Articles by Hannah Sampson

Germany Is About to Give Flying Taxis a Try

Germany Is About to Give Flying Taxis a Try

Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg

It makes sense for Germany to get involved in the flying car sector. As we've pointed out, the technology is advancing but still far away from providing a solution to transportation woes around the world.

14 hours ago

North Korea Hopes Summit Will Be Good for Its Tourism Ambitions

North Korea Hopes Summit Will Be Good for Its Tourism Ambitions

Jing Travel

North Korea has tourism goals, but it also has a long way to go to become an international destination. Will the recent summit with U.S. President Donald Trump help?

17 hours ago

Museums Are Catering to Chinese Travelers’ Interest in Cultural Experiences

Museums Are Catering to Chinese Travelers’ Interest in Cultural Experiences

Samantha Shankman, Jing Travel

Major global museums are already scoring a significant number of Chinese visitors. Institutions without a strategy for the market are missing out.

2 days ago

Video: Why the Reported Demise of Packaged Travel Was Greatly Exaggerated

Video: Why the Reported Demise of Packaged Travel Was Greatly Exaggerated

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Speaking at Skift Forum Europe in Berlin, analyst Richard Clarke made the case that packaged travel is back in style. But how does that square with the push for authentic, one-of-a-kind experiences?

5 days ago

American Airlines Agrees to $45 Million Settlement in Collusion Lawsuit

American Airlines Agrees to $45 Million Settlement in Collusion Lawsuit

Mary Schlangenstein and Andrew Harris, Bloomberg

Now that American Airlines and Southwest have agreed to pay up in the three-year-old lawsuit, what will Delta and United do?

1 week ago

Tokyo Disney Resort Is Getting New Lands, Hotel in $2.3 Billion Expansion

Tokyo Disney Resort Is Getting New Lands, Hotel in $2.3 Billion Expansion

Lisa Du and Maiko Takahashi, Bloomberg

Disney's theme parks all over the world are getting upgrades, and the consistently well-performing Tokyo resort is no exception. Of course, ticket price increases will likely follow.

2 weeks ago

Singapore Travel Companies Could Benefit as Spotlight Hits Trump-Kim Meeting

Singapore Travel Companies Could Benefit as Spotlight Hits Trump-Kim Meeting

Livia Yap, Bloomberg

Experts in Singapore say the quick Trump-Kim summit could have near-term negative repercussions for travel due to strict security measures. But the longer-term impact could be positive for the destination's reputation — and its hotels, airlines, and restaurants.

2 weeks ago

How the Ritz-Carlton at Sea Will Avoid the Bus-Route Nature of Cruising

How the Ritz-Carlton at Sea Will Avoid the Bus-Route Nature of Cruising

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Luxury cruisers have some well-known options, but the new Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection believes it can win over both fans of cruising and non-cruisers alike. Will newcomers abandon land to check out how Ritz-Carlton translates to sea?

2 weeks ago

Airlink Flexes Its Muscles in Africa Focusing on Regional Routes

Airlink Flexes Its Muscles in Africa Focusing on Regional Routes

Richard Holmes, Skift

On a continent still very much in love with the notion of a flag carrier, money-losing or not, privately owned airlines offering scheduled services remain something of a rarity. But carriers like South Africa’s Airlink are showing lumbering state-owned airlines how it’s done.

2 weeks ago

Glacier Bay Permit Fees Are Rising for Cruise Passengers

Glacier Bay Permit Fees Are Rising for Cruise Passengers

Associated Press

In addition to raising fees for cruise passengers who visit Glacier Bay in Alaska, the National Park Service is asking operators to explain the impact their presence will have on the park. As larger cruise ships sail to Alaska, it's important that the destination not become overwhelmed.

2 weeks ago

Hainan Air Plans to Raise $1 Billion in Sale of Shares to Multiple Investors

Hainan Air Plans to Raise $1 Billion in Sale of Shares to Multiple Investors

Bloomberg

Hainan Air is making several restructuring moves as parent HNA Group sells off assets to ease its debt load. It will likely still be some time before the dust settles and the carrier finds some stability.

2 weeks ago

Uber Is Expanding Its Electric Bike Rentals Into Europe

Uber Is Expanding Its Electric Bike Rentals Into Europe

Natalia Drozdiak and Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is on a "charm offensive," as this story points out, trying to expand into markets that have proven tricky in the past. Will it work?

2 weeks ago