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China’s Golden Week Tourism Revenue Falls for a Second Year

Countries hoped 2021 tourism wouldn't look like 2020, but this isn't what they were thinking. In many countries we're seeing a reset happen rather than a return to what was normal before the pandemic.

China’s Golden Week Tourism Revenue Falls for a Second Year

Airline Weekly

Azul Boasts of Big Cargo Ambitions in Pandemic Recovery

Azul Boasts of Big Cargo Ambitions in Pandemic Recovery

Tourism

100 Million Chinese Projected to Travel Overseas in 2021: How Realistic Is That?

It would be fantastic if 2021 would see 100 million mainland Chinese traveling overseas. The first huge swell is touted to begin during the Lunar New Year holiday in February. But like a horoscope, it's just a prediction. Still, destinations are wise not to be caught off-guard should the big moment happens.

100 Million Chinese Projected to Travel Overseas in 2021: How Realistic Is That?

Online Travel

Who Has Your Money? How to Rebuild Travel Payments With Trust and Transparency

Travel brands looking to rebuild their payments ecosystem in the wake of Covid-19 need to embrace change, partner for success, and ring-fence their finance, marketing, and customer experience teams.

Who Has Your Money? How to Rebuild Travel Payments With Trust and Transparency
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Skift Destinations & Sustainability Summit Video: How Visual Stories Can Fuel Recovery and Beyond

In this video, CrowdRiff CEO Dan Holowack sits down with Skift President Carolyn Kremins to discuss how user-generated visual stories created by locals, visitors, and partners can be used for destination storytelling to drive recovery as travel returns.

Skift Destinations & Sustainability Summit Video: How Visual Stories Can Fuel Recovery and Beyond

Online Travel

Airbnb’s Distribution Strength Could Pressure Online Travel Giants and Woo Hotels

The typical Airbnb review talks up a rental's charms while overlooking vital information. The company's stock prospectus similarly skips some key details for understanding its business. But we can still infer a few things about the distribution dynamo.

Airbnb’s Distribution Strength Could Pressure Online Travel Giants and Woo Hotels

Hotels

Airbnb Well-Positioned Versus Peers Despite Pandemic Setback, IPO Filing Reveals

Despite the Covid-19 hit, Airbnb stands above its fellow travel rivals due to its ability to continue to book sales during the crisis and turn those stays into cash flow.

Airbnb Well-Positioned Versus Peers Despite Pandemic Setback, IPO Filing Reveals

Airlines

The Reality of a Vaccine Is Here: Can Airlines Deliver?

If Pfizer's Covid vaccine is approved, airlines will be on the hook to transport billions of doses. Is the industry up to the job? What roadblocks stand in its way?

The Reality of a Vaccine Is Here: Can Airlines Deliver?

Online Travel

New Guide: How to Generate More Bookings with Google Hotel Ads

As the hospitality sector charts a path to recovery, every penny counts. When it comes to maximizing advertising spend, it helps to work with a channel that offers a wide choice of bidding models and the ability to maximize returns through granular operations management.

New Guide: How to Generate More Bookings with Google Hotel Ads

SkiftX

Meet the Leading Voice of Maritime Canada’s “Ocean Economy”

Regional innovators like Cathy Hogan, an expert within Canada’s natural resources and ocean technology sectors, are continuing to drive the future of meetings, tourism, and economic development within Canada.

Meet the Leading Voice of Maritime Canada’s “Ocean Economy”

Hotels

Airbnb to Ban or Cancel One-Night Stays on Halloween Weekend to Deter House Parties

Airbnb banned one-night stays, but only around Halloween in the U.S. and Canada. An outright ban, as is the policy at Vrbo, would be harder for Airbnb because that would hurt its corporate travel business. Still, house parties are a problem that may keep on creating ugly headlines.

Airbnb to Ban or Cancel One-Night Stays on Halloween Weekend to Deter House Parties

Online Travel

Skift Global Forum Video: Reimagining Global Payments to Strengthen Travel’s Recovery

In this breakout session recording from Skift Global Forum executives at Ingenico ePayments who discuss the evolution of Global Payments in the Covid-19 era and what the future holds.

Skift Global Forum Video: Reimagining Global Payments to Strengthen Travel’s Recovery