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IHG, Hilton, Marriott Among Hotel Giants Battling for UK Budget Hotel Chain

Major hotel companies are swooping into the negotiating room for a deal with Travelodge's UK landlords because they represent the most durable line of business in the volatile industry at the moment: economy, drive-to properties.

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Skift Forum Europe Video: The Future of Tourism
Sponsored by Red Sea Development Company

In this video from Skift Forum Europe 2020, we learn more about how the Red Sea Development Company aims to develop the first fully integrated mixed-use destination in the Middle East.

We May Never See as Many Business Travelers as Before: Delta Air Lines CEO

On most financials, Delta has been one of the two strongest U.S. airlines for some time. But it reported a massive second quarter loss. If it's this dire for Delta, how will the rest of the U.S. airlines fare? Here's a hint: Not well.

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Judge Tosses Out Pandemic Lawsuits Filed by Grand Princess Cruise Passengers

Good riddance. Let's hope other frivolous suits get shot down, too.

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Carnival and Royal Caribbean Receive UK Coronavirus Aid After Cruise Snub in U.S.

Given the longstanding critique of the cruise industry's business model, some critics were pleasantly surprised when U.S. Congress declined to give federal assistance to the industry back in April. Few noticed when the UK did just that as part of its Covid-19 corporate recovery package.

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Join Us Online for The Future of the Event Industry on July 30

From virtual event technology and engagement to post-lockdown live event logistics, The Future of the Event Industry on July 30 will bring together over 20 industry experts on the subjects that matter most to events. Save your spot and register now!

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Why This Is a Seminal Moment for Asia’s Domestic Travel Market

The big migration to domestic travel has begun. Such a momentous occasion will surely bring about changes, especially in Southeast Asia where inbound has always stolen the limelight over local business.

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Ryanair Launches New Assault Against Unauthorized Bookings Over Refunds

Airlines such as Ryanair, as well as hotels, have long argued that online travel sites are stingy about providing them with customer information, and that's a solid point. Could Ryanair have done more until now to provide passengers with refunds? Definitely.

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Don't Miss Mondays Live With Skift Airline Weekly

Join JetBlue Technology Ventures Managing Director Amy Burr and Vantage Airport Group Director of Innovation Partnerships Nirali Shah for a live discussion on how technology can help make travel easier during this pandemic. We livestream at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, July 20, and will take your questions as they roll in.

Editor's Picks
Travel Companies Are Hiring Despite Epic Job Losses

Amidst the carnage, there are job openings in the travel industry. However, many of the opportunities won't get rank-and-file restaurant or hospitality workers back collecting paychecks and benefits anytime soon.

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Orlando Takes Center Stage as Disney and the NBA Push Ahead Into Florida’s Virus Spike

Disney World reopened last weekend, and the NBA is set to take to the court starting July 30 in Orlando, but Florida is having a surge of coronavirus cases. How is this going to go?

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Just What Is a HEPA Filter and Why Is It Giving the Travel Industry Hope?

HEPA filters could help keep make travelers feel safe when traveling. Is it going be enough to get people back out there again?

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