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Coronavirus is forcing Uber to return to its start-up roots

Coronavirus is forcing Uber to return to its start-up roots

By: Faiz Siddiqui
Source: Washington Post
Date of Publication: May 26th, 2020
With rides down as much as 80 percent, the pandemic is testing whether Uber and other large start-ups can still innovate
Not Every Hotel Brand Will Survive Covid-19, Execs Say_Adweek

Not Every Brand Will Survive Covid-19, According to Hotel Executives

By: Ryan Barwick
Source: Adweek
Date of Publication: June 3rd, 2020
CEOs of Marriott, Hilton, IHG and Hyatt spoke to hospitality students about the state of the industry.
The Way Forward_ Travel and Transportation Edition_Adweek

Travel and Transportation Takeaways From Adweek Presents: The Way Forward

By: Kathryn Lundstrom
Source: Adweek
Date of Publication: June 3rd, 2020
Hyundai CMO and JetBlue chairman on leadership during turbulent times.
Airlines Add Flights as Travel Slowed by the Coronavirus Starts to Pick Up_WSJ

Airlines Add Flights as Travel Slowed by the Coronavirus Starts to Pick Up

By: Alison Sider
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: June 4th, 2020
American Airlines Group Inc. on Thursday joined other carriers in restoring some flying that was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic, as parts of the country start to reopen.
The Cutting-Edge Technology That’ll Make Cruising Safe Again

The Cutting-Edge Technology That’ll Make Cruising Safe Again

By: Fran Golden
Source: Bloomberg
Date of Publication: June 3rd, 2020
Wearable devices for crowd control, digital casinos, and robot crew members are just a few of the interventions being pursued by ship designers.
Brands will be defined by how they handled the virus_Marketing Week

Brands will be defined by how they handled the virus

By: Tanya Joseph
Source: Marketing Week
Date of Publication: May 14th, 2020
Brands have to make tough choices affecting customers and staff during this pandemic, but acting honourably and communicating honestly will preserve trust.
Trains, planes and trucks are rebounding. That's a good sign for the US economy

Trains, planes and trucks are rebounding. That's a good sign for the US economy

By: Paul R. La Monica
Source: CNN Business
Date of Publication: June 3rd, 2020
When people are going places and goods are being shipped from point A to point B, that's the sign of a healthy economy. We're not there just yet, but there are nascent indications of a turnaround.
Southwest offers buyout packages, temporary leaves to 'ensure survival'

Southwest offers buyout packages, temporary leaves to 'ensure survival'

By: Tracy Rucinski, David Shepardson
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: June 1st, 2020
Southwest Airlines Co (LUV.N) on Monday extended buyout packages and temporary paid leaves to employees in what its chief executive said was an effort to “ensure survival” as the carrier braces for a slow recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, according to documents detailing the packages that were seen by Reuters.
Delta, union working to avoid furloughs of 2,300 pilots

Delta, union working to avoid furloughs of 2,300 pilots

By: Reuters
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: June 1st, 2020
Delta Air Lines and its pilots union said they are working to avoid furloughs of roughly 2,300 pilots following a reshuffling process meant to match staffing to summer 2021 flying.
United cuts 13 high-level executives as travel demand ‘still a very long way from where it was’

United cuts 13 high-level executives as travel demand ‘still a very long way from where it was’

By: Leslie Josephs
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: May 29th, 2020
United is cutting 13 of its 67 officers to try to save money because of coronavirus. The departures will be effective Oct. 1, after the terms of billions in federal aid expire. United and other airlines have been urging employees to take buyouts and other voluntary separation packages.