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11th May 2021
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Booking Holdings CEO: We Can Replicate European Short-Term Rental Success in U.S.

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel is bullish about building the company’s short-term rental business in the U.S. Booking Skift Take: Booking.com faces tough-going in U.S. short-term...

11th May 2021
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U.S. Eases Travel Advisories for the UK and Israel

By David Shepardson, Reuters Boats on a canal in London’s Victoria Park. The United States has eased some restrictions on travel to the United Kingdom and Israel. Skift Skift Take:...

10th May 2021
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New Executive Focus Report: Loyalty & Subscription Summit

By Salesforce + Skift Skift Take: Skift recently hosted the Loyalty & Subscription Summit. Download the post-event report to learn about travel’s new frontier of subscriptions and the new rules...

10th May 2021
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Maldives Woos Investors to Build New Longer-Stay Tourism Models

By Raini Hamdi, Skift A sandbank to call your own? Leasing of private islands for residential projects are now allowed. One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives Skift Take: While the...

09th May 2021
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Tourism-Hungry South Africa Sees Liberation Struggle Artifacts Gather Dust in Shuttered Museums

By Mfuneko Toyana, Reuters The Nelson Mandela National Museum in Soweto, South Africa as seen on February 14, 2019. Many of South Africa’s museums have closed because of the lack...

09th May 2021
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U.S.-Bound International Air Travelers Cleared to Use Self-Administered Covid Tests

By David Shepardson, Reuters An airport private contractor prepares a passenger at a security checkpoint during the check-in process at at JFK airport on May 27, 2016. The U.S. Cenrters...

08th May 2021
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Amex GBT Accelerates Biz Travel Dealmaking and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

By Dennis Schaal, Skift The Millennium Bridge is a suspension bridge in London. The pandemic has suspended business travel, but mergers are picking up with American Express Global Business Travel...

08th May 2021
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The Most Important Number From the Travel Industry This Week

By Tom Lowry, Skift Travel through Heathrow Airport (pictured) will pick up with the new approved list of safe travel countries put out by the UK government. Hugh Lwelyn /...

07th May 2021
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Amadeus Will Consider a Travel Tech Acquisition in the Next Year

By Sean O’Neill, Skift Madrid’s Gran Via, photographed in 2010. Madrid-based Amadeus reported first-quarter 2021 earnings on May 7. Madrid Convention Bureau Skift Take: The best bets on where Amadeus...

07th May 2021
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IHG Drops Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza Hotels With Lousy Customer Service

By Cameron Sperance, Skift Brands like Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn remain important to IHG, but quality issues mean cuts are necessary to underperforming hotels. Augustus Binu / Wikimedia Skift...