Maldives Tests New Tourism Models and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Throughout the week we are posting original stories night and day covering news and travel trends, including on the impact of coronavirus. Every weekend we will offer you a chance to read the most essential stories again in case you missed them earlier.

Maldives Woos Investors to Build New Longer-Stay Tourism Models: While the “one-island, one-resort” concept will remain its unique sell, Maldives is moving to diversify its product offering, a step in the right direction. The question is, will investors bite?

Understanding the Hotel Direct Booking Landscape in 2021: New Skift Research:
Despite years of hotels pushing direct booking campaigns, third parties remain a crucial part of hotel distribution strategy. Learn how many bookings each distribution channel delivers, at what cost, and the outlook for direct bookings in this report.

Is It Tourism or Is It Remote Work? The Line Is Getting Blurry: Destinations, start spending your marketing dollars on the ultimate repeat visitor…

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