Airbnb Reinstates Domio Listings After Scandal Cost CEO His Job
Despite Brian Chesky’s rhetoric about Airbnb needing to return to its local connections mission and roots, the economics point to Airbnb needing Domio- and Sonder-like listings. Even if it means negative publicity pre-IPO. -Dennis Schaal
26/09/2020 11:00:54
Biosafety-First Airport Terminal and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week
In top travel stories this week, Skift wrote about a contactless-tech airport terminal, 2022 as the earliest coronavirus recovery, Marriott's CEO talking about hygiene theater, United pointing to its future scaled-down size, and plenty more. -Dennis Schaal
26/09/2020 10:00:57
China’s Trip.com Group Has ‘Less Worse’ Second Quarter Than Booking and Expedia
In some respects, travel companies are prisoners of their geographic strengths and weaknesses in the Covid-19 era. Operational considerations aside, it sure didn't hurt Trip.com Group to be based in China. -Dennis Schaal
25/09/2020 16:00:31
Marriott in Danger of Losing 122 Hotels to Much Smaller Brand
Don't count the major brands out quite yet, but Sonesta's growth continues to fly in the face of industry belief that hotel owners will flock to bigger brand franchise agreements during the pandemic recovery. -Cameron Sperance
25/09/2020 13:30:58
When the Future of Travel Meets the Reality of the Present World: Big Takeaways From Skift Global Forum 2020
Best case scenario: one of the largest and most creative sectors in the world comes out of this much smaller, more nimble, and thrives in different ways than in the past. -Rafat Ali
25/09/2020 12:30:51
Skift Global Forum Video: A New View of Leisure Travel
In this Skift Global Forum presentation we hear from Monya Mandich, Expedia Vice President, Marketing, about the information and considerations that will drive travel decisions now and into the future.  -Expedia Group Media Solutions
25/09/2020 11:09:27
Skift Global Forum Video: Laying the Groundwork For Tourism’s Sustainable Future
In this video conversation from Skift Global Forum, we hear from Gustavo Segura Sancho, Minister of Tourism, Costa Rica Tourism Board about how the country is laying the groundwork for a new vision of sustainable tourism. -Costa Rica Tourism Board
25/09/2020 11:00:52
Hotel Contactless Tech: What Will Stick and What Won’t?
Contactless technology is being adopted in hotels at breakneck speed to ensure safe operations. Not all tech is created equal though. Skift Research looked at what tech has the momentum to continue growing after the pandemic fades. -Wouter Geerts
25/09/2020 10:00:59
Executive Q&A: How Food and Beverage Technology is Evolving in the Enterprise Hospitality Space
Enterprise hotel and restaurant companies are facing many challenges right now due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But one upside is that it’s accelerating the usage of new technologies that make it easier to provide a more seamless consumer experience powered by data. Fortunately, these new tech tools are likely here to stay. -Shiji Group
25/09/2020 09:44:32
Ad Firms Migrate From Hotels to Alternative Lodging Along With Consumers During Pandemic
Alternative accommodations aren't very alternative anymore. It's time for the sector to get the ad tech tools it deserves. -Sean O'Neill
25/09/2020 02:30:04
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