Articles tagged “qatar”

Hotels

Accor to Recruit 12,000 Overseas Temp Workers in Time for Qatar World Cup

While operating 65,000 empty rooms in apartments and homes may be a logistical challenge even for Europe's largest hotel operator, Accor seeks to hire enough people to manage the operations.

Accor to Recruit 12,000 Overseas Temp Workers in Time for Qatar World Cup

Online Travel

Trip.com CEO Hopes Asia Aviation Hubs Recover Quickly After Middle East Carriers Grab Share

In spite of all the optimism and the latent travel demand, it’s still too early to project when China will be coming out of this Covid slump or if Hong Kong will ever get back to being a global aviation hub. The wait is only getting longer.

Trip.com CEO Hopes Asia Aviation Hubs Recover Quickly After Middle East Carriers Grab Share

Online Travel

Chase Bank Tees Up Consumer Travel Portal and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Chase pushes further into travel as a commerce category, investors view Instagram as a bigger platform for selling travel, and Qatar may be forced to prioritize World Cup fans over other visitors.

Chase Bank Tees Up Consumer Travel Portal and More Top Stories This Week

Hotels

China’s Strict Covid Policies Likely to Deter Future Hotel Investment

Even if more Chinese cities follow the recent lead of Beijing and Shanghai in easing Covid restrictions, major hotel companies will still tread cautiously regarding future development in the country. Especially since widespread lockdowns could occur again if Covid cases surge.

China’s Strict Covid Policies Likely to Deter Future Hotel Investment

Tourism

Qatar May Give Preference to World Cup Ticket Holders Over Other Tourists

At a time when every destination in the world is throwing its doors open to foreign tourists, accommodation-strapped Qatar may have to deny entry to ticketless tourists when the World Cup kicks off in the country in November.

Qatar May Give Preference to World Cup Ticket Holders Over Other Tourists

Short-Term Rentals

Daily Podcast: Airbnb’s China Retreat

Daily Podcast: Airbnb’s China Retreat

Tourism

Doha Is Most Searched Destination on 2022 World Cup Interest

As football fans from around the world make a beeline to catch their favorite stars in action, Doha becomes the top trending destination. However, being the most geographically-compact World Cup host comes with its own set of challenges.

Doha Is Most Searched Destination on 2022 World Cup Interest

Tourism

U.S. Travelers Help Drive Middle East Tourism Recovery

The continued focus on tourism in the Middle East has helped the region navigate its way through the unchartered landscape of Covid. Qatar is leading the way on recovery.

U.S. Travelers Help Drive Middle East Tourism Recovery

Airlines

Daily Podcast: U.S. Airfare Prices Pass Pre-Pandemic Highs

Good morning from Skift. It's Tuesday, April 18, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: U.S. Airfare Prices Pass Pre-Pandemic Highs

Tourism

Top Qatar Tourism Official on the World Cup as a Springboard for Future

As it prepares to host Middle East's first-ever FIFA World Cup, Qatar expects the event to offer unique marketing potential to place the destination firmly on the tourism map. But for a country whose pre-Covid arrivals stood at 2.1 million in 2019, a goal of 1.5 million tourists for the two months of the tournament sounds overly ambitious.

Top Qatar Tourism Official on the World Cup as a Springboard for Future