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15th Apr 2020
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Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Was Actively Working on Going Public When Bookings Dried Up

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky speaks onstage during Airbnb Open in Los Angeles on November 17, 2016. Chesky talked Monday about the coronavirus crisis. Mike Windle /...

14th Apr 2020
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Largest U.S. Airlines Agree to Terms on $25 Billion in Government Aid

By Tracy Rucinski and David Shepardson, Reuters Southwest Airlines is taking government money, as are its competitors. The airlines need it to stay afloat until demand returns. Associated Press Skift...

13th Apr 2020
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Poland’s LOT Withdraws From Deal to Buy German Airline Condor

By Alicja Ptak, Reuters The owner of Poland’s national airline LOT said on Monday it had pulled out of a deal to buy German rival Condor (picture here). Thomas Cook...

13th Apr 2020
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Is Booking in Better Shape for a Recovery Than Airbnb and Expedia?

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Pictured is a photo of Booking.com’s Amsterdam headquarters. Booking Holdings has a lot of cash to use once a coronavirus recovery takes place. Skift Take: The...

11th Apr 2020
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Betting on Road Trips Post-Crisis: Winnebago to Reopen Plants in May

By The Associated Press Winnebago is anxious to reopen plants in the hopes that people will embark on road trips this summer. Pchoui / Getty Images Skift Take: You can...

11th Apr 2020
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Travel Marketing Post-Crisis and 11 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Pictured is andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge. Travel marketers must be attuned to changing traveler behavior. andBeyond Skift Take: In our coronavirus in travel coverage this week,...

10th Apr 2020
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Hotels Should Expect Business Travel to Rebound First: The Long View This Week

By Cameron Sperance, Skift Business travelers will be the first to come back start booking hotels, predicts Alan Woinski, editor-in-chief of The Daily Lodging Report. Skift Skift Take: Antibody testing...

10th Apr 2020
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Loyalty Programs Still Show Some Life for Decimated Hotels and Airlines

By Sean O’Neill, Skift In this October 2014 photo, a Frontier Airlines employee directs passengers at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland. Many travelers have been continuing to buy frequent...

10th Apr 2020
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ANA Backs Avatar-in for Its Virtual Vacation Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

By Sean O’Neill, Skift Examples of the Avatar-in robot at an exhibition of the artworks of Katsuhiko Hibino at the 21_21 Design Sight museum in Tokyo. Avatar-in Skift Take: Air...

09th Apr 2020
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The Bull Case for Airbnb’s Future From Here On

By Om Malik, Skift Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky at 2018 Recode Code Conference. Skift Skift Take: Airbnb opened up the mainstream travelers to a whole new way to travel. That...