Articles by Colin Nagy

Surf Air Positions Itself for the Post-Brexit Commuter

Surf Air Positions Itself for the Post-Brexit Commuter

Colin Nagy, Skift

The rise of the so-called Brexpat, those who will commute from London to jobs in European financial hubs, is a prime opportunity for Surf Air as it expands in Europe.

5 days ago

Business Class Must-Haves That Airlines Neglect at Their Peril

Business Class Must-Haves That Airlines Neglect at Their Peril

Colin Nagy, Skift

As airlines double down on investment in business class, there are some experiential table stakes for customers paying the money to sit up front.

2 weeks ago

The Calculated Faux Marketing of Premium Air Travel

The Calculated Faux Marketing of Premium Air Travel

Colin Nagy, Skift

The lenses through which we view the travel ecosystem are often heavily distorted. The first step toward countering it is acknowledgement.

2 weeks ago

Qatar Under Blockade Is a Mix of Time-Sucking Layovers and a Fascinating Crossroads

Qatar Under Blockade Is a Mix of Time-Sucking Layovers and a Fascinating Crossroads

Colin Nagy, Skift

While much of the news media focuses on bigger-picture geopolitical issues emanating from the Saudi-led blockade, it is actually the small constrictions that can be the most painful in Qatar. But, despite increased travel friction, Doha remains one of the most intriguing places in the world at the moment.

3 weeks ago

Opinion: Smart Hotels Don’t Pander to Millennial Desires

Opinion: Smart Hotels Don’t Pander to Millennial Desires

Colin Nagy, Skift

In an age of Permanxiety, there exists an opportunity for old, classic, elegant hotels to be newly relevant. High-touch and anti-digital is newly cool (for some).

1 month ago

First Class Is Shrinking but Here’s Why It Remains Important

First Class Is Shrinking but Here’s Why It Remains Important

Colin Nagy, Skift

First class is becoming more rarified as carriers emphasize dense business class configurations. But the most exclusive product does still play a role for well-heeled customers and the marketing departments of top carriers.

1 month ago

American Express Centurion Lounges Are a Differentiator in Credit Card Competition

American Express Centurion Lounges Are a Differentiator in Credit Card Competition

Colin Nagy, Skift

An airport lounge needs a lot of logistical heavy-lifting and finesse to get it right. But Amex has had some success executing on this mission, and is expanding internationally to Hong Kong.

2 months ago

7 Elements of Hotel Brands Built to Endure

7 Elements of Hotel Brands Built to Endure

Colin Nagy , Skift

Hotels built to last all have backbone, a strong bearing, and a reliable customer base even in the world of competitive online price warfare and disposable, digital consumer culture.

2 months ago

Interview: Bunkhouse’s Liz Lambert on Going Local With Hospitality Outsiders

Interview: Bunkhouse’s Liz Lambert on Going Local With Hospitality Outsiders

Colin Nagy , Skift

Here's one of hospitality's most interesting thinkers on hiring, her approach to service, and the importance of community when launching a development.

2 months ago

How the iPhone Changed the Way We Travel for Better or Worse

How the iPhone Changed the Way We Travel for Better or Worse

Colin Nagy, Skift

The hardware and evolving software on the iPhone removed friction for travelers in immeasurable ways. It also created friction. The iPhone beckons us whenever we have an idle moment, forcing us to miss some of the things that make travel, particularly solo travel, so beautiful.

2 months ago

What It Takes to Build the Perfect Premium Airport Lounge

What It Takes to Build the Perfect Premium Airport Lounge

Colin Nagy, Skift

Here are the brands that are innovating and getting the lounge experience right.

2 months ago

Historic Hotels Need to Flaunt Their Best Attributes

Historic Hotels Need to Flaunt Their Best Attributes

Colin Nagy, Skift

Historic hotels should do a better job in playing up what has occurred behind their walls. The hard-earned patina can be unique in a world that emphasizes the sparkling and new.

3 months ago