Climate Concerns Should Prompt a Rethinking of Air Travel

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Aircraft at Gatwick Airport. Climate and environmental concerns should prompt a rethink of air travel. Gatwick Airport

Skift Take: Air travel is cheaper and easier than it was 20 years ago but that doesn’t mean we will always have a right to low-cost tickets. Concerns over climate change should prompt airlines to look at what they can do to reduce their impact on the environment.

— Patrick Whyte

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Cvent Research Points to Lasting Group Booking Slowdown

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An employee walks through Primrose, a new restaurant at the Monte Carlo hotel and casino in Las Vegas. The Monte Carlo is undergoing renovations to become the Park MGM. John Locherr / Associated Press

Skift Take: Cvent’s group booking research shows that consolidation and increased costs have likely caused the hot meetings market in North America to cool down on its platform. It could signal something bad for the sector on the horizon.

— Andrew Sheivachman

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Travel Advisors Mull the Implications of Potential Hawaii Short-Term Rental Crackdown

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Pictured is a Honolulu home. Opponents of short-term rentals are looking for city council regulations to limit their growth. Baldeaglebluff / Flickr

Skift Take: A proliferation of Hawaii short-term rentals, which are exacerbating an already expensive and tight housing market, is sparking heavy debate in a state where tourism is the main economic driver. While such accommodations are needed to handle rising visitor numbers, some say it’s time to get them under control and look at the consequences of unchecked tourism growth.

— Maria Lenhart

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