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08th Apr 2021
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Sonder Could Go Public at a $2.5 Billion Valuation Through a Merger With a Blank Check Company

By Dennis Schaal, Skift A Sonder short-term rental. The company may soon go public. Sonder Skift Take: The blank check frenzy may be sweeping up companies such as Sonder that...

08th Apr 2021
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New Wheelchair Prototype Seat Promises Accessibility for In-Flight Travel

By Ruthy Muñoz, Skift Molon Labe Seating and JPA Design rendering of the “Freedom Seat” prototype enabling wheelchair use in-flight. Hank Scott/JPA Design / Molon Labe Seating Skift Take: Passengers...

07th Apr 2021
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Airbnb Muscles Its Way Into Top 3 Strongest Travel Companies: Skift Health Score

By Seth Borko, Skift Research Skift Take: After the ugliest year in travel history, 4Q 2020 earnings and other more recent data points suggest that the industry has turned a...

07th Apr 2021
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90 Percent of Global Travelers Would Embrace Health Passports to Jumpstart Travel: Amadeus Study

By Sean O’Neill, Skift Shown here is one digital health pass. A survey of more than 9,000 travelers in multiple countries found that 91 percent would be comfortable using digital...

06th Apr 2021
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Hilton Sets Leadership Diversity Goals Ahead of Hotels Jobs Revival

By Cameron Sperance, Skift Hilton rolled out new diversity in leadership targets this week, aiming to achieve gender parity in global leadership roles and 25 percent ethnic diversity in U.S....

06th Apr 2021
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Road to Recovery: The 2021 Guide to Digital Marketing for Hotels and Venues

By Cvent + Skift Skift Take: As hospitality and event professionals adjust to the new group business and meetings landscape — likely to consist of a mix of in-person, virtual,...

05th Apr 2021
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Executive Q&A: Lessons From Azerbaijan on Building a Sustainable Tourism Economy During the Pandemic

By Azerbaijan Tourism Board + Skift Skift Take: Azerbaijan has been growing its tourism economy for the last decade, reaching a record-breaking number of international travelers in 2019. Once the...

05th Apr 2021
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Prague Revamps Airport to Be Friendlier to Remote Workers Flying for Team Meetings

By Sean O’Neill, Skift Prague is joining other smaller cities, such as Budapest, Cologne, and Reykjavík in hoping that new technologies and airport procedures may let them snag more business...

03rd Apr 2021
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Canadian Tour Operator Transat Is Still in Play After Air Canada Deal Falls Apart

By Allison Lampert and Arunima Kumar, Reuters An Air Transat aircraft sits at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Wednesday July 3, 2013. Air Canada abandoned its proposed acquisition...

03rd Apr 2021
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ties Cruise Resumption to Vaccinations

By David Shepardson, Reuters A file photo of the Carnival Miracle is shown in Alaska. The CDC declined to issue a date for the resumption of sailings. Carnival Cruise Skift...