Articles by Jason Clampet

Television Host Anthony Bourdain Is Dead at 61

Television Host Anthony Bourdain Is Dead at 61

Jason Clampet, Skift

Anthony Bourdain's impact on travel and food really can't be measured.

2 weeks ago

Thailand’s New Tourism Push? Rehab for Foreigners

Thailand’s New Tourism Push? Rehab for Foreigners

Natnicha Chuwiruch, Bloomberg

For years, Thailand has been an open market for some of the worst tourist indulgences. Maybe if Thailand can make more money on the healing end its citizens won't pay such a heavy price on the front end.

1 month ago

Lonely Planet CEO to Depart as Company Pursues Sale

Lonely Planet CEO to Depart as Company Pursues Sale

Jason Clampet and Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lonely Planet has weathered the death of the guidebook better than any of its peers, and its new leader will need to figure out a way to flourish rather than just survive as it builds on the pieces of its empire.

2 months ago

Virgin Hyperloop Loses a Chunk of Its Board After Replacements and Arrests

Virgin Hyperloop Loses a Chunk of Its Board After Replacements and Arrests

Sarah McBride And Giles Turner, Bloomberg

One dose Branson, another dose Musk, and another a hyped transportation concept with dreams of federal funding. Really, this seems like par for the course.

3 months ago

HNA Group Sells Stake in Hilton Grand Vacations for $1.1 Billion

HNA Group Sells Stake in Hilton Grand Vacations for $1.1 Billion

Prudence Ho, Bloomberg

HNA Group has achieved what nobody thought possible: Making money on a time-share investment.

3 months ago

Portugal’s Tourism Boom Has Caused a Hotel Labor Shortage

Portugal’s Tourism Boom Has Caused a Hotel Labor Shortage

Henrique Almeida, Bloomberg

A tourism boom fueled by low-cost carriers presents unique challenges. Namely, lots of visitors with smaller budgets. And that combination is bad news for attracting labor in a tight market.

4 months ago

United Hits ‘Pause’ on Its Bad Idea to Replace Bonuses With Lottery-Style Perks

United Hits ‘Pause’ on Its Bad Idea to Replace Bonuses With Lottery-Style Perks

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

No employees want a "more exciting program" when it comes to their take-home pay. They want something they can count on if they do good work. It's not that complicated.

4 months ago

Hilton CEO Says Brexit Is Hurting London Hotels

Hilton CEO Says Brexit Is Hurting London Hotels

Andrew Blackman, Bloomberg

Post-Brexit London was such a deal that some mistakenly thought it would last forever. Now that the pound has creeped back up the city is not as attractive.

4 months ago

United Gives Airline Employees a Chance to Win $100,000 Instead of Bonuses

United Gives Airline Employees a Chance to Win $100,000 Instead of Bonuses

Michael Sasso, United

New idea: Throw a can of soup in the middle of a circle of employees and whoever comes out with it is the winner! If our sarcasm isn't clear we'll just say it this way: This seems like a terrible way to encourage teamwork, build loyalty, or anything else that's good for a company. But it does seem fitting for our current climate.

4 months ago

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.

4 months 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?

4 months 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.

4 months ago