Here’s Where Travel Donated During the 2020 Election Cycle

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The travel industry generally favors Democrats and former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 campaign, but there are still supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump. Emma Kaden/Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Skift Take: The various sectors of the U.S. travel industry favor former Vice President Joe Biden and shifted support from Republican to Democratic congressional candidates since 2016.

— Cameron Sperance

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Allegiant Air Is Bleeding Red Ink So Why Is It Optimistic?

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Allegiant lost a lot of money in the second quarter but is optimistic about the future. P. Pigeyre / Airbus

Skift Take: Allegiant said it saw the “end of history” on March 1, but its focus on domestic, primarily leisure flights gives it cause for optimism. Still, the airline doesn’t think a meaningful recovery will occur until sometime next year at the earliest.

— Madhu Unnikrishnan

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Wyndham Achieves Pandemic Rarity for Hotel Industry: Profitability

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Wyndham is back to profitability after posting a $174 million loss in the second quarter, believed to be the worst from the pandemic. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Skift Take: Wyndham snapped quickly back to profitability from pandemic losses, but there is still plenty of work ahead to get back to 2019 performance levels.

— Cameron Sperance

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JetBlue Sees Rapid Covid Tests as Key to Near-Term Recovery Ahead of Vaccines

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JetBlue expects to be half the size it was in 2019 through the end of this year. JetBlue

Skift Take: JetBlue isn’t pinning its hopes on a Covid-19 vaccine. Instead, it says a cheap and accurate rapid-response test could be what makes governments lift onerous quarantines and convinces people to fly again.

— Madhu Unnikrishnan

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