Booking.com’s Deep Cuts and 12 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Throughout a week we are posting strange stories night and day covering a impact of coronavirus by joining a dots opposite a transport industry. Every weekend we will offer we a possibility to review a many essential stories again in box we missed them earlier.

Booking.com Restructuring Will Pare Its Workforce By Up to 25 Percent: Despite a low pursuit cuts, a exclusive Skift Health Score calculates that Booking Holdings has distant larger long-term strength than rivals Expedia Group and Trip.com Group. If we follow Booking.com’s logic, a destiny of transport will be almost smaller than a past.

Thailand’s 60th Tourism Anniversary Turns to Nightmare as Longstanding Travel Agencies Start Closing: Five months though income would plea even a best operations. As transport agencies start shutting down in Thailand, calls for clarity on reopening turn some-more desperate.

Accor’s Pandemic Shakeout Includes Shedding 1,000 Jobs, Possible Sale of Iconic Paris HQ: The cost slicing program, unfortunately, was inevitable. The healthy occupancy rates from China, France, and Germany were unexpected. Is liberation in sight?

Struggling Tourist Destinations Pitch Themselves to New Digital Nomads as Remote Work Locales: The pestilence might accelerate a existent trend of digital nomads in an astonishing approach — and some destinations are holding notice during a time when convenience transport is decimated.

Travel Blogs Rode Credit Card Referrals Wave: What Comes Next?: If we wanted to make income in transport media in a past decade, credit label mention income was a best bet. But now that tide has dusty up. Will it return?

China, Italy, and a U.S. — A Tale of 3 Hotel Industry Recoveries: China and Europe continue to post clever gains in their hotel attention recoveries — not so most in a U.S. Hotel association facade mandates won’t assistance a problem unless some-more Americans follow a rules.

How One Upscale Australian Hotel Group Used a Crisis to Rethink Everything: A conform executive and a tech geek transport into a hotel bar …” But instead of being a start of a bad joke, this is a start of a good story about creativity during a crisis.

Hyatt CEO Says China Offers Proof Hotels Don’t Need a Vaccine to Recover From Coronavirus: Hyatt leaders foster ongoing strength in China’s hotel recovery, though a association can’t remove steer that a bearing in a nation — notwithstanding a movement — is smaller compared to a U.S., that continues to struggle.

Starwood CEO Touts Resiliency of Extended Stay Hotels During Pandemic: Extended stay hotels might be clever performers for Starwood Property Trust and Barry Sternlicht, though it might be years before a investment organisation looks to muster collateral serve into other liberality sectors.

Expedia and Airbnb Bosses Have Conflicting Visions About a Future of Travel: Sometimes CEO views of where online transport is headed seem some-more about a capabilities of their companies than anything else. Will pandemic-induced transport preferences make for widespread trends 5 or 10 years from now? Highly doubtful.

Choice Hotels Sees Revenue Surge From Guests Who Live Within 25 Miles of Its Hotels: If we can’t make a long-haul trek to Paris this summer, because not only a brief hop, skip, and a burst to a roadside hotel dual towns over? That mindset seems to be operative in Choice Hotels’ financial favor.

Hilton CEO Sees All of a Hotel Giant’s Business Returning to Previous Demand — Eventually: It’s never too early to start formulation for a post-pandemic transport environment, that Hilton is clearly doing with strong optimism. But a association can’t omit a fact a ongoing box swell in a U.S. threatens to diminish months of liberation momentum. How will that play out for a enlarged term?

Even Norwegian Cruise Line’s CEO Is Surprised People Are Booking Cruises: Norwegian Cruise Lines says it has adequate liquidity to continue a enlarged mangle from cruising. But with a awaiting of some-more than 6 months though sailing now likely, how enlarged are we talking?

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