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Tripadvisor Lays Off 25 Percent of Global Workforce, Closes Some Offices

Tripadvisor isn't immune from the coronavirus travel lockdown in many parts of the world, and it is taking difficult steps to survive the pandemic.

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Navigating What's Next for Event Experience Design
Sponsored by Abu Dhabi Convention & Exhibition Bureau

Join this session as the director of Abu Dhabi Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Mubarak Al Shamsi, shares perspectives and insights with Skift on the opportunities ahead for event professionals.

What Would a Timeline for Travel’s Reopening Look Like?

A helpful — and hopeful — timeline for the battered travel sector. Local travel will likely lead this reopening timeline.

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Hilton, Lysol, and the Mayo Clinic Team Up on New Cleaning Standard for Hotels

Are enhanced cleaning standards enough to calm travelers' nerves once social distancing goes away? We'll find out this summer.

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Sabre Abandons Bid to Buy Farelogix After Antitrust Battles Take a Toll

This decision is no surprise. The world has changed a lot since November 2018, when Sabre first proposed buying travel tech vendor Farelogix. Actions by antitrust watchdogs in the UK and the U.S. delayed the deal's approval. Then coronavirus hurt Sabre's finances.

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Skift Short-Term Rentals Online Summit on May 7

Join Skift editors and research analysts, along with leaders in the short-term rental ecosystem to discuss how the crisis has impacted the business landscape and how to prepare for the key challenges ahead. Register today.

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Booking Holdings Admits to Having Critical Failures Even Before the Pandemic

Booking Holdings hired a new marketing chief in 2019 because it knew that its brand marketing in the U.S. was falling short, particularly against household name Expedia. Booking is pivoting to address shortcomings, realizing finally you can't keep kicking the can down the road with basically the same strategy.

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Carnival Faces U.S. Congressional Investigation Into Its Coronavirus Response

Carnival's recent loans gave it about six months of breathing room to survive without almost no bookings. It needs to act decisively if it wants to restore public confidence in time to avoid an even larger crisis.

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Editor's Picks
The Coming Future Of Travel, In 100 Questions

These are the questions whose answers one way or the other will define how travel moves on from here and what the coming future would look like. These broad lines of enquiry will define our coverage of the global travel recovery in coming months and years.

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American’s Pandemic Reality: We Will Be a Much Smaller Airline, Says CEO

To keep cash coming in, American Airlines needs passengers to buy tickets for late this year and early next. But there's a problem. American doesn't know what flights it will fly that far in advance.

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The Anguish of a Travel CEO in a World Shut Down

This letter is a mirror to the anguish of travel founders, executives, and operators everywhere in the world today, balancing survival and business purpose.

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