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3 Themes We Will Discuss at Skift Global Forum East

There are great lessons to be learned from the growth of Dubai and we want you front and center as industry leaders share their view on the big opportunities and challenges ahead at our inaugural forum in the region.

3 Themes We Will Discuss at Skift Global Forum East

Tourism

Africa’s Tourism Recovery Hindered by E-Visa Delays

Countries in Africa are bullish on e-visas helping them to boost their tourism industries, but failures to overcome tech struggles are making any prospect of full recoveries soon an unlikely prospect.

Africa’s Tourism Recovery Hindered by E-Visa Delays

Airline Weekly

AirAsia’s Renewed Southeast Asia Focus to Include Launching a New Airline

It's been a while since there's been a new airline in East Asia. A restructured AirAsia is making the first move.

AirAsia’s Renewed Southeast Asia Focus to Include Launching a New Airline

Tourism

World Cup Visitors Fall Short of Qatar’s Expected 1.2 Million Influx

A wave of new visitors from qualifying quarter-finals nations are unlikely to boost lackluster World Cup attendance in Qatar, with just a week to go.

World Cup Visitors Fall Short of Qatar’s Expected 1.2 Million Influx

Airlines

Remote Work Touching Down at Airports

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at airports as co-working hubs, greater transparency for airline ticket prices, and French Bee’s low-cost transatlantic flights.

Remote Work Touching Down at Airports

News Blog

AirAsia to Now Launch a Low-Cost Carrier in Cambodia

AirAsia Aviation Group on Friday announced a joint venture with Cambodia-based Sivilai Asia to launch a new low-cost carrier — AirAsia Cambodia. The airline, in which AirAsia will be the majority partner, expects to commence operations in late 2023. Cambodia is the fifth Southeast Asian destination that AirAsia will be foraying into after Malaysia, Indonesia,…

Business Travel

Remote Work Trends Are Rapidly Infiltrating Airport Spaces

With the return of business travelers to the skies, more flexible office providers are honing in on airports as havens for remote workers.

Remote Work Trends Are Rapidly Infiltrating Airport Spaces

Hotels

Hotels Learn to Live With Airbnb by Getting Creative

Here are some excerpts from Daily Lodging Report from the past week highlighting stories in hotel deals and development. Hotels, especially with apartment-style brands, had a better week than Airbnb did.

Hotels Learn to Live With Airbnb by Getting Creative

Startups

Le Collectionist Raises $63 Million for Luxury Vacation Rentals

It seems like there's a short-term rental platform for everyone. Le Collectionist's niche is people who want to rent top-tier houses for tens of thousands of dollars per week.

Le Collectionist Raises $63 Million for Luxury Vacation Rentals

Travel Agents

U.S. Travel Agents Tells Officials in D.C. We Like Airline Fee Disclosures … To a Point

Travel agents want transparency of fees charged by airlines, but are concerned they're doing the heavy lifting required to share the details.

U.S. Travel Agents Tells Officials in D.C. We Like Airline Fee Disclosures … To a Point

Business Travel

Corporate Travel Airfares Projected to Increase as Much as 25 Percent in 2023

Airline executives have been bullish in recent months about corporate travel continuing to make progress in its recovery. But surging airfares for business travel are poised to keep making Zoom meetings more appealing for corporations, based on a new forecast from Amex GBT.

Corporate Travel Airfares Projected to Increase as Much as 25 Percent in 2023