The Week, That Was – May 2021 Week 2

In five minutes or less, keep track of the most important news of the week, curated just for you. We present to you hand – picked news on latest industry perspectives and some general updates. Read on

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Expedia reluctant on travel habits changing permanently

Expedia Group CEO says he’s ‘rooting for revenge travel’ as revenue sinks 44% in Q1. However, one trend of the past year – people getting more into vacation rentals – has accelerated and exposed more people to the product and is a long-term trend, Expedia says.

EU confident of COVID-19 travel certificate for summer

The European Commission expects to finish work soon on a COVID-19 certificate that could allow citizens to travel more easily this summer in the 27-nation bloc.

Airbnb and sustainable travel

A new study published in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism suggests Airbnb has a bigger carbon footprint than many realize.

Trivago sees a strong travel recovery ahead

In the U.S., qualified referrals increased from 30% of 2019 levels in January to 70% in April, a sign that one of its biggest markets is making a steady recovery as vaccination rates improve.

Higher earners, millennials lead charge back to travel

Traveler confidence is returning this year, especially among higher earners and millennials, according to a joint study from Accenture and Tripadvisor.

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