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19th Apr 2020
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Make Some Serious Noise: A Wake-Up Call to Action for Travel

By Bashar Wali, Skift Landscape with sunbeds and umbrella on the Red Sea beach at sunrise in Hurghada, Egypt. Balate Dorin / Adobe Skift Take: “If humanity is at my...

19th Apr 2020
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This Costa Ship on an Around-the-World Sail Is Supposedly a Virus-Free Bubble

By Joseph Wilson, Frances D’Emilio and Angela Charlton, Associated Press The Costa Deliziosa has no confirmed cases of coronavirus on its long-distance sail, according to the cruise line. Associated Press...

18th Apr 2020
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Lonely Planet Closes Major Offices But Plans to Keep Publishing Guidebooks

By Paula Hardy, The Guardian A Lonely Planet New York City guidebook as seen in 2010. The company is closing several offices but plans on still publishing guidebooks. Razian /...

18th Apr 2020
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The Great Travel Industry Recovery Debate and 12 Other Coronavirus Stories This Week

By Dennis Schaal, Skift McKinsey detailed potential shapes of an economic recovery. McKinsey Skift Take: Bear or bull? There are diverging options about an economic recovery and McKinsey covered various...

17th Apr 2020
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8 Travel Recovery Zingers From Y Combinator’s Adam Goldstein: The Long View This Week

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Adam Goldstein, Y Combinator visiting partner and Hipmunk co-founder, appeared in Skift founder Rafat Ali’s The Long View podcast April 17, 2020. Skift Take: Regardless of...

17th Apr 2020
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Sanitizer Over Room Service: Luxury Hotels Pivot to Healthcare During Coronavirus

By Cameron Sperance , Skift The Four Seasons Hotel New York City is among the growing list of luxury hotels to reopen during the coronavirus crisis to frontline medical staff....

17th Apr 2020
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Emadri Offers Packing Recommendations for Trips: Travel Startup Funding This Week

By Sean O’Neill, Skift A model pretends to pack for a trip. After all, there’s nowhere to go during a pandemic. Emadri Skift Take: Emadri, which makes money from packing...

16th Apr 2020
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Expect Hotels to Mimic the Airline Merger Playbook After the Last Recession

By Cameron Sperance, Skift Hotel companies may want to take a page from the airline playbook and survive the coronavirus recovery by consolidating, experts say. Petr Kratochvil / Public Domain...

16th Apr 2020
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What the Travel Industry Wants From the Next Round of U.S. Government Relief

By Rosie Spinks, Skift Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Daniel Mennerich / Flickr Skift Take: No shortage of lobbying on the travel industry’s behalf went into the CARES Act. But...

16th Apr 2020
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The Long View Guest This Week: Online Travel Vet Adam Goldstein on Travel Anxieties Ahead

By Rafat Ali, Skift Skift Take: What travel industry and traveler anxieties will we be coping with and having to adjust around? This week’s episode of The Long View will...