United Tests Bundling Flights With Meeting Space for Remote Workers in Subscription Model

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A Los Angeles loft for rent by the hour via Peerspace. Peerspace

Skift Take: As many companies opt out of their long-term leases for some of their offices, they face a new need for more team gatherings to ensure collaboration and company culture among distributed teams. This trend is an opportunity for the travel sector.

— Sean O’Neill

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More Destinations Start Offering Free Medical Coverage to Attract Travelers: Will It Bring Them Back?

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The Dominican Republic is hoping that the promise of free medical coverage will help fill this beach at Bavaro in the coming months during peak season. Mustang Joe / Flickr

Skift Take: With continued uncertainty, destinations, airlines, and hotels are offering free or low-cost Covid medical coverage to boost consumer confidence. That’s all great. But it will take additional innovative safety measures to attract tourists in large numbers for the upcoming winter season, as travel remains a risky proposition.

— Lebawit Lily Girma

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Hotels Partnering With Co-Working Companies Signal a Pandemic Trend Could Be Here to Stay

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Proper Hospitality entered the work-from-hotel sector with a partnership with workplace provider Industrious. Alina Tyulyu / Proper Hospitality

Skift Take: The hotels-as-office trend is exploding, but partnerships with a workplace provider like Industrious could give the trend longevity well beyond when hotel rates and occupancy go back to pre-pandemic levels.

— Cameron Sperance

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