Articles by Jason Clampet

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.

6 days 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.

1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago

Lyft Looks to Ford to Help It With Self-Driving Car Ambitions

Lyft Looks to Ford to Help It With Self-Driving Car Ambitions

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Lyft has other technology issues to focus on as well, like gettting its drivers to show up on the same side of the street as its riders. We think it and Uber are over iterating with autonomous cars.

3 weeks ago

Southwest Air Says Natural Disasters Will Cost It $100 Million

Southwest Air Says Natural Disasters Will Cost It $100 Million

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Southwest rarely gets put in this position. Which makes us think that despite the high price tag, it is not going into the next quarter panicking about its performance.

3 weeks ago

Ryanair Must Face UK Aviation Regulator Over Wave of Cancelled Flights

Ryanair Must Face UK Aviation Regulator Over Wave of Cancelled Flights

Thomas Seal and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair is in a tricky position here where it must face down regulators and pilots at the same time — while also contending with 700,000+ unhappy customers.

3 weeks ago