Articles tagged “boston”

Your City Was Home to a Superspreader Hotel: What Hospitality Can Learn From Boston’s Comeback Plan

Your City Was Home to a Superspreader Hotel: What Hospitality Can Learn From Boston’s Comeback Plan

Cameron Sperance, Skift

The world's hotels need events and meetings to return, likely before a coronavirus vaccine is released, in order to survive financially. Boston's rebound plan is a solution with global implications.

4 months ago

Public Transit Ridership Dives Due to Coronavirus

Public Transit Ridership Dives Due to Coronavirus

Steve LeBlanc and David Porter, Associated Press

This article focuses on the short-term negative. But Intel's early May acquisition of Moovit, an app powered by data from 7,500 public transit operators, suggests that growing enhancements may make transit more appealing by the time the pandemic ebbs.

6 months ago

JetBlue Girds for Airline Hub War in Boston

JetBlue Girds for Airline Hub War in Boston

Brian Sumers, Skift

What choice does JetBlue have but to downplay its competitive problems in Boston? But this is not good for the airline. It was bad enough when JetBlue had to worry about new routes from Delta. Now American is joining the mix.

8 months ago

Airbnb Gets New Power to Inform on Rivals When They Are Scofflaws

Airbnb Gets New Power to Inform on Rivals When They Are Scofflaws

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Is the Boston-Airbnb settlement, which calls for short-term regulatory platforms to comply with a city ordinance, a model for future agreements? Too soon to tell but what's clear is that the alternative accommodations industry will one day transition from outliers to regulated entities.

1 year ago

Probe Finds Wynn Executives Hid Sexual Harassment Claims Against CEO

Probe Finds Wynn Executives Hid Sexual Harassment Claims Against CEO

Christopher Palmeri and Janelle Lawrence , Bloomberg

Would the loss of a gaming license in Boston spell doom for Wynn Resorts? We’ll have to wait and see.

2 years ago

JetBlue’s Battle to Remain Dominant in Boston

JetBlue’s Battle to Remain Dominant in Boston

Brian Sumers, Skift

A few years ago, Delta Air Lines expanded in Seattle and tried to take share from Alaska Airlines. Surprisingly, Alaska has held on to most of its customers. Now, Delta is trying a similar strategy in Boston. JetBlue has a big customer base there. Will JetBlue's loyalists stick around?

2 years ago

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The Digital Strategies Helping Cities Connect with Locals and Visitors

The Digital Strategies Helping Cities Connect with Locals and Visitors

SkiftX

Municipal city governments have been investing heavily in smart city technologies, but in many different ways. Bloomberg Associates' new research puts forth some best practices to help cities learn how others are using various digital tools to engage locals and visitors effectively.

2 years ago

Boston Is a Textbook Example of Hotel Compression Nights In Action

Boston Is a Textbook Example of Hotel Compression Nights In Action

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

A "perfect storm" for hoteliers is a "perfect nightmare" for anyone hoping to attend a Harvard commencement ceremony or an NBA playoff game.

2 years ago

The Future of Event Design and Diversity — Meetings Innovation Report

The Future of Event Design and Diversity — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

Two of the biggest transformations in the meetings industry today relate to more creative event design and more emphasis on diversity, but we have a long way to go before each enters mainstream adoption. We in the meetings media can do better advancing those themes.

3 years ago

Marathoners Are Expected to Spend $192 Million in Boston This Month

Marathoners Are Expected to Spend $192 Million in Boston This Month

William J. Kole, Associated Press

In a race to increase visitor numbers and visitor spending, cities should be paying more attention to marathon tourism.

4 years ago

JetBlue Braces for Battle With Delta on Atlanta-Boston Route

JetBlue Braces for Battle With Delta on Atlanta-Boston Route

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue is returning to Atlanta after exiting the Delta hub in 2003 and likewise Delta doesn't want to play nice with JetBlue in its focus-city, Boston. Let the games begin -- or continue.

4 years ago

JetBlue Unveiling Its Improvements to Boston’s Logan Airport

JetBlue Unveiling Its Improvements to Boston’s Logan Airport

Associated Press

If these improve to are anything like what JetBlue did at its JFK terminal, Boston is lucky.

5 years ago