Articles by Tom Lowry

Airlines Push Back on Trump Asking Government Not to Use Their Flights for Separated Kids

Airlines Push Back on Trump Asking Government Not to Use Their Flights for Separated Kids

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Kudos to the airlines for stepping up on President Trump's policies forcing children to be separated from their parents. It would be great to hear from more executives across the entire travel industry about taking a collective stand versus Trump. Let's not forget the travel ban.

5 days ago

Norway Pushing to Have Commercial Electric Planes in the Air in 10 Years

Norway Pushing to Have Commercial Electric Planes in the Air in 10 Years

Sveinung Sleire, Bloomberg

Aviation is looking to take a cue from the auto industry, making plans to launch electricity-powered planes. Who better then than Norway, whose drivers love Tesla, to be out front on electric planes?

1 week ago

What Corporate Travel Can Learn From Top Startups

What Corporate Travel Can Learn From Top Startups

Tom Lowry, Skift

Startups are about ideas, some good and some bad. Skift has put together a list of some of the top travel startups, which we think have some pretty good ideas — far-ranging business models that will help anyone in corporate travel understand the future.

3 weeks ago

All Attention Focused on This Singapore Hotel As Trump-Kim Meeting Nears

All Attention Focused on This Singapore Hotel As Trump-Kim Meeting Nears

Keith Zhai andJason Koutsoukis, Bloomberg

Singapore is no stranger to hosting events for world leaders. But can the city/state island handle one of the biggest summits since the end of the Cold War?

3 weeks ago

Absence of Women in Aviation Leadership Roles on Full Display at Industry Gathering

Absence of Women in Aviation Leadership Roles on Full Display at Industry Gathering

Angus Whitley, Benjamin Katz and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

It's one thing to make promoting women a big topic of discussion at your annual industry gathering, and it's another to make serious strides the rest of the year. Come on, aviation industry, make it happen.

3 weeks ago

Whiskey Tourists Can Now Ship Bottles of Kentucky Bourbon Home

Whiskey Tourists Can Now Ship Bottles of Kentucky Bourbon Home

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press

What took Kentucky officials so long? A new law allowing tourists to ship home bottles of Kentucky bourbon is sure to boost sales and visitors to the Bluegrass State. What's even better is the craft distillers get to even the playing field a bit with the bigger booze companies.

3 weeks ago

Air India Fails to Lure Any Bidders as Modi’s Privatization Plan Stalls

Air India Fails to Lure Any Bidders as Modi’s Privatization Plan Stalls

Anurag Kotoky, Siddhartha Singh and Shruti Srivastava, Bloomberg

The sale of Air India was supposed to be a cornerstone of Prime Minister Modi's privatization effort. But nobody is interested. That's not great news for the airline and probably worse news for Modi's political future.

4 weeks ago

United Airlines Accused of Using TVs to Bash Unions

United Airlines Accused of Using TVs to Bash Unions

Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg

Workers say United Airlines is on an anti-union tear. The company says it is merely trying to educate its employees. Either way, CEO Oscar Munoz finds himself and his airline all over social media yet again. And it's not good.

4 weeks ago

Medical Emergencies Treated by Onboard Doctors Present Quandaries for Airlines

Medical Emergencies Treated by Onboard Doctors Present Quandaries for Airlines

Ivan Levingston, Bloomberg

When we all board a plane, we hope one of our fellow passengers is a doctor, right? But that safety net has new complications for the airlines. Never the less, we all hope that doctors still follow through on their Hippocratic oaths.

4 weeks ago

Hoxton Hotels and Gleneagles Resort Owner May Get $1 Billion Infusion From Indian Mogul

Hoxton Hotels and Gleneagles Resort Owner May Get $1 Billion Infusion From Indian Mogul

Bhuma Shrivastava and George Smith Alexander, Bloomberg

It's good to have rich in-laws. Sunil Mittal, a billionaire who made his fortune in mobile in India, is looking to invest $1 billion with his son-in-law who is expanding the London-based Hoxton hotels group in the U.S. and other European cities. The portfolio also includes the Gleneagles golf resort in Scotland. Let's hope Mittal has time for a few rounds.

4 weeks ago

Vegas Workers Threaten Over Wages, Safety and Robots, But Owners Don’t See Strike

Vegas Workers Threaten Over Wages, Safety and Robots, But Owners Don’t See Strike

Christopher Palmeri , Bloomberg

The issues at the center of labor unrest in Las Vegas translate across the entire U.S. economy: a decent wage, workplace safety and losing your job to a robot. The culinary workers and bartenders' contract is up June 1. Let's see what owners can guarantee.

1 month ago

Apple Blames Tourism Drop for Why It’s Closing Atlantic City Store

Apple Blames Tourism Drop for Why It’s Closing Atlantic City Store

Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

How bad must things be in Atlantic City? Apple, which rarely closes stores, has decided to shutter its Atlantic City location. It blamed a drop in tourism. Can the potential for legal sports betting eventually lure the tech giant back to AC?

1 month ago