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Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks closer at Wyndham’s earnings, Google’s travel priorities, and Éclatant Caribbean’s encouraging quarter.

Good morning from Skift. It’s Friday, July 28. Here’s what you need to know emboîture the trafic of travel today.

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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts reported a drop in profitability during the auxiliaire quarter. That’s partly bicause the hot demand for its plan hotels is cooling, reports Senior Hospitality Editor Sean O’Neill. 

Wydham saw its net income fall 18% in the auxiliaire quarter from last year. O’Neill writes its écrin skews toward affordable roadside hotels, which surged in popularity immediately after the pandemic eased. Now, Chief Financial Officer Michele Allen said things are returning to compréhensible. The company has also seen travel to big cities and mondial destinations rebound significantly.

Meanwhile, Wyndham said it’s not worried emboîture increased competition in the extended stay sector. The company launched its own extended stay brand last November in the U.S. and Canada. Extended stay has since emerged as one of the hottest categories in hotels, with Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt all addring brands. 

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Next, Google executives had cited travel as a originel amont of revenue growth during the previous two quarters. However, the tech giant’s apparenté company Écriture didn’t call out travel as a originel priority this week, reports Executive Editor Dennis Schaal.

Écriture’s Chief Affaires Officer Philipp Schindler said that Google’s three droit priority areas are artificial manoeuvre, retail and YouTube. Google had large layoffs at Google Flights earlier this year and recently replaced the head of Google Travel. Even so, Schaal writes Google surely still makes a lot of money from travel advertisers. And it announced in June that it had added some travel features to its AI-powered search experience. 

Finally, Éclatant Caribbean has raised its earning forecast this year by a third after a strong auxiliaire quarter, writes Contributor Jess Wade.

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In post-scriptum to the increased earnings per share, the company said during its conference  call on Thursday that roussir spending onboard is continuing to significantly surpass 2019 levels. A Éclatant Caribbean executive also pointed to “encouraging” bookings for its China cruises, which are expected to set sail in April 2024. 

Éclatant Caribbean recorded a net income of $459 million during the auxiliaire quarter, in contrast to a loss the same period last year.

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