EU member countries are getting closer to a decision on implementing a green vaccination passport in time for summer travel. John Walker / Getting ImagesSkift Take: After a year of impasse on unified Covid protocols and corridor agreements, European Union members are close to a consensus in implementing a green vaccination passport in an effort to save the summer vacation season. — Lebawit Lily GirmaRead the Complete Story On Skift
The view of Palm Jumeirah island from Jumeirah Beach. Arvin Mantilla / GettySkift Take: Dubai has spent significant capital billing itself up as a progressive destination that offers uninterrupted tourism and entertainment, but now reality may have caught up to the emirate. — Reem AbdellatifRead the Complete Story On Skift
Delta and Spirit are among airlines reporting an uptick in bookings this spring. Tony Webster / FlickrSkift Take: Flowers are not the only thing sprouting as the weather warms up. Airline bookings are also showing some green shoots but most hesitate to call it a recovery yet with eyes focused on sustained improvements this summer. — Edward RussellRead the Complete Story On Skift
A guest room at the Envision Hotel Boston-Everett. Choice HotelsSkift Take: It's positive to see February gains in U.S. jobs in the leisure and hospitality industries. Hotel hiring trends looking to be turning after a bleak winter. — Sean O'NeillRead the Complete Story On Skift
Passengers at Frankfurt International Airport in Germany. European airlines want the EU to permit them to issue vouchers rather than refunds for cancelled flights. Romain Mathon / UnsplashSkift Take: For years Europe has led the way in passenger refund rights. If the EU bends, it is safe to assume the airlines would find away to continue the relaxation beyond the end of the pandemic. — Jason ClampetRead the Complete Story On Skift
Sam Feigeles (pictured), vice president of food and beverage at hotel ghost kitchen platform Butler Hospitality, makes sure operations succeed at these spaces and the hotels depending on them. Butler HospitalitySkift Take: The hotel kitchen is the latest spot for industry disruption. Sam Feigeles plays a key role in reshaping the future of the hotel food and beverage experience. — Cameron SperanceRead the Complete Story On Skift
When planning a trip to Australia, Sydney Harbor Bridge may be the first thing to come to mind, or you might picture the iconic wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas, or echidnas. However there’s so much more to OZ, and you could spend weeks (or months) exploring and still not see it all! Whether you’re looking for a great brunch spot, a beautiful place to hike, or a chance to meet some koalas, there is a place that’s perfect for you.
Here’s a list of ten places in Australia that you should visit (that aren’t Sydney)!Hobart, Tasmania
Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city and it’s full of old buildings and beautiful outdoor attractions. Stop by the award-winning Salamanca Market and pick up some locally made bath and body products, artwork, and clothing, amongst other things.
If you’re more of an...
A few days ago, as I was combing through my own Facebook fan page, something I do from time to time because I somehow tend to miss a few of the messages that readers leave on the page, I noticed a message that I had in fact not noticed before.
It was a very upbeat note, full of genuine curiosity and it also included a question. This reader wanted to know, “Why travel so much?” She just couldn’t understand why someone would be so attracted to travel and why someone would not want to live a simple, stable, more traditional life in one place.
While this might seem like a silly question to some of you, it’s important to realize that, as many of our high school teachers liked to say, ‘there is no such thing as...
The American Society of Travel Advisors says most U.S. agencies won't survive past 2021 without federal support. anyaberkut / Getty ImagesSkift Take: Travel advisors play a critical role in the recovery of the leisure tourism sector. But these majority women-owned, small businesses will need relief to stay afloat if the U.S. travel industry is to benefit. — Lebawit Lily GirmaRead the Complete Story On Skift