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Canada’s 4 Eastern Provinces Ease Tourism Pain Even With Sealing Themselves Off From the World

Canada’s 4 Eastern Provinces Ease Tourism Pain Even With Sealing Themselves Off From the World

Julie Gordon, Reuters

Another successful case study of a travel bubble, well, as successful as you can be in a pandemic. New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador coordinated a travel bubble while implementing strict Covid guidelines. The result was small businesses were able to make some money these past months.

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How Digital Disruption Happens in Industries, the Travel Industry Editionđź”’

How Digital Disruption Happens in Industries, the Travel Industry Editionđź”’

Rafat Ali, Skift

Everyone forgets that in the moment in business, everything is cyclical, and the fate of business forever is bundling and unbundling over a period of time, even if they're put back together in different and potentially unrecognizable ways.

6 hours ago

Expedia Cuts More Jobs and 13 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Expedia Cuts More Jobs and 13 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In Skift's top stories this week, Expedia conducted another round of layoffs, tech investors are drooling over the events industry, American Airlines is mulling bringing back the 737 Max before the end of the year, and Google founding itself dealing with a U.S. antirust lawsuit.

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Skift Forum Asia Video: The Next Era of Lifestyle Hospitality in Asia

Skift Forum Asia Video: The Next Era of Lifestyle Hospitality in Asia

Accor Group + Skift

In this video conversation from Skift Forum Asia, we hear from Gaurav Bhushan, CEO, Lifestyle of Accor and Mark Peters, Co-Founder and Director of Tribe Hotels on the rise of lifestyle hospitality in Asia.

5 days ago

Alaska Airlines Eyes Replacements for Legacy Virgin America Fleet

Alaska Airlines Eyes Replacements for Legacy Virgin America Fleet

Airline Weekly

Virgin America's Airbus airplanes were never a good fit for the historically all-Boeing Alaska Airlines. Four years after the two airlines merged, the Seattle-based company now says it is looking to replace those planes, but it's playing coy about what it might order.

2 days ago

How Some Events Are Making More Profit Virtually Than In-Person

How Some Events Are Making More Profit Virtually Than In-Person

EventMB

The learning curve for still-new virtual events is steep, and many event professionals have struggled to profitably shift their events online. However, there are events that have not only succeeded, but exceeded their live event profits — here's how.

2 days ago

Join Us for Our First Skift Aviation Forum Online on November 19

Join Us for Our First Skift Aviation Forum Online on November 19

Brian Quinn, Skift

Our inaugural Skift Aviation Forum will be an essential event for anyone looking to understand the aviation industry's path forward from what has been its greatest crisis. Led by Skift's Airline Weekly and Skift editors, these conversations with CEOs and industry leaders are not to be missed.

2 days ago

Oasis Launches Subscriptions for Extended-Stay Apartment Rentals

Oasis Launches Subscriptions for Extended-Stay Apartment Rentals

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Oasis is yet another example of how the travel sector has been testing the subscription model this year. But the company's on-again, off-again investment history with Accor, Hyatt, and Vacasa hints at a broader story. Blended hospitality with leisure travelers is difficult to do at scale.

2 days ago

Just In Time for an IPO — Airbnb’s Hotel Business Is Benefiting From Its House Party Ban

Just In Time for an IPO — Airbnb’s Hotel Business Is Benefiting From Its House Party Ban

Dennis Schaal, Skift

On the road toward its IPO, Airbnb has engaged in nonstop publicity about its efforts to crack down on house parties. Another less-noticed part of that effort is when Airbnb blocks these bookings of whole homes, it encourages users to book hotels instead.

2 days ago

Victories Are All Relative Now for Hotel Giant IHG

Victories Are All Relative Now for Hotel Giant IHG

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Revenue improved for IHG in the third quarter, but there is still too much weakness in the travel economy (and IHG's own portfolio) to call this a win.

2 days ago

RVShare Raises $100 Million for Recreational Vehicle Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

RVShare Raises $100 Million for Recreational Vehicle Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups raised $125 million in funding for RV rentals, short-term rentals, pod hotels, travel agencies, and flight-free itineraries.

3 days ago

Southwest Leans on Leisure Travel With New Focus on ‘Snow and Sun’ Markets

Southwest Leans on Leisure Travel With New Focus on ‘Snow and Sun’ Markets

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

Why does CEO Gary Kelly say he's "happy"? The airline is aggressively going after leisure travelers and has added a bunch of new routes. Still, it's not all clear skies ahead for the LUV line, as potentially fractious union negotiations loom.

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