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Airlines

Southwest to Resume Paying Out Shareholder Dividends

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Southwest’s recovery signal, Hertz CEO’s tech optimism, and Rosewood’s ambitions.

Southwest to Resume Paying Out Shareholder Dividends

Online Travel

A Tour Operator Flips the Playbook by Embracing Travelers’ Passions, Not Destinations

Passion-based itineraries might sound like the latest hype in tours and activities, but it is being fueled by the everyday interest of people who are turning their hobbies into thriving businesses — and by extension, unique travel experiences.

A Tour Operator Flips the Playbook by Embracing Travelers’ Passions, Not Destinations

Airlines

Archer Aviation Sets Ambitious Goal to Make 2,000 Electric Air Taxis a Year

The Archer CEO set some mighty aggressive goals that have left Wall Street somewhat skeptical. Electric aircraft so far have the backing of big shots like Toyota and Delta Air Lines, but a lot still has be worked on in terms of regulation and infrastructure.

Archer Aviation Sets Ambitious Goal to Make 2,000 Electric Air Taxis a Year

Tourism

Uganda Tourism Looks Outside Borders for Financial Help in Recovery

Uganda’s rebranding ambitions will be much harder if its tourism industry doesn't receive the investments it needs. The pleas for help are extending well beyond the country's coffers now.

Uganda Tourism Looks Outside Borders for Financial Help in Recovery

Hotels

Global Accommodation Sector Market Estimates 2022: New Skift Research

The global accommodation sector is witnessing a fast-paced recovery with 2022 revenue levels not far from reaching pre-pandemic levels. A closer look into the industry performance shows interesting variations in the pace of recovery as we review regions and sub-sectors.

Global Accommodation Sector Market Estimates 2022: New Skift Research

Cruises

Royal Caribbean’s Rebound Continues as Passengers Splurge on the Extras

Royal Caribbean's prediction that inflation wouldn't be an obstacle to its rebound has proven right so far. With the recent end of the CDC's cruise ship Covid tracker, the future looks much brighter for Royal Caribbean's rebound after a rough two years.

Royal Caribbean’s Rebound Continues as Passengers Splurge on the Extras

Tour Operators

U.S. National Parks Reservation Requirements May Deter Global Tourists

Limited booking windows for American national parks made sense amid the surging number of domestic visitors. With the resumption of international travel, the customer base has now changed. U.S. national parks may have to rethink their new reservation systems moving forward.

U.S. National Parks Reservation Requirements May Deter Global Tourists

Skift Meetings

What Attendees Are Talking About at the Return of IMEX Frankfurt

Renewed energy from attendees and exhibitors fills the halls of Messe Frankfurt at IMEX Frankfurt. The annual worldwide exhibition for the global business events community gathers this week after a two-year Covid hiatus.

What Attendees Are Talking About at the Return of IMEX Frankfurt

Skift Meetings

Podcast: Real People in Real Places in Real Time

The latest episode of the Event Manager Podcast features Padraic Gilligan, managing partner at SoolNua and chief marketing officer of SITE Global in a conversation about incentive travel and motivational events. We cover the evolution of incentive travel and the sector's recovery from the Covid pandemic.

Podcast: Real People in Real Places in Real Time

EventMB

The Gig Economy Is Booming in the Event Industry

The tight labor market is fueling demand for freelance services in the event industry. For their part, planners are moving into freelance work for greater flexibility, relief from career burnout, and the chance to focus on aspects of the job they enjoy most.  

The Gig Economy Is Booming in the Event Industry