Trump Wants $25 Billion in Airlines Aid Despite Calling Off Talks for Broader Bill

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U.S. President Donald Trump wants airline-specific coronavirus economic relief despite calling off talks for an expansive relief measure before the presidential election. Glenn Beltz / Wikimedia

Skift Take: At least one travel sector stands a chance at getting coronavirus economic relief ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November.

— Cameron Sperance

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Hotel Giant IHG Data Shows Younger Travelers Now Prefer Much Shorter Booking Windows

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Travel trends this year at IHG show younger travelers are increasingly booking less than two days away from when they plan to arrive. Buriable / Wikimedia

Skift Take: Hotel booking trends have shifted to much smaller gaps between making a reservation and check-in during the pandemic. That’s a forecasting headache for labor and costs, even if you are focused on the stronger drive-to travel sector like IHG.

— Cameron Sperance

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Leaders of Devastated Travel Industry Lash Out at President Trump’s Decision to Delay Relief Talks Until After Election

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Travel leaders expressed anger and disappointment at President Trumps decision to delay relief package talks until after the election. dog97209 / Flickr

Skift Take: Donald Trump’s tweet on Tuesday afternoon was stunning even for this president. You could feel the anguish throughout the travel industry, which had still had been holding out hope for more federal relief to help its workers and to keep others in their jobs.

— Tom Lowry

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