Articles by Jason Clampet

Egypt’s Tourism Officials Promise That Tourist Sites Are Safe

Egypt’s Tourism Officials Promise That Tourist Sites Are Safe

Fay Abuelgasim and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press

Problem is, nobody trusts Egyptian officials. And when it comes to the country's tourism industry trusting their motives is even more difficult.

2 days ago

Video: Mr & Mrs Smith and Bridging the Gap Between Content and Booking

Video: Mr & Mrs Smith and Bridging the Gap Between Content and Booking

Jason Clampet, Skift

Mr & Mrs Smith has carved out a unique space in the market, and its evolution over the last decade speaks to the radical changes in the ways we discover, book, and return to hotels.

3 days ago

High-End Chinese Travelers Can Now Book VistaJets on WeChat

High-End Chinese Travelers Can Now Book VistaJets on WeChat

Yiling Pan, Jing Daily

We have more faith that WeChat will help make on-demand private jet travel happen than any of the other smart-phone centric services we've seen come (and go) in the last few years.

3 days ago

Children’s Summer Vacations Under Attack by Teachers and Legislators in North Carolina

Children’s Summer Vacations Under Attack by Teachers and Legislators in North Carolina

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press

The same state legislators killed hundreds of millions in revenue from events last year because of their anti-LGBT laws, so apparently they've come up with more ways to harm tourism. It's surprising how much a few mistaken lawmakers can hurt the industry.

5 days ago

Yellowstone National Park Had a $680 Million Impact on Local Economies

Yellowstone National Park Had a $680 Million Impact on Local Economies

Associated Press

We've had year after year o rising park attendance and spending. What will the Trump years look like for parks?

5 days ago

Video: Kayak CEO Says He Wants to Give Consumers a Choice

Video: Kayak CEO Says He Wants to Give Consumers a Choice

Jason Clampet, Skift

Hafner reveals his admiration for new acquisition Momondo Group, expresses his bother at Trivago's ad spend, and pooh-poohs Skyscanner's analytics approach in a frank discussion that cut to the core of what makes metasearch different.

7 days ago

Launching Today: Skift New Luxury Travel Newsletter

Launching Today: Skift New Luxury Travel Newsletter

Jason Clampet, Skift

All luxury is not created equal, and understanding the modern luxury travel market requires a new approach and a deep appreciation of the sophistication of modern consumers and providers.

1 week ago

United Airlines’ First Quarter Earnings Beat Forecasts

United Airlines’ First Quarter Earnings Beat Forecasts

Associated Press

While it's too soon to see any fall out from its passenger-dragging incident, tomorrow's earnings call will likely reveal more.

1 week ago

Spirit Airlines Is the Latest Carrier to Downgrade Its Cuba Ambitions

Spirit Airlines Is the Latest Carrier to Downgrade Its Cuba Ambitions

Associated Press

Many travel brands got excited about Cuba. But its tourism infrastructure still has a long ways to go to match the hopes tourists (and locals) have for it.

2 weeks ago

Airbnb Sues Miami for the City’s Crack-Down on Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Sues Miami for the City’s Crack-Down on Short-Term Rentals

Associated Press

This is a rare case where Airbnb has the law on its side. While Miami officials likely think they're fighting for locals' rights, they're in the wrong in regards to a state law which is widely favorable to vacation rentals.

2 weeks ago

Getting Bumped on Delta Could Soon Be Worth Up to $10,000

Getting Bumped on Delta Could Soon Be Worth Up to $10,000

Damian Troise andDavid Koenig, Associated Press

Great PR for Delta, even if passenger resistance will rarely result in paying out anything near $10K. The bigger story is the decision-making power it is giving front-line employees.

2 weeks ago

United’s Growing Problem as Told in 3 Statements by Its CEO

United’s Growing Problem as Told in 3 Statements by Its CEO

Associated Press

In case you're wondering, the third statement should have been the first and only statement.

2 weeks ago