Marriott Derides 2021 Work From Home Policies and 10 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

COD Newsroom  /

Pictured is a woman working from home on April 9, 2020. Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson said the hotel industry’s comeback could be hampered by corporations deciding to close offices for the next few years. COD Newsroom /

Skift Take: In coronavirus-related travel stories this week, Skift covered Marriott’s views on the prospects for a business travel recovery, Barry Diller’s IAC taking a minority stake in MGM, how Southwest’s reduced schedule would hamper its competitive-growth plans, and Airbnb’s stock market prospects.

— Dennis Schaal

Read the Complete Story On Skift

U.S. Airlines Could Regret Taking Billions More In Government Bailouts

 Stephen M. Keller  / Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines tests a new cleaning process during the Coronavirus outbreak. Most U.S. airlines support a new round of bailouts. Stephen M. Keller / Southwest Airlines

Skift Take: The easy move is for U.S. airlines to take billions of dollars in new subsidies, if offered by the government. But there could be future repercussions.

— Brian Sumers

Read the Complete Story On Skift