Articles tagged “travel”

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Travel and Retail Led Google’s Search Revenue in the Third Quarter

Although some advertisers reined in their budgets for some Google products, the company's travel and retail verticals led Google's search and other revenues in the third quarter. Couple relax on the beach in the tropical island. Source: Getty Images Parent company Alphabet recently reported that its search and other revenue categories grew 4 percent during…

Online Travel

Airbnb CEO on Travel’s Marketing Funnel and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb believes its rivals have the travel marketing funnel all wrong, hostel brand Generator is targeting cities lacking affordable hostels and Tunisia is broadening its tourism branding with help from the U.S.

Airbnb CEO on Travel’s Marketing Funnel and Other Top Stories This Week

Online Travel

Hopper Fills a Gap With JetBlue Partnership

The partnership enables JetBlue to do business with a younger clientele, particularly beyond the U.S. East Coast. Hopper filled a gaping hole in its airline lineup.

Hopper Fills a Gap With JetBlue Partnership

Coronavirus

Covid-19 Is Giving Students Pause in Deciding to Study Abroad

Although Covid-19 restrictions have eased up since 2020, current undergraduate students are still ambivalent to pack up, move to a new country, and study abroad.

Covid-19 Is Giving Students Pause  in Deciding to Study Abroad

Tourism

American Shoppers With Strong Dollars in Europe Help Compensate for Absent Chinese Travelers

A new definition for "affordable luxury:" Americans shopping in Paris for Birkin bags from Hermes, and walking away with exceptional deals because of the strength of the dollar versus the euro.

American Shoppers With Strong Dollars in Europe Help Compensate for Absent Chinese Travelers

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

Online Travel

What a Google Breakup Would Mean for Travel

Superapps and connected trips would take a hit if Google were forced to self-immolate. However, competition would flourish if authorities curtail Google bias.

What a Google Breakup Would Mean for Travel

Travel Technology

An Artificial Intelligence Remedy to Ease Traffic Jam Madness This Summer

Travel reports are revealing that people are going to be spending more time on the road this year than during any other pandemic year. One company is introducing a new technology to make sure people are actually spending that time in transit, not at a traffic light.

An Artificial Intelligence Remedy to Ease Traffic Jam Madness This Summer

Online Travel

The Great Merging and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Skift founder and CEO Rafat Ali writes about the blending of work, travel, and personal lives, Ghana's decision to use celebrities to promote tourism emerges as problematic, and the labor shortage in hospitality enhances the need for robots in hotels.

The Great Merging and Other Top Stories This Week

Airlines

Chinese Nationals Abroad Face Travel Frustrations Over Zero-Covid Policy

For the millions of Chinese citizens living outside of their country, the past two years have been arduous in being separated from family. Now that the rest of the world is opening up quickly, China's stringent zero-Covid policy is just to much to accept for many of these ex-pats.

Chinese Nationals Abroad Face Travel Frustrations Over Zero-Covid Policy