Articles tagged “coronarvirus”

Tourism Leaders Need to Expect the Unexpected in the Next Decade

Tourism Leaders Need to Expect the Unexpected in the Next Decade

Matthew Parsons, Skift

From addressing consumer fears to sustainability trends, the business of promoting tourism just got a lot harder.

4 days ago

No Hotel Merger Mania — For Now, Says IHG CEO

No Hotel Merger Mania — For Now, Says IHG CEO

Matthew Parsons, Skift

There's an element of hopeful thinking from Keith Barr, who's adamant that China is proving there's life yet in the hotel sector.

4 days ago

CitizenM’s Facebook HQ Hotel Deal Says A Lot About Where Corporate Travel Is Heading

CitizenM’s Facebook HQ Hotel Deal Says A Lot About Where Corporate Travel Is Heading

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Alliances like this pay off not just for the hospitality groups, but also for those companies wanting to prove to their staffs that it's not all about remote working.

1 week ago

Newly Agile Thomas Cook Is Resurrected in a Pandemic to Be an Online Travel Player

Newly Agile Thomas Cook Is Resurrected in a Pandemic to Be an Online Travel Player

Matthew Parsons, Skift

New owner Fosun will be banking on people fondly remembering this historic name, rather than reflecting on its spectacular collapse just one year ago.

2 weeks ago

EasyJet CEO Chides European Union States Over Fragmented Travel Policies

EasyJet CEO Chides European Union States Over Fragmented Travel Policies

Laurence Frost and Sarah Young, Reuters

Johan Lundgren is right to point out quarantines are confusing, and in many cases a disproportionate response to the crisis. But airline bosses shouldn't underestimate the bureaucratic complexities of Europe.

2 weeks ago

Tour Operators’ Pain Seen Through UK Businesses Suffering ‘3 Winters in a Year’

Tour Operators’ Pain Seen Through UK Businesses Suffering ‘3 Winters in a Year’

Matthew Parsons, Skift

A no-show summer and the residual impact of the pandemic has dealt the independent tour operating sector a blow it simply wasn't prepared for.

2 weeks ago

Are Amex GBT’s UK Layoffs the Start of Much Larger Cuts Across Corp Travel Agencies?

Are Amex GBT’s UK Layoffs the Start of Much Larger Cuts Across Corp Travel Agencies?

Matthew Parsons, Skift

These eventual cuts will be as good an indicator as any of the pandemic's impact on corporate travel volumes for 2021. Other agencies, in other regions with less strict employment legislation, may not be that far behind.

2 weeks ago

India’s Online Travel Agency Yatra Wants to Convert Dormant Business Travelers to Leisure Trips

India’s Online Travel Agency Yatra Wants to Convert Dormant Business Travelers to Leisure Trips

Matthew Parsons, Skift

It's an updated version of the classic bait-and-switch, and any travel business that comes in will be welcome after the Ebix deal fell through earlier this year.

2 weeks ago

What Will Global Travel Manager CWT Do With $250 Million in New Capital? Get Smaller, For One

What Will Global Travel Manager CWT Do With $250 Million in New Capital? Get Smaller, For One

Matthew Parsons, Skift

From the outside, it seems the travel management company has gone into survival mode. Post-Covid, it will look a lot leaner, and more attractive to potential buyers.

3 weeks ago

Isn’t It Time to Redesign Hotel Awards?

Isn’t It Time to Redesign Hotel Awards?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

It is surprising that hotel awards are still being given out even when travel is in a lockdown. Some are meaningful and relevant, but mostly it's an industry that begs for a reinvention.

4 weeks ago

Corporate Travel, Private Equity and Lots of Messiness Down Under in Oz

Corporate Travel, Private Equity and Lots of Messiness Down Under in Oz

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Fulfilling pledges to revitalize its business travel offering could help Virgin Australia bounce back, but it may be exiting bankruptcy with a tarnished reputation.

1 month ago

Desks, Donuts and Food Deliveries: Corporate Travel Expenses Look Different This Year

Desks, Donuts and Food Deliveries: Corporate Travel Expenses Look Different This Year

Matthew Parsons, Skift

This six-month expense roundup reveals good news for local restaurants, bad news for waistlines.

1 month ago