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17th Dec 2020
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The Hidden Costs of Airlines Selling Direct

By Matthew Parsons, Skift Lufthansa is bringing its Light Fares and continuous pricing to American Express Global Business Travel’s online booking tool Neo, via NDC, without the surcharge. TJDarmstadt /...

16th Dec 2020
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Travelport Agrees to Sell Enett to Wex at a Bargain Price Due to Pandemic

By Sean O’Neill, Skift Wex Chairperson and CEO Melissa Smith has proven her mettle by being shrewd negotiators, going up against the famously ferocious litigators of Elliott Management, part-owner of...

16th Dec 2020
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Lufthansa and Sabre Sign a Truce After Long-Running Airline Distribution Tussle

By Sean O’Neill, Skift A Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 aircraft on a runway in Frankfurt in March 2020. Oliver Roesler / Lufthansa Skift Take: Lufthansa Group has led a years-long uprising...

15th Dec 2020
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Only 32 Percent of Americans Traveled in November, Lowest Since May: New Skift Research Travel Tracker

By Haixia Wang, Skift Skift Take: With raging new Covid cases across the country, this bleak travel number might actually be too high to help control the virus spread. —...

15th Dec 2020
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New Research: Action Steps For Successful Travel Marketing in 2021

By Expedia Group Media Solutions + Skift Skift Take: Domestic travel searches are on the rise, booking windows are getting shorter, and more travelers are dreaming and shopping than they...

14th Dec 2020
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Border Security Officials Face Tough Tech Investment Choices When Travel Eventually Returns

By Sean O’Neill, Skift A couple pre-pandemic gets new passport documents thanks to a Bangladesh identity solution partly powered by tech firm Veridos. Veridos Skift Take: Many border security agencies...

14th Dec 2020
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Border Security Officials Face Tough Tech Investment Choices When Travel Eventually Returns

By Sean O’Neill, Skift A couple pre-pandemic gets new passport documents thanks to a Bangladesh identity solution partly powered by tech firm Veridos. Veridos Skift Take: Many border security agencies...

14th Dec 2020
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Conglom Tata Sons Expected to Bid for State-Run Carrier Air India

By Aditi Shah, Reuters A group of 200 Air India employees has also submitted an initial bid for the carrier, according to reports. Dylan Agbagni (CC0) / Flickr Skift Take:...

14th Dec 2020
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Conglom Tata Sons Expected to Bid for State-Run Carrier Air India

By Aditi Shah, Reuters A group of 200 Air India employees has also submitted an initial bid for the carrier, according to reports. Dylan Agbagni (CC0) / Flickr Skift Take:...

13th Dec 2020
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China Monitors Domestic Tourism Destination Hainan After Rise in Covid Cases

By Shivani Singh and Ma Rong, Reuters Tourists on Hainan Island in 2018. Considered the Hawaii of China, the destination saw a recent Covid outbreak. Robert Fenner / Bloomberg Skift...