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01st May 2020
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U.S. Hotel Profits Per Room Cratered to Losses in March

By Cameron Sperance, Skift Down 203 percent, New York City saw the steepest decline in hotel gross operating profits in March. The U.S. average was a 102 percent decline. Fred...

01st May 2020
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Packaged Tours Need Retooling in a Coronavirus Era: The Long View This Week

By Sean O’Neill, Skift Zaanse Schans is a neighborhood of Zaandam, near Zaandijk, Netherlands. It’s best known for its historic windmills and houses. Smartours Skift Take: The long view on...

01st May 2020
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National Cowboy Museum’s Security Chief Finds an Unlikely New Role

By Rosie Spinks, Skift Tim Tiller of the National Cowboy Museum National Cowboy Museum Skift Take: Tim Tiller is an unlikely social media hit. But his success since the start...

01st May 2020
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Frontdesk Raises About $6 Million for Short-Term Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

By Sean O’Neill, Skift Frontdesk, a short-term apartment rental manager, has closed a $6.8 million Series A round in a mix of debt and equity. Frontdesk Skift Take: This week,...

30th Apr 2020
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Kayak and OpenTable Layoffs and Furloughs Impact 400 Employees

By Dennis Schaal, Skift This file photo shows Kayak and OpenTable CEO Steve Hafner with team members. Hafner informed employees of layoffs and furloughs April 29, 2020 growing out of...

29th Apr 2020
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Chinese Online Platforms View the Great Travel Recovery as a Drawn-Out Process

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Guests enjoy taking photos to capture the lifelong memories they will have after visitng Shanghai Disneyland in 2018. Chinese travel and other business officials expect that...

29th Apr 2020
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New Calm Created by Coronavirus Offers Southeast Asia Chance to Redo Sustainable Tourism

By Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift Sea kayaking through the mangrove forests of Ao Thalane, a fishing village in Krabi, Thailand. Kalyakan / Adobe Skift Take: If the current crisis has taught...

28th Apr 2020
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Travel’s Paralysis Will Hurt Google’s Advertising Business in Coming Months

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Pictured is a Google office. The company forecasts a difficult second quarter for its advertising business. Associated Press Skift Take: Google’s advertising business slowed in March...

27th Apr 2020
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Why Are Airlines Adding So Many Random Connecting Flights? Blame the U.S. Relief Package

By Brian Sumers, Skift Spirit Airlines jets on the ground in Fort Lauderdale. Spirit is flying some unusual routes to comply with the CARES Act. JTOcchialini / Flickr Skift Take:...

27th Apr 2020
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Hilton, Lysol, and the Mayo Clinic Team Up on New Cleaning Standard for Hotels

By Cameron Sperance , Skift Hilton’s new global cleaning standard is the latest in a wave of hospitality cleanliness protocols aimed at calming guests as they begin to travel following...