Articles tagged “at your service”

New Etihad Airways Wellness Ambassador Assigned to Make You Feel Safer in the Skies

New Etihad Airways Wellness Ambassador Assigned to Make You Feel Safer in the Skies

Korey Matthews, Skift

Etihad has created a new onboard role to help travelers feel more comfortable — and safe — during this challenging time.

5 hours ago

Behind the Lens: How Google’s Street View Traveler Is Capturing the World’s Most Iconic Places

Behind the Lens: How Google’s Street View Traveler Is Capturing the World’s Most Iconic Places

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Business travel is often dreaded by perpetual road warriors, but that’s not true for Valentina Frassi. Except when there's a pandemic, Frassi travels the world recording iconic scenes of major landmarks that most people can only dream of seeing.

1 month ago

A New Boss of Clean Will Ensure More Than Just Crystal Sparkles at New York’s Baccarat Hotel

A New Boss of Clean Will Ensure More Than Just Crystal Sparkles at New York’s Baccarat Hotel

Cameron Sperance, Skift

It's going to take more than a label to give guests confidence to book a post-pandemic hotel stay. Hoteliers need someone to make sure all the heightened cleaning standards are not only announced but also rigorously followed.

2 months ago

National Cowboy Museum’s Security Chief Finds an Unlikely New Role

National Cowboy Museum’s Security Chief Finds an Unlikely New Role

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Tim Tiller is an unlikely social media hit. But his success since the start of the pandemic lockdown is a lesson for tourism marketers everywhere.

3 months ago

The EasyJet Cabin Manager Volunteering for the UK’s National Health Service

The EasyJet Cabin Manager Volunteering for the UK’s National Health Service

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Working for an airline while that airline's fleet is grounded is a strange position to be in. In response, Rebecca Lawrence and many of her colleagues are using their furlough period to help the frontline of the coronavirus response.

4 months ago

Up All Night, Searching for the Lights: A Finnish Hotel’s Aurora Watcher

Up All Night, Searching for the Lights: A Finnish Hotel’s Aurora Watcher

Danielle Hyams, Skift

Overnight shifts are usually bemoaned by those who work them, but that's not the case for Mikko Anetjärvi. He spends his nights on the lookout for something many of us only dream of seeing.

5 months ago

This Rooftop Beekeeper Helps the Mandarin Oriental in Paris Stay Eco-Friendly

This Rooftop Beekeeper Helps the Mandarin Oriental in Paris Stay Eco-Friendly

Nancy Trejos, Skift

The Mandarin Oriental, Paris, has some very special guests on its rooftop: bees. Someone has to take care of them. Enter this marketing man turned beekeeper who has no fear of heights — or bee stings.

6 months ago

A Bush Pilot Who Always Longs to Return to African Skies

A Bush Pilot Who Always Longs to Return to African Skies

Colin Nagy, Skift

Kirsty Henderson has arguably one of the coolest jobs in aviation: She’s a bush pilot, ferrying passengers across scenic African landscapes like Botswana. What’s more, she’s helping show aviation as a viable career path for young women.

7 months ago

Managing a Wolf Sanctuary Means Animals — Not Visitors — Are the Boss

Managing a Wolf Sanctuary Means Animals — Not Visitors — Are the Boss

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Tourists are welcome to visit Wolf Haven International in Washington state, but the needs of the sanctuary's residents — which include two species of wolves, wolf-dogs, and coyotes — are always prioritized. The sanctuary's co-manager Pamela Maciel Cabañas is devoted to making sure that happens.

8 months ago

Meet the Man Who Keeps London’s Double-Decker Tour Buses Rolling

Meet the Man Who Keeps London’s Double-Decker Tour Buses Rolling

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Rory Budge's fascination with all things mechanical began in his teenage years. He now helps keep everything ticking over at Big Bus Tours' London engineering depot.

9 months ago

Park Hyatt’s Blade Runner: Knife Concierge Offers Cutting-Edge Service

Park Hyatt’s Blade Runner: Knife Concierge Offers Cutting-Edge Service

Laura Powell, Skift

It’s not enough for the waitstaff at The Argyle Steakhouse in San Diego to pick up on the personalities of their customers. The staff of this high-end Park Hyatt Aviara eatery also has to learn about the personalities of their steak knives.

10 months ago

The Savoy’s Carpenter Hammers Away to Make the Storied Hotel Instagrammable

The Savoy’s Carpenter Hammers Away to Make the Storied Hotel Instagrammable

Rosie Spinks, Skift

As The Savoy's in-house carpenter, Sam Beer gets to "make things that people want to take pictures of." It's a big part of his job. Turns out, that's as fun for him as it is for the luxury hotel's guests.

11 months ago