Articles by Dan Peltier

Uber and Lyft Drivers in New York City Get Green Light to Display Ads

Uber and Lyft Drivers in New York City Get Green Light to Display Ads

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press

Many drivers will be eager to earn more commissions from putting ads in their vehicles. Finally there's a level playing field — taxis have had TVs and radios with ads for years.

4 hours ago

RVShare Raises $50 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

RVShare Raises $50 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

Road trips remain incredibly popular in many parts of the world and are a great way to get off the beaten path. RVShare's new CEO, an ex-HomeAway executive, is likely looking to capture more than the sliver of the market it currently has.

3 days ago

Myanmar Tourism Bouncing Back Despite Rohingya Crisis

Myanmar Tourism Bouncing Back Despite Rohingya Crisis

Kyaw Thu, Bloomberg

More tourist arrivals from countries like China and Japan are likely helping Myanmar. But it sounds as though the country is a tougher sell these days to western travelers from Europe and elsewhere.

3 days ago

South Africa Tourism CEO Sees Water Crisis Changing the City Forever

South Africa Tourism CEO Sees Water Crisis Changing the City Forever

Emily Chasan, Bloomberg

South Africa tourism officials argue that the water crisis will change travelers' behavior, and that tourism revenue can reduce the severity of the crisis. Still, drought and climate change is a global problem that needs to be addressed on the international stage.

4 days ago

Choice Hotels Sees WoodSpring Suites Deal as a Breakthrough in Extended Stay

Choice Hotels Sees WoodSpring Suites Deal as a Breakthrough in Extended Stay

Dan Peltier, Skift

Choice CEO Pat Pacious has demonstrated he's not one for a sleepy start as he settles into his new role as CEO. He's hit the ground running with the rollout of a new booking system and an acquisition that will help the company play ball in a competitive midscale and extended stay landscape.

5 days ago

Denali National Park’s First Luxury Hotel Is a Win For Alaska Tourism

Denali National Park’s First Luxury Hotel Is a Win For Alaska Tourism

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

The new hotel will be another incentive for luxury-minded travelers to visit Denali and Alaska. But the pledge to protect the region and not overdevelop it is also a positive result of the project.

1 week ago

Avis Budget Faces Proxy Fight Over Lack of Innovation

Avis Budget Faces Proxy Fight Over Lack of Innovation

David Welch, Bloomberg

Sometimes it takes newcomers with fresh ideas to steer a company in the right direction. Avis has made some progress but it looks like its board is in dire need of new faces to prevent its company from becoming obsolete.

1 week ago

WeTravel Raises $2 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

WeTravel Raises $2 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

WeTravel finds itself in a competitive payments market. The company had a good first year, and expanding to larger travel companies is likely on its to-do list.

1 week ago

Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Fails Again at Federal Appeals Court

Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Fails Again at Federal Appeals Court

Andrew Harris, Bloomberg

The stage is set for a showdown in a couple months between the U.S. Supreme Court and President Trump. It's all part of the president's multi-pronged effort to limit the types of people who are able to enter the U.S. whether through immigration or travel.

1 week ago

Los Angeles Takes Its New Tourism Campaign to Hulu

Los Angeles Takes Its New Tourism Campaign to Hulu

Dan Peltier, Skift

The Los Angeles tourism board is one of the few in the U.S. that could launch a campaign like this and have it ring true to travelers from around the world. Its original "Everyone Is Welcome" message likely had an impact on how other destinations addressed the drop-off in international visitors.

2 weeks ago

Chinese Tech Companies See Their Shot at Expansion as Outbound Travel Grows

Chinese Tech Companies See Their Shot at Expansion as Outbound Travel Grows

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Chinese tech companies have more leverage abroad in 2018 than they did five years ago, but they'll need to change their business models if they hope to take their brands around the world.

2 weeks ago

Thomas Cook Brings First Group of UK Travelers to Tunisia Since 2015 Attack

Thomas Cook Brings First Group of UK Travelers to Tunisia Since 2015 Attack

Jihen Laghmari, Bloomberg

Tunisia needs tourism and is happy about the return of visitors. Once again, the travel industry is showing some resilience after a brutal attack.

2 weeks ago