Video: Interview With Spirit Airlines CEO Ted Christie at Skift Aviation Forum 🔒
The low-cost carrier business model has been pretty resilient historically to swings in the economy. Listen to what Spirit CEO Ted Christie has to say about that now. -Tom Lowry
23/11/2020 12:05:24
Keynote Address: Vital Steps to Building a Local-First Tourism Economy
A new era of travel is dawning. After mass tourism all but ended during Covid-19, and with the road to recovery ahead, what comes next? Moving into 2021, tourism needs to be about more than just the visitor; it needs to be a harmonious ecosystem that benefits locals and visitors alike. -
23/11/2020 08:20:38
If Travel Agencies Can Survive in Singapore, Why Not Elsewhere?
Anyone who says Covid-19 will finally do what the internet hasn't quite done — that is, sunset the travel agency — is speaking too soon. Singapore, where logically agents are least needed, isn't seeing massive closures so far, thanks to a government that recognizes their expertise, rather than a bot's. -Raini Hamdi
23/11/2020 08:00:56
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. -
23/11/2020 08:00:13
Las Vegas Gets New Coronavirus Restrictions as Cases Grow
Vegas partially reopened with fewer issues than many expected, but as summer turned into fall and visitors and locals let their guard down cases shot back up quickly. Like every other tourist market in the U.S., Vegas would benefit from a coordinated federal response. -Jason Clampet
23/11/2020 03:00:54
Is It Right to Promote Holiday Travel Amid a Second Covid Surge?
There’s no telling how many of the projected 50 million Americans traveling for Thanksgiving will ditch their plans as the CDC and states sound the alarm. In the travel industry, the messages go from “stay home, buy local” to “book now for 2021” or “if you’re visiting, be safe,” as destinations and companies continue to balance their need for revenue against public health. -Lebawit Lily Girma
23/11/2020 02:30:55
What Airbnb Fears the Most and 12 Other Top Travel Stories This Week
In this roundup, we highlight our coverage of Airbnb's financials released ahead of its initial public offering (we wrote eight articles!), the key takeaways from the inaugural Skit Aviation Forum, and a look at smarter destination marketing. -Sean O'Neill
21/11/2020 10:00:36
Scooter Rental Company Lime Sees First Profits Amid Growing Demand for Short-Range Travel
Scooter, bike, and car-sharing platform Lime’s profitability shows there is a market for sustainable, short-distance travel. Watch for even more competitors to enter this sector. -Cameron Sperance
21/11/2020 08:30:26
A Strong Off-Season for Colorado Ski Resorts Doesn’t Guarantee a Winter Windfall
Major year-over-year revenue growth at Colorado ski resorts last month doesn't necessarily mean owners should expect an avalanche of profits this winter, especially in light of surging coronavirus cases around the world. -Cameron Sperance
20/11/2020 15:00:48
5 Key Takeaways From Skift Aviation Forum
The airline industry may be hobbled now, but industry leaders at the Skift Aviation Forum saw some hope. Much, of course, depends on the trajectory of the pandemic and the efficacy of vaccines. But the glory days aren't returning any time soon. -Madhu Unnikrishnan
20/11/2020 14:00:44
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