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Japan Could Reopen to Corporate Travelers With Strict Coronavirus Testing

Japan Could Reopen to Corporate Travelers With Strict Coronavirus Testing

Naomi Tajitsu, Reuters

Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand would need to sign up to dual COVID-19 tests, and either side of the border, in order to gain entry. Is this the future of corporate travel?

1 month ago

Hertz Files for Bankruptcy Protection, Brought Down by Pandemic Under Heavy Debt

Hertz Files for Bankruptcy Protection, Brought Down by Pandemic Under Heavy Debt

Mike Spector, Reuters

The 102-year-old car rental company is among the biggest brands so far to be leveled by the fallout from coronavirus. A new CEO is six days into the job. Let's see how Paul Stone maneuvers the iconic brand through Chapter 11.

2 months ago

More U.S. Consumers Plan to Spend More on Travel Over Next 12 Months Than Before the Pandemic: Skift’s Latest Travel Tracker

More U.S. Consumers Plan to Spend More on Travel Over Next 12 Months Than Before the Pandemic: Skift’s Latest Travel Tracker

Haixia Wang, Skift Research

When and how consumers will travel again might have a lot to do with how their lives are impacted by Covid-19. Our April travel tracker analysis delves into the details.

2 months ago

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How Singapore’s Meetings and Events Industry is Going Virtual During the Coronavirus

How Singapore’s Meetings and Events Industry is Going Virtual During the Coronavirus

Singapore Tourism Board + Skift

Singapore’s meetings and events were put on pause earlier this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But event industry leaders, meeting planners, vendors, venues, and tech innovators across the country were able to quickly shift many of these events from physical to virtual, showcasing the country’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.

23 hours ago

Booking’s Agoda Cuts 1,500 Workers in Asia

Booking’s Agoda Cuts 1,500 Workers in Asia

Raini Hamdi, Skift

At first, John Brown cut costs rather than staff, including foregoing his salary for the rest of 2020. But the Agoda CEO now has to take the last measure, citing a deeper and more prolonged recovery than expected.

2 months ago

Theme Parks and Resorts Lead the Pack of Coronavirus-Tinged Travel TV Ad Spenders

Theme Parks and Resorts Lead the Pack of Coronavirus-Tinged Travel TV Ad Spenders

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When Silk Way West Airlines, a cargo airline from Azerbaijan, is the third-leading airline advertiser on U.S. television, you know coronavirus has turned the world upside down. Online travel websites, hotels, airlines, and cruise lines are still largely dark.

2 months ago

What a Covid-Paralyzed Travel Industry Can Learn From the Financial Crisis: New Skift Research

What a Covid-Paralyzed Travel Industry Can Learn From the Financial Crisis: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

History doesn’t repeat, but it often rhymes. While Covid-19 has different root causes than the financial crisis of 2008, there are still lessons to be learned from the last crisis that apply to travel today.

2 months ago

Virtual Meetings Will Prompt Travel Budget Cuts — Exclusive Survey

Virtual Meetings Will Prompt Travel Budget Cuts — Exclusive Survey

Matthew Parsons, Skift

This candid snapshot reveals how some corporations are already starting to rethink travel, and the shape of things to come.

2 months ago

41 Percent of Americans Say First Trip Will Be by Car Within 100 Miles: Skift Research Travel Tracker

41 Percent of Americans Say First Trip Will Be by Car Within 100 Miles: Skift Research Travel Tracker

Haixia Wang, Skift Research

What’s on consumers’ mind now about traveling on the other side of the pandemic? Skift Research’s third monthly travel tracker report attempts to find the answers.

2 months ago

Air France-KLM Seeks $6.5 Billion Lifeline From Government

Air France-KLM Seeks $6.5 Billion Lifeline From Government

Maya Nikolaeva, Reuters

The proposed bank loans effectively double the airline's coffers, giving it some much-needed breathing space.

3 months ago

Mistakes to Avoid When Renegotiating Corporate Hotel Rates

Mistakes to Avoid When Renegotiating Corporate Hotel Rates

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Travel budgets are likely to be cut, so smarter renegotiation tactics will help buyers find a happy medium with beleaguered hotels.

3 months ago

Singapore Airlines Secures Record $13 Billion Funding Lifeline

Singapore Airlines Secures Record $13 Billion Funding Lifeline

Jamie Freed and Anshuman Daga, Reuters

Many carriers will be looking on enviously at this record bailout. Singapore Airlines not only gets to survive the crisis, but is also primed to come out stronger on the other side.

3 months ago