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Dominica Hoping New International Airport Will Elevate It to Major Caribbean Destination

Long without the capabilities to have direct flights arrive from far away lands, Dominica is hoping a new airport will turn things around for its tourism, trade, and economy. Can they pull it off without incurring debt?

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New Research: How Hotels Can Drive Loyalty Through a Holistic Ancillary Experience
Sponsored by iSeatz

iSeatz's new 'State of Loyalty: 2021 Hotel Ancillary Report' provides a key resource for hotels as they reposition their ancillary offerings within the competitive post-pandemic leisure travel landscape.

Expedia in Latest Exit From Hospitality Tech Sells Alice

Hotels generally don't want online travel agencies to run their front desks and house-cleaning services. And Expedia Group is much better at marketing and booking hotel rooms than operating them.

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Russian Startup Takes Page From Software Industry With Travel-As-a-Service Model

Even if you're not interested in the Russian travel market, OneTwoTrip's early traction with what it calls its "travel-as-a-service" model may have inspirational lessons for companies worldwide.

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Lakestar Will Take HomeToGo Public in $1 Billion Bet on Vacation Rental Search

HomeToGo's move to go public is a validation of the booming vacation rental sector. It's also a rare accomplishment for a German-based startup. Europe had been playing a catchup game with Silicon Valley, but no longer.

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The Final Agenda for the Skift Destinations and Sustainability Is Here

The final programme for our first-ever Skift Destinations and Sustainability Summit on July 21 is online! Over 25 leading experts in the sector will deliver engaging and topical sessions as we dive into the big questions facing global tourism's recovery. You don't want to miss this incredible event - register now.

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Mexico Is First Country to Reach Pre-Pandemic Travel Level: New Skift Recovery Index

Mexico's score increased to 100 index points, which indicates that the country's travel industry has fully recovered to pre-pandemic levels. A momentous occasion, but a closer look shows that not all sectors are back to normal.

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Can This Controversial Former Thomas Cook Exec Really Build the Next Travel Giant?

Many people will be watching the next chapter in Manny Fontenla-Novoa's career closely. Can he restore his reputation with this new pan-European travel agency?

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Saudi Arabia Thinks Its New Airline Can Dethrone the Middle East’s Legacy Carriers

Saudi Arabia is pouring billions of dollars into its dream of becoming a global tourism mecca. A new airline is part of those ambitions but the kingdom's riches face a harsh reality check when it comes to breaking into the competitive airline industry.

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Reopened Museums Lean Into Local Tourism Boom

The physical experience of a museum visit will remain incomparable to a virtual experience, which is why these museums are trying to lure visitors burnt out from watching art on a screen.

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The New Rules of Engagement in Managing the Modern Remote Worker

Prepare to dive into the psyche of a digital nomad.

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