Articles tagged “economy”

Hotels

U.S. Budget Hotels Feel the Pinch: Is Inflation the Culprit?

America's economy hotels experienced a case of the first-quarter blues as the budget travel crowd appeared to spend less. Could inflation be to blame?

U.S. Budget Hotels Feel the Pinch: Is Inflation the Culprit?

Airlines

Delta to Split Boarding Process Into 8 Numbered Zones

Starting May 1, Delta said it plans to use zones, numbered one through eight, to make the boarding process more intuitive for its customers.

Delta to Split Boarding Process Into 8 Numbered Zones

News Blog

Nepal to Host First-Ever LGBTQ+ Tourism Conference in January

Nepal will be hosting its inaugural LGBTQ+ tourism conference next month with the goal of establishing the country as an inclusive and welcoming destination for sexual minorities. Scheduled for January 18 in Kathmandu, the two-day conference follows a landmark decision last month, making the Himalayan nation the first in South Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.…

Hotels

Wyndham Vs. Choice: Charting the Midscale Hotel Rivalry – New Skift Research

Wyndham and Choice are known for their franchise-based portfolios in the U.S. midscale and economy sectors. As other major brands explore expansion into this area, we offer an analysis of the current frontrunners with 20 key charts.

Wyndham Vs. Choice: Charting the Midscale Hotel Rivalry – New Skift Research

Tourism

Consumers Still Have Heaps of Cash, but ‘Old Normal’ Could End Revenge Travel

Cash levels have stayed higher than many economists feared and that has supported a surge in travel. But the trend points to more traditional spending patterns.

Consumers Still Have Heaps of Cash, but ‘Old Normal’ Could End Revenge Travel

News Blog

European Travelers Won’t Slash Trip Budgets in First Half of 2023: European Travel Commission

Despite rising household expenses, nearly 60 percent of European travelers won’t cut back on traveling or spending on trips in the next six months, according to a survey by the European Travel Commission. The commission surveyed over 6,000 European travelers in December 2022 who took at least 2 overnight trips during the last three years.…

Tourism

The Global Travel Outlook for a Redistributed World

Get the lowdown on the broader economic trends affecting travel in 2023, thanks to data and analysis from Skift Research. Watch this Skift Megatrends video to stay ahead of the game.

The Global Travel Outlook for a Redistributed World

News Blog

Etihad CEO Poached by Saudi Arabia’s New Airline: Reports

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways CEO Tony Douglas has agreed to join RIA — Saudi Arabia's newest airline, according to reports. It had been earlier reported that RIA, the multi-billion-dollar international carrier, had approached Douglas for the top job. Douglas has apparently agreed and other senior Etihad executives may follow him, according to Arabian Business. Global…

Tourism

A New EU Border Status for Gibraltar Could Be a Big Boost for Tourism

Gibraltar is in limbo post-Brexit, and a new treaty might abolish its border, tightening its relationship with Spain. That's a huge plus for its travel businesses.

Skift Meetings

Inflation Impacts Meetings in New Ways

New research shows that meeting planning is impacted by inflation and rising costs in ways few anticipated. As a result, obstacles abound, from unfilled job openings to supply chain issues yet to be resolved.

Inflation Impacts Meetings in New Ways