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Articles tagged “trends roundups”

How Marketers Will Address Tone Now and 8 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

How Marketers Will Address Tone Now and 8 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Faye Chiu, Skift

In tourism news this week, nothing is business-as-usual now for tourism marketers right now, so setting the right tone in the time of coronavirus will matter in big ways. Plus, travel's disruption arrived. However, coronavirus was not what everyone was expecting. What lessons can we learn now to deal with looming climate change later?

1 week ago

Marriott CEO Maps Out Crisis Plan and 8 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Marriott CEO Maps Out Crisis Plan and 8 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Faye Chiu, Skift

This week in hospitality news, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson demonstrates his true leadership with a heartfelt yet candid message to employees outlining his coronavirus crisis plan. Like Marriott and other hotel giants, short-term rental companies have not been immune to the fallout, and they face mounting criticism over widely differing cancellation and refund policies.

1 week ago

Expedia Brass Rallies Workers and 10 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Expedia Brass Rallies Workers and 10 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Faye Chiu, Skift

In digital news this week, Expedia Vice Chair Peter Kern sought to rally his workforce by saying it was time to focus and help the company's travel partners suffering in the wake of coronavirus. Plus, Trip.com Group said it would likely see a 50 percent drop in first quarter revenue but offered some hope that travel was slowly recovering in China.

1 week ago

Airlines Will Need to Lose Hubris and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Airlines Will Need to Lose Hubris and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Faye Chiu, Skift

In airline news this week, it's important to remember that airlines are not ordinary companies, more like utilities in many ways with a public trust responsibility. So it's time to lose the hubris when the coronavirus crisis calms down. What's more, loyalty programs are one of the biggest assets airlines have, and it's an option for them to leverage those programs for much-needed cash.

1 week ago

U.S. Airlines Imperiled by Coronavirus and 7 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

U.S. Airlines Imperiled by Coronavirus and 7 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams , Skift

This week in aviation news, while coronavirus is causing financial harm across the board, U.S. airlines are finding themselves in a particularly tenuous position with a lot of unknowns. Plus, airlines are bracing for furloughs and layoffs.

2 weeks ago

IHG’s Fast Response on Virus-Related Cancellations and 7 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

IHG’s Fast Response on Virus-Related Cancellations and 7 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams , Skift

This week in hospitality news, the coronavirus outbreak has led to a slew of hotel cancellations. IHG has emerged as a leader during this unprecedented crisis, offering customers the most generous cancellation policy. Plus, low-budget hotels embrace smart design.

2 weeks ago

The Cruise Industry in Crisis and 15 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

The Cruise Industry in Crisis and 15 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams , Skift

This week in tourism news, the cruise industry — which has long seemed immune to criticism about its health and safety record — is in deep trouble from coronavirus, with lines suspending cruises altogether. Plus, Baltimore rebrands itself as a tourist destination to fight stereotypes of violence.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb, Others Will Pony Up Data and 10 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Airbnb, Others Will Pony Up Data and 10 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Faye Chiu, Skift

In digital news this week, Airbnb, Expedia, Tripadvisor, and others reached an unprecedented agreement with the European Union to share data. Will it shift the competitive landscape? Plus, coronavirus has wreaked havoc on global currency markets, which Latin American online travel powerhouse Despegar said could present big challenges.

3 weeks ago

Tourism Marketing’s Coronavirus Conundrum and 14 Top Tourism Stories This Week

Tourism Marketing’s Coronavirus Conundrum and 14 Top Tourism Stories This Week

Faye Chiu, Skift

This week in tourism news, destination marketing organizations find themselves in a pickle. Should they carry on with promotional campaigns amid growing fears over coronavirus? Also, Skift launches a one-on-one interview series. Founder and CEO Rafat Ali candidly talks with industry leaders on travel's path forward as the world grapples with, and recovers from, the virus crisis.

3 weeks ago

Flybe Claims Demise Related to Virus and 7 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Flybe Claims Demise Related to Virus and 7 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Faye Chiu, Skift

In aviation news this week, an already shaky Flybe went out of business. The regional UK airline said coronavirus delivered the fatal blow to its operations. Plus, nearly 90 percent of U.S. travelers have yet to cancel travel plans, according to a survey from Skift Research. Also, a new digital format Skift Airline Weekly launched.

3 weeks ago

Oyo’s Valuation Could Spiral to $6 Billion and 12 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Oyo’s Valuation Could Spiral to $6 Billion and 12 Other Top Hospitality Stories This Week

Faye Chiu, Skift

This week in hospitality news, based on coronavirus impact, particularly from China, Oyo's valuation could plunge to $6 billion based on Skift Research estimates. Plus, Best Western stands out among its hotel peers as a nonprofit with a unique membership model for its owners. Is that holding it back from growth?

3 weeks ago

Expedia Prepares to Lay Off Thousands and 10 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Expedia Prepares to Lay Off Thousands and 10 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

Expedia Chairman Barry Diller is delivering on his promise to tighten up the company, with recently announced plans to lay off 12 percent of staff. Plus, the short-term rental market is one to watch as it continues to grow, with some predicting a new category to emerge that distinguishes between professional and host-run rentals.

4 weeks ago