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Airlines

Amsterdam Airport Boldly Asks Airlines to Cancel Flights to Alleviate Chaos

One more ripple effect of the labor shortage plaguing the travel industry. Airports are so overwhelmed by long lines and bedlam that Amsterdam officials have gone as far as to ask airlines to cancel some flights this weekend.

Amsterdam Airport Boldly Asks Airlines to Cancel Flights to Alleviate Chaos

Tourism

Daily Podcast: Food Tourism as Green Travel

Good morning from Skift. It's Monday, April 22, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Food Tourism as Green Travel

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

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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

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6 Tips for Purchasing Mobile Event Apps in 2022

As the hype around hybrid events continues, mobile event apps are once again key to delivering a cohesive and engaging experience for both online and onsite audiences. Selecting the right mobile event technology has never been more important.

6 Tips for Purchasing Mobile Event Apps in 2022

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Does Hopin’s Downsizing Signal a Top for the Virtual Event Tech Boom?

Given the projected recovery of in-person events, many are speculating that virtual event tech may not be as hot as it once was. In light of the recent layoffs at Hopin, we asked event tech industry leaders how they see the sector evolving from here.

Does Hopin’s Downsizing Signal a Top for the Virtual Event Tech Boom?

Cruises

Genting Hong Kong Cruise Line to Liquidate

Genting may not be one of the cruise sector's giants, but its collapse showcases just how much the pandemic has battered that industry.

Genting Hong Kong Cruise Line to Liquidate

Tourism

Thailand Considers Dropping Quarantines Again for Vaccinated Visitors

More signs of Omicron waning. Thai officials are mulling whether to drop quarantine requirements yet again for vaccinated tourists entering the country.

Thailand Considers Dropping Quarantines Again for Vaccinated Visitors

Meetings

In-Person CES 2022 Delivered Blow as Microsoft Joins Those Opting for Virtual

The Consumer Electronics Show is usually a bellwether gathering, the first major show opening the year for the event industry. Hopes were high it could come back strong in-person in a few weeks after its first-ever virtual show in 2021. But the Omicron variant had other plans.

In-Person CES 2022 Delivered Blow as Microsoft Joins Those Opting for Virtual

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb and Vrbo Start Sharing Information on Party House Offenders

The party house problem is a persistent one in the short-term rental industry. The more industrywide collaboration the better.

Airbnb and Vrbo Start Sharing Information on Party House Offenders