American Airlines May Furlough Staff Again as Travel Recovery Lags

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American warns of renewed furloughs in 2021 amid weak recovery. BriYYZ / Wikimedia

Skift Take: American Airlines’ outlook for 2021 is decidedly more cautious than those of its largest competitors. With a moribund recovery and the possibility of new domestic Covid testing rules, the airline may be forced to make further cuts to staff come April.

— Edward Russell

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Wyndham’s Latest Deal Signals Importance of Boutique Hotel Brands During Pandemic Recovery

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A Wyndham soft brand deal with a Mississippi-based hotel developer shows just about every hotel company wants in on the so-called lifestyle hotel space. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Skift Take: Wyndham’s deal to bring in seven boutique hotels to its portfolio begs the question: Is there a hotel company that isn’t trying to tap into the so-called lifestyle hotel sector?

— Cameron Sperance

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