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Travelzoo Owner Aims to Invest $10 Million to Fund Metaverse Experiences

Travelzoo, a hotel and package deal publisher, said in a financial filing on Tuesday that it would ask its stockholders to approve a $10 million cash investment that would let its founder increase his ownership and help the company fund the metaverse experiences scouting business it began this year.  The subsidiary suffered $63 million in…

Airlines

Full Video: Expedia, JetBlue on Distribution and Loyalty at Skift Aviation Forum 2022

In a switch-up on the role travel products play in creating stickiness for brands, JetBlue and Expedia are both focused on boosting customer loyalty — and while it might seem like their programs are competing, customers ultimately score value across their ecosystem.

Full Video: Expedia, JetBlue on Distribution and Loyalty at Skift Aviation Forum 2022

Tourism

Chinese Reluctant to Travel Abroad Even If Restrictions Lifted

The country's uncompromising "zero-Covid" policy may be easing, but a new survey of potential travelers is showing that the consumer recovery won't happen overnight.

Chinese Reluctant to Travel Abroad Even If Restrictions Lifted

Skift Research

Expedia and Booking in the Post-Pandemic Travel Landscape

Travel is back in full swing and Expedia Group and Booking Holdings are now fully recovered versus the pandemic. But under the hood, big changes are underway as these two booking sites revamp their strategies for the future.

Expedia and Booking in the Post-Pandemic Travel Landscape

Airlines

Delta’s $7 Billion Pilot Agreement

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Delta's hefty pilot agreement, the shrinking cost of business travel in Europe, and the recovery of Expedia and Booking.

Delta’s $7 Billion Pilot Agreement

News Blog

Beijing’s International Airports Remove Negative Covid Test Requirements — Reports

Beijing Capital International Airport will no longer require proof of a negative Covid result for entry into its terminals, Reuters has reported, quoting Beijing News, a newspaper owned by the Chinese Communist Party. However, it is unclear if passengers need to show negative tests prior to boarding. The relaxed rules come as the government steps…

Business Travel

Europe’s Travel Prices Are Finally Falling — What Travel Buyers Are Doing

It’s the first time that prices are cooling off this year, but experts warn this deflation won’t last long with more “correction cycles” to come.

Europe’s Travel Prices Are Finally Falling — What Travel Buyers Are Doing

Airlines

U.S. Delays Enforcing Rules Mandating Tougher ID For Air Travel Until 2025

The decision to push back enforcing the rule requiring travelers to obtain new identification cards for air travel is a relief for the travel industry, with Americans largely struggling to get them.

U.S. Delays Enforcing Rules Mandating Tougher ID For Air Travel Until 2025

Travel Technology

The Dawn of AI in Travel – and in Our Daily Lives – Suddenly Became Very Real This Weekend

The use cases of artificial intelligence (AI) in our daily lives, both personal and professional, just exploded exponentially. Worth thinking through, reading, and experimenting as much possible for the travel sector.

The Dawn of AI in Travel – and in Our Daily Lives – Suddenly Became Very Real This Weekend

Airline Weekly

How Delta’s New $7 Billion Pilot Agreement Will Put Pressure on Airlines Struggling With Costs

The cost of peace with pilots comes at a high price tag for Delta — and the overall airline industry.

How Delta’s New $7 Billion Pilot Agreement Will Put Pressure on Airlines Struggling With Costs

Skift Meetings

Here’s a Preview of 9 Event Trends for 2023

Take a sneak peak at the nine key event trends that we will be diving into at our 2023 Event Trends Summit this Wednesday, December 7.

Here’s a Preview of 9 Event Trends for 2023