This Company Is Travel’s First to Emerge From a Major Pandemic Bankruptcy

Before the coronavirus crisis struck, WorldStrides organized educational trips for 550,000 students each year. WorldStridesSkift Take: The European and Chinese backers of travel agency WorldStrides seem to think there'll be a rebound for international student travel. Do they know something we don't? — Matthew ParsonsRead the Complete Story On Skift

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Is Kenya or South Africa Better for a Safari?

Going on safari is the experience of a lifetime. From when we’re small children, many of us dream of seeing lions and elephants in the wild, roaming the plains of Africa.  There are a number of countries where you can embark on an adventure and see animals in their natural habitats, with two of the most popular being Kenya and South Africa. But which country offers the best safari experience? The answer depends on the kind of trip you are looking for.   Accessibility The first step to going on safari in Africa is to make travel arrangements and ensure you have authorization to enter your chosen country. Both Kenya and South Africa are easy to visit for travelers from many countries. Kenya has an electronic visa (eVisa) available for visitors of most nationalities. This can be obtained from any location with...

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How to Plan for Expat Life Around the World

  If you want to live the expat life, with dreams of living affordably and comfortably in a foreign land that offers an enticing set of benefits, it’s possible. It’s not always straightforward and simple, but it’s possible. While it would be wonderful if we could just show up in a new country, find a place to live and get settled into a new life, unfortunately, that’s not how it works. You can do that for a limited period of time (usually up to 3 months) in many places but beyond that timeframe, the process gets trickier. This is why it’s vital to not just plan ahead, but to really dedicate significant time to figuring out how to achieve your expat goal before you buy a plane ticket or start looking for apartments. The more you plan ahead,...

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Money to Travel, Just Not Booking Yet: Amadeus Consumer Poll

The Upper House Hotel in Hong Kong. The world's leisure travelers are planning trips again, but their responses to a survey released by Amadeus on Wednesday show a thirst for vacations. Swire HotelsSkift Take: The year has been so horrible for the travel sector that it can be easy to forget about consumers' pent-up demand to explore the world. This survey is a helpful reminder. — Sean O'NeillRead the Complete Story On Skift

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U.S. Hotel Unemployment Slips Below 30 Percent for First Time Since March

U.S. hotel unemployment dropped to 29.9 percent in September but remains roughly four times higher than the national average. andrewbecks / PixabaySkift Take: Job gains are great news for hotels. But the U.S. Labor Department figures only paint one part of the full picture of an extremely troubled industry. — Cameron SperanceRead the Complete Story On Skift

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Hospitality Schools Weigh the Pandemic’s Long-Term Impact on Travel Curriculum

Universities with hospitality schools like Cornell (pictured) aren't likely to make swift changes to curriculum in light of coronavirus. But the pandemic is a hot topic within every classroom. sach1tb / WikimediaSkift Take: It will take years for pandemic strategy to show up as a central part of any major hospitality school curriculum, but coronavirus today is still a central part of any classroom — virtual or otherwise. — Cameron SperanceRead the Complete Story On Skift

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What Happens When a Massive Wave of Hotels Default?

Some hotels like Chicago's Palmer House (pictured) are facing foreclosure, but real estate attorneys see alternative options for struggling owners. ThreeIfByBike / FlickrSkift Take: The hotel industry is struggling under months of cratered occupancy and revenue. But there may be a way to avoid foreclosure with the bank — as long as your hotel was doing fine before the pandemic. — Cameron SperanceRead the Complete Story On Skift

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