Articles tagged “road trips”

Online Travel

Ukraine Airbnb Bookers Get Duped and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, money from Airbnb bookings meant to support Ukraine is often going to hosts outside of the country, several hotel giants freeze development plans in Russia, and United Airlines is worried about the prospect of higher oil prices.

Ukraine Airbnb Bookers Get Duped and More Top Stories This Week

Airlines

Daily Podcast: Road Trip and Airline Price Worries

Good morning from Skift. It's Wednesday, March 9, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Road Trip and Airline Price Worries

Coronavirus

U.S. Road Trips Still a Go With Higher Gas Prices But Here’s What Changes

Rural destinations that have benefitted from long-haul road trippers will want to prepare for the impact of higher gas prices on consumer behavior, on the cusp of busy spring and summer seasons.

U.S. Road Trips Still a Go With Higher Gas Prices But Here’s What Changes

Airlines

U.S. Airline CEOs Support Lifting Mask Mandates and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, several U.S. airline CEOs argue that federal mask mandates are no longer necessary, Amazon is enabling travelers to make payments using their palms, and numerous pandemic travel myths are debunked.

U.S. Airline CEOs Support Lifting Mask Mandates and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Coronavirus

106 Million Americans Expected to Road Trip This Holiday Season

The holidays continue to point to friends and family reunions and as a result, soaring backyard tourism — in the U.S., but also beyond.

106 Million Americans Expected to Road Trip This Holiday Season

Tourism

Thanksgiving Road Trips Near 2019 Levels as Rural Tourism Continues to Soar

It's a strong sign that domestic tourism will continue to dominate over the holidays and into next year, particularly with the uncertainty looming over international travel with the Omicron variant.

Thanksgiving Road Trips Near 2019 Levels as Rural Tourism Continues to Soar

Rail

Channel Tunnel Operator Sees Tougher Covid Restrictions Lead to Revenue Drop

Prospects for the operator of the UK-France tunnel are very much impacted by the swerve of Covid trends. With cases rising in both the UK and France, there's little wonder that Getlink has been reluctant to provide financial forecasts.

Channel Tunnel Operator Sees Tougher Covid Restrictions Lead to Revenue Drop

Rental Cars

43 Million Americans Expected to Hit the Road This July 4 Holiday, Surpassing 2019

The global pandemic lockdown has awakened a new hunger for traveling. Despite the uncertainty of a new variant of coronavirus, the U.S. is seeing an increase in road trips that are good for the economy. But is it good for the environment?

43 Million Americans Expected to Hit the Road This July 4 Holiday, Surpassing 2019

Rental Cars

U.S. Road Trippers Logged 249 Billion Miles in April, a 56 Percent Jump From 2020

Americans put big-time miles on their vehicles this spring as the pandemic weary exercised their pent-up travel demand on the open roads.

U.S. Road Trippers Logged 249 Billion Miles in April, a 56 Percent Jump From 2020

Tourism

37 Million Americans Out for Long Road Trips on Memorial Day Weekend

Hopes for an endless summer by Americans began in earnest on Memorial Day, as travelers took to the road by venturing 50 miles or more from home. That wanderlust should account for a 60 percent spike in travel versus last year's depressing summer kickoff.

37 Million Americans Out for Long Road Trips on Memorial Day Weekend