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Hong Kong’s Restart Prompts Warnings Over Rising Corporate Travel Costs

Experts on the ground in both Hong Kong and Singapore already report booking spikes and surges in airfares and hotel rates. The message is to start laying the groundwork for when China eventually eases its own travel policies.

Hong Kong’s Restart Prompts Warnings Over Rising Corporate Travel Costs

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House Adopts Bill To Establish Tourism Leadership Within the U.S. Commerce Department

Long on the travel industry's wish list, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday that would establish an assistant secretary of travel and tourism within the U.S. Department of Commerce for the first time. Hikers on the move. Source: AdobeStock The vote was 325-93, and the measure, introduced in March, would now be taken…

Tourism

Full Video: Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro at Skift Global Forum 2022

It's extremely rare for a company to make it to 100 years old, especially in this era of global competition. Watch Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro discuss how the company will continue to thrive and push boundaries around storytelling and experiences.

Full Video: Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro at Skift Global Forum 2022

Airlines

The True Cost of an Airline Ticket?

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at transparency in airline ticket pricing, Google’s map enhancements, and Qatar’s Covid requirements.

The True Cost of an Airline Ticket?

Business Travel

Does Shift by Accor’s Wojo to Offices Mean Digital Nomadness Has Peaked?

The intense relationship with digital nomads could be cooling off, as hotels increasingly turn "hybrid" and map out a future that focuses on permanent bases for corporations.

Does Shift by Accor’s Wojo to Offices Mean Digital Nomadness Has Peaked?

Hotels

Amadeus and Tripbam Point to Strong 2022 Finish for Hotel Bookings

Amadeus and Tripbam separately reported data this week suggesting that corporate travel demand continues to gain momentum. Plus, China-based Dajia wants to sell $1.3 billion worth of hotels and other news.

Amadeus and Tripbam Point to Strong 2022 Finish for Hotel Bookings

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Indonesia’s Traveloka Lands $300 Million Funding

Indonesia's leading online travel agency Traveloka will be receiving a fresh round of funding of $300 million from Indonesia Investment Authority — the newly-formed sovereign wealth fund of Indonesia, investment management agency — BlackRock, Allianz Global Investors, Orion Capital Asia and other global financial institutions. The financing round is said to have attracted significant interest…

Airline Weekly

JetBlue Calls for More Government Help to Achieve Net-Zero Targets

Airlines are making strides towards net-zero carbon emissions by the middle of the century. But JetBlue and others say more government and private help is needed to stay on track.

JetBlue Calls for More Government Help to Achieve Net-Zero Targets

Online Travel

Google Maps to Debut Predictive Views of Attractions for Upcoming Visits

When it comes to running mainstream tours to popular attractions, booking sites can't hope to compete with the online user experience that Google provides. Off-the-beaten track activities, though, may be more fruitful.

Google Maps to Debut Predictive Views of Attractions for Upcoming Visits

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Qatar Requires World Cup Visitors to Produce Negative Covid Test Upon Arrival

Fans attending soccer's World Cup in Qatar this November and December must show proof of a negative Covid test upon arriving in the country, event organizers said on Thursday. All visitors above the age of six must produce a negative result from a PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure or a rapid antigen…

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Tripbam Doesn’t See Recession Signs in Business Travel Data Yet

The research arm of investment bank Truist reported on a conference call it held with corporate travel data company Tripbam. Takeaways included that any indications of a recession have not yet shown up in business travel bookings and pricing data. Tripbam believes 15 percent of business travel may never fully recover but that is better than the…