Articles by Sarah Enelow

Airports Are Using ‘Smart Glass’ to Get Travelers to Spend More on Food and Drinks

Airports Are Using ‘Smart Glass’ to Get Travelers to Spend More on Food and Drinks

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

If smart glass can make New York's LaGuardia Airport less depressing, we're all for that miracle, and might just order one more round.

2 days ago

JetBlue Flight Attendants Vote to Unionize as a Hedge Against a Merger

JetBlue Flight Attendants Vote to Unionize as a Hedge Against a Merger

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue had a good long run until 2014 without a union, but this is the new reality, and more of the airline's employees may soon organize.

2 days ago

Travel Agents Look Past Iceland to New Offbeat Destinations

Travel Agents Look Past Iceland to New Offbeat Destinations

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

We don't even consider Antarctica to be an unusual destination anymore. Getting off the beaten path, however much that's possible, is getting more difficult and expensive.

4 days ago

Ola Pushes for a Million Electric Vehicles on India’s Roads by 2021

Ola Pushes for a Million Electric Vehicles on India’s Roads by 2021

Saritha Rai, Bloomberg

Making this push toward electric ridesharing vehicles might be expensive, but it could really help improve the air quality in the world's second-most populous country.

4 days ago

Airbnb-Branded Residences Draw Criticism and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb-Branded Residences Draw Criticism and 6 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, we have two stories on Red Lion, which is buying Knights Inn from Wyndham — but Airbnb also made waves. The unsuspecting residents of an apartment complex in Florida suddenly find themselves under Airbnb's umbrella, whether they like it or not.

2 weeks ago

Bermuda’s Same-Sex Marriage Reversal and 10 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Bermuda’s Same-Sex Marriage Reversal and 10 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism, we thought about human rights. Bermuda's reversal on same-sex marriage might put a dent in its visitation, and civil rights park sites in the U.S. got new funding from a controversial source.

2 weeks ago

A New Saudi City Wants to Attract Tourists Although Its Strategy Is Undefined

A New Saudi City Wants to Attract Tourists Although Its Strategy Is Undefined

Sarah Algethami, Bloomberg

Like past leisure tourism efforts in Saudi Arabia, this new city will have to compensate hard for the barriers to reaching the country in the first place, and letting loose in a religiously conservative environment.

2 weeks ago

TripAdvisor’s New Sponsored Listings and 6 Other Digital Trends This Week

TripAdvisor’s New Sponsored Listings and 6 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in digital news, thousands of hotels are trying out TripAdvisor's new sponsored listings offering, and companies are more worried than ever about the security of their data when employees hit the road.

2 weeks ago

Fallout From the Long-Haul Battle and 4 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Fallout From the Long-Haul Battle and 4 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, we took a deeper look at long-haul flights, including the pitfalls of transatlantic basic economy and how some customers are navigating this unfamiliar space.

2 weeks ago

Jet Airways to Buy 75 Boeing Aircraft as Competition in India Heats Up

Jet Airways to Buy 75 Boeing Aircraft as Competition in India Heats Up

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

As SpiceJet and IndiGo made their own big aircraft purchases, Jet Airways gets in on the increasing competition for a promising market of middle-class flyers in India.

2 weeks ago

FlixBus to Take Its Distinct Business Model to the U.S. to Compete With Megabus

FlixBus to Take Its Distinct Business Model to the U.S. to Compete With Megabus

Frank Jordans, Associated Press

A few years ago, higher-quality discount buses cropped up like weeds in the U.S. At first they were a breath of fresh air — we were thrilled to not be dying in a fire on the side of the highway, and there was Wi-Fi. But the novelty wore off and now it's just another jam-packed, snack-stained bus stuck in traffic. Is FlixBus bringing anything new to the table?

2 weeks ago

Istanbul’s New Airport Faces Money Woes in Quest to Become a Global Hub

Istanbul’s New Airport Faces Money Woes in Quest to Become a Global Hub

Onur Ant, Bloomberg

Building a world-class airport from scratch is a gargantuan project. What’s even harder is turning a city shaken by terrorism and a failed coup into the home of an airport that rivals Atlanta in the U.S.

2 weeks ago