Articles tagged “pandemic”

Tourism

Spain Welcomed 71 Million Global Visitors Last Year Shy of 2019 Peak

Spain saw international visitors rise by 40 million last year from 31 million in 2021. The best part for tourism businesses, they spent $95 billion. That's significant for a country that relies on the sector for 12 percent of its gross domestic product.

Spain Welcomed 71 Million Global Visitors Last Year Shy of 2019 Peak

News Blog

Europe, Middle East to Reach Pre-Pandemic Tourism Levels in 2023: UNWTO

Both the Middle East and Europe are on track to reach their pre-pandemic levels in 2023 , according to the UN World Tourism Organization. Last year saw a stronger than expected recovery for the global tourism economy. In 2022, more than 900 million tourists traveled internationally, double from 2021 but 63 percent of 2019 levels.…

Mergers and Acquisitions

Booking CEO Fogel on Why Making No Deal Is Better Than the Wrong Acquisition

Mergers and acquisitions are sexy for shareholders, analysts and the press. Booking CEO Fogel knows, though, that sometimes the best decision is not overpaying and walking away from that shiny object.

Booking CEO Fogel on Why Making No Deal Is Better Than the Wrong Acquisition

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