Articles tagged “pandemic”

U.S. Airline Passenger Loads for Thanksgiving Holiday Just Shy of Pre-Pandemic Levels

Thanksgiving travel is back, well nearly. U.S. airlines anticipate flyer numbers just shy of 2019 levels making this turkey day the busiest holiday for travel since the pandemic.

U.S. Airline Passenger Loads for Thanksgiving Holiday Just Shy of Pre-Pandemic Levels

Business Travel

Working for the Weekend: 3 Charts Showing the New Face of Business Travel

It's Saturday. Chances are that one of you, or maybe many of you, reading this are on a combined business and leisure trip right now because, hey, you can do that much more easily these days. Blended travel looks like it's a real thing.

Working for the Weekend: 3 Charts Showing the New Face of Business Travel

Business Travel

Amadeus Targets Blended Travelers With TrustedStays Partnership

Originally set up during the pandemic to help nurses book and stay in homes, rather than hotels, TrustedStays has now "commercialized" its platform. It potentially opens the door to short-term rental operators that were previously locked out from corporate bookings.

Amadeus Targets Blended Travelers With TrustedStays Partnership

Hotels

Investors in Kenya’s Hotels Now See Opportunities in Luxury Homes

The pandemic sparked a surge in investment in luxury houses. While that has increased property tax revenue for governments, the downside of such a boom is a lower number of guests for hotels still recovering from the crisis.

Investors in Kenya’s Hotels Now See Opportunities in Luxury Homes

Airlines

Aviation’s Endless Hangover

Demand to fly is off the charts, but airlines are besieged with longtime issues and a bunch of new ones that have come to roost at the same time, never mind the lingering pandemic drag.

Aviation’s Endless Hangover

Skift Meetings

Event Attendance Stalled at 65 Percent Post-Pandemic: As Good As It’ll Get?

The floodgates have opened, and travel is back, but where have all the event attendees gone? A number of factors have grounded them and kept attendance well below pre-pandemic levels.

Event Attendance Stalled at 65 Percent Post-Pandemic: As Good As It’ll Get?

Online Travel

The 10 Best Designed Tourism Websites in the World 2022

In a frantic attempt to avoid being left behind, official tourism organization websites are doing their best to catch up to the high expectations of the new traveler — tourists of the post-pandemic digital age.

The 10 Best Designed Tourism Websites in the World 2022

Airlines

Southwest Pulls Back on Leisure Destinations to Refocus on Business Travel

Recently retired Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly once predicted 20 percent of the business travel market may never come back after the pandemic. But it's sure looking like that prognostication may prove too pessimistic. The carrier is seeing a faster return of road warriors than it could have expected.

Southwest Pulls Back on Leisure Destinations to Refocus on Business Travel

Online Travel

Camping Holds Its Own Even as Other Travel Comes Roaring Back

Travelers are still faithfully flocking to campgrounds, despite other forms of travel opening up. Now, variations of camping, like glamping and RVing, are replacing higher-maintenance leisure travel. They are also providing a new way to approach remote working.

Camping Holds Its Own Even as Other Travel Comes Roaring Back

Tourism

Mask Mandates Disappear and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, major U.S. airlines didn't hesitate to lift mask requirements, travel numbers in Japan begin steadily rising, and a hotel in South Carolina offers insight on how to create a disability inclusive workforce.

Mask Mandates Disappear and More Top Stories This Week