Singapore’s Reopening Fervor and 11 Other Top Travel Stories This Week


Traffic and colorful shophouses along Neil Road, in Singapore’s downtown. Singapore is trying to reopen after coronavirus so it can be well-positioned for a recovery. Adobe

Skift Take: From Singapore’s very active reopening strategy to Marriott’s work from hotel plan and Airbnb’s pre-IPO stock split, the Skift team covered the top travel stories this week.

— Dennis Schaal

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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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