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The Future of Short-Term Rentals After the Pandemic and an Airbnb IPO

The entire hospitality industry would agree that short-term rentals led the tentative recovery in the spring and into the summer in many parts of the world. But a key question will be how will they respond when hotels and cities come back in earnest — and with vaccines a real possibility, they certainly will.

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3 Remote Work Security Considerations for Today's Decentralized Travel Companies
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The rush to enable remote working in response to the pandemic has exposed some travel companies to cyber attacks and phishing campaigns. Looking toward a post-recovery future, business teams will need secure and frictionless connectivity as they begin to travel again.

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Oprah-Backed Healthcare Company on Track to Be the Hotel Industry's Go-To Safety Standard

Several companies want to be the Michelin Guide equivalent for post-pandemic hotel safety standards. But early corporate travel agency buy-in puts Sharecare and Forbes Travel Guide's partnership at an advantage.

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The Points Guy Owner Red Ventures Buys Lonely Planet

Red Ventures had better keep publishing the print guidebooks or it'll face an uproar among a segment of diehard travelers.

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Marriott's CEO on Why the Company Maintains a Narrow, High-End Focus on Homesharing

Marriott leaders like some aspects of the short-term rental business, but that doesn't mean they want to go all Airbnb and start renting out your spare bedroom.

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A Preview of Skift’s Short-Term Rental & Outdoor Summit on December 9 and 10

Our second annual Short-Term Rental and Outdoor Summit is next week, December 9 and 10. This intense two-day summit is not to be missed as Skift editors talk to leaders driving the future of both sectors, hear predictions on the post-pandemic landscape, and share new research. Register today!

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Airbnb Emphasizes Business Resiliency in IPO Roadshow Heavy on Schmaltz

There were few surprises in Airbnb's roadshow presentation. It was high on optics and spin, and could have been much more substantive.

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6 Questions for Airlines Iconoclast Gordon Bethune on the State of the Industry

As airlines continue to plan their rebound strategies from the global coronavirus pandemic, the legendary Gordon Bethune, an expert in turning things around, sees a difficult yet promising future ahead for airplanes and commercial travel.

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Join Us for Airline Weekly Lounge Live

How does one of the world's busiest airports adapt to a once-in-a-century pandemic? Dallas Fort Worth International Airport CEO Sean Donohue joins the livestream to answer that question and to tell us how the airport industry may permanently change. Tune in at 12 p.m. EST on Monday, December 7.

Editor's Picks
A Funding Crisis at Destinations Spurs New Tourism Marketing Models

Since April, destination marketing organizations have been forced to seek funding beyond revenue from hotel bed taxes, which aren't expected back fully for four years. What's emerging? A blended DMO model in which advocacy, corporations, and communities play key roles.

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Why Digital Health Passports Offer a False Hope for Business Travel's Immediate Revival

Covid-free flights have officially landed, but businesses on the whole aren't quite convinced.

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Big Screen TVs to Morning Bagels: Corp Travel Platforms Look to Crack Down on Fraudulent Work-From-Home Expenses

Everyone makes mistakes, but fraudulent expenses cost companies a lot of money. Travel platforms have a chance to step in and help.

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