Articles tagged “innovation”

Uber CEO Hopes IPO Will Solve Its Saudi Arabia Investor Problem

Uber CEO Hopes IPO Will Solve Its Saudi Arabia Investor Problem

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Uber needs to shed its Saudi Arabia investment as long as Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman remains in power, and the country bombs innocents in Yemen. Uber's leaders know they have to do this, but how they dump their Saudi investment and the extent of the divorce remain to be seen.

6 days ago

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How San Antonio’s Smart Urban Vision Connects Locals and Convention Groups

How San Antonio’s Smart Urban Vision Connects Locals and Convention Groups

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The City of San Antonio is investing heavily in the downtown core and adjacent neighborhoods to provide more opportunities for residents and convention attendees to explore the area and engage with each other’s communities.

2 weeks ago

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San Antonio Unites Its Local Innovation Economy to Share a New Story with Conference Planners

San Antonio Unites Its Local Innovation Economy to Share a New Story with Conference Planners

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San Antonio is building on its past as a city of pioneers who once led the country’s expansion into the American Southwest. Today, the new frontier is digital. San Antonians are again moving the nation forward in technology, medicine, energy and other advanced industries, which conference planners can leverage to drive innovation in their organizations.

2 weeks ago

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New Skift Report: Leveraging Local Innovation in the Las Vegas Meetings Industry

New Skift Report: Leveraging Local Innovation in the Las Vegas Meetings Industry

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority + Skift

Las Vegas is becoming a world leader in autonomous systems, drone tech, esports, and other emerging industries. Those clusters of local expertise offer a growing value proposition for conference organizers who want to tap into the future of innovation.

7 months ago

How Lufthansa Group Tries to Beat Back Its Own Bureaucracy

How Lufthansa Group Tries to Beat Back Its Own Bureaucracy

Brian Sumers, Skift

The bureaucracy at a major legacy airline often rivals that of a government. So when Lufthansa Group decided it needed an innovation hub, it purposely built it in Berlin, far from the main headquarters. That was probably a good idea.

9 months ago

Best Airline and Hotel Innovators in 2017 From a Business Traveler’s Perspective

Best Airline and Hotel Innovators in 2017 From a Business Traveler’s Perspective

Colin Nagy, Skift

Here's to some of the most innovative and thoughtful brands in travel today. These companies are doing the heavy lifting to make travel and hospitality more inspiring.

1 year ago

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Skift Podcast: How London is Powering a Travel Startup Cluster

Skift Podcast: How London is Powering a Travel Startup Cluster

London and Partners + Skift

Destinations can be doing a lot more to forge alliances between tourism and tech. London & Partners shows how.

1 year ago

5 Passenger Experience Innovations That May Make Flying Better

5 Passenger Experience Innovations That May Make Flying Better

Nicholas Brautlecht, Bloomberg

Every year, innovators show up to these events showing what is possible on an airplane. And in the end, airlines adopt few of these suggestions. Often, carriers don't want to mess with what they know works, especially if there's a big cost to adopting new technology.

2 years ago

The Mainstreaming of Alternative Accommodations — Digital Marketing News This Week

The Mainstreaming of Alternative Accommodations — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressmann, Skift

Airbnb tends to get most of the credit when consumers talk about "alternative accommodation." But ultimately it may be efforts undertaken by online travel agencies like Expedia and Priceline that truly bring short-term and whole-home rentals into the travel mainstream.

2 years ago

Digital Marketing News: Building a Culture for Travel Innovation

Digital Marketing News: Building a Culture for Travel Innovation

Jeremy Kressmann, Skift

Every travel company wants to be known as innovative. But creating the right culture for innovation can be challenging. That's why travel incubators seem like such a great strategy: access to outside partners, ideas and talent with minimal risk.

2 years ago

Why U.S. Airlines Should Ignore Shareholders Now for Long-Term Innovation

Why U.S. Airlines Should Ignore Shareholders Now for Long-Term Innovation

Brian Sumers, Skift

With airline profits likely to continue for awhile, it's probably time for U.S. carriers to invest in innovation.

2 years ago

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Reinventing the Modern Airport Experience

Reinventing the Modern Airport Experience

Sabre + Skift

With lengthy queues, redundant processes, and a lack of personalization, it's no surprise customers have no love for modern airports. It's time for airports to reexamine their approach to customer experience and start creating the airport of the future.

3 years ago