Europe to Open to Vaccinated U.S. Vacationers and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week
In Skift's top travel stories this week, we covered Europe's opening to vaccinated U.S. travelers, luxury travel's recovery, Amtrak in the limelight, and American Airlines demothballing jets. -Dennis Schaal
01/05/2021 10:00:24
Britain Asked to Identify Covid-Safe ‘Green’ Countries ASAP for Travel
UK travelers are still in the dark on which countries will be safest to visit once international travel resumes on May 17. Here's betting the travel businesses would like some answers, too, so the bookings can commence. -Tom Lowry
01/05/2021 08:40:40
Airbnb CEO Got $120 Million in Stock Grants in 2020, Post-Blockbuster IPO
Brian Chesky's $120 million stock grant may rankle many, but he's pledging to contribute $100 million of it to a host endowment fund. -Dennis Schaal
30/04/2021 20:58:09
U.S. Federal Mask Mandate for Public Transit Extends Through Early Fall
With the U.S. not yet fully vaccinated and ongoing anti-masker disturbances on airlines, news of a federal mask mandate extension for all public transportation systems is no surprise. -Lebawit Lily Girma
30/04/2021 17:00:58
President Biden Touts Amtrak’s Low Climate Impact on the Railway’s 50th Anniversary
U.S. lawmakers have been alarmingly indifferent about infrastructure for years. The pandemic appears to have provided the political will to change that, but the climate crisis is also a factor. The president used Amtrak Friday to make his case. -Sean O'Neill
30/04/2021 15:45:16
President Biden to Ban Most Travel from India to U.S. as Covid Crisis Escalates
Despite accelerated vaccine rollouts in some parts of the world sparking hopes of a fast travel recovery, the inbound travel ban on most passengers from India to the U.S. is a fresh reminder the pandemic is still very much raging on. -Cameron Sperance
30/04/2021 15:30:50
Hotel Brands Want to Be in Mexico But Investors Look Elsewhere
The large supply of independent hotels in Mexico is a massive opportunity for companies like Marriott and Hilton to quickly beef up their portfolios without the drawn-out process of new construction. Investors, however, will likely favor markets that performed worse during the pandemic. -Cameron Sperance
30/04/2021 15:00:33
What This New Dublin Venture Fund Sees as Opportunities in Travel During a Pandemic
To quote venture capitalist Alexia Bonatsos, "Travel startups are about to have a moment." -Sean O'Neill
30/04/2021 11:00:11
What Will the New Wave of Boutique Hotels Look Like?
Answers about the future look of boutiques might be seen in a new crop of hyper-specialized properties that map design to hyper-specific interests and communities. -Colin Nagy
30/04/2021 09:00:33
Sonder to Go Public at $2.2 Billion Valuation as Short-Term Rental Sector Stays Hot
The quasi-hotel company has announced a deal with Gores' special purpose acquisition company. -Matthew Parsons
30/04/2021 05:45:08

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