Articles tagged “jobs”

U.S. Job Growth in Travel for July Rises Despite Labor Shortages

U.S. Job Growth in Travel for July Rises Despite Labor Shortages

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A strong job market means lots of consumers are spending on domestic travel. But rising wages and recently tightened rules on visas for seasonal workers are pressuring some sectors. We take a sector-by-sector look.

2 months ago

Saudi Arabia to Ban Foreigners From Certain Hotel Jobs

Saudi Arabia to Ban Foreigners From Certain Hotel Jobs

Vivian Nereim, Bloomberg

Foreign guests will certainly be able to interact with the locals when staying at Saudi hotels in the near future because only Saudis will staff the front desk and key management positions. It's a sign of the weakness of the country's economy, and could become a key issue for hotel owners if the tourism industry takes off.

2 months ago

Amtrak Sleeper Car Attendant Brings Old-Fashioned Hospitality to the Rails

Amtrak Sleeper Car Attendant Brings Old-Fashioned Hospitality to the Rails

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Business travelers and commuters may be Amtrak's bread and butter, but many leisure travelers have decades of warm feelings for its sleeper cars, and the old-fashioned hospitality they afford.

9 months ago

Carnival’s Brewmaster Is Trying to Bring Craft Beer Culture to Cruising

Carnival’s Brewmaster Is Trying to Bring Craft Beer Culture to Cruising

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival Cruise Line wants to deliver good beer and fun experiences to its passengers. That's where the brewmaster comes in.

12 months ago

Competition Is Driving Cathay Pacific to Cut Jobs in Japan

Competition Is Driving Cathay Pacific to Cut Jobs in Japan

Kyunghee Park and Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

Low-cost carriers continue to disrupt the airline industry, and if legacy carriers like Cathay Pacific want to survive, they'll need to rethink their own business and service models.

1 year ago

Tourism Jobs Numbers Increase Despite Modest Introduction of Artificial Intelligence

Tourism Jobs Numbers Increase Despite Modest Introduction of Artificial Intelligence

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travel executives love to say that their employees are at the heart of their brands and they are on the front lines of the guest and visitor experience. Employees will toast to that notion, but hope they won't have to tussle with a robot or virtual assistant to prove their worth.

1 year ago

Skift Is Hiring a Research Director and Sales Executive to Start 2018

Skift Is Hiring a Research Director and Sales Executive to Start 2018

Rafat Ali, Skift

Come work for the best travel media company on the planet!

2 years ago

WTTC Says Trump Should Make Tourism Job Growth a Priority

WTTC Says Trump Should Make Tourism Job Growth a Priority

Dan Peltier, Skift

U.S. tourism job growth is already projected to be smaller than the rest of the world without the full impact of some of the Trump administration's policies. The travel industry is asking for a seat at the table to convince Washington why that means bad news.

2 years ago

U.S. Travel Industry Jobs Show Healthy Growth During Trump’s First 100 Days

U.S. Travel Industry Jobs Show Healthy Growth During Trump’s First 100 Days

Dan Peltier, Skift

Much of the hiring that happened during the past four months was likely planned last year and before President Trump took office. Travel industry employers, however, don't seem shaken by the president's first 100 days and leisure, hospitality and aviation jobs growth have been leading the way so far this year.

2 years ago

Visa Program for Skilled Workers to Get Tighter under President Trump’s Executive Order

Visa Program for Skilled Workers to Get Tighter under President Trump’s Executive Order

Catherine Lucey and Scott Bauer, Associated Press

Highly skilled workers seeking to travel to the United States for work, and tech employers, in particular, will see some big changes as President Trump revamps the H-1B visa program. This is yet another program that would limit immigration -- in this case for students and other job-seekers.

2 years ago

Skift Is Looking for a Meetings and Events Reporter

Skift Is Looking for a Meetings and Events Reporter

Jason Clampet, Skift

We want to “Skiftify” the meetings and events industry. Are you up for it?

2 years ago

U.S. Travel Industry Jobs Ended 2016 With Modest Gains and Smaller Growth

U.S. Travel Industry Jobs Ended 2016 With Modest Gains and Smaller Growth

Dan Peltier, Skift

As much as we wish 2016 was a thing of the past, we took a look at the U.S. travel jobs growth for last year and found that while it wasn't all bad news -- and many jobs were added -- that growth wasn't as robust as the previous year because of global events and a litany of other factors.

3 years ago