Articles by Sarah Enelow

Australia Wants to Help Bankroll Trump’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Australia Wants to Help Bankroll Trump’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Brett Foley and Jason Scott, Bloomberg

Trump is determined to push much of the infrastructure funding responsibility off the federal government. Since when are roads, bridges, and airports no longer public assets?

19 hours ago

Google May Beat Competitors in Mapping Again, This Time for Driverless Cars

Google May Beat Competitors in Mapping Again, This Time for Driverless Cars

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg

Competitors are right to worry about Google's mapping advantage. For years now, Google Maps has been an unmatched trip-planning tool; some destinations that Google hasn't mapped really suffer.

21 hours ago

Pilots See Rising Airline Profits as Chance to Reclaim Retirement Benefits

Pilots See Rising Airline Profits as Chance to Reclaim Retirement Benefits

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

If pilots are ready to play hardball, the airlines will have to figure out how to deliver these lost benefits amid rising fuel costs.

2 days ago

TripAdvisor’s TV-Heavy Marketing and 8 Other Digital Trends This Week

TripAdvisor’s TV-Heavy Marketing and 8 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in digital news, TripAdvisor reported fourth-quarter earnings and we dug into their TV advertising strategy, which involves leaning away from online marketing — bad news for Google.

4 days ago

Airbnb’s New Tier of Select Properties and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Airbnb’s New Tier of Select Properties and 7 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in hospitality, the fact that it's earnings season is just the beginning. Airbnb is launching a new tier of select properties and Wyndham is selling its European vacation rental business.

4 days ago

Norwegian Air’s Expansion and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Norwegian Air’s Expansion and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in aviation, earnings are under way and Norwegian is hoping for a brighter 2018 bolstered by pilot recruitment and route development.

5 days ago

Los Angeles Takes Its New Campaign to Hulu and 10 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Los Angeles Takes Its New Campaign to Hulu and 10 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

This week in tourism, we saw TUI digging into blockchain and tours and activities, and Los Angeles rebooted its "Everyone Is Welcome" campaign on Hulu.

5 days ago

HotelTonight CEO Chides Big Competitors for Misguided Priorities

HotelTonight CEO Chides Big Competitors for Misguided Priorities

Sarah Enelow, Skift

HotelTonight made a smart move by expanding beyond last-minute bookings. So far, the company's willingness to tweak its product and roll with the punches is paying off with profitability.

6 days ago

Uber Adds Safety Measures to Appease London’s Regulator

Uber Adds Safety Measures to Appease London’s Regulator

Giles Turner, Bloomberg

London's transport authority is right to put the unicorn in its place, stressing Uber's obligation to maintain public safety and support its own drivers.

6 days ago

Rising Air Pollution Threatens Thailand’s Soaring Visitation

Rising Air Pollution Threatens Thailand’s Soaring Visitation

Supunnabul Suwannakij and Natnicha Chuwiruch, Bloomberg

Some tourists these days may care less about the health risk posed by intense air pollution than a trip's Instagram photo worthiness that might get ruined by smog.

6 days ago

Qantas Faces Funding Crunch Before Launching European Service

Qantas Faces Funding Crunch Before Launching European Service

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Qantas' overseas expansion was already going to be tough — although an opportunity — with fluctuating fuel prices. The airline needs to invest in its fleet.

7 days ago

Labor Unions Are Gaining Ground at Airports Across the U.S.

Labor Unions Are Gaining Ground at Airports Across the U.S.

Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg

Union critics may claim that higher wages have nothing to do with meeting air safety standards, but that's debatable. Employee retention is crucial for maintaining a stable, consistent environment for both workers and passengers.

1 week ago