Articles by Jason Clampet

Trump Supporters and Protesters Help Fill Washington D.C. Hotel Rooms This Weekend

Trump Supporters and Protesters Help Fill Washington D.C. Hotel Rooms This Weekend

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

If it wasn't for the protesters flooding in from around the nation, this inauguration would likely be a dud for Washington, D.C. area hotels.

20 hours ago

Chefs+Tech: Quality Food Delivery Startups Stumble and Fall

Chefs+Tech: Quality Food Delivery Startups Stumble and Fall

Chefs+Tech

While VC-backed companies are suffering, un-sexy older school players like TripAdvisor are taking advantage of new consumer habits to build revenue streams.

2 days ago

Delta Air Lines Expands Diversity Training as Onboard Tensions Rise

Delta Air Lines Expands Diversity Training as Onboard Tensions Rise

Laura Colby , Bloomberg

Flight attendants are on the front lines of one of the more stressful customer service jobs in the U.S. A little more training is never a bad thing.

3 days ago

Travel Megatrends 2017: Overtourism Goes Mainstream

Travel Megatrends 2017: Overtourism Goes Mainstream

Jason Clampet, Skift

A global surge in tourism, driven by the growth of low-cost carriers and middle class families across the world who are beginning to vacation abroad, has had deep ramifications for the world’s most popular destinations. Some have tried to manage tourism by limiting the ability of tourists to stay in cities or pushing less popular areas as bona fide tourist destinations. The jury is still out on whether these destinations will be able to effectively manage tourism, or will continue to struggle in the face of mounting backlash from their citizens.

4 days ago

This Year Is the 60th Anniversary of ‘Europe on $5 a Day’

This Year Is the 60th Anniversary of ‘Europe on $5 a Day’

Beth J. Harpaz , Associated Press

Arthur Frommer single-handedly helped Americans re-think what it meant to travel abroad.

6 days ago

United Airlines Is Getting Rid of Some Executives to Save Money and Improve Performance

United Airlines Is Getting Rid of Some Executives to Save Money and Improve Performance

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Clearing out a few executives also puts United in a better position when it comes time to negotiate with other employees.

6 days ago

U.S. Politicians Make Moves to Get Historic Riverboat Cruising Again

U.S. Politicians Make Moves to Get Historic Riverboat Cruising Again

Jim Salter, Associated Press

They may get the boat cruising again. But then they need to get decent ports to stop at along the river.

7 days ago

Better Relations With U.S. Means Much Better Wi-Fi Across Cuba

Better Relations With U.S. Means Much Better Wi-Fi Across Cuba

Andrea Rodriguez , Associated Press

Tourists' experiences just got better in Cuba, too.

7 days ago

Thailand’s Crackdown on Cheap Chinese Tours Cuts Lunar New Year Holiday Numbers

Thailand’s Crackdown on Cheap Chinese Tours Cuts Lunar New Year Holiday Numbers

Pairat Temphairojana, Reuters

There's a level of responsibility and long-range thinking to this overtourism crackdown that we haven't seen from the Thai authorities before.

7 days ago

U.S. DOT Won’t Bring Anti-Trust Suit Against Airlines

U.S. DOT Won’t Bring Anti-Trust Suit Against Airlines

David Koenig and Eric Tucker, Associated Press

It was hard to make a compelling case for collusion and how it was hurting consumers during this period of cheaper airfares. If prices go up, tough, we may see this case revisited, no matter who's in charge.

7 days ago

Chinese Travelers Will Make Nearly 3 Billion Trips Over Next 4 Weeks

Chinese Travelers Will Make Nearly 3 Billion Trips Over Next 4 Weeks

Associated Press

Lunar New Year makes holiday travel in the U.S. look positively quaint while also demonstrating the amazing development of China's tourism and transport infrastructure.

1 week ago

Travel Megatrends 2017: Humanity Returns to Travel

Travel Megatrends 2017: Humanity Returns to Travel

Rafat Ali and Jason Clampet, Skift

Hospitality is all about the very human trait of empathy. And businesses need to remember that humans should remain front and center to create incredible experiences, helped — but in no way supplanted — by modern technology.

1 week ago