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
Travel Stayed Stagnant in October After September Decline: New Skift Recovery Index
The Skift Recovery Index has been tracking the performance of the travel industry since the beginning of the year, through the major downturn in April, seeing it crawl back up during the summer, and then entering a second dip in September. October saw very little movement, but a few green shoots are there to look forward to. -Wouter Geerts
20/11/2020 10:30:35
Only About Half of Americans Think Tourism Is Positive for Country
The topline takeaway: A lot of citizen-level education is still needed on benefits of tourism to local and regional economies, in an age of NIMBYism and hyper-polarization. -Rafat Ali
20/11/2020 09:00:24
Navigating the Path Forward for Meetings and Events: Insights and Perspectives for Success in a Post-Pandemic World
In this report, Skift and The Venetian Resort Las Vegas reveal how industry stakeholders are dealing with the Covid-19 crisis. They share learnings, best practices, and innovations that can enlighten businesses, meeting planners, and venues alike. -
20/11/2020 08:34:02
Do Bill Gates’ Business Travel Predictions Make Any Sense?
Will soundbites like "Zoom parties every day, every night" and other headline-grabbing quotes influence perceptions of the value of business travel, or do we take them with a pinch of salt? -Matthew Parsons
20/11/2020 02:00:30
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