One bright spot in the GIF is that it indicates the worst may be over for China, with the biggest dip in air traffic appearing around the middle of February. It’s since recovered a bit, according to Flightradar24, even if flights are still down 60% from where they were in January. … [Read more...] about Watch flight traffic literally disappear from the skies as the coronavirus hits travel demand
You booked a flight months ago. You were getting super excited about your upcoming dream vacation to Italy or Bangkok or the Grand Canyon or Los Angeles. But now the new coronavirus outbreak has you rethinking your plans. Do you go and take your chances or cancel and take the financial hit? … [Read more...] about United, Delta, American Airlines offer COVID-19 fee waivers, but what if you booked in advance?
Ennismore operates several hotel brands, the most noteworthy being Hoxton Hotels, which entered the U.S. market and greatly expanded from four to nine hotels from September 2018 to September 2019. The brand has breathed new life into the tired “lifestyle hotel” category thanks to its open-house concept. Initiatives include Hox Friends (introducing guests to local tastemakers), a locally inspired retail concept, and neighborhood cultural programming. Its initiatives appear to be working: The brand has averaged 90% occupancy across all of the hotels since opening, and the hotel’s website is its biggest booking channel. … [Read more...] about The 10 most innovative travel companies of 2020
Other airline executives also acknowledged difficult times at the conference. “We have reduced our schedule to a number of international markets—not because of safety, entirely because of demand,” American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said. (American’s pilot union also instructed crews to refuse to operate flights to China.) “The demand drops off to a point where it doesn’t make sense to fly the airplane there and back.” … [Read more...] about One small perk of the coronavirus outbreak: Faster airplane Wi-Fi