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27th Oct 2020
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MakeMyTrip Sees a Surge in Alternative Accommodations in India

By Sean O’Neill, Skift Seclude Palampur is a guesthouse in Pālampur, India, offers views of the Dhauladhar mountains. MakeMyTrip offers guesthouses and other alternative accommodations for bookings. Seclude Palampur Skift...

26th Oct 2020
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The Rescheduled Summer Olympics Won’t Save Struggling Japanese Hotels

By Cameron Sperance, Skift Hoshino Resorts isn’t banking on the 2020 Summer Olympics (to open next year at Japan National Stadium, pictured) to assist in getting back to pre-pandemic revenue...

26th Oct 2020
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Airbnb Stock Split Pre-IPO Will Make It Cheaper for Individual Investors

By Dennis Schaal, Skift This is a file photo of a Pasadena, California house that was listed on Airbnb and used as a meeting space pre-pandemic. Airbnb is doing a...

25th Oct 2020
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How Digital Disruption Happens in Industries, the Travel Industry Edition

By Rafat Ali, Skift Skift Take: Everyone forgets that in the moment in business, everything is cyclical, and the fate of business forever is bundling and unbundling over a period...

24th Oct 2020
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Expedia Cuts More Jobs and 13 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Expedia Group began a second round of layoffs this week. Pictured is CEO Peter Kern. Expedia Group Skift Take: In Skift’s top stories this week, Expedia...

23rd Oct 2020
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Join Us for Our First Skift Aviation Forum Online on November 19

By Brian Quinn, Skift Skift Take: Our inaugural Skift Aviation Forum will be an essential event for anyone looking to understand the aviation industry’s path forward from what has been...

23rd Oct 2020
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Oasis Launches Subscriptions for Extended-Stay Apartment Rentals

By Sean O’Neill, Skift “The Pablo” is a one-bedroom apartment for rent in Barcelona. Oasis Skift Take: Oasis is yet another example of how the travel sector has been testing...

23rd Oct 2020
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Just In Time for an IPO — Airbnb’s Hotel Business Is Benefiting From Its House Party Ban

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Pictured is the Arlo Nomad, which lists rooms on Airbnb in Manhattan. Airbnb’s hotel business is benefiting from its house party ban. Arlo Nomad Skift Take:...

22nd Oct 2020
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BCD Travel Contracts Further as Zoom Continues to Rattle Travel Agencies

By Matthew Parsons, Skift BCD Travel’s Kanas City office. Competition in the U.S. market will be fierce next year if international travel remains paused. John Kohlman / BCD Travel Skift...

22nd Oct 2020
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British Airways Financial Turnaround Not Expected Until 2021 Amid $1.5 Billion Loss

By Sarah Young, Reuters British Airways executives no longer expect to hit a financial breakeven point in the first quarter and pushed their expected recovery turnaround point to spring 2021....