Articles tagged “austin”

Austin’s Airport Tests Electronic Self-Driving Shuttle for Passengers

Austin’s Airport Tests Electronic Self-Driving Shuttle for Passengers

Associated Press

This is just the beginning. Airports are perfect places for driverless cars. Expect to see more of them in the future as technology improves.

4 months ago

When Wellness Tourism Takes Over

When Wellness Tourism Takes Over

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Looking after yourself is the new rock 'n' roll, so it makes total sense that "The Live Music Capital of the World" should turn into a wellness center.

1 year ago

In Austin, Wellness Is Fast Becoming the New Weird

In Austin, Wellness Is Fast Becoming the New Weird

Laura Powell, Skift

Austin may be best known for its music bona fides, but wellness is also becoming instrumental in bringing an eclectic mix of visitors to the Texas capital city. It must be something in the water ... or in the hills.

1 year ago

South by Southwest’s Formula for How to Keep Them Coming Back to Austin

South by Southwest’s Formula for How to Keep Them Coming Back to Austin

Andrew Zaleski, Skift

Is it tough to keep it cool and relevant? You bet. But the South by Southwest festival in Austin has found some secrets to packing 'em in every year. SXSW is one of the subjects in Skift’s recent sixth anniversary book, For the Long Haul, Lessons on Business Longevity, whose chapters we are excerpting for you here in the coming weeks.

1 year ago

Houston Hotels Bear Brunt of Hurricane Harvey and Already Weak Oil Markets

Houston Hotels Bear Brunt of Hurricane Harvey and Already Weak Oil Markets

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

Unfortunately for Houston, a natural disaster like Harvey will likely only make things even tougher for its already struggling hotel market.

2 years ago

Events Industry Joins the Influencer Trend — Meetings Innovation Report

Events Industry Joins the Influencer Trend — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

More convention bureaus like Atout France should adopt an influencer campaign strategy to drive a higher level of digital engagement around both industry and non-industry events.

2 years ago

When Conferences Are Talent Magnets For a City — Meetings Innovation Report

When Conferences Are Talent Magnets For a City — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Part of C2 Montreal's mandate is to attract outside companies and talent to explore the city's convergence of social, tech, research, cultural, urban, and industrial innovation. The conference's trendy design is just the first step in that process.

2 years ago

Can Tech Bros Navigate Austin’s SXSW Without the Help of Uber?

Can Tech Bros Navigate Austin’s SXSW Without the Help of Uber?

Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

In this new era of regulation-light, consumer-hostile rule changes, Uber and Lyft probably won't have to wait long to get their way in the state of Texas.

3 years ago

Destinations Promote Tourism and Tech Culture With Pop-Up ‘Houses’ at SXSW Austin

Destinations Promote Tourism and Tech Culture With Pop-Up ‘Houses’ at SXSW Austin

Greg Oates, Skift

In a super competitive market to attract high-tech talent, cities are promoting their overall livability and lifestyle attributes as much as their tech economies. At SXSW 2016, they accomplished that with expensive and experiential destination marketing strategies integrating local venues and global panels highlighting the future of business.

4 years ago

Marriott Makes a Loyalty Play at SXSW Festival With the Help of Ryan Adams

Marriott Makes a Loyalty Play at SXSW Festival With the Help of Ryan Adams

Greg Oates, Skift

By partnering with South by Southwest for the first time, Marriott is targeting a new audience that it coins "experience seekers," while also adding a certain cachet to its loyalty program.

4 years ago

The SXSW Event App Tries to Set a New Standard in Conference Customization

The SXSW Event App Tries to Set a New Standard in Conference Customization

Greg Oates, Skift

After years of talk and conjecture about event app customization and beacon technology, the 2016 SXSW GO app seems positioned to deliver on those expectations.

4 years ago

Austin, TX Rethinks Soft Regulations on Airbnb- and Uber-Like Services

Austin, TX Rethinks Soft Regulations on Airbnb- and Uber-Like Services

Associated Press

If investors and startups are afraid of regulations that all their competitors have to face as well, then they need to toughen up or figure out a business model that's not dependent on having an unfair advantage.

4 years ago