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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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New Event: Hospitality and Marketing Summit
New Research: Frequent Travelers Determined to Take Flight in Summer 2021
Sponsored by ICF Next

A new Covid-19 monitor survey reveals key insights about frequent travelers and shows shifting attitudes toward public health measures as the pandemic and recovery evolve.

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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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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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Wyndham Signs on for Next-Gen Technology From Oracle Hospitality

Technology is developing faster than many hotels' ability to implement it, so some chains turn to tech specialists to stay up to date. Wyndham is tapping Oracle Hospitality for its full-service brands and Sabre for its select-service brands.

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Upcoming Event: Skift Hospitality and Marketing Summit on June 16

Join us live at 11 a.m. EDT on June 16, as we with leaders from across the sector to dive into the state of hospitality, the latest marketing strategies, how to prepare for the return of meetings and events, and the consumer shifts ahead at this important mid-point in the year. Tickets are on sale now, so get registered today.

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U.S. Airlines Brace for Another Lost Summer for Transatlantic Travel

The EU may very well open to vaccinated Americans this summer but airlines and analysts are already writing off 2021 as yet another lost summer travel season on the transatlantic. Better luck in 2022.

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Roadside Hotels Could Draw Investor Interest From a Biden Boost for Infrastructure

Building better roads and airports across the U.S. will help build hotel profits, but not everyone will see an infrastructure windfall. This is largely a boost to brands like Choice and Wyndham — already profitable and not facing the uncertain recovery hurdles that some competitors face with business travel.

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Editor's Picks
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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Florida Tourism Produces Original Amazon Prime Series as Marketing Goes Hollywood

Florida's tourism marketers are going the extra mile to beat the competition this summer: co-producing and launching an original series set in St. Pete-Clearwater and launching on Amazon Prime Video. It's a whole new tourism marketing frontier. Action!

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Travel Helps to Fuel the Record-Setting $100 Billion in SPAC Deals Announced This Year

Travel companies increasingly looked to go public via SPACs this year, but the exuberance might be short-lived as a slowdown is likely in the U.S. Regulators are already looking into the explosion of activity.

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