Skift Take: Many people remain stranded far from home because they can’t get transit flights onward to their final destinations. So it’s good news for many workers and families that Emirates and Etihad are restarting transit flights through hub airports in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Prolonged recoveries in corporate travel and group meetings stung Hyatt in the first quarter. Mike from Midwest / WikimediaSkift Take: Hyatt needs — not wants — corporate travel and conventions to recover quickly to avoid further quarters of hemorrhaging hundreds of millions of dollars. Hybrid meetings are a good first step. — Cameron SperanceRead the Complete Story On Skift
Saudi Arabia is considering barring overseas pilgrims from the annual hajj as worries grow about the emergence of new variants. Ibrahim Uz / UnsplashSkift Take: There's still time until July 17 for the kingdom to make the call, but with uncertainty around the new Covid variants, it would be unwise. — Matthew ParsonsRead the Complete Story On Skift
Leisure travel still leads the recovery at Hilton, but business and group travelers are signaling a return to booking rooms. Matti Blume / WikimediaSkift Take: If Hilton sees reason to be optimistic around a faster-than-expected travel recovery, that’s a major boost to all hotel companies, especially ones with less exposure to convention and business-transient customers. — Cameron SperanceRead the Complete Story On Skift
A bigger number of U.S. travelers interested in international trips will use travel advisors post-pandemic. C Watts / Flickr CommonsSkift Take: There’s cause for optimism for this at-risk segment of the industry, just as National Travel Advisor Day hits. Travel agencies that are quick to adapt have the potential to capture a new customer base that outlasts the travel recovery years. — Lebawit Lily GirmaRead the Complete Story On Skift
Airplane flying over natural vista in the U.S. Sylvia Gorajek / UnsplashSkift Take: Fuel efficiency is integral to the bottom line of airline operators. Skift Research found that efficiency improvements fluctuate considerably by year and between companies. Most were unable to achieve efficiency goals set by the industry. — Wouter GeertsRead the Complete Story On Skift
If you’ve been to India or live in the country and have still not visited Tirupati, it’s time to get there! There are very few cities or locations that boast of such rich cultural heritage, architectural splendors and amazing festivals.
With its convenient airport, you can take advantage of regular and affordable flights from around India, such as flights from Hyderabad to Tirupati or from any other major city in the country. Famous as one of the most sacred pilgrimage spots within India, every year, thousands of tourists and pilgrims flock to this city located in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
When you do plan a trip to Tirupati, make sure you have sufficient time for the major attractions:Sri Venkateswara Temple – This is a must-see temple in Tirupati, and the ancient temple is dedicated to Lord...
Traveling is one of the most rewarding activities in the world. It is an addiction, and once you start, it’s difficult to stop. Of course, visiting countries that resemble your own culture and customs is relatively easy. You won’t have too much homework to go through. However, when you visit more exotic destinations or polar opposites of your home, there are more than a few things you should know. From the way you should act in an Airbnb apartment to the local etiquette rules and customs that apply, everything is essential.
Since each person is different, your personal trip checklist may not the look the same as another traveler’s checklist. What works for others might not work for you and vice versa. The trick is to think about your most essential, must-have travel necessities that will...
If you are planning a tropical escape, why not consider Kauai? The fourth largest island among the six main Hawaiian islands, Kauai offers a genuinely tropical paradise setting with an endless list of rewarding activities. Here are some easy tips to make your Kauai trip unforgettable.
1. Prepare for Water Photography
If you go to Kauai, you’re going to spend a good amount of time in or near the water. Whether it’s at the beach catching some rays, going for a swim or a snorkel or perhaps visiting one of the beautiful waterfalls, you’re going to get wet. But, in order to make sure you capture perfect photos of these experiences, you’ll want to be prepared.
Whether it’s a waterproof camera or a waterproof pouch for your phone, make sure the device you use to take photos is...
Skift Take: Two well-known family travel agencies come under one umbrella, driven by private equity backing to grow. Expect more such deals to happen in the coming months. — Rafat AliRead the Complete Story On Skift
The active hotel lender market is throttling back to pre-pandemic levels. Labor is a different story. Engin_Akyurt / PixabaySkift Take: Hotels face massive worker shortages this summer, but investors don't care and still want to buy up assets. Chalk this up to taking the long view and hoping hotels find a way to win back workers from other industries. — Cameron SperanceRead the Complete Story On Skift