Articles tagged “entertainment”

Netflix and Streaming Video Are Replacing Hotel Pay-Per-View Entertainment

Netflix and Streaming Video Are Replacing Hotel Pay-Per-View Entertainment

Deanna Ting, Skift

If the advent of artificial-intelligence-driven smart speakers like Google Home and Amazon Echo is any indication, the Internet of Things is that much closer to becoming a reality, even when we check into our hotel rooms.

10 months ago

Hilton Worldwide to Phase Out Porn on In-Room TVs

Hilton Worldwide to Phase Out Porn on In-Room TVs

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Is Hilton Worldwide's decision a victory against sexual exploitation or a prudish move that limits freedom of expression? The debate will continue to rage as adults who believe the latter will continue to stream movies to their own liking.

2 years ago

Broadway Tickets Can Be Used on Multiple Dates for First Time Ever

Broadway Tickets Can Be Used on Multiple Dates for First Time Ever

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

Travelers are becoming more sophisticated thanks to mobile devices that help them make last-minute decisions depending on their day. Responding to customers' desire for flexibility will help sales through the holiday season.

3 years ago

Cirque du Soleil Gets Entrepreneurial with a New Growth Strategy

Cirque du Soleil Gets Entrepreneurial with a New Growth Strategy

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Cirque du Soleil has been widely popular with Vegas visitors for more than a decade, but consumers are demanding more participative and interactive activities. Cirque finds a home for its projects and a steady flow of new customers through its continue hospitality partnerships.

3 years ago

Steve Wynn Thinks Las Vegas Is Sick of Cirque du Soleil

Steve Wynn Thinks Las Vegas Is Sick of Cirque du Soleil

Associated Press

3 years ago

Southwest Is Launching Beats Music Service on Its Flights

Southwest Is Launching Beats Music Service on Its Flights

Dan Peltier, Skift

Southwest is certainly on an upward trajectory and the good times keep on rolling for the airline. The fruits of its labor with the recent rebranding and seeing record profits are now reaching passengers by giving them a brand to use that they already know and love. Let's see what other airlines may follow.

3 years ago

NYC Tourism Fuels Increase in Broadway’s Revenue and Attendance

NYC Tourism Fuels Increase in Broadway’s Revenue and Attendance

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

Broadway revenues are up significantly over 2012 when Hurricane Sandy shut down the industry, but not as much as expected since the Super Bowl failed to translate into higher show attendance.

3 years ago

Las Vegas Strip Gets Its First Chinese-Produced Show

Las Vegas Strip Gets Its First Chinese-Produced Show

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press

The Chinese-produced show has the potential to introduce a new culture to tourists from around the world, but that doesn't necessarily translate into more visits for China.

3 years ago

JetBlue and Southwest Will Air the Super Bowl Live on Sunday Night Flights

JetBlue and Southwest Will Air the Super Bowl Live on Sunday Night Flights

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Southwest and JetBlue's in-flight entertainment allows them to surprise and please passengers in ways other airlines can't or don't care to.

4 years ago

The Top 5 Airline Passenger Experience Innovations of 2013

The Top 5 Airline Passenger Experience Innovations of 2013

Eliza Ronalds-Hannon, Skift

Some of these services are certainly more interesting than others, so Virgin will be a leading contender. Its "Red" in-flight entertainment system is impressive, innovative, and even a little racy - the ads that announced it strongly encouraged seat-to-seat flirting through the IFE chat application.

4 years ago

Why Southwest should make its free TV and Wi-Fi promotion permanent

Why Southwest should make its free TV and Wi-Fi promotion permanent

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Want to reinvigorate the Southwest brand? Just think of the market share gains that Southwest would earn if it made its TV Flies Free promotion permanent. Free Wi-Fi, baby.

4 years ago

Air France relaxes in-flight TV rules, now on door to door

Air France relaxes in-flight TV rules, now on door to door

This will be great news for the ADD crowd and younger generations, who abhor an entertainment vacuum.

4 years ago