Articles tagged “on-demand”

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Skift Video: How The On-Demand Economy Is Reshaping Traveler Expectations

Skift Video: How The On-Demand Economy Is Reshaping Traveler Expectations

Mastercard + Skift

The rise of the On-Demand Economy, where goods and services are only a click away, has fundamentally changed the expectations of the modern consumer: we're now used to getting whatever we want whenever we want it and without friction.

6 months ago

Skift Travel Megatrend for 2016: Partnership Time for Hospitality in the On-Demand Economy

Skift Travel Megatrend for 2016: Partnership Time for Hospitality in the On-Demand Economy

James O'Brien, Skift

Hotels are watching guest behavior closely and identifying opportunities to both connect them closer with services they already use and cut out services that have become superfluous.

2 years ago

Uber’s Helicopter Rides Stunt at Sundance Runs Into Permit Issues

Uber’s Helicopter Rides Stunt at Sundance Runs Into Permit Issues

Associated Press

It wouldn't be an Uber promotion without some municipal violation.

2 years ago

Hilton’s New Partnership With Uber Will Extend Into Its Loyalty App

Hilton’s New Partnership With Uber Will Extend Into Its Loyalty App

Associated Press

Hyatt's experiments with onefinestay are likely to bear more telling fruit.

2 years ago

What the On-Demand Economy Is Teaching Us About Hotel Bookings

What the On-Demand Economy Is Teaching Us About Hotel Bookings

James O'Brien, Skift

Location and beacon-based technology can play a role in on-demand, as evinced by HotelTonight’s bonus rates and proximity based discounts. The approach, according to experts, is likely to expand.

2 years ago

The Uber for Helicopters Would Really Like an Endless Summer

The Uber for Helicopters Would Really Like an Endless Summer

James Tarmy, Bloomberg

Making Blade more than a well-branded novelty is a challenge when it's based on seasonal travel behaviors.

2 years ago

Trends Report: How the On-Demand Economy Is Reshaping the Travel Experience

Trends Report: How the On-Demand Economy Is Reshaping the Travel Experience

James O'Brien, Skift

The on-demand economy is on the rise, but what does on-demand mean, exactly? In this report, a look at the nature of a technology-driven sea change in consumer behavior and the business models emerging to meet it in the travel industry.

2 years ago

Ruling Tomorrow May Pave Way for Class-Action Challenge to On-Demand Economy

Ruling Tomorrow May Pave Way for Class-Action Challenge to On-Demand Economy

Joel Rosenblatt and Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Perhaps Uber would be willing to lessen the risk its drivers face — insurance, regulation, fares set by executive whims — in return for the type of freedom it wants to have with its drivers.

2 years ago

5 New Travel Startups Bringing the On-Demand Economy to Private Jets

5 New Travel Startups Bringing the On-Demand Economy to Private Jets

Dan Peltier, Skift

With private jet services, the question remains whether there's a market big enough to match the startups' ambitions.

2 years ago

What Dog-Sitting Looks Like in the Age of Uber and Airbnb

What Dog-Sitting Looks Like in the Age of Uber and Airbnb

Justin Fox, Bloomberg

An on-demand company that is truly making things better for everyone involved? Seems too good to be true.

2 years ago

Candidate Clinton Questions Quality of On-Demand Economy Jobs

Candidate Clinton Questions Quality of On-Demand Economy Jobs

Sarah McBride, Reuters

Agreed: There are some fun things about making money from Airbnb and Uber, but it's no way to make a living — unless you're an executive or early stage investor at either one.

2 years ago

Uber Seeks to Redefine ‘Employees’ in Legal Test for On-Demand Economy

Uber Seeks to Redefine ‘Employees’ in Legal Test for On-Demand Economy

Dan Levine, Reuters

Drivers must play a delicate game to stay employed by any of the on-demand car services and the consequences of failing are worse than any other loss typical contract workers feel since the marketplace is so limited.

2 years ago