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Articles by Jason Clampet

Atlantic City Considers Donald Trump Museum to Boost Tourism

Atlantic City Considers Donald Trump Museum to Boost Tourism

Associated Press

A city built on lies and corruption, and with nothing left to lose, looks to a man who swindled thousands of its residents and created four industry-killing bankruptcies — it's so wrong it could be right.

19 hours ago

Sen. Schumer Wants United’s New Basic Economy Fares and Free Bags, Too

Sen. Schumer Wants United’s New Basic Economy Fares and Free Bags, Too

Associated Press

Sen. Schumer is one of the most outspoken travel consumer advocates on issues he never really understands. Luckily, he never shows much interest once the cameras stop rolling.

23 hours ago

Chefs+Tech: Uber Gets Into the Restaurant Guide Business

Chefs+Tech: Uber Gets Into the Restaurant Guide Business

Chefs+Tech

Uber in the restaurant business, Airbnb in the tours business — some say natural expansions, others say side hustles.

4 days ago

Lease for Trump Hotel in D.C. Says a President Trump Can’t Operate Hotel

Lease for Trump Hotel in D.C. Says a President Trump Can’t Operate Hotel

Caleb Melby and Ben Brody, Bloomberg

Any luxury hotel brand taking over the lease would definitely need to modify the hotel's design motif, which is more crooked oligarch than understated luxury. Pity they didn't go with a style more like Trump Soho.

5 days ago

Fosun Groups Its Club Med and Thomas Cook Assets Into a New Tourism Entity

Fosun Groups Its Club Med and Thomas Cook Assets Into a New Tourism Entity

Bloomberg

After a series of investments and acquisitions it's always good to regroup and then decide the best way to organize it all. And when you're dealing with two of Europe's most recognizable tourism brands, it's essential to do it right.

5 days ago

Event Tech Leaders Cvent and Lanyon Announce Merger

Event Tech Leaders Cvent and Lanyon Announce Merger

Jason Clampet, Skift

With Vista already owning Lanyon, the writing was on the wall for this merger.

5 days ago

American Airlines Sees Weaker Demand for Flights to Cuba

American Airlines Sees Weaker Demand for Flights to Cuba

Mary Schlangenstein and Jack Kaskey, Bloomberg

We've been saying for quite some time that Cuba's biggest challenges are on the ground and finding a place to stay, not getting there. It needs to find some solutions or more cutbacks are on the way.

5 days ago

Lufthansa’s Pilots Say They’re Open to Talks After Four Days of Strikes

Lufthansa’s Pilots Say They’re Open to Talks After Four Days of Strikes

Reuters

While Lufthansa, Air France, Alitalia, and others struggle mightily with their labor challenges, companies like IAG that fought big battles in previous years can only sit back and watch with restrained schadenfreude.

1 week ago

Uber Prepares Its Biggest Argument Yet: It’s Not a Taxi or Transport Company

Uber Prepares Its Biggest Argument Yet: It’s Not a Taxi or Transport Company

Foo Yun Chee, Reuters

... and Skift is not the largest travel news and marketing platform. It's a pixel delivery service.

1 week ago

Egypt Hopes Newly Uncovered 7,000 Year Old City Will Bring Back Tourists

Egypt Hopes Newly Uncovered 7,000 Year Old City Will Bring Back Tourists

Ahmed Aboulenein, Reuters

You could cross your fingers and pin all your hopes on ancient relics ... or you could try to make your government slightly less of a dumpster fire.

1 week ago

Alitalia May Slash Jobs and Ground Planes in Turn-Around Effort

Alitalia May Slash Jobs and Ground Planes in Turn-Around Effort

Stanley Carvalho and Agnieszka Flak, Reuters

Alitalia's problems make Air France and Lufthansa's seem like a field day.

1 week ago

Barcelona Hits Airbnb and HomeAway With $630,000 Fines

Barcelona Hits Airbnb and HomeAway With $630,000 Fines

Associated Press

Barcelona's overtourism issue goes beyond Airbnb and HomeAway, but moves like this do draw attention to the problem the city is struggling with.

2 weeks ago