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European Travel Ban Came Too Late and 11 Other Top Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

A passenger wears a protective mask at Adolfo Suarez-Barajas international airport on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain, on March 11, 2020. Bernat Armangue / Associated Press Skift Take: In coronavirus-related travel stories this week, Skift covered the tardiness of banning European travel to the United States, Airbnb and Trivago’s workforce cuts, staycations, Hilton’s views on […]

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Red Roof’s Direct Booking Strategy and 18 Other Digital Trends This Week

The Red Collection’s St. Clair Hotel in downtown Chicago. Red Roof is getting aggressive about wanting travelers to book direct. Red Roof Skift Take: This week in digital news, Red Roof launched a new best-rate guarantee program that provides a strong incentive to anyone who finds a cheaper room rate through a third-party site, and […]

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Amazon Launches Flight Bookings in India and 11 Other Digital Trends This Week

Amazon launches flight bookings in India, reentering travel. Mike Mackenzie / Flickr Skift Take: This week in digital news, Amazon’s quest to become the world’s all-purpose app continues, MakeMyTrip seeks growth in China, and TripAdvisor adds new filters to enhance safety and transparency. — Isaac Carey Read the Complete Story On Skift