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3 years ago

Avis Budget corporate customers will soon get rate hikes like leisure travelers

Avis Budget corporate customers will soon get rate hikes like leisure travelers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hertz acquired Dollar Thrifty last year, and Avis Budget picked up Avis Europe and Zipcar in 2013. Now the two companies, along with Enterprise, are turning their attention toward raising rates. With just three firms running the show, there's not much standing in their way.

4 years ago

Leadership team of new American Airlines gets heavy US Airways stamp

Leadership team of new American Airlines gets heavy US Airways stamp

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Parker basically promised the unions that US Airways would be running the show at the new American, and he's delivering on that promise.

4 years ago

FlightCar and airports argue over what’s innovation and what’s just cheating

FlightCar and airports argue over what’s innovation and what’s just cheating

Samantha Shankman, Skift

FlightCar likens itself to other sharing economy companies by arguing that there are no regulations for its new business model. But it really isn't complicated at all: It is a business, and there are rules about businesses operating at airports.

4 years ago

Google buys traffic maps app Waze for $1.1 billion, to keep it separate

Google buys traffic maps app Waze for $1.1 billion, to keep it separate

Rafat Ali, Skift

In this new world, multi-brand strategy is clearly how big Internet companies want to operate, partly to not mess with the DNA of the startups they're buying.

4 years ago

Air New Zealand goes for a new look, with the national fern mark

Air New Zealand goes for a new look, with the national fern mark

Rafat Ali, Skift

Not that there was any doubt, but Air New Zealand wants to burnish its NZ roots, and hence the new fern mark which is globally well known as Kiwi mark.

4 years ago

Taiwan offers free Wi-Fi to all foreign tourists

Taiwan offers free Wi-Fi to all foreign tourists

Rafat Ali, Skift

Taiwan’s move is great for tourists and should set a precedent for other countries looking to attract visitors. Look to other countries rolling out Wi-Fi service that enables visitors to check email or get basic information about the destination in their own language.

4 years ago

Gogo’s IPO back on track, expects to raise around $170 million

Rafat Ali, Skift

4 years ago

Top 20 countries fueling U.S. tourism: Asia and Latin America on the rise, Europe in decline

Top 20 countries fueling U.S. tourism: Asia and Latin America on the rise, Europe in decline

Samantha Shankman, Skift

America’s top 20 inbound tourism markets includes a surprising mix, but as expected, overall rapid growth from Asia and Latin America points to where U.S. tourism efforts should be focused for the at least the next decade.

4 years ago

Four things Apple absolutely must do to fix its maps in iOS7

Four things Apple absolutely must do to fix its maps in iOS7

Jason Clampet, Skift

Tech pundits are calling this Apple WWDC a do-or-die for the future of the company, but we really want to know if the company will get its act together on maps for the iPhone.

4 years ago

Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” episode 8 recap: Pride on the Congo

Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” episode 8 recap: Pride on the Congo

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Parts Unknown takes an honest and holistic look at the world and at travel, considering the impact politics, history, and location have on the people who call a country home and those that cover millions of miles to see it. We're looking forward to season two.

4 years ago

The 10 global airlines making most dollars per passenger in extra fees

The 10 global airlines making most dollars per passenger in extra fees

Rafat Ali, Skift

United and Alaska Air are the only two full-service domestic U.S. entrants on the list, but expect bold fee moves by other U.S. carriers and fee growth by foreign airlines that already know how to play the fee game.

4 years ago