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European Hotels Among Last to Recover? Don’t Tell That to Germany

European Hotels Among Last to Recover? Don’t Tell That to Germany

Cameron Sperance, Skift

A full economic recovery is years away, and the path it takes is largely uncertain. Germany, with its strong domestic traveler base, could be a surprisingly strong performer in a hotel industry on the rebound.

3 weeks ago

Feds Bring New Heat on Airlines Over Refunds

Feds Bring New Heat on Airlines Over Refunds

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines want to do everything they can do hold onto cash. Many of them are in a rough position. But they still have to honor their pre-Covid-19 policies.

3 weeks ago

Ryanair to Resume 40 Percent of Flights in July With New Rules for Passengers

Ryanair to Resume 40 Percent of Flights in July With New Rules for Passengers

Reuters, Reuters

Europe's largest budget carrier is planning its return, albeit with the expectation of "anaemic demand."

3 weeks ago

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How Travel Agencies Are Winning Over Customers and Airlines in a Fragmented Industry

How Travel Agencies Are Winning Over Customers and Airlines in a Fragmented Industry

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) + Skift

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5 months ago

Richard Branson to Sell Up to 12 Percent Stake in Virgin Galactic

Richard Branson to Sell Up to 12 Percent Stake in Virgin Galactic

Rob Davies, The Guardian

Virgin Group will sell about $500 million shares in Virgin Galactic, the space-tourism venture, to raise funds for its other travel businesses. The move by owner Richard Branson signals the wallop still awaiting space tourism and travel generally.

3 weeks ago

Remembering Hope Is Not a Strategy: Who United Airlines Needs Right Now

Remembering Hope Is Not a Strategy: Who United Airlines Needs Right Now

Brian Sumers, Skift

Scott Kirby takes over as United's CEO on May 20. Kirby is positioning himself as the rare leader in corporate America who tells the truth to employees and shareholders. Some people don't like him for it. But his comments are refreshing.

3 weeks ago

EasyJet and Heathrow Want Early Exit From UK Quarantine Rules

EasyJet and Heathrow Want Early Exit From UK Quarantine Rules

Sarah Young, Reuters

With so much confusion surrounding these latest quarantine rules, the call for common international standards to guide countries makes a lot of sense.

3 weeks ago

UK To Announce 14-Day Quarantine For Anyone Coming In

UK To Announce 14-Day Quarantine For Anyone Coming In

James Davey, Reuters

The UK has been hard-hit by coronavirus, and airports are pushing back on the idea of a widespread quarantine for arriving passengers. Science has to take precedence.

3 weeks ago

Spirit Airlines Finds Even Cheap Fares Can’t Help Fill Airplanes

Spirit Airlines Finds Even Cheap Fares Can’t Help Fill Airplanes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Spirit Airlines executives suspect their airline is well-positioned to win in a recovery. They're probably right, since low-cost options often thrive during a recession. But Spirit has to withstand the crisis first.

3 weeks ago

Why JetBlue Is Planning for an L-Shaped Recovery

Why JetBlue Is Planning for an L-Shaped Recovery

Brian Sumers, Skift

JetBlue is taking a cautious approach toward a rebound. Executives said indications do not suggest the industry will see a quick recovery.

3 weeks ago

Hilton’s Recovery Won’t Depend on People Flying Again: CEO

Hilton’s Recovery Won’t Depend on People Flying Again: CEO

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Airlines may lag hotels in their recovery timeline, but both industries need more coronavirus testing and treatments to have a shot at returning to peak performance levels.

3 weeks ago

Air France-KLM Sees Multi-Year Recovery With $1.9 Billion Loss in First Quarter

Air France-KLM Sees Multi-Year Recovery With $1.9 Billion Loss in First Quarter

Associated Press, Associated Press

It was a terrible first quarter for Air France - KLM, and it's unlikely to improve in the second.

3 weeks ago