Articles by Jason Clampet

Google Picks Avis to Run Its Self-Driving Car Fleet Pilot Program

Google Picks Avis to Run Its Self-Driving Car Fleet Pilot Program

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg

Using car rentals to get consumers familiar with the technology is a smart move. Smart enough that Apple had the same idea today, too.

2 days ago

Cuban Officials Think Very Little of Trump’s New Tourism Restrictions

Cuban Officials Think Very Little of Trump’s New Tourism Restrictions

Michael Weissenstein and Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press

We don't think much of this either. There are many ways to build on Obama's changes to Cuba tourism policy in a constructive manner. This is not that.

7 days ago

Uber CEO Resigns Following Leadership Crisis He Created

Uber CEO Resigns Following Leadership Crisis He Created

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

The thinking behind Uber has had a transformative effect on transportation in major cities around the world. But the disruption it created relied on tactics and a mentality that was the polar opposite of the progressive, groundbreaking business it wished to be seen as. The question isn't can it maintain its valuation without Travis, but how long it would have survived at these heights under any circumstance.

1 week ago

Skift New Luxury Newsletter: High-End Retail Flies Higher

Skift New Luxury Newsletter: High-End Retail Flies Higher

Jason Clampet, Skift

Is there a more powerful FOMO than an airport boutique you'll never see again with an object of desire that may or not be a bargain because you're not sure of the exchange rate?

3 weeks ago

Chinese Outbound Luxury Travelers Look to Smaller Hotel Chains

Chinese Outbound Luxury Travelers Look to Smaller Hotel Chains

Daniel Meesak, Jing Daily

Big brand names still matter, but as consumers become more sophisticated labels are not the only marker of success.

3 weeks ago

Etihad and Emirates Suspend Flights to Qatar as Gulf State Rift Grows

Etihad and Emirates Suspend Flights to Qatar as Gulf State Rift Grows

Associated Press

It is quite rich for Saudi Arabia to claim other states support terrorism. Perhaps now the big three U.S. carriers can stop making equally ironic claims about subsidies and just watch the Gulf carriers fight each other?

3 weeks ago

Skift New Luxury Newsletter: Vacation Rentals for the One Percent

Skift New Luxury Newsletter: Vacation Rentals for the One Percent

Jason Clampet, Skift

Luxury travelers like vacation rentals, too. They just want to make sure they're well taken care of along the way.

4 weeks ago

The Business of Loyalty: The Millennial Problem

The Business of Loyalty: The Millennial Problem

Grant Martin, Skift

For now, the industry's biggest task it to make sure that Millennials don't completely disengage and abandon loyalty altogether.

4 weeks ago

United CEO to Face off With Investors at Annual Meeting

United CEO to Face off With Investors at Annual Meeting

David Koenig and Don Babwin, Associated Press

Munoz may have it easier than you'd think: stock is up and seats are full. They just need better employee training and better communications strategy for this always connected, always filming world.

1 month ago

Skift New Luxury Newsletter: What’s Next for Tours and Cruises

Skift New Luxury Newsletter: What’s Next for Tours and Cruises

Jason Clampet, Skift

Whether it's tours our cruises, luxury travelers look to experiences over objects as they seek to tick off their high-end bucket lists.

1 month ago

Retail Brands Target Chinese Travelers on Mobile Before They Leave Home

Retail Brands Target Chinese Travelers on Mobile Before They Leave Home

Jessica Rapp, Jing Daily

Why wait to market to consumers when they arrive abroad as opposed to targeting them directly via efficient platforms before they ever leave town?

1 month ago

Japan’s Peach Airline Is Accepting Bitcoin as Payment

Japan’s Peach Airline Is Accepting Bitcoin as Payment

Chris Cooper and Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

We're still at the point where accepting bitcoin is nothing more than a clever marketing ploy.

1 month ago