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Articles tagged “deep dives”

The Complicated Business of Saving Elephant Tourism: A Skift Deep Dive

The Complicated Business of Saving Elephant Tourism: A Skift Deep Dive

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Given the complexity of Asian elephant tourism, it's natural for rifts to form. A lot of people want to do the right thing, but there are many issues that are still up in the air — and a lot of business is at stake.

4 months ago

The Rise of Smart Airports: A Skift Deep Dive

The Rise of Smart Airports: A Skift Deep Dive

Sean O'Neill and Brian Sumers, Skift

After years of being stuck in the past, new "smart" airports are embracing technology and data to improve the experience for both passengers and vendors. But progress is still slow, widening the gap between cutting-edge and archaic facilities. What's needed? More vision, less bureaucracy.

5 months ago

The Cruise Industry Will Soon Face Its Strictest Pollution Standard Yet: Can Anyone Enforce It?

The Cruise Industry Will Soon Face Its Strictest Pollution Standard Yet: Can Anyone Enforce It?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Everyone — even cruise line executives — agrees that the air pollution the industry generates needs to be reduced. But a closer look at how cruise ships are regulated leaves little confidence that a new global standard to reduce disease-causing sulfur emissions can be adequately enforced.

5 months ago

The Rise and Fall of Iceland’s Tourism Miracle

The Rise and Fall of Iceland’s Tourism Miracle

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Life has changed for Icelanders as the country's tourism industry faces a slump. While many are looking at the change as an opportunity to reassess their business, the widespread decline of tourism across the country presents intractable problems.

7 months ago

Are Cultural Tours Built on Exploitation?

Are Cultural Tours Built on Exploitation?

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Cultural tours to communities of color involve many parties: travel advisors, tour operators, service providers, travelers themselves, and more. So who's responsible for making sure that a trip to an indigenous community or a historically black neighborhood is carried out ethically?

8 months ago

How Bad Will It Get When Overtourism Meets Climate Change?

How Bad Will It Get When Overtourism Meets Climate Change?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The effects of climate change and overtourism on global destinations will converge over the course of the coming decades. Leaders need to start planning now for a world defined by overcrowding and limited resources.

8 months ago

Skift Top Travel Startups to Watch 2019

Skift Top Travel Startups to Watch 2019

Sean O'Neill, Skift

We’ve pinpointed 25 of the most promising venture-backed travel companies. Check out our list to find a useful partner for your business.

10 months ago

Inside the Clubby Business of Government Travel: A Skift Deep Dive

Inside the Clubby Business of Government Travel: A Skift Deep Dive

Isaac Carey, Skift

Navigating the world of government travel is so complex that it's hard for outside companies to handle it. And even if they can, opportunities are slim for getting big contracts with tens of billions of dollars up for grabs.

11 months ago

Hotels Have a Problem With Plastics: A Skift Deep Dive

Hotels Have a Problem With Plastics: A Skift Deep Dive

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

The hotel industry is just waking up to the problem of plastic waste, but this is a two-way street. Hotels rely on this convenient, affordable material just as much as travelers do. The real struggle is turning newfound global awareness and municipal legislation into swift action.

11 months ago

Google Maps Is Ready to Transform the World of Superapps: A Skift Deep Dive

Google Maps Is Ready to Transform the World of Superapps: A Skift Deep Dive

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Consumers in the West reach almost reflexively for the Google Maps app as the service becomes a nearly ubiquitous utility despite a dearth of messaging and payments. Whether it evolves into the next superapp may depend on whether users really want a do-everything app and the mood of regulators seeking to break up big tech.

12 months ago

Ireland’s Tourism Success Is Under Threat by Brexit: A Skift Deep Dive

Ireland’s Tourism Success Is Under Threat by Brexit: A Skift Deep Dive

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Whatever happens over the next few weeks, months, and years, Brexit has brought back some unpleasant memories and risks damaging the very united tourism that the north and the south in Ireland have worked so hard to build.

1 year ago

The Airline Industry’s Glass Ceiling Is Still Sky-High: A Skift Deep Dive

The Airline Industry’s Glass Ceiling Is Still Sky-High: A Skift Deep Dive

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Aviation has terrible gender optics, and not just with pilots and engineers. The C-suite is nearly void of women for flimsy, unacceptable reasons. In this deep dive, women on the commercial side of aviation share how it feels to hit the glass ceiling in 2019, and occasionally break through.

1 year ago