Articles tagged “economy”

Skift Analyst Session Finds Little Cause for Gloom in Global Travel Outlook

Skift Analyst Session Finds Little Cause for Gloom in Global Travel Outlook

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

We think 2018 is setting up to be a solid year for growth in travel, despite lingering uncertainty over the direction of economic, foreign, and political policies around the world. Subscribe to Skift Research to learn more.

1 day ago

Key Economic Indicators Point To A Good 2018 For Travel, Despite Larger Turmoil

Key Economic Indicators Point To A Good 2018 For Travel, Despite Larger Turmoil

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

Key economic indicators point to a solid 2018 for travel and tourism as long as federal policy changes don't get in the way.

3 days ago

New Skift Research Report: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook

New Skift Research Report: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

With many global markets showing healthy signs of growth and consumer and business confidence high, we expect the travel industry to benefit from a solid year of macroeconomic growth in 2018.

1 week ago

China To Spend $125 Billion Per Year to Expand Rail Network by 2020

China To Spend $125 Billion Per Year to Expand Rail Network by 2020

Associated Press

China officials are making a big push to ramp up infrastructure spending. Sound familiar? They are actually doing it, though.

12 months ago

Election Malaise and Global Uncertainty Will Hurt U.S. Business Travel Spending

Election Malaise and Global Uncertainty Will Hurt U.S. Business Travel Spending

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Everyone is ready for the U.S. election to be over. The question is: Will business travel rebound once we move into a new year with a new president, or will global factors keep travel on a slow-growth trajectory?

1 year ago

What Hotel CEOs Think About Terrorism, Slumping Oil, Brexit and Other Woes

What Hotel CEOs Think About Terrorism, Slumping Oil, Brexit and Other Woes

Deanna Ting, Skift

The bigger questions on everyone’s mind in the hospitality industry: Is the cycle finally turning downward? Are the good times of high occupancies and revenues over? Should hoteliers be worried?

1 year ago

The Sharing Economy Gets Its Day Before a U.S. House Subcommittee

The Sharing Economy Gets Its Day Before a U.S. House Subcommittee

Alexandra E. Petri, Skift

We're still a long way from political leaders really understanding what's happening at brands like Uber and Airbnb.

2 years ago

Singapore Air Adds More Premium to Its Premium Economy

Singapore Air Adds More Premium to Its Premium Economy

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Singapore Air has had to play catch up regarding its first class offering but now it is leading the way in terms of rethinking premium economy.

3 years ago

ANA Uses Toyota Racing Car Expertise for New Economy Seats

ANA Uses Toyota Racing Car Expertise for New Economy Seats

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Aircraft seating can benefit from a new player, Toyota Boshoku, which has a fresh perspective and plenty of experience in other transport sectors. These seats are a clever innovation and likely to please more passengers over time than the R2-D2 livery—awesome as that livery is.

3 years ago

Five Charts That Explain the Size of the Global Travel Industry in 2015

Five Charts That Explain the Size of the Global Travel Industry in 2015

Rafat Ali, Skift

Travel builds businesses, helps in trade and capital investment, creates jobs and entrepreneurialism for the workforce, and helps protect heritage and cultural values, at least in theory. The WTTC data behind this shows how large the global travel industry really is.

3 years ago

Mongolia’s Prime Minister Says Travel Restrictions Are Poison

Mongolia’s Prime Minister Says Travel Restrictions Are Poison

Michael Kohn, Bloomberg

All smart countries have broken down the metaphorical barriers to its literal borders. Mongolia needs to take note.

3 years ago

3 Biggest Challenges Facing the Global Aviation Industry

3 Biggest Challenges Facing the Global Aviation Industry

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Although airlines are safer and more profitable than any time in history, the industry must innovate much more rapidly in order to secure its environmental and financial viability in the future.

3 years ago