Articles by Colin Nagy

3 Reasons Basic Business Class May Be the Next Great Idea for Flying

3 Reasons Basic Business Class May Be the Next Great Idea for Flying

Colin Nagy, Skift

A stripped-down business class fare could be an easy way for airlines to monetize inventory that would be given away for free.

2 days ago

Love Global Entry? 6 More Options That Speed Travelers Through Customs

Love Global Entry? 6 More Options That Speed Travelers Through Customs

Colin Nagy, Skift

Global Entry is the gateway drug. Now other countries are allowing you to skip through immigration faster than ever before. And it is easier than you would think.

1 week ago

Japanese Rail Has a New Hyper-Luxury Commute from Tokyo to Hokkaido

Japanese Rail Has a New Hyper-Luxury Commute from Tokyo to Hokkaido

Colin Nagy, Skift

Japan ups the ante on luxurious rail travel, and builds a product the operator thinks will diversify revenue sources. Now if only tickets could be had.

2 weeks ago

Craft Coffee Is Poised to Create a More Interesting Hospitality Experience

Craft Coffee Is Poised to Create a More Interesting Hospitality Experience

Colin Nagy, Skift

The big idea is to make it easy for larger, national hotel chains to conduct local, nuanced and interesting coffee programs that are cost-efficient. And without the hassle of having to do it all yourself, including equipment, roaster relationships and barista training. Craft coffee is having its moment.

3 weeks ago

Travel Agents and the Power of Word-of-Mouth Recommendations

Travel Agents and the Power of Word-of-Mouth Recommendations

Colin Nagy, Skift

Break through the travel recommendation bubble with a good old-fashioned human expert.

1 month ago

It’s Time to Rethink the Travel Instagram Aesthetic

It’s Time to Rethink the Travel Instagram Aesthetic

Colin Nagy, Skift

Travel is more exciting than a well composed and prop-heavy Instagram shot would let on. We think it's time to start letting go.

1 month ago

Good Hotels Has a Better Approach to Building Community

Good Hotels Has a Better Approach to Building Community

Colin Nagy, Skift

A feel-good story from a hotel brand that goes beyond the PR headlines? That's a very good idea.

2 months ago

Decoding the True Meaning of the Middle East Laptop Ban

Decoding the True Meaning of the Middle East Laptop Ban

Colin Nagy, Skift

Many industry insiders are surprised the U.S. electronics ban includes flights from Dubai, Doha, and Abu Dhabi. Is there a valid security concern for adding those airports? Or could something more sinister be taking place?

2 months ago

6 Things To Watch at Middle Eastern Carriers as They Cut Services

6 Things To Watch at Middle Eastern Carriers as They Cut Services

Colin Nagy, Skift

One of the last bastions of true hospitality in the air is going through some belt tightening.

3 months ago

5 Missed Opportunities for Better In-Flight Entertainment

5 Missed Opportunities for Better In-Flight Entertainment

Colin Nagy, Skift

Compared to a decade ago in-flight entertainment is in a great place. Here's how to make it so much better.

3 months ago

Monocle Founder on Design Inspiration and What’s Missing From Today’s Travel Ecosystem

Monocle Founder on Design Inspiration and What’s Missing From Today’s Travel Ecosystem

Colin Nagy, Skift

Attention to detail has done wonders for Monocle and its sister-brand studio over the last decade. The travel industry could learn from it.

3 months ago

What’s Behind Air Canada’s New Look and New Branding

What’s Behind Air Canada’s New Look and New Branding

Colin Nagy, Skift

Air Canada is taking a page out of the past to make a larger statement about its role in aviation in modern times.

3 months ago