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Will It Be Airbnb, Sonder — and Then Everyone Else?

Laurence Tosi and Allen Mask both have skin in the game when it comes to the prospects of Airbnb and Sonder. Are they downplaying Airbnb's challenges, and Sonder's breakout potential?

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JetBlue Sets August Date for Long-Anticipated London Flights

JetBlue will finally land in London in August. But with U.S.-UK travel still up in the air, can its upgraded service at cheaper-than-the-competition fares woo travelers as hoped?

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Accor May Use SPAC to Own Real Estate While Still Trumpeting Asset-Light Strategy

Accor doesn't want to own real estate, but it does want to throttle ahead with growth in the lifestyle hotel sector — where many of the remaining independent operators own their real estate. A SPAC can help Accor balance this kind of conflict in future acquisitions.

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EU to Open Up to All Vaccinated Visitors From Covid-Safe Countries

This would effectively open the floodgates in a last hope of rescuing summer and recouping billions of euros in lost revenue.

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Short-Term Rental Sector Could Be Headed for Its Own Dotcom Bubble Burst: HomeAway Co-Founder

It's a dire warning from one of the sector's most experienced founders and investors — but just don't talk about trends until 2023, HomeAway's Carl Shepherd made a point to add.

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Expedia’s Vrbo Warns of Limited Supply at Summer Hotspots

Vrbo President Jeff Hurst looks to build on the full-home rental site's growth momentum coming out of the pandemic. But that doesn't mean travel this summer will be a breeze: book early or have a back-up plan is his advice to travelers.

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Outdoor Travel Firms Get Creative to Hook First-Timers on Fresh Air

The outdoor sector is travel's hottest right now, and it sure looks like it won't be cooling down after the pandemic.

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How Travel Visas and Assessing Risks Changed During the Pandemic

Providing Covid-19 updates and other advice became big business during the crisis, and looks set to become even more important as governments experiment with reopening their borders.

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The Short-Term Rental Landscape Will Never Be the Same: New Skift Research

Short-term or vacation rentals are being touted as the winners of the pandemic, and in many ways the sector is taking big steps to becoming mainstream. But losers are emerging, too, and the impact of the pandemic will reverberate for years to come.

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Lessons for Travel’s Recovery From Anthony Bourdain’s New Book

Look (and learn) before you leap into a new trip was the mantra of the late Anthony Bourdain. That kind of thoughtful travel can prevent a lot of headaches this summer as the world gears up to exercise its pent-up vacation demand.

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