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July 13, 2020 3 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Tuesday, July 14, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. Hotel analysts expect group business travel will be among the last sectors to recover from the coronavirus-related plummet in travel demand.
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July 12, 2020 3 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Monday, July 13, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. Nowhere is the shift in pandemic-era travel and the industry’s nascent recovery more visible than in Elkhart County, Indiana, a collection of gritty factory towns that is a two-hour drive east of Chicago...
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July 9, 2020 3 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Friday, July 10, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. America is built on optimism, but it is not immune to the laws of science. It’s a lesson some U.S. airlines have learned the past two weeks, as Covid-19 cases continue to increase in many regions and put...
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July 8, 2020 3 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Thursday, July 9, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. The airline industry continues to feel the damage from the coronavirus.
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July 7, 2020 3 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Wednesday, July 8, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. Choice Hotels’ permanent job cuts show even companies that rely more on the rapidly recovering drive-to, leisure travel segment aren’t immune to coronavirus’ negative business impact.
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July 6, 2020 3 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Tuesday, July 7, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. Coronavirus survival mode doesn’t mean losing sight of diversity and inclusion commitments, according to Hilton’s global head of diversity and human resources.
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July 5, 2020 3 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Monday, July 6, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. The U.S. hospitality industry posted strong job gains for the second month in a row, but hoteliers shouldn’t rejoice quite yet. The leisure and hospitality sector added 2.1 million jobs in June, the U.S. ...
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July 1, 2020 3 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Thursday, July 2, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. The European Union’s temporary ban on American travelers due to the swelling coronavirus count in the U.S. will particularly hurt American-based chains and the upscale end of the European hotel industry...
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June 30, 2020 3 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Wednesday, July 1, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. The year of 2020 may be a lot of things, but overtourism is almost certainly not one of them.
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June 29, 2020 3 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Tuesday, June 30, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. On a day when Skift is hosting its annual Skift Forum Europe event, online this year, founder Rafat Ali writes in a new essay about prospects for the second half of the year in travel. Quite simply, he ...
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June 28, 2020 3 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Monday, June 29, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. Google is rolling out a new tool that provides airline partners with search data that carriers are using to help decide which routes to restart and when.
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June 25, 2020 3 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Friday, June 26, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. A heavy-handed government response to coronavirus, while tough in the short term, may ultimately fuel a faster hotel industry recovery, according to the world’s largest hotel company’s chief executive.
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June 24, 2020 3 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Thursday, June 25, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. With their businesses cratering, most U.S. airlines are staking out their short-term future on one type of customer who has proven resilient in nearly every downturn for decades — travelers visiting th...
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June 23, 2020 3 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Wednesday, June 24, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. U.S. Sen. Martha McSally, an Arizona Republican, is proposing offering tax credits to Americans who spend money on lodging and entertainment as a way to encourage more travel domestically.
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June 22, 2020 3 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Tuesday, June 23, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. U.S. hotels are beginning to reopen following coronavirus-related shutdowns, but until a vaccine or accepted treatment is widely available, the recovery is almost certain to hit a roadblock, writes hosp...
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June 21, 2020 3 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Monday, June 22, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. U.S. hotels are beginning to reopen following coronavirus-related shutdowns, but until a vaccine or accepted treatment is widely available, the recovery is almost certain to hit a roadblock, writes hospi...
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June 18, 2020 2 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Friday, June 19, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. State and local tax revenue from U.S. hotel operations will drop by $16.8 billion in 2020, according to a report from Oxford Economics, released by the American Hotel and Lodging Association on Thursday.
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June 17, 2020 3 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Thursday, June 18, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. Coronavirus continues to take a toll on headcounts at the world’s largest hotel companies. Hilton will lay off 2,100 corporate roles — or about 22 percent of its corporate workforce — around the world,...
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June 16, 2020 3 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Wednesday, June 17, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. Americans have long been the butt of an international joke that they don't like to travel overseas. But for the past few years, that accusation has been increasingly unfair.
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June 15, 2020 3 min
Good morning from Skift. It’s Tuesday, June 16, in New York City. For daily updates in your inbox, subscribe to the Skift Daily newsletter at skift.com/daily. And now, here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. On the occasion of Europe opening up its borders this week, Skift founder Rafat Ali penned an essay about the expectation of global reopenings.
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