Articles tagged “lgbt”

Podcasts

India Could See a Lifestyle Hotel Boom

Today's podcast looks at Ennismore's take on lifestyle hospitality in India, U.S. hopes for India travel demand, and LaLiT Suri's relationship with India's LGBTQ+ community.

India Could See a Lifestyle Hotel Boom

Airlines

Has Business Travel Plateaued?

Today's edition of Skift's daily podcast looks closer at business travel in the U.S., Marriott's new budget brand, and LGBTQ travelers in India.

Has Business Travel Plateaued?

Airlines

Southwest Wants to Prevent Repeat of Holiday Chaos

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Soutwest’s preventative prep, Oyo’s IPO shrinkage, and LGBTQ+ travel marketing over the years.

Southwest Wants to Prevent Repeat of Holiday Chaos

Tourism

LGBTQ+ Travel Gains New Recognition After Long Challenging Evolution

Despite the LGBTQ+ community's growing clout in the travel industry, many travelers in the rapidly growing segment still face enormous challenges. Here's a look at how Skift has covered the progress LGBTQ+ travelers have seen as well as the setbacks the group has encountered.

LGBTQ+ Travel Gains New Recognition After Long Challenging Evolution

Travel Technology

Expedia Group Working With Tech Startups to Make Travel More Accessible

In Expedia’s move to inch the travel industry toward equitability, the company is helping startups solve their own problems and learning from them in the process. And the startups are learning from each other, too.

Expedia Group Working With Tech Startups to Make Travel More Accessible

Hotels

LGBTQ Travelers May Not Need Official Certification Programs for Safety

Word of mouth is a powerful factor for where travelers choose to stay. So hotels need to emphasize a welcoming atmosphere instead of certifications that may be insignificant to prospective guests.

LGBTQ Travelers May Not Need Official Certification Programs for Safety

Tour Operators

U.S. Tour Operators Face Heat for Not Taking Stand on Anti-LGBTQ Laws

Tour operators angry about states enacting anti-LGBT laws shouldn't reward those places. Those companies can absolutely find more welcoming destinations for their guests.

U.S. Tour Operators Face Heat for Not Taking Stand on Anti-LGBTQ Laws

Hotels

Cuba’s Tourism Industry Hopes LGBTQ-Friendly Hotels Signal a New Era

Travel executives expect the hotels to help improve visibility for the LGBTQ+ community during a period when the government is considering a family code that, if approved, would legalize civil unions among same sex couples in Cuba.

Cuba’s Tourism Industry Hopes LGBTQ-Friendly Hotels Signal a New Era

Business Travel

Renewed LGBTQ Travel Is Focus of Travel Advisors But Not Destination Marketing

It's obviously tremendous for the tourism industry that LGBTQ travelers have been enthusiastic about hitting the road this summer. Imagine how much more revenue destinations could earn if they did a better job of marketing to that community.

Renewed LGBTQ Travel Is Focus of Travel Advisors But Not Destination Marketing

Airlines

United Becomes First Airline to Add Gender Identifications for Non-Binary Flyers

United is the first U.S. airline to let its passengers pick a gender option other than male or female when booking tickets. Delta and other carriers said last month that they plan to make similar moves shortly. We’re with they/them.

United Becomes First Airline to Add Gender Identifications for Non-Binary Flyers