Articles by Jason Clampet

Launching Skift Take Studio Series 2017

Launching Skift Take Studio Series 2017

Jason Clampet, Skift

Discover what travel's top innovators have to say about the industry in short, exclusive interviews from this year's Skift Global Forum.

7 days ago

Lyft’s Share of the U.S. Market Is Growing Faster Than Rival Uber Would Like

Lyft’s Share of the U.S. Market Is Growing Faster Than Rival Uber Would Like

Mark Bergen and Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Uber's challenge now is that its rival's success is driven by the delete-Uber movement in big markets as well as the negative connotations in other markets. It needs to reset the story to succeed.

1 month ago

Taj Mahal Downgraded as Tourism Attraction by India’s Hindu Nationalist Leaders

Taj Mahal Downgraded as Tourism Attraction by India’s Hindu Nationalist Leaders

Biswajeet Banerjee, Associated Press

India’s radical religious leaders have been doing their best to make the country inhospitable to anyone who doesn’t share their beliefs, and they are extending this approach to tourists as well now.

2 months ago

U.S. Will Pull out of UNESCO Claiming Anti-Israel Bias

U.S. Will Pull out of UNESCO Claiming Anti-Israel Bias

Matthew Lee and Angela Charlton, Associated Press

If this was done under any other administration the motives, thinking, planning, and strategy wouldn’t be so suspect. But we just have a hard time taking seriously anything Trump & Co. do on the international stage.

2 months ago

Uber’s Self-Inflicted Woes Have Created a Wave of Legal Challenges

Uber’s Self-Inflicted Woes Have Created a Wave of Legal Challenges

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Uber's new CEO may or may not be able to get the brand past its multiple challenges. The truth is, the previous CEO was never going to get Uber past them because his successes were so closely tied to the issues that are now causing it so much trouble.

2 months ago

Airbnb CMO Jonathan Mildenhall to Leave Company

Airbnb CMO Jonathan Mildenhall to Leave Company

Jason Clampet, Skift

As much of the talk around Airbnb right now relates to a possible IPO, it's odd to see a C-level exec depart at this stage in the company's lifespan.

2 months ago

Travel in an Age of Permanxiety: Download the New Magazine

Travel in an Age of Permanxiety: Download the New Magazine

Jason Clampet, Skift

You may have missed out on this year's Skift Global Forum, but you don't have to miss out on one of the key parts of the conversation at the event and within the industry.

2 months ago

Las Vegas Massacre Raises Concerns About Safety at Live Events

Las Vegas Massacre Raises Concerns About Safety at Live Events

Christopher Palmeri and Jessica Brice, Bloomberg

2 months ago

Spain’s Catalonia Region May Declare Independence Within a Week

Spain’s Catalonia Region May Declare Independence Within a Week

Esteban Duarte and Maria Tadeo, Bloomberg

One of Spain’s most popular tourism destinations is undergoing some very radical growing pains. The response of its central government has been deplorable, which makes the coming months uncertain.

2 months ago

Trump’s $1 Trillion Transportation Infrastructure Plan Is Coming Unglued

Trump’s $1 Trillion Transportation Infrastructure Plan Is Coming Unglued

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

Is there anything this leader can't not do? This is basic stuff that improves commerce, movement, and travel, and gives a ton of people jobs in the process. It's not a hard win if you're competent and have a vision.

2 months ago

American Air Sees $500 Million in Cramming More Seats on Aircraft

American Air Sees $500 Million in Cramming More Seats on Aircraft

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

When airlines engage in competition like this they are simply in a race to the bottom. The more you become like the worst of the low-cost carriers, the harder it is to distinguish yourself from them.

2 months ago

Hotels and Casinos Will Be Packed for Macau’s Upcoming Golden Week

Hotels and Casinos Will Be Packed for Macau’s Upcoming Golden Week

Daniela Wei, Bloomberg

More money from gamblers and less attention being paid to corruption is very good news for the city.

2 months ago