Hyatt’s Potential Defections and 12 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Throughout a week we are posting strange stories night and day covering news and transport trends, including on a impact of coronavirus. Every weekend we will offer we a possibility to review a many essential stories again in box we missed them earlier.

Marriott and IHG Fueling Sonesta’s Rapid Growth: Is Hyatt Next?: It usually takes a tiny movement for a snowball enlargement outcome to transpire, and a doubtful Sonesta seems to have copiousness of it to strike an unusual five-year enlargement goal.

Malaysia’s Genting and Spain’s Melia Are a Only Travel Companies to Top a New Corp Sustainability Ranking: Kudos to a dual companies for entrance out on tip of The Wall Street Journal’s ranking. But contrition on a rest of a sector. Time to do better.

The Silver Lining to Asia’s Travel Recovery Will Be Who Learns a Most From This Pandemic, Says Global Strategist: A predicament can seem “unprecedented” if we haven’t scholastic yourself on what has happened elsewhere before. Expect Asia to be a core of a transport sector’s liberation as some countries leapfrog others.

Hilton Adds Resort Amenities to Business Hotels After Months of Leisure-Led Travel: Hilton’s hotel tweaks and new ad debate are a sign companies can’t means to let business trip away, generally during such an capricious year for travel.

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Talks Digital Transformation in Exclusive Skift Interview: With a closure of a operation in Japan and rumblings about offered a interest in India, AirAsia Group will have to renews a concentration on core markets in Southeast Asia. But while a airline operation turns inward, a group’s e-commerce operation is gambling on expansion.

Tripadvisor CEO Dismisses Concerns Over Rivals Amazon, Airbnb and Klook in a Experiences Business: Tripadvisor CEO Steve Kaufer might be underestimating a hazard competitors poise to a tours and activities business, a shred a association might see as a largest opportunity. But it’s loyal that Airbnb is usually going after a tiny cut of that marketplace for now, and Amazon’s intentions are unclear.

Mexican Short-Term Rental Startup Casai Raises $48 Million Led by Andreessen Horowitz: Venture capitalists frequency gamble on Mexico’s transport startups. But Casai’s 80 percent normal occupancy rates in Aug and Sep must’ve helped it woo top-tier financier Andreessen Horowitz.

The Big Questions Facing Asia’s Travel Economies in 2021 and Beyond: Is Asia is still a destiny of travel, for itself and for a universe during large, in a tellurian economy consumer function restructured by a pandemic?

Amex GBT Pushes Ahead Into Automated Bookings With a Chatbot Acquisition: This understanding creates sense. With fewer consultants on a horizon, use some tried-and-tested synthetic comprehension to take a aria and assistance employees book their possess tickets.

GetYourGuide Lays Off Staff as a Experiences Sector Faces Uncertainty: Ugh. The Berlin-based startup had avoided layoffs until now interjection in partial to large pre-crisis funding.

Justice Department Very Close to Addressing Some of a Travel Industry’s Google Problems: If a U.S. Department of Justice indeed takes approaching stairs to start a routine of leveling a personification margin for Google’s transport advertisers and competitors in other verticals, a distance of a impact would count on a specifics. There will be a lot of wrangling — and this could be a commencement of a beginning.

Marriott Taps Into New Revenue Streams Amid Strong Recovery in China: Marriott’s newer initiatives and brands like Homes Villas might find success during a pandemic, though out-of-date income streams like corporate transport are still a critical cause in a full recovery.

Southwest Airlines Looks Beyond a Downturn to a Corporate Travel Recovery: Airlines need to select their battles carefully. In Southwest’s case, will this multiple of record partnerships and airfield contrast be adequate to move business trips behind during scale?

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