Articles by Jason Clampet

Waymo Is the First Company With Approval for Driverless Ride-Hailing Service in U.S.

Waymo Is the First Company With Approval for Driverless Ride-Hailing Service in U.S.

Alistair Barr, Bloomberg

On one hand this is a step towards a fascinating future. On the other its a reminder that some states protect massive transportation corporations from liability when something goes wrong.

6 hours ago

Hilton’s CEO Says New York’s Waldorf Astoria Is Not for Sale

Hilton’s CEO Says New York’s Waldorf Astoria Is Not for Sale

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

Sure, it's not for sale. But wouldn't things be easier for everyone if it was?

3 days ago

Blackstone Has Its Eye on Hotel Assets It Sold to Anbang

Blackstone Has Its Eye on Hotel Assets It Sold to Anbang

Bloomberg

Blackstone has its eyes on the assets it sold, and knows it can now get them at a fraction of the cost if it wants them. Not a bad position to be in.

5 days ago

China’s Bullet Trains Are Remaking Its Lunar New Year Holiday

China’s Bullet Trains Are Remaking Its Lunar New Year Holiday

Bloomberg

China's massive investments in its transportation infrastructure are nothing short of astounding.

6 days ago

HNA Is Dismantling Its Travel Acquisitions and Banks Are Profiting

HNA Is Dismantling Its Travel Acquisitions and Banks Are Profiting

Ben Scent, Bloomberg

We all knew this wouldn't last. But Hilton and NH will come out of this period based on their strengths prior to the HNA investment.

6 days ago

Russian Minister Provides Updates on Fatal Airliner Crash

Russian Minister Provides Updates on Fatal Airliner Crash

Associated Press

6 days ago

Getting Rid of Steve Wynn Could Help the Gaming Company in Giant Macau Market

Getting Rid of Steve Wynn Could Help the Gaming Company in Giant Macau Market

Daniela Wei and Bruce Einhorn, Bloomberg

The new license was going to be tough, and Wynn's behavior would have been a factor. The hotel giant needs to make sure it has serious and talented management in place now that he's gone – he can't be secretly operating behind the scenes.

7 days ago

Trump’s Bad Approach to Transportation Laid Bare in Plans for Northeast Corridor Rail Network

Trump’s Bad Approach to Transportation Laid Bare in Plans for Northeast Corridor Rail Network

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

This is an embarrassment on every level for U.S. infrastructure.

1 week ago

Paris Tourists Don’t Mind Eiffel Tower Closure in the Snow

Paris Tourists Don’t Mind Eiffel Tower Closure in the Snow

Associated Press

Paris is already a fairy-tale destination for certain kinds of tourists. A bit of snow only ups the ante.

1 week ago

Steve Wynn Eyes a $400 Nightly Rate for His 4th Vegas Hotel

Steve Wynn Eyes a $400 Nightly Rate for His 4th Vegas Hotel

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

For a hotel this size, the price point for Vegas seems ambitious, to say the least.

4 weeks ago

Ex-NJ Governor Christie Forced to Use Regular TSA Line at Newark’s Awful Terminal B

Ex-NJ Governor Christie Forced to Use Regular TSA Line at Newark’s Awful Terminal B

Elise Young, Bloomberg

We have no industry-specific insight here, just a supreme joy at seeing a person run face first into a transportation tragedy of their own making. Next stop: Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.

4 weeks ago

Launching: Skift Table Daily Newsletter

Launching: Skift Table Daily Newsletter

Jason Clampet, Skift

Don't miss out on all the news you need to better understand the business of dining out.

1 month ago