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Black Friday Airfares Put Marketers ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’

Purchasing a flight is a bit different now, but the conflicts are the same.

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Airbnb’s IPO Filing Proves How Little It Needs to Advertise

Confirmed by its IPO filing for prospective investors, Airbnb is more than a brand—it’s a verb. Despite a year that has decimated the travel industry, a look under Airbnb’s financial [...]

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Pivoting to Partnerships Kept Atlas Obscura Afloat—Despite a Wavering Travel Market

New revenue streams delivered the publisher's 'best year yet.'

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Cruise Industry Carefully Charts Its Return to Sailing

"You only get one shot" to instill confidence in cruise passengers, one executive cautions.

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Hotel Executives Acknowledge Another Covid-19 Wave Could Derail Progress

Hotel executives agree that stimulus will help an industry crippled by the pandemic, despite some bounceback.

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Wyndham Destinations Wants to Safely Reunite Families This Thanksgiving

The timeshare company is offering a 'Quar-Nucopia' package that will allow extended families to quarantine and celebrate the holiday together.

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Now That Hotels Are Offices, Will Business Travelers Return?

Experts see "work from anywhere" promotions as a shrewd marketing move.

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Cruise Lines Tout Deals Even Though It’s Still Not Clear When They’ll Sail

Experts disagree that discounts are the best strategy to lure travelers.

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Kazakhstan Takes a Cue From Borat and Reminds Visitors That It’s ‘Very Nice!’

The country is embracing what made it infamous in 2006.

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Marriott Uses Loyalty Program to Roll Out New Work From Anywhere Program

The hospitality brand joins Hilton in announcing day rates for workers sick of their own homes.

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Ahead of the Election, Booking.com Offers a Message of Unity

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'America is for everyone,' travel brand says, highlighting immigrant communities.

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Former Marriott Chief Marketer Joins Atlas Obscura’s Board of Directors

Atlas Obscura, the media and experiences company that promises to take travelers off the beaten path, has expanded its board of directors to include former Marriott global marketing officer Karin [...]

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Southwest Will End Middle Seat Ban as Airlines Continue to Lose Billions

What we learned from American Airlines and Southwest's quarterly earnings calls.

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How Sonder Is Riding the Short-Term Rental Wave to Success

Its occupancy rate is about 30% higher than its competitors.

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Hotels.com Is Doing a Private Friendsgiving Island Getaway for $50 a Night

Access to the Florida island is offered on a first-come, first-served basis by Hotels.com.