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Denali National Park’s First Luxury Hotel Is a Win For Alaska Tourism

Denali National Park’s First Luxury Hotel Is a Win For Alaska Tourism

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

The new hotel will be another incentive for luxury-minded travelers to visit Denali and Alaska. But the pledge to protect the region and not overdevelop it is also a positive result of the project.

7 hours ago

Waymo Is the First Company With Approval for Driverless Ride-Hailing Service in U.S.

Waymo Is the First Company With Approval for Driverless Ride-Hailing Service in U.S.

Alistair Barr, Bloomberg

On one hand this is a step towards a fascinating future. On the other its a reminder that some states protect massive transportation corporations from liability when something goes wrong.

10 hours ago

Avis Budget Faces Proxy Fight Over Lack of Innovation

Avis Budget Faces Proxy Fight Over Lack of Innovation

David Welch, Bloomberg

Sometimes it takes newcomers with fresh ideas to steer a company in the right direction. Avis has made some progress but it looks like its board is in dire need of new faces to prevent its company from becoming obsolete.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago

Air France-KLM Goes on the Offensive to Counter Discount Rivals

Air France-KLM Goes on the Offensive to Counter Discount Rivals

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Given Air-France KLM Group's recent history of losses, it might not be the wisest move to go on a capacity growth spurt, especially when going up against carriers with a significantly lower cost base.

1 day ago

Bombardier Returns to a Focus on Business Jets

Bombardier Returns to a Focus on Business Jets

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

By most accounts, Bombardier created a fantastic airplane with the C Series. But the project nearly ruined the company. Now Bombardier is going back to what it knows works — a focus on business jets and rail projects — while Airbus helps out with sales and marketing of the C Series.

2 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.

2 days ago

Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Fails Again at Federal Appeals Court

Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Fails Again at Federal Appeals Court

Andrew Harris, Bloomberg

The stage is set for a showdown in a couple months between the U.S. Supreme Court and President Trump. It's all part of the president's multi-pronged effort to limit the types of people who are able to enter the U.S. whether through immigration or travel.

2 days ago

Airbnb Lobbying Contributed to Its Cuba Win as Hotels Came Up Short

Airbnb Lobbying Contributed to Its Cuba Win as Hotels Came Up Short

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

While the U.S. hotel industry took its lumps when the Trump administration revised U.S. Cuba policy in November, Airbnb spent $250,000 to lobby everyone from the Senate to the National Security Council and got a concession to maintain the viability of U.S. travelers staying in Airbnb rentals on the island. The company's lobbyists even worked with disgraced former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

2 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.

3 days ago

Hilton’s CEO Says New York’s Waldorf Astoria Is Not for Sale

Hilton’s CEO Says New York’s Waldorf Astoria Is Not for Sale

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

Sure, it's not for sale. But wouldn't things be easier for everyone if it was?

3 days ago