Articles tagged “labor”

Travel Megatrends 2019: Labor Shortages Force a Wake-Up Call

Travel Megatrends 2019: Labor Shortages Force a Wake-Up Call

Dennis Schaal, Skift

From cockpits to guest rooms, the travel and tourism industry confronts a dire need in finding and training qualified job applicants to fill their needs. Training and rewarding workers in even the lowest-paying jobs is vital because they can make or break a brand or a trip.

4 weeks ago

Emirates to Hire Pilots From Etihad and Other Airlines With Cash Troubles

Emirates to Hire Pilots From Etihad and Other Airlines With Cash Troubles

Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

A lack of cockpit crew has been a factor in Emirates' moves to trim its number of flights. But the carrier may have a fix. A new memo shows that the Dubai giant has pinpointed 500 suitable applicants from airlines experiencing financial trouble.

2 months ago

Some Airlines Drop Venezuela Layovers to Avoid Turmoil for Crews

Some Airlines Drop Venezuela Layovers to Avoid Turmoil for Crews

Irene García, Bloomberg

European carriers Iberia and TAP have added stops in the Caribbean. They will let their workers stay overnight elsewhere than in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, which is plagued with political violence. Smart.

2 months ago

Brexit Is Costing Cornwall, England Its Hotel Bartenders

Brexit Is Costing Cornwall, England Its Hotel Bartenders

Lucy Meakin, Bloomberg

Brexit's impact is one wake-up notice after another for England's tourism industry. And the wake-up is harsh.

3 months ago

United Airlines’ New Employee Bonuses Factor in Customer Satisfaction

United Airlines’ New Employee Bonuses Factor in Customer Satisfaction

Brian Sumers, Skift

At most companies, changes in employee bonuses don't resonate much beyond corporate headquarters. But airlines are different, and United Airlines created a global public relations saga in March when it decided to alter how it allotted extra money to employees. It's not a surprise the airline walked it back.

3 months ago

Virgin Atlantic Pilots Are Extending Their Holiday Season Strikes

Virgin Atlantic Pilots Are Extending Their Holiday Season Strikes

Jacqueline Poh, Bloomberg

It doesn't matter that this is only a third or so of pilots: Consumers don't know the difference. It's good news for their competitors.

3 months ago

Air France-KLM Could Gain Ground in Labor Talks After Union Leadership Change

Air France-KLM Could Gain Ground in Labor Talks After Union Leadership Change

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Relatively new CEO Ben Smith will be hoping that the change in leadership leads to a thawing in relations between the airline group and some of its employees.

4 months ago

Marriott Contract Vote in San Francisco Could End Recent Labor Strife

Marriott Contract Vote in San Francisco Could End Recent Labor Strife

Associated Press

While the strike in San Francisco may soon end, Marriott faces labor issues in many cities around the U.S.

4 months ago

Japan Reduces Number of Incoming Guest Workers Despite Labor Shortage

Japan Reduces Number of Incoming Guest Workers Despite Labor Shortage

Emi Urabe and Isabel Reynolds, Bloomberg

The hotel and restaurant industries may rely on guest workers, but in Japan, fewer of them will be available and people are watching how companies treat those workers as well.

4 months ago

Uber Is Going an Extra Mile to Retain Drivers Amid Labor Crunch

Uber Is Going an Extra Mile to Retain Drivers Amid Labor Crunch

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Uber wants to earn loyalty from its drivers by offering extra pay and free college. But the company also wants to treat its drivers as contractors, not employees. No wonder they jump ship when a better opportunity comes up.

5 months ago

Kenya Airways Union Threatens Strike Ahead of New York Flight Launch

Kenya Airways Union Threatens Strike Ahead of New York Flight Launch

Bella Genga, Bloomberg

Kenya Airways want to show it's a nimble market-driven company. But this strike threat shows the airline has a long way to go to get there. It probably needs more buy-in from labor.

5 months ago

How Big a Problem Are the Growing Worker Strikes for Marriott?

How Big a Problem Are the Growing Worker Strikes for Marriott?

Deanna Ting, Skift

It's Marriott under fire now, but keep an eye on the broader hospitality and travel services industry in the U.S.

5 months ago