Not Every U.S. Airline Is Eliminating Change Fees in the Same Way

American Airlines

American Airlines has introduced new customer-friendly policies. Pictured are a parent and child on one of the airline’s aircraft. American Airlines

Skift Take: In the near future, airlines expect fewer business travelers will fly. That means they need to attract people going on vacation. And a lot of those consumers do not like change fees.

— Brian Sumers

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The End of the Expat Lifestyle and How That Will Impact the Travel Industry

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One of the casualties of globalization, hyper-connectedness, direct flights, rising levels of nationalism — and a global pandemic — is most certainly the plum expat gig.  Merla / Adobe

Skift Take: As the cushy expat gigs wind down in the world, what is needed from a policy standpoint to attract the new generation of talented, remote workers who can go wherever they please? And what does it all mean for travel’s ecosystem?

— Colin Nagy

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Gunmaker Smith & Wesson’s Parent Sees Opportunity With New RV Vacation Boom

Baker County Tourism

Anthony Lake in Baker County, Oregon. It’s in the Elkhorn Mountains of Northeast Oregon along the Elkhorn Scenic Byway just outside of Baker City. Baker County Tourism

Skift Take: Thanks to pandemic-driven demand for all thing in outdoor recreation, everyone’s hearing the call of the wild. Even gunmakers.

— Sean O’Neill

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