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American Airlines Warns Its International Capacity Will Still Be Way Down a Year From Now

American Airlines

An American Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft on the tarmac. American Airlines Group will adjust its long-haul international schedule for winter 2020 through summer 2021 to be down 25 percent from 2019 levels. American Airlines

Skift Take: Given the crisis, it’s hard to believe the words “dividend” and “solidly profitable” will ever appear in the same sentence as American Airlines for the next few years.

— Sean O’Neill

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Pandemic Costs Africa Nearly $55 Billion in Lost Travel and Tourism

Thomas Mukoya

An elephant grazes among wildebeests and zebras during a census at the Amboseli National Park, 290 km (188 miles) southeast of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, October 9, 2013. Thomas Mukoya

Skift Take: The pandemic threatens an economic whiplash in Africa that could be worse than the disease itself. But the upside for wildlife is that trophy hunting has nearly stopped.

— Sean O’Neill

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Marriott Says Trump Administration Demanded It to Shutter Cuba Hotel Operations

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Four years after Starwood became the first U.S. hotel operator to run a hotel in Cuba since the 1959 revolution, Marriott — which bought Starwood in 2016 — says the Trump administration wants it to end operations. Falkenpost / Pixabay

Skift Take: Marriott’s planned Cuban expansion may become a sacrificial byproduct of the Trump administration’s quest to appeal to Cuban-American Florida voters in the 2020 presidential campaign.

— Cameron Sperance

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