JetBlue Founder Delays Launch of His New Airline to 2021 Starting in Southeastern U.S.

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A Breeze Airways Embraer E195. The airline expects to start flying in 2021. Breeze Airways

Skift Take: At some point, the U.S. airline industry will have a robust recovery. But given the depth of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is unlikely this will happen next year. Breeze Airways may have a rough go at first.

— Brian Sumers

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Disney to Lay Off 28,000 U.S. Theme Park Workers as Covid Takes Its Toll


The world had been watching how Disney looks to successfully bring back large crowds to its theme parks in the coronavirus era. That’s much less certain now. Skift

Skift Take: Analysts had been predicting the Mouse House may not return to last year’s profit levels until 2025. These painful job cuts seemed inevitable.

— Tom Lowry

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Surge in China’s Golden Week Holiday Bookings Could Be a Turning Point in Its Recovery

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Flights from Beijing to popular tourist destination Lijiang, a small city in China’s Yunnan Province, are selling out according to travel service provider James Wheeler / Unsplash

Skift Take: This year’s vacation to mark modern China’s founding could also mark the country’s domestic tourism revival, with an estimated 600 million trips to be made at the start of October.

— Matthew Parsons

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It’s Time to Rethink Travel’s Global Leadership — Starting With WTTC

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The next decade of travel won’t look like the last. Andrew Mayovskyy / Adobe

Skift Take: Forced by the pandemic, the travel industry is at an inflection point. After a decade-long bender of growth, it’s facing multiple crises and an uncertain future. Can the organization that’s tasked with representing the global commercial travel industry adapt to the new challenge?

— Rosie Spinks

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