JetBlue to Debut Short-Term Rentals as Part of Its Growing Non-Air Offerings

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A passenger walks past a JetBlue advertisement at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts January 6, 2014. JetBlue plans to expanding into short-term rentals. Bryan Snyder / Reuters

Skift Take: JetBlue has a strong brand and plans to curate the short-term rental inventory it offers with the backing of its own customer service abilities rather than relegating that to a partner. This expansion is worth a try, but will come with brand risks.

— Dennis Schaal

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Key West’s Big Ship Ban Signals a Major Shift Ahead for Cruise Tourism

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Key West voted to ban big ships, signaling a continued push against cruise overtourism post-Covid. Güldem Üstün / Flickr Creative Commons

Skift Take: In an unprecedented citizen-led push against mass cruise tourism during a time of undertourism, Key West voters boldly chose to protect the environment and public health. It’s sparked hope for change across similarly challenged port communities, but at a time when destinations are desperate for tourism. What’s for sure: the “reset” conversation is no longer just talk.

— Lebawit Lily Girma

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