valentinrussanov | E+ | Getty Images Many Americans are thinking of travel again. And who can blame them? After all, it’s been more than a year of seesawing coronavirus infection rates, on-again, off-again lockdown restrictions, and simple quarantine fatigue. As anti-Covid-19 vaccination efforts gather steam nationwide, tourism suppliers are tracking […]

Sales team discussing strategy. getty Sales took a major hit last year in the wake of Covid-19 and all of the associated lockdowns. Millions of consumers reduced discretionary spending just to make it through the pandemic, as they were furloughed or lost jobs. Businesses had to reduce operations or shutter […]

At long last, as the vaccines gradually roll out, maybe the end of the pandemic is in sight and soon the new (revised) normal will begin to take shape. But don’t wait. The pandemic, with all of its pain, fear and isolation, has also handed us a probably once-in-a-lifetime opportunity […]

2020 has been, to put it lightly, a terrible year for travel stocks. McKinsey projected in October that global tourism revenue may fall to $2.1 trillion in 2020, a 50% haircut from 2019. It also predicts tourism spending will not get back to 2019 levels until 2023 at the earliest. […]

Share Tweet Share Share Share Print Email After nearly a year of social distancing and staying at home, cabin fever is really starting to sink in for many consumers. For all the ways people have digitally enhanced and enabled their lives during 2020, the reality is there are some things […]

JetBlue Airways Corp. is considering switching advertising agencies after more than a decade as part of an effort to revive its marketing and cut costs, the company said. “Our agency RFI will help us evaluate which resources can most efficiently address changing customer preferences and the new travel landscape as […]

Brian Contreras represents the worst fears of the lucrative business travel industry. A partner account executive at a U.S. tech company, Contreras was used to traveling frequently for his employer. But nine months into the pandemic, he and thousands of others are working from home and dialing into video conferences […]

Share Tweet Share Share Share Print Email Post-pandemic, digital dollars will make their way across supply chains drastically reconfigured, and China will be out of the picture as the dominant U.S. trading partner. Maybe only a little of that will be true. The digital dollars part, at least. In an […]

Coronavirus There is considerable debate about the long-term impact of Covid-19 on the economy. Many people have argued that the coronavirus will dramatically accelerate ongoing shifts in the economy (such as the shift from bricks-and-mortar retail to e-commerce), or that it will create new trends entirely (such as permanent shifts […]