While there are exceptions to the rule, the majority of U.S. airports are in sad shape. As more executives behind these critical transit hubs now realize, badly needed renovations aren't just about aesthetics: They're also good for business.
Asia-Pacific is expected to replace North America as the world's biggest online travel market next year. If your travel business operates online, it's time to take a good, hard, look at your Asia-Pacific strategy.
Instagram is no longer just an "experiment" for the travel industry. The service's most popular content creators and marketers are increasingly turning their posts into big business. Whether that's a good thing for users is another story.
Uber, Lyft, and their rivals aren't just disrupting the taxi industry. The companies have set a new standard of service that all brands in the travel industry are being forced to imitate, whether they're ready or not.
Branded Airbnb rooms? As the accommodations-sharing startup faces increasing regulatory scrutiny on its other lines of business, maybe it's not such a crazy idea after all.
Even if the Rio Olympics isn't going as planned, sports tourism spending is big business. More travel agents and tourism boards seem to be waking up the fact that money is no object when it comes to fans' favorite teams.
Convincing consumers to download branded travel apps was an uphill battle even when apps on smartphones were still a novelty. Now that the market has reached saturation, it's only going to get more difficult.
Will artificially intelligent flight search tools finally put an end to the ceaseless "what's best time to buy a plane ticket?" questions? We can only hope.
There's obvious safety and privacy reasons to limit widespread use of drones at popular tourist sites. But perhaps there's a way these robotic flying machines, if used responsibly, can still inspire and excite travelers' imaginations.
As companies as wide-ranging as the railroad industry to Facebook have realized, if you control the infrastructure other companies need to deliver their products, you win. As many travel brands now realize, APIs are that infrastructure for the internet.