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Business Travel

European Cities Target Digital Nomads With These New Pitches

Funnelling budget to target these more affluent, longer-stay visitors makes sense. It might even address the labor crunch. But cities probably shouldn't take their eyes off traditional tourists at this delicate time.

European Cities Target Digital Nomads With These New Pitches

Coronavirus

Hotel Investors Rally Around Leisure Strategy

Analysts signaled they like what's happening with Hyatt's push into more leisure-oriented properties following a nearly $2.7 billion acquisition.

Hotel Investors Rally Around Leisure Strategy

Startups

UAE’s Dharma Helps Passion Brands Build Tours: Travel Startup Funding This Week

The startup Dharma has a fresh concept for you: "travel brand as a service." It's a white-label tour operator that runs on software automation and focuses on niche customer segments.

UAE’s Dharma Helps Passion Brands Build Tours: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Airlines

United’s 2022 Plan to Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels Tripped Up by Omicron

United Airlines had expected to fly more this year than it did in 2019, but the spread of the Omicron variant caused a huge slump in first-quarter demand, a hole United doesn't expect to climb out of no matter how strong the rest of the year is.

United’s 2022 Plan to Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels Tripped Up by Omicron

Airlines

American CEO Says 5G Flight Disruptions a Thing of the Past

In his final quarterly earnings call as CEO of American Airlines, Doug Parker bid adieu after 107 consecutive results presentations since 1995. And he leaves American in solid shape with the airline having maintained its market-leading position in the U.S. and profitability expected to return later this year.

American CEO Says 5G Flight Disruptions a Thing of the Past

Tourism

Americans Traveling Abroad Hits a Pandemic High: New Skift Research

Despite the surge of Omicron, 45 percent of Americans traveled in December. In particular, nearly 6 percent of all December trips were to another country, marking the highest rate since the pandemic started. And looking ahead to 2022, Americans are optimistic about traveling more.

Americans Traveling Abroad Hits a Pandemic High: New Skift Research

Tourism

Daily Podcast: The Megatrends to Know for 2022

Good morning from Skift. It's Thursday, January 20, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: The Megatrends to Know for 2022

Tourism

What Travelers Told Expedia About Eco-Friendly Trips and Overtourism

Consumer tastes are continuing to shift towards sustainability, authenticity and wellness, according to Expedia Group's latest global survey. The opportunity is ripe this year for tourism to tap into this steady transformation and drive change alongside economic recovery.

What Travelers Told Expedia About Eco-Friendly Trips and Overtourism

Hotels

India’s Oyo Hotel Startup to Target $9 Billion Valuation in IPO

Among Softbank's holdings, Oyo does not appear to be another WeWork calamity. However, under the glare of being a public company, Oyo would be challenged to get to profitability, and to remedy its ongoing brand reputation challenges.

India’s Oyo Hotel Startup to Target $9 Billion Valuation in IPO

Airlines

Etihad Airways Boosts a Green Loyalty Program as Competitive Advantage

Etihad is betting that as passengers return to flying, sustainability will be more of a concern. The Abu Dhabi-based airline is allowing passengers to offset not just their flights but even how much they drive and their use of air conditioning through its new green loyalty program.

Etihad Airways Boosts a Green Loyalty Program as Competitive Advantage