Articles tagged “books”

Interview: Ex-Starwood CEO on the Essentials to Disrupting Any Industry

Interview: Ex-Starwood CEO on the Essentials to Disrupting Any Industry

Deanna Ting, Skift

You don't have to be a hotelier or a business executive to appreciate the insights and tales shared by the former Starwood CEO in his new book. This is especially the case at a time when everything around us seems to be in a state of transition or disruption, no matter the industry.

2 years ago

These Cartoons Teach Tourists How to Stay Sane and Survive in NYC

These Cartoons Teach Tourists How to Stay Sane and Survive in NYC

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press

NYC's tourism board would do everyone a favor if they handed these out upon arrival at the city's area airports.

5 years ago

9 Unexpected Destinations for Travelers Looking to Relax According to Taschen

9 Unexpected Destinations for Travelers Looking to Relax According to Taschen

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The breadth of destinations and type of accommodations featured in this book makes it a treat in comparison to the staid and unoriginal lists released by traditional travel magazines each year.

5 years ago

Travel Blogs Not Finding Use Among Travelers

Travel Blogs Not Finding Use Among Travelers

Rafat Ali, Skift

Digital rules, that's given, and things that are hyped, like rise of travel blogs and death of printed guidebooks, need more examination beyond the headlines.

6 years ago

Cuba Libro Brings English-Language Books to Tourists and Expats in Havana

Cuba Libro Brings English-Language Books to Tourists and Expats in Havana

Peter Orsi, Associated Press

The island's tourism infrastructure continues to grow as travel becomes a more important part of its economy. It's still no easy task for an American tourist to get there.

6 years ago

Skift’s top 5 smart travel reads of summer of 2013

Skift’s top 5 smart travel reads of summer of 2013

Rafat Ali, Skift

The travel books that go beyond the usual confines of daily and feature coverage and make us look smarter.

6 years ago

How traveling Italy by train captures the country in all its complications

How traveling Italy by train captures the country in all its complications

The Daily Telegraph

The state of a coutry's rail infrastructure is always a great place to start when trying to determine where its citizens' and leaders' values are at.

6 years ago

Paul Theroux’s crusty look at an interrupted return trip to Africa

Paul Theroux’s crusty look at an interrupted return trip to Africa

Robin McKie, Guardian

Did Paul Theroux miss the forest for the trees in his Africa revisit? Surely the continent has its gargantuan problems, but the author was ill-advised to just write it off in such a one-sided manner. Ya, there is artistic license, but really.

6 years ago

Skift Q&A: Why the business of global travel is under reported

Jason Clampet, Skift

Becker takes a deep dive into the business of travel in a way that few writers do, and we're happy to give her the chance to explain it further.

6 years ago

The small book festival that’s traveled the world in search of ideas

The small book festival that’s traveled the world in search of ideas

Gaby Wood, The Daily Telegraph

The Hay Festival has largely traveled to participants rather than the other way around, but has still drawn visitors and recognition to the small town where it all began.

6 years ago

How to pick a travel companion you won’t hate at journey’s end

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Where were you when we needed you on that trip five vacations ago?

6 years ago

Bill Marriott on blogging, healthcare, and his love for the hotel business

Bill Marriott on blogging, healthcare, and his love for the hotel business

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Marriott is one of many conservative leaders in the hospitality that contributed heavily to the Romney camp in the 2012 election, but he’s the only one to share a name with the presidential candidate, Willard Mitt Romney.

6 years ago