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U.S. Relief Package Fails Larger Corporate Travel Agencies: Travel and Transport CEO

U.S. Relief Package Fails Larger Corporate Travel Agencies: Travel and Transport CEO

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Kevin O’Malley has joined forces with the biggest agencies in a new lobbying group, but with the virus escalating, it's not guaranteed they'll be able to bend the ear of Washington.

23 hours ago

TUI Scraps Vacation Packages Until Mid-May and Cruises Until June

TUI Scraps Vacation Packages Until Mid-May and Cruises Until June

Sarah Young, Reuters

The UK's biggest travel firm has paused and canceled all hotel stays and vacation packages until May 14. It has put Marella Cruises sailings on hold until June. A new TUI River Cruise product won't start until November. Sensible.

24 hours ago

Here’s What Will Happen Next to Corporate Airfares

Here’s What Will Happen Next to Corporate Airfares

Matthew Parsons, Skift

In most cases it’s too soon to lock in future rates. But for those with creative minds, there are gains to be made in figuring out what might happen next.

2 days ago

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New Skift Report: The Bright Future of Meetings and Events in Thailand

New Skift Report: The Bright Future of Meetings and Events in Thailand

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau + Skift

The meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) industry in Thailand is stronger now than ever before and is expected to continue growing. Today, Bangkok is one of Asia’s most exciting cities and a major business hub for the region, especially after hosting the ASEAN summit in 2019.

3 weeks ago

New Research From Germany on Virus Spread Hints At a New Normal for The Events Industry

New Research From Germany on Virus Spread Hints At a New Normal for The Events Industry

EventMB

Germany is carrying out one of the largest researches on how the Coronaviurs spreads. The provisional results discuss the role of events on spreading the virus and depict what the next six to nine months look like.   Professor Hendrick Streeck has been tasked by the local government of one of the worst infected areas…

2 days ago

Travel Agency Flight Centre to Shutter 800 Storefronts as Part of $1.2 Billion Savings Effort

Travel Agency Flight Centre to Shutter 800 Storefronts as Part of $1.2 Billion Savings Effort

Matthew Parsons, Skift

This cost-cutting package could be one of the largest we'll see in this crisis. On paper, the cuts look like they'll be enough, but there will be collateral damage to its brand with so many shop closures.

3 days ago

Weddings Join Events Pivoting to Virtual

Weddings Join Events Pivoting to Virtual

John Guidroz, Associated Press

Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the wedding industry. Some couples are opting to stream their ceremonies online, and push receptions to later dates.

4 days ago

Housebound Travelers Simulate an Everest Expedition Online

Housebound Travelers Simulate an Everest Expedition Online

Isabel Choat, The Guardian

If you can't climb Mount Everest in person, why not simulate it in your home with the help of friends?

5 days ago

The New Pivot to Managing Travel for Crisis Workers

The New Pivot to Managing Travel for Crisis Workers

Matthew Parsons, Skift

It's good to see hotels support workers on the frontlines, but consolidation of these bespoke programs and booking platforms may be needed if the pandemic escalates.

6 days ago

5 Ways Event Professionals Can Manage Stress During Uncertain Times

5 Ways Event Professionals Can Manage Stress During Uncertain Times

EventMB

Event planning is never easy, and it's only been made more chaotic by the current global pandemic. But it’s also an industry that trains us to deal with adversity, to be adaptable, to be resilient. Here are 5 tips to help with stress management during this uncertain time.   The coronavirus outbreak has placed an…

6 days ago

President of Expedia’s Business Travel Unit Egencia Steps Down

President of Expedia’s Business Travel Unit Egencia Steps Down

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Egencia will be in safe hands under the guidance of Ariane Gorin, president of Expedia Business Services, but the shock of the departure of the charismatic Rob Greyber will be felt in the wider corporate travel community.

7 days ago

Will Event Planners React the Same to Coronavirus Versus Earlier Crises?

Will Event Planners React the Same to Coronavirus Versus Earlier Crises?

EventMB

If you have been in the event industry long enough, you may remember striking similarities between the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis and the coronavirus emergency. Will the industry react in the same way?   It is fair to say that we share a common need to talk about something else in our…

7 days ago