Etihad Leaves SkyTrax After Expressing Doubts About Its Ratings System

There's been grumbling about the quality of Skytrax's ratings before, but this is the first time an airline has turned openly hostile against the consultancy.

J.D. Power Study Says U.S. Airline Passengers Are Less Dissatisfied Than Ever

Sometimes the only direction you can go is up.

Skift’s Big List of Travel Lists From The World Over, 2013 Edition

For the travel lists and data nerd in you...go overdose on them.

Weekly Top 10 Stats From Our New SkiftStats Data Feed

For the travel data nerd in you, these daily stats and weekly roundup of stats....

The Trends That Are Driving 2014’s ‘Top Travel Destinations’ Lists

Are anniversaries and events over-stressed on these lists? It’s refreshing not to see Brazil, in its World Cup, an automatic inclusion of all lists – even if it’s an understandable entry. But would anyone plan a trip to Cape Town just because it’s the World Design Capital?

10 Most Desired Wedding and Honeymoon Destinations of 2013

One trend is clear: Beaches are the most desired destination among newlyweds. It would interesting to find how many of these searches translate into bookings and how many U.S. users search for Bali and end up in Boca.

The World’s Top Travel Companies Ranked by R&D Investment

Outside of aerospace and aviation, interesting to see a few consumer travel brands pop up, and we would be keen to know the results of that R&D investment from the likes of Expedia, Homeaway, Ctrip and others on the list. Other interesting related question: would venture investment funds qualify as R&D spend?

SkiftIQ: Competitive Intelligence Dashboards for Smart Travel Marketers

SkiftIQ: The dashboard for smart travel marketers in a digital world.

Americans Fail To Take More Than Half Billion Available Vacations Days

Besides the health issues involved with overwork, the U.S. tourism economy could benefit a lot more if Americans could take more vacations.