December 19, 2021
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That got ugly quick. A lovefest between U.S. senators and airline executives on the success of the federal Payroll Support Program quickly devolved into a shouting match over vaccine and mask mandates.

In the latest edition of this annual report, Skift and Amazon Web Services explore the evolution of digital transformation efforts in the travel industry, featuring the results of a survey distributed to over 1,000 travel executives worldwide.

Retailers like Amazon keep making everyday experiences more seamless, and that means that consumers will see an ever more glaring contrast with the travel sector's often outdated processes.

Travel will never be the same, we know that, which makes our annual Megatrends outlook all the more important to understand this coming year as pillars for the industry's next phase.


Perhaps the only thing worse than no information is bad information. Let's bust some modern travel myths stemming from the pandemic that are dangerously common.

The holidays continue to point to friends and family reunions and as a result, soaring backyard tourism — in the U.S., but also beyond.

AvantStay's move into brokerage services sets it apart from most of its peers. But as Zillow's experience of flipping houses and getting burned highlights, real estate can be a very risky sector.

Amtrak is moving full-speed ahead on its expansion plans following the passage of President Biden's infrastructure bill. But those eager to ride new trains face a reality check: Most work is unlikely to begin for another year or so, with Amtrak focused on winning back riders in the meantime.

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Listen now to a conversation with Hopper CEO Frederic Lalonde at Skift Global Forum in September 2021 in New York City.

The region's tourism vulnerability to the pandemic will continue to impact its full economic recovery as source markets increasingly restrict travel due to a fast spreading and little-understood Omicron variant. Now is the time for a good number of islands to double down on their lagging vaccine access and uptake.

EventMB will be hosting its Event Trends Summit 2022 on Wednesday, but what has other industry research predicted for the coming year? To share the top highlights, we review three vendor reports and one association article.

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