels. Econolodge without the econo. We look at the new brand's pitch deck.

New Field & Stream Hotel Brand Backed by Starwood Wagers on Outdoor Travel Growth

Business Travel

TripActions to Rebrand as Navan

New year, new look, as travel agencies across the board look to get off to a fresh start as business recovers.

TripActions to Rebrand as Navan

Airline Weekly

Rivals Avianca and Latam Airlines Face Off in Colombia

Why Colombia is critical. It's the region’s third largest aviation market after Brazil and Mexico, and one of the first to recover from the pandemic. During the first 11 months of 2022, a record of nearly 43.6 million people moved through the country’s airports.

Rivals Avianca and Latam Airlines Face Off in Colombia