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Number Crunch

Airlines are going on a buying and hiring spree as customers return to the skies


The surprising resilience of the digital nomad and the coming work-from-abroad boom

Digital nomads offline at Outsite Costa Rica. Photo: Outsite


Object of the Week

After more than a year of travel being ground to a halt, timing is everything

Photo illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Breeze Airways


Number Crunch

Consumers really, really, really want a vacation

38%: Share of Americans who say they would give up sex for a year to travel Source: CNBC
38%: Share of Americans who say they would give up sex for a year to travel Source: CNBC


Number Crunch

The Year of the Ox begins on a downer

Number Crunch icon next to the text “61%: Projected decrease in Chinese Lunar New Year travel compared to 2019. Source: CNN” and an illustration of an ox.
Number Crunch icon next to the text “61%: Projected decrease in Chinese Lunar New Year travel compared to 2019. Source: CNN” and an illustration of an ox.


Number Crunch

Airline wine: It’s not a punchline if it can help the bottom line

$40,000: How much American Airlines aims to earn this quarter through home delivery sales of its onboard wine. (Bloomberg)
$40,000: How much American Airlines aims to earn this quarter through home delivery sales of its onboard wine. (Bloomberg)


Number Crunch

Because what’s more liberating than backyard glamping?

25%: Increased sales of camping gear in the third quarter of 2020 Source: The Wall Street Journal
25%: Increased sales of camping gear in the third quarter of 2020 Source: The Wall Street Journal


The Ticker

In 2008, few believed the startup could convince people to open their homes to strangers. In 2020, they’re counting on it to rescue the travel industry.

The Airbnb iOS app download page is displayed on the Apple App store.
The Airbnb iOS app download page is displayed on the Apple App store.
Photo: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto/Getty Images


Number of the Day

As China recovers from Covid, its travel industry comes roaring back

Marker Number of the Day: 425 million vacations taken by Chinese travelers during the recent Golden Week holiday period.
Marker Number of the Day: 425 million vacations taken by Chinese travelers during the recent Golden Week holiday period.
Photo illustration. Photo: Cheng Huang via vUnsplash


Number of the Day

Bookings on the platform collapsed when the pandemic hit, but rebounded within months

Marker Number of the Day: 300 — Up to how many miles most Airbnb guests traveled from their homes in August.
Marker Number of the Day: 300 — Up to how many miles most Airbnb guests traveled from their homes in August.
Photo illustration, source: Stephen Wheeler/Unsplash

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