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Shuffled Not Shaken Out: How Hotel Giants Will Handle All Those Brands Post-Coronavirus

Shuffled Not Shaken Out: How Hotel Giants Will Handle All Those Brands Post-Coronavirus

Recent brand buildup by global hotel giants has caused some analysts to caution against brand cannibalization, but the coronavirus downturn isn't likely to change the push for more flags. -Cameron
President of Expedia’s Business Travel Unit Egencia Steps Down

President of Expedia’s Business Travel Unit Egencia Steps Down

Egencia will be in safe hands under the guidance of Ariane Gorin, president of Expedia Business Services, but the shock of the departure of the charismatic Rob Greyber will be felt in the wider
Nevada Extends Casino Coronavirus-Related Closures Until April 30

Nevada Extends Casino Coronavirus-Related Closures Until April 30

Las Vegas casinos will be closed at least another month due to coronavirus fears, but the dormant resorts and convention halls are getting alternatively used for healthcare services. -Cameron
Mistakes to Avoid When Renegotiating Corporate Hotel Rates

Mistakes to Avoid When Renegotiating Corporate Hotel Rates

Travel budgets are likely to be cut, so smarter renegotiation tactics will help buyers find a happy medium with beleaguered hotels. -Matthew Parsons
Understanding the Impact to the Virus-Hit Hotel Industry: New Skift Research

Understanding the Impact to the Virus-Hit Hotel Industry: New Skift Research

There is no doubt that these are some of the toughest times for the hotel industry. Hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, the industry is on its knees. Recovery will come, but when, and in what shape, is
China’s Domestic Aviation on the Rebound But Recovery Still Slow

China’s Domestic Aviation on the Rebound But Recovery Still Slow

With China’s domestic aviation still not showing the swift rebound as the coronavirus crisis subsides in the country, the route to recovery for global carriers will probably be harder than expected.
BA in Union Talks to Suspend Around 32,000 Workers

BA in Union Talks to Suspend Around 32,000 Workers

Unite has had a lot of run-ins with the airline recently. In the past. it's often held the upper ground, but this time round things are different and staff will have some tough calls to make that will
Travel CEO Video Messages: Best Practices for the Coronavirus Pandemic

Travel CEO Video Messages: Best Practices for the Coronavirus Pandemic

Like any great speech, CEO videos about the coronavirus crisis need to be straightforward, authentic, and personal — and most important there needs to be substance to reinforce the message. Some
Starting This Friday: The Long View With Rafat Ali

Starting This Friday: The Long View With Rafat Ali

I'm excited about starting this online weekly livestream on larger perspectives on the crisis in the global travel industry, the daily and long-term struggles, and the different ways of looking at
Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel said he "feels fine" after testing positive for coronavirus. As a public company, Booking Holdings prudently disclosed the diagnosis in a financial filing. -Dennis
Normalcy Won’t Come Until 2022: CEO of Ireland’s Largest Hotel Group

Normalcy Won’t Come Until 2022: CEO of Ireland’s Largest Hotel Group

It may take until 2022 for bookings to return to pre-coronavirus levels at Ireland's Dalata Hotel Group, but the company also has a sale-leaseback safety net if the travel industry faces an even worse
What’s Next for Trip.com Group as Coronavirus Crisis Subsides in China?

What’s Next for Trip.com Group as Coronavirus Crisis Subsides in China?

For Trip.com Group’s top leader, the message is clear. Countries around the world should not squander any chances to control the virus, and neither should the travel industry let a serious crisis go
Tour Guides and Attractions Operators Shift to Testing Experiences — Online

Tour Guides and Attractions Operators Shift to Testing Experiences — Online

Operators of tours, activities, and attractions are taking a crash course in online classes, virtual tours, and digital souvenir sales. We doubt these efforts can fully replace the revenue of
15,000 U.S. Hotels Offer Rooms for Coronavirus Emergency Services

15,000 U.S. Hotels Offer Rooms for Coronavirus Emergency Services

Thousands of hoteliers have jumped at the opportunity to offer underutilized properties to the government, but the measure is almost certainly not enough to offset coronavirus business losses.
Senators Urge U.S. Airlines to Issue Ticket Refunds After Bailout

Senators Urge U.S. Airlines to Issue Ticket Refunds After Bailout

At some point airlines on the receiving end of vast bailouts will need to put some of that cash back into the pockets of an overlooked demographic — the paying passenger — or risk brand
Will the First Wave of Corporate Travelers Be Paralyzed by Anxiety?

Will the First Wave of Corporate Travelers Be Paralyzed by Anxiety?

It will be new territory for most travel managers, but monitoring mental health could safeguard not just employees but help secure a company’s future too. -Matthew Parsons
Airline Rescue Must Come With Green Strings Attached: UK Campaigners

Airline Rescue Must Come With Green Strings Attached: UK Campaigners

It's plain to see that airlines need help to survive the coronavirus crisis, but green groups in the UK and Europe demand that help must not come at the expense of the environment. -Rosie Spinks
Coronavirus Takes a 80 Percent Bite Out of Macau’s Gaming Revenues in March

Coronavirus Takes a 80 Percent Bite Out of Macau’s Gaming Revenues in March

Macau's casinos may have reopened but business is not as usual for these resorts. If there’s anything the coronavirus has shown, it’s that diversification is needed more than ever for the gaming
Grand Canyon Still Open Despite Threats to Worker Safety

Grand Canyon Still Open Despite Threats to Worker Safety

It's odd that the only time the current administration is enthusiastic about open parks is during the current crisis. Shut them and keep people safe. -Jason Clampet
Developer Counting on Dubai Expo Now Faces Much Different 2020 With Possible Postponement

Developer Counting on Dubai Expo Now Faces Much Different 2020 With Possible Postponement

Emaar's 2019 earnings are likely the profit before the coronavirus-led economic storm. The Dubai developer has already closed three hotels over shattered tourism demand and organizers behind Dubai's