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Travel’s Rebound Is Becoming Even More Unequal: New Skift Recovery Index

The travel recovery continues, but the strong performance of a few standout countries, including the U.S., Mexico, and China, disguises continuing weakness in especially Europe and Asia.

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New Executive Focus Report: Loyalty & Subscription Summit
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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 of loyalty in 2021 and beyond.

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Hilton Shows Investing in Lifestyle Hotels Isn’t Solely About the Trendy

Lifestyle hotels come in many forms, with some focused more on the hip and trendy while others like Hilton see it as an opportunity to scale up more experiential and food-focused properties around the world. Long story short: we still don't have a textbook definition for what a lifestyle hotel actually is.

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JetBlue Founder Neeleman’s 5th Act Breeze Airways Is Finally Taking Off

Serial airline entrepreneur David Neeleman's new venture Breeze Airways takes off next week. While it may not yet be the Amazon or Uber of airlines, Neeleman is confident in its prospects tapping some of American's pent-up travel demand.

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U.S. Emerges as Unlikely Growth Hub for These Travel Sectors

The relative stability found in the U.S. will help companies in the online travel agency and vacation rental orbit fuel growth for the next few years — but don't completely write off Asia and Europe. Most major hotel companies see those regions as the way to continue adding thousands of hotels to their portfolios.

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Join Us on June 16 for Skift Hospitality & Marketing Summit

Join Skift editors and research teams for this one-day summit, as we dive into the state of travel, hospitality, marketing and consumer behavior at this pivotal mid-point in the recovery. Head over to our website to learn more and reserve your spot today.

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Expedia’s Barry Diller on Biz Travel Doubters: ‘They’re All Dopes’

It's a question of when, not if, business travel returns for Barry Diller. Booking data from the likes of Marriott and Alaska Airlines back his claim.

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Acquisition-Hungry Awaze Refines Its Vacation Rental Strategy in Europe

Awaze is arguably Europe's largest vacation-rentals business for managed properties. While its acquisitions this week are eye-catching, the bigger news is that it's spending roughly $40 million this year on a tech push. That will help it make better use of its assets.

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Germany Imposes New Quarantine on UK Tourists

Germany doesn't have as much to lose with this decision tourism-wise as, say, Spain. But the U.K.'s sloppiness at its borders and its position as a global transit hub have made it a leader in the spread of variants.

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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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Asia’s Paradox as First to Contain Covid But Last to Travel

While travel is resuming in the West, it is retreating in the East as Asian countries struggle to kickstart international tourism safely amid surges in Covid-19 cases, clusters and, most worrisome, more contagious variants. A sad reversal of fate.

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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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