Articles by Sarah Enelow-Snyder

Skift Tech Forum Themes and 9 Other Digital Trends This Week

Skift Tech Forum Themes and 9 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in digital news, travel brands across many sectors thought about the long game at Skift Tech Forum. How can companies balance personalization and privacy? What kind of threat do Google and Amazon present? And how big is the gap between the tech haves and have-nots?

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Ritz-Carlton at Sea and 6 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Ritz-Carlton at Sea and 6 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in tourism, two major companies are branching out to serve new clientele. Ritz-Carlton is betting on its "cruising yachts" and EasyJet goes deeper into packaged vacations. Plus, Royal Caribbean is going luxe by buying a $1 billion stake in Silversea.

2 days ago

Austrian Ski Destination Turned Film Location Is Getting an Immersive James Bond Museum

Austrian Ski Destination Turned Film Location Is Getting an Immersive James Bond Museum

Jason Tesauro, Bloomberg

Being "closer to a movie than to a traditional museum" is a minimum requirement these days, especially given the cost of building even a small set of galleries. Mere art on the wall doesn't cut it anymore.

2 days ago

United Weighs ‘Creepy’ Versus ‘Personalized’ and 6 Other Aviation Trends This Week

United Weighs ‘Creepy’ Versus ‘Personalized’ and 6 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in aviation news, at the inaugural Skift Tech Forum, United discussed how to balance personalization with privacy when using customers' data. We also analyzed the ongoing saga, or rather downward spiral, of South African Airways.

2 days ago

AccorHotels Is Watching Amazon and 10 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

AccorHotels Is Watching Amazon and 10 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in hospitality news, we sat down with Accor's chief brand officer at the inaugural Skift Tech Forum to talk about the threat posed by Google and Amazon, as opposed to concerns about Airbnb. Other sectors in travel are taking the same approach.

3 days ago

Enterprise Takes a Small Step Toward Driverless Rental Cars

Enterprise Takes a Small Step Toward Driverless Rental Cars

Mark Bergen and David Welch, Bloomberg

Self-driving cars are coming faster than many people think, and Enterprise is smart to try and make this trend work for the company as early as possible.

3 days ago

Elon Musk to Build High-Speed Transit to Chicago O’Hare Airport

Elon Musk to Build High-Speed Transit to Chicago O’Hare Airport

Associated Press

Chicago is already ahead of New York in connecting its far-away airport to downtown. Cutting that 40-minute train trip down to 12 minutes could produce more demand than these electric vehicles can handle.

4 days ago

U.S. Airline Investors Anxious About Fuel Costs and Shrinking Margins

U.S. Airline Investors Anxious About Fuel Costs and Shrinking Margins

Esha Dey, Bloomberg

Emirates may be able to find the silver lining on high fuel costs, which encouraged a broader economic recovery in the Gulf region, but most airlines aren't so lucky.

5 days ago

Investigation Concludes FAA Inspectors Let Unsafe Aircraft Fly

Investigation Concludes FAA Inspectors Let Unsafe Aircraft Fly

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The fact that these oversights affected planes bearing fewer seats, used by smaller carriers, is surely of little comfort to some frequent flyers.

5 days ago

Ryanair Will Add a Base Near London Despite Strong Brexit Opposition

Ryanair Will Add a Base Near London Despite Strong Brexit Opposition

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Ryanair's CEO remains vehemently anti-Brexit, but that doesn't mean he isn't preparing to meet UK demand.

5 days ago

Hilton Is Wary of the Risks of Hyper-Personalization

Hilton Is Wary of the Risks of Hyper-Personalization

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Hyper-personalization may be all the rage, but so is respecting the customer's data. Hilton wants to be on the right side of that fine line.

6 days ago

Top Travel Startups and 4 Other Digital Trends This Week

Top Travel Startups and 4 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in digital news, we studied young, tech-savvy companies around the world that are really innovating, and picked our most promising favorites. Maybe some will become household names, like the ones joining us at Skift Tech Forum next week.

1 week ago