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13th Mar 2020
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IHG Is the Model for Hotel Chains on Cancellations as Crisis Mounts

By Patrick Whyte, Skift A junior suite at the InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu. Parent company HG has expended its cancellation fee waiver. IHG Skift Take: Of the big global...

13th Mar 2020
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Nashville Tourism Fights Back From Tornadoes and Coronavirus Fears

By Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift This photo of Tootsie’s, a downtown Nashville music venue, was taken after the tornadoes hit. The downtown area was spared. Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp Skift...

12th Mar 2020
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Coronavirus Panic Outlines Limits of Most Travel Insurance

By Andrew Sheivachman, Skift Passengers stand in line to check-in at Heraklion International Airport, Greece. Thomas Cook has gone into liquidation. Loulou D’Aki / Bloomberg Skift Take: Airline and online...

12th Mar 2020
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Americans, Don’t Travel Abroad: U.S. State Dept Gives Strongest Warning Yet

By Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift The U.S. State Department is urging Americans to reconsider travel abroad. Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, left, and President Donald Trump listen during a meeting...

11th Mar 2020
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Debt-Laden Samsonite Reels From Coronavirus Crisis Aftershocks

By Sean O’Neill, Skift A close-up photo of Samsonite Freeform hard-side suitcase. Samsonite’s debt load provides the luggage maker with a limited cushion to absorb any potential performance declines due...

11th Mar 2020
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How Much Damage Will Coronavirus Do to Cruise Industry?

By Maria Lenhart, Skift The Grand Princess, shown sailing into San Francisco Bay, is the most recent ship to be quarantined. Peter Muller / Princess Cruises Skift Take: Cruise lines...

10th Mar 2020
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Travel Megatrends 2020: Smart Design Isn’t Just for Luxe Travel Anymore

By Raini Hamdi, Skift Skift Take: There is no turning back on the transformation of low-budget hotels from the “uncategorized” class into a legitimate segment of the global hotel industry....

10th Mar 2020
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Expedia Business Services’ New Top Boss to Pull Levers for Long-Term Growth

By Sean O’Neill, Skift Ariane Gorin is shown here talking at Explore ’18, the Expedia group customer conference, on December 6th, 2018 at the Aria in Las Vegas, Nevada. Last...

09th Mar 2020
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Coronavirus Panic Outlines Failures of Most Travel Insurance

By Andrew Sheivachman, Skift Passengers stand in line to check-in at Heraklion International Airport, Greece. Thomas Cook has gone into liquidation. Loulou D’Aki / Bloomberg Skift Take: Travel insurance is...

09th Mar 2020
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Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Pays Price for Gambling Itself Away

By Raini Hamdi, Skift Preah Seihanu, Sihanoukville, in 2016: Signs of construction appearing. Damien Farrell / Flickr Skift Take: The day of reckoning has come for Sihanoukville as an exodus...