Articles by Jason Clampet

$85 Billion Worth of Planes Not Enough to Meet Demand for SpiceJet in Asia

$85 Billion Worth of Planes Not Enough to Meet Demand for SpiceJet in Asia

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

After some very difficult years due to industry expansion, it looks like SpiceJet is ready to go again. Will it be different this time?

1 day ago

Florida Politicians Push Forward Plan to Gut Tourism Funding

Florida Politicians Push Forward Plan to Gut Tourism Funding

Associated Press

Florida is more dependent on tourism than any other state in the U.S. If this goes through we'll have a wonderful case study for what happens when funding goes away.

2 days ago

Duck Boats Face Bans and Restrictions After Multiple Deaths in Multiple Cities

Duck Boats Face Bans and Restrictions After Multiple Deaths in Multiple Cities

Denise Lavoie , Associated Press

Tourists will be tourists and that's OK. But it's hard to find any redeeming value in the boorish, space-hogging, and sometimes unsafe duck boat.

3 days ago

Hong Kong Disneyland Earnings Drop in Tandem With Tourism Numbers

Hong Kong Disneyland Earnings Drop in Tandem With Tourism Numbers

Associated Press

Disney can afford to play the long game with its partner in Hong Kong. Now it just needs the tourists to play along.

3 days ago

New Trump Travel Ban Targets Same Countries as Old Trump Travel Ban

New Trump Travel Ban Targets Same Countries as Old Trump Travel Ban

Vivian Salama, Associated Press

The president will find it harder to convince people that this is not about religion considering his administration's moves against Muslim-Americans in recent days. But it's clear that this will be terrible for tourism.

3 days ago

Chefs+Tech: A Deep Dive Into Being Bourdain

Chefs+Tech: A Deep Dive Into Being Bourdain

Chefs+Tech

Bourdain's influence on how we think about tourism (and eating, too) has been profound, and likely more influential than any other personality over the last decade.

1 week ago

How Airbnb Turned Steve Jobs’ Three-Click Rule Into Design Brilliance

How Airbnb Turned Steve Jobs’ Three-Click Rule Into Design Brilliance

Leigh Gallagher, The Airbnb Story

We love to argue about Airbnb here, but one thing we're in agreement about is how the company's approach to design and the user experience has had a radical and incredibly positive impact on how brands sell travel now.

1 week ago

Lithuanian Tourism Caught Using Other Countries’ Photos in Social Media Campaign

Lithuanian Tourism Caught Using Other Countries’ Photos in Social Media Campaign

Associated Press

As more marketing turns to user-generated content and third parties, more embarassing mistakes like this will happen.

2 weeks ago

Norwegian Air Has Picked New U.S. Bases But It’s Keeping Them a Secret

Norwegian Air Has Picked New U.S. Bases But It’s Keeping Them a Secret

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Norwegian's reinvention of transatlantic travel is just beginning.

2 weeks ago

Union Boss for American Airlines Pilots Criticizes CEO for Skipping Trump Meeting

Union Boss for American Airlines Pilots Criticizes CEO for Skipping Trump Meeting

David Koenig, Associated Press

Parker has a growing problem on his hands with the unions who are now less optimistic about his tenure than they were when he took charge. Pilots are only half of his challenge.

2 weeks ago

Oneworld Alliance Looking at Low-Cost Carriers in Emerging Markets

Oneworld Alliance Looking at Low-Cost Carriers in Emerging Markets

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

As Gulf carriers' alliance-by-investment strategy has shown, airlines need to think beyond the traditional bounds of alliances to best serve passengers.

2 weeks ago

Chefs+Tech: Amazon’s Grocery Robots, Hospitality Solutions and More

Chefs+Tech: Amazon’s Grocery Robots, Hospitality Solutions and More

Chefs+Tech

While sometimes we really want to replace a bad cashier with a robot, most of the time its our fellow customers that downgrade the shopping experience. We may be biased, but humans are hard to improve upon.

2 weeks ago