January 7, 2022
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"Bleisure" is a frequent buzz word on Marriott earnings calls during the pandemic, but the company's development lab signals this pandemic trend of blended travel purpose has a long lifetime ahead.

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Considering how much the appetite for single-country trips has grown in recent years, why go through the constant hassles of grappling with widely divergent protocols and testing requirements in a Covid era?

Established event players MeetingPlay and Aventri will merge, helped by an undisclosed investment from two private equity firms, the companies announced Thursday. The deal marks the latest in a wave of consolidation driven by the demand for hybrid and virtual event capabilities.

Great news for destinations that can now welcome tourists who want to immerse themselves, rather than just tick off a box. At least until their next Zoom meeting, that is.

Nearly a year in, United Airlines' experiment using buses to connect its Denver hub with several nearby communities appears off to a slow start. But that may not matter — yet — with the backing of CEO Scott Kirby.

Often referred to as the backbone or foundation of economies worldwide, small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) will play a critical role in the economic recovery from the Covid pandemic due to their flexible and innovative nature.


Jareth Vermeulen is tasked with showing tourism's greener side at Aruba's Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort.

Even with zero infections onboard, cruise lines are falling foul of strict protocols. They simply can't win.

The rapid, explosive surge of Omicron cases around the world is weighing heavy on Asia-Pacific countries that were only just beginning to reopen their international borders. The latest variant once again puts those border reopening on ice — not ideal when the Winter Olympics is only weeks away.

Surface erosion and other issues are apparently vexing the airline, which has 21 of the A350 planes currently grounded.

One of many startups that recently raised funding was Sensible Weather, which creates trip cancellation policies for unexpected storms and temperatures. It's a sign that all the talk about "big data" is delivering useful products at last.

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This is what action looks like, if Caribbean tourism is to build back better. Investment in technology, a solid private-public relationship, and homegrown talent driving the framework and the narrative.

Travelport has been running a slick marketing campaign about its innovations that showcases dancers and snowboarders. But we wanted the nerdy details about what's technologically changing. So here's the first in-depth interview with the company's new tech chief.

These under-appreciated storylines that have been less explored in 2021 will have big implications in travel in the coming year and beyond, our founder Rafat Ali says. Listen in to hear more.

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