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Expedia Group Sells SilverRail Back to the Rail Aggregator’s Management

Expedia Group Sells SilverRail Back to the Rail Aggregator’s Management

Dennis Schaal, Skift

SilverRail had become an afterthought in Expedia Group's plans as the online travel agency attempts to simplify its portfolio. SilverRail management, however, still believes in the promise of the sector.

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Apple and Snap Offer Augmented Reality That Paints a Vision for Travel’s Virtual Future

Apple and Snap Offer Augmented Reality That Paints a Vision for Travel’s Virtual Future

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Augmented reality will remain a seldom-used novelty for at least five years. But brands ignore the tech at their peril. Innovative travel companies may find chances today for cost-effective ad campaigns via the emerging medium.

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U.S. Airport Screenings Top 1 Million: Hiccup or Signs of a Recovery?

U.S. Airport Screenings Top 1 Million: Hiccup or Signs of a Recovery?

Airline Weekly

Saturday was the first time U.S. airports reported more than one million passengers since March, but this is less than half the number on the same day last year. Is this the "steady state" airline executives predicted? It remains to be seen how a possible third wave of coronavirus infections will change air-travel demand.

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Skift Forum Asia Video: The Future of Wellbeing in Travel

Skift Forum Asia Video: The Future of Wellbeing in Travel

OCTAVE Institute + Skift

In this video conversation from Skift Forum Asia, we hear from Fred Taso, Founder of the Octavie Institute about the future of wellness, embracing collaboration, and cultivating the right mindset to lead and thrive in the decade ahead.

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Events in 2020: Stories of Struggle and Success

Events in 2020: Stories of Struggle and Success

EventMB

The event industry has had a tough go of it this year. Event professionals have all been affected in one way or another by the pandemic, and have experienced different paths to acceptance and recovery. Here, three event professionals share their stories of struggle and success in 2020.  

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Black History and Culture Attractions Still Looking for Corporate Donors to Match All the BLM Rhetoric

Black History and Culture Attractions Still Looking for Corporate Donors to Match All the BLM Rhetoric

Denise Garcia, Skift

The pandemic has made fundraising for museums all the harder in such tough economic times. But nearly five months after the killing of George Floyd and a summer filled with promises, Black tourism attractions are still waiting for more than lip service.

2 days ago

Why Every Tech Investor on the Planet Wants to Invest in Virtual Events

Why Every Tech Investor on the Planet Wants to Invest in Virtual Events

Julius Solaris and Rafat Ali, Skift

Welcome to 0.1 version of the gold rush in the events sector, with dream specs for every tech investor on the planet.

2 days ago

American Airlines Aims to Return the Boeing 737 Max to the Skies by the End of the Year

American Airlines Aims to Return the Boeing 737 Max to the Skies by the End of the Year

Ann Maria Shibu, Reuters

American's repatriation of the troubled Boeing 737 Max depends on certification, a process that has taken several unexpected detours.

2 days ago

Air Canada CEO to Retire As Flying Restrictions Take a Toll

Air Canada CEO to Retire As Flying Restrictions Take a Toll

Allison Lampert, Reuters

This is a critical juncture for Calin Rovinescu to leave embattled Air Canada. On the other hand, with a substantial golden parachute in the offing, can you blame him?

3 days ago

Comeback City Wuhan Was Most-Visited During China’s Golden Week

Comeback City Wuhan Was Most-Visited During China’s Golden Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Despite an ongoing longing for foreign tourists, Wuhan has come most of the way back tourism-wise from the bleakest days of the provincial capital's history earlier this year. Lessons for the rest of the world? Once tourists feel safe, they will return in big numbers.

3 days ago

Hyatt’s Potential Defections and 12 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Hyatt’s Potential Defections and 12 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In Skift's top stories this week, we covered Sonesta's rapid growth at the expense of Marriott and IHG, Asia's travel recovery, AirAsia's digital transformation, and Southwest's business travel strategy, among others.

3 days ago

Will New Business Class Fares Woo Back Corp Travelers?

Will New Business Class Fares Woo Back Corp Travelers?

Matthew Parsons, Skift

After Emirates, now low-cost carrier Zipair is offering a "basic" business-class product. The concept sounds great, but convincing company travel buyers could be a challenge.

4 days ago