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How Mass MoCA Turned a Factory Town Into an Arts Destination

How Mass MoCA Turned a Factory Town Into an Arts Destination

Justin Fox, Bloomberg

No revered art center is an island, not even the rural ones like Interlochen. Many cultural and educational factors converged to allow something like Mass MoCA to thrive for decades in a not-so-unlikely spot.

4 hours ago

8 Ways Travel Improved Worldwide in 2018

8 Ways Travel Improved Worldwide in 2018

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

A few buzzy destinations came into their own this year, too.

8 hours ago

British Airways to Resume Flights to Pakistan

British Airways to Resume Flights to Pakistan

Ismail Dilawar, Bloomberg

Militant violence across Pakistan has drastically declined, and British Airways has decided to return air service to the country, which is keen to lure foreign investment as its economy buckles.

9 hours ago

What Does 2019 Hold For Travel as Recession Anxieties Rise: New Skift Research

What Does 2019 Hold For Travel as Recession Anxieties Rise: New Skift Research

Rebecca Stone and Seth Borko, Skift Research

Will there be a recession next year? That seems to be the question on everyone's minds. But the fundamental data and industry management teams tell a story of greater strength heading into next year. Headwinds are rising, but on balance, we expect “steady-as-she-goes” growth.

10 hours ago

Fastjet Grounds Tanzania Flights in Effort to Keep Its License

Fastjet Grounds Tanzania Flights in Effort to Keep Its License

Ken Karuri, Bloomberg

It's been difficult for carriers to fully tap into Africa's low-cost potential, and Fastjet is no exception as it continues to face serious financial obstacles.

1 day ago

Virgin Atlantic Pilots Are Extending Their Holiday Season Strikes

Virgin Atlantic Pilots Are Extending Their Holiday Season Strikes

Jacqueline Poh, Bloomberg

It doesn't matter that this is only a third or so of pilots: Consumers don't know the difference. It's good news for their competitors.

2 days ago

Tech Billionaire’s New App Helps Visitors Access California Beaches

Tech Billionaire’s New App Helps Visitors Access California Beaches

Associated Press

It's remarkable that what started as a rule violation turned into a useful app for beachgoers, instead of just a drawn-out fight.

2 days ago

Virgin Galactic Clears a Hurdle in Space Tourism Race

Virgin Galactic Clears a Hurdle in Space Tourism Race

John Antczak, Associated Press

Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's private space company, scored a long-elusive win this week with a successful trip to the edge of space. Branson says in three years he'll be up there. But given a record of delays, we're not holding our breaths.

3 days ago

Spirit Airlines Wins Best On-Time Performance for Once

Spirit Airlines Wins Best On-Time Performance for Once

Justin Bachman and Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Spirit Airlines finds itself in an unusual position by winning best on-time performance for October. The carrier has a slightly more modest goal for the longer term — it wants to be in fourth to sixth place consistently — but even that is an improvement compared to a few years ago.

3 days ago

Analysts Expect Increased Interest in Flying Cars

Analysts Expect Increased Interest in Flying Cars

Esha Dey, Bloomberg

Flying cars present even more knotty technological and legal problems than automated cars. Building an autonomous drone that can fit a person inside and fly long distances is quite difficult; it will likely be decades before they hit the mainstream.

4 days ago

Boeing Shrugs Off Trade Tensions With Opening of New China Plant

Boeing Shrugs Off Trade Tensions With Opening of New China Plant

Bloomberg

The opening of Boeing's new China plant comes at a crucial time for the company. Not only is it battling with rival Airbus in the country but it must also keep an eye on relations between Beijing and Washington.

4 days ago

Louis Vuitton Owner to Buy Luxury Travel Brand Belmond for $2.6 Billion

Louis Vuitton Owner to Buy Luxury Travel Brand Belmond for $2.6 Billion

Jeff Sutherland and Robert Williams, Bloomberg

This acquisition is further proof that the experience economy is far from dead, and that even self-proclaimed purveyors and "world leaders in high-quality products" understand the importance of luxury experiences in this increasingly evolving and changing luxury market.

5 days ago