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Lessons From a Tourism Pushback in Hawaii

In a major departure from other tourism-dependent destinations, more than 60 percent of Hawaiian residents indicated they don't want visitors back on their islands. Covid worries? Yes. But the bigger fear is a return to overtourism. Can reforms happen without crushing the economy?

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The State of Corporate T&E 2021: The Path to Recovery
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Business travel is at a key crossroads. What will the sector look like in 2021? This new report, which analyzes the results of a survey of several hundred business travelers and travel managers around the world, offers predictions and forecasts for how business travel will evolve in the years ahead.

Lessons From Africa’s Safari Lodges for a Post-Pandemic Era

Many innovations have been born from constraints. In the case of safari lodges in Africa, the remote settings and lack of infrastructure forces architects and teams to get creative. Here are examples from the bleeding edge of innovation in sustainability, along with some hints about what is to come in developed markets around the world.

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Flight Attendants Want Trump Rioters Barred From Flights Home

The outrage and fear over Wednesday's violent protest at the capitol extended to the travel industry. The head of the largest U.S. flight attendants union is calling on airlines to ban passengers who participated in the mayhem. It would be a highly unusual for airlines to do so.

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Travel + Leisure Magazine Acquired by Wyndham Destinations for $100 Million

A timeshare company like Wyndham Destinations and a media brand like Travel + Leisure joined at the hip? It may not be as crazy as it sounds, especially if you're wanting a younger client base to join the vacation club sector.

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Join Us Next Week for Our Skift Megatrends 2025 Online Event

What will the travel industry look like in 2025? Join us on January 13 at 11 am EST for our Megatrends online event, as we discuss some of the most disruptive trends we've seen emerge in 2020 and share some predictions for where we see the global travel industry heading. This is a can't-miss event, so get registered today.

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What Travel CEOs Are Saying About the Siege on the Capitol

A handful of travel leaders were quick to condemn the violence and terror that we all witnessed among Donald Trump's supporters on Wednesday in Washington. The top execs' bottom line: It's not who we are.

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Sonesta CEO on Turning the Brand Into One of the Largest U.S. Hotel Companies Overnight

Sonesta's ongoing growth spurt isn't likely to stop with just one acquisition target.

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Does Booking Have What It Takes to Compete Against Airbnb?

Booking.com clearly operates in Airbnb's shadow in short-term rentals. Although long-term stays are currently a hot commodity, Booking.com is tardy in enabling such capabilities. That's a fitting symbol for the current state of play.

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Transportation Secretary Chao Resigns Leaving Little Legacy for Travel Industry

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is the first, but likely not the last, top Trump official to resign after the president stoked a violent siege of the U.S. Capitol. How will she be remembered by travel leaders? Better question may be: Will she be remembered?

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Lufthansa’s Loyalty Guru Swaps Points for Behind-The-Scenes Reporting

Since May, Bastian Neumann-Semerow has been filming a video series for the airline on all aspects of the Covid-ready flying experience. Make no mistake, it's an envious job.

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