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Business Travel

Airbnb’s Search Shakeup Wasn’t Good Enough for Global Nomads

Remote work-friendly homes need to have more than a desk and verified Wi-Fi. Airbnb may have missed a trick after carrying out its "biggest change in a decade."

Airbnb’s Search Shakeup Wasn’t Good Enough for Global Nomads

Hotels

Pro-invest Group to Sell $700 Million Worth of Hotels in Australia

Pro-invest's sale of eight select-service hotels in Australia underscores strong demand for hotel deals from institutional investors. Also, Truist talks to Wyndham about acquisitions, Marriott discusses supply chain problems, and more.

Pro-invest Group to Sell $700 Million Worth of Hotels in Australia

Startups

Swiss Travel Startup Chain4Travel Raises $4.5 Million for Blockchain: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Chain4Travel raised money to promote blockchain-based travel sales, but the track record of success is short and the technology's comparative advantage over what travel agencies use now remains to be proven.

Swiss Travel Startup Chain4Travel Raises $4.5 Million for Blockchain: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Skift Originals

In These Surreal Times, Should Travel Push for Growth or Push on Brakes?

How do we navigate these strange recessionary times, even as we are overwhelmed with demand for a blockbuster year so far and a summer travel crush coming?

In These Surreal Times, Should Travel Push for Growth or Push on Brakes?

Airline Weekly

Delta Air Lines Cites Sick Staff, Air Traffic Control in Summer Schedule Reductions

Delta Air Lines is the latest U.S. carrier to trim its summer schedule. Fewer flights plus record demand will result in higher fares this summer as travelers flock to the airways to take long-delayed vacations.

Delta Air Lines Cites Sick Staff, Air Traffic Control in Summer Schedule Reductions

Online Travel

Oyo Delays Long-Anticipated India IPO

A humbled Oyo will keep trying for an IPO, but it will have to wait awhile longer.

Oyo Delays Long-Anticipated India IPO

Tourism

Sri Lanka Tourism Chief Resigns Under Pressure, Then Warns of Industry Cartel

The Sri Lanka tourism chief’s resignation letter has enough warning signs for the country’s tourism industry. Now, if only someone is listening.

Sri Lanka Tourism Chief Resigns Under Pressure, Then Warns of Industry Cartel

Airlines

Gulf Carriers to Operate Shuttle Flights to Doha for World Cup

Not only would the arrangement help ease pressure on Doha, which has been struggling with limited accommodation facilities for the World Cup, but could also boost Qatar's ties with Saudi Arabia and allies following the restoration of diplomatic relations by the four Arab states with Doha.

Gulf Carriers to Operate Shuttle Flights to Doha for World Cup

Tour Operators

Tour Operators Are Travel’s Last Big Sector Ready for Digital Transformation

The tour operator sector feels like the hotel industry of yesteryear. With billions in market value hiding in plain sight, it seems primed to have its decade of intense innovation.

Tour Operators Are Travel’s Last Big Sector Ready for Digital Transformation

Skift Meetings

Creating Space for Diversity in Events

With the return of in-person events, industry professionals may have overlooked one factor in their desire to nurture diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts — the event space itself

Creating Space for Diversity in Events

Short-Term Rentals

Daily Podcast: Marriott’s Luxury Rental Play

Good morning from Skift. It's Thursday, May 26, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Marriott’s Luxury Rental Play