Welcome to The Morning Shave. We read a ton of travel articles each day for our personal research and to share the best travel tips and tricks with you. Here are the articles for Tuesday, May 12, 2020, that we think you should read.
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Hotel costs could double, Airbnb hosts may have to sell homes post coronavirus. – With capacity constraints and fewer people traveling, hotels may have to actually raise rates to stay in business. Their business model requires a certain amount of revenue to cover the cost of the building, utilities, insurance, and maintenance that are due whether any guests show up or not. If there are fewer guests, you need to charge them more in order to pay the bill.
Coronavirus pandemic could force a major U.S. airline out of business, says Boeing CEO. – When previous tragedies like 9/11 happened, flights resumed fairly quickly afterward. With coronavirus, it doesn’t seem like travelers will be traveling like they were before any time soon. And with airlines promising to keep middle seats open on flights, that makes it even harder for airlines to make enough money to meet their obligations.
EXCLUSIVE: @SavannahGuthrie speaks with Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun about the future of the company, the coronavirus pandemic & more.
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GUTHRIE: Do you think there might be a major U.S. carrier that just has to go out of business?
CALHOUN: Yes, most likely. pic.twitter.com/ef6PRSDBay
— NBC News PR (@NBCNewsPR) May 11, 2020
Want to travel to the U.K.? Be ready for a 14-day quarantine. – More and more countries will implement a web of overlapping rules that will make international travel harder, both for the average traveler and business traveler. Some countries, like Austria, are offering a coronavirus test for sale to bypass the 2-week quarantine period. Situations like this make travel more expensive, thus out of reach for many families.
United to notify passengers of crowded flights, offer free changes. – It is good to see United making some consumer-friendly changes like this. Some travelers are ok with a crowded plane, while others are not ok with taking that risk. Frequent communication and flexible policies will help them attract more passengers.
Could the ‘City of Lost Wages’ persevere with half-full casinos? Las Vegas ponders its coronavirus future. – Las Vegas was built on packed clubs, incredible buffets, and gambling at crowded tables. Not to mention thousands upon thousands of slot machines and video poker games. With coronavirus, all of that has to change. What changes will Vegas be able to make to encourage travelers to visit again?
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