Jason Clampet

Jason is the co-founder and Head of Content at Skift. Jason has always enjoyed telling people where to go. As a student he worked in the study abroad office before actually studying abroad in Bulgaria, and after college he worked as an agent for Council Travel to supplement his meager income as Philadelphia Weekly freelancer. After a failed Berlitz gig in Bratislava, Jason returned to Philly and worked first at the Associated Press and then as a launch editor for a young website called Citysearch. He stuck with the local guide through acquisitions and layoffs until the latter got him and he headed to Ensenada, Mexico to write a book for the Rough Guide series. After a few years bouncing between Mexico, France, and Tokyo, he joined Frommers.com where he managed all the site's original content, edited Arthur Frommer's blog, helped build new products, and acted as a media spokesperson for the brand. Jason is widely quoted as a travel industry expert, and his advice has appeared in print, web, and broadcast in places such as CNN, The New York Times, The Associated Press, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, The Los Angeles Times, The Toronto Star, The Travel Channel and others. Jason has an infrequently updated personal blog called JasonClampet.com. He can be found on LinkedIn, Google + and Twitter at @jasonclampet. Subscribe to Jason Clampet's RSS feed</a Connect with the author via: Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn

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Daily Lodging Report

Singapore’s Optimistic Tourism Forecast

Singapore said it is expecting between 12 million and 14 million international visitor arrivals in 2023. That would be more than double the 6.3 million final tally of visitors in 2022.

Hotels

Ace Boutique Hotels Have a New Owner

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Ace Group’s sale, a new kind of Olympics tourism, and New Mexico’s decade-long tourism campaign.

Ace Boutique Hotels Have a New Owner

Daily Lodging Report

Ace Hotels Bought for $85 Million

Investment firm Sortis agreed to acquire Ace Group International for $85 million. The all-cash deal will give Sortis the boutique Ace Hotels brand and its hotel management company.

Daily Lodging Report

Thailand May Add Tourism Fee and Expand Domestic Hotel Subsidy

Hotels in Thailand still want the government to accelerate the launch of the new phase of the domestic stimulus scheme even with an influx of Chinese tourists expected to show up.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Good and Bad M&A, According to Booking’s CEO

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Booking CEO’s M&A philosophy, Zoom burnout, and a hotel brand bonanza.

Good and Bad M&A, According to Booking’s CEO

Airlines

Delta CEO: Give the FAA More Money

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Delta’s FAA wish, the U.S.’s new tourism official, and Ashton Kutcher’s new investment.

Delta CEO: Give the FAA More Money

Daily Lodging Report

Sonesta to Reflag Two Properties to The James Brand

Sonesta will reflag two of The Royal Sonesta properties from its managed portfolio later this to The James brand - The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North and the Royal Sonesta Washington DC Dupont Circle.

Hotels

Marriott’s CEO Is Tired of U.S. Visa Wait Times

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at recent comments by Marriott’s CEO, travel tech insights from the Empire State Building, and restructuring at G Adventures.

Marriott’s CEO Is Tired of U.S. Visa Wait Times

Daily Lodging Report

Baird’s 2023 REIT Outlook Is Cautious

Baird gave their 2023 Hotel REIT outlook saying they are taking a more balanced approach in early 2023 as macroeconomic risks and growing expense pressures keep them selective.

Airlines

U.S. Transportation Secretary Doesn’t Want a Repeat of Wednesday’s Failure

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at the U.S. airlines-grounding glitch, Hilton’s new brand, and Travelport’s optimism.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Doesn’t Want a Repeat of Wednesday’s Failure