Articles tagged “permanxiety”

The Evolution of the Hotel Front Desk: Why Tech Can Only Go So Far

The Evolution of the Hotel Front Desk: Why Tech Can Only Go So Far

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Even consumers who embrace technology may worry that companies are exploiting them through so-called personalization. Hoteliers need to balance digital ingenuity with a human touch.

5 months ago

The Coming Tech Backlash and What It Means for Travel

The Coming Tech Backlash and What It Means for Travel

Rafat Ali, Skift

While the larger world is asking questions and turning on Silicon Valley, and the tools and culture it spawned, it is time for everyone — including us in travel — to pause to account for the society we are creating. The tech and social media backlash happening right now is a test for us in travel, as well.

7 months ago

Interview: Skift CEO Rafat Ali on Travel Industry’s Sensory Deprivation Bubble

Interview: Skift CEO Rafat Ali on Travel Industry’s Sensory Deprivation Bubble

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Ya, digital isn't enough — although it helps — in the Age of Permanxiety. Still, when the Four Seasons housekeeper or the cruise ship waiter strikes up a conversation, and you can feel it is heartfelt, then that makes all the difference.

8 months ago

Alternative Accommodations Address Travelers’ Fears in an Age of Permanxiety

Alternative Accommodations Address Travelers’ Fears in an Age of Permanxiety

Deanna Ting, Skift

Professionalizing the homesharing experience is helping to alleviate travelers’ concerns and anxieties about staying in a stranger’s house. But there's always room for improvement.

9 months ago

Travel Warnings Create Global Worry Map For Anxious Tourists

Travel Warnings Create Global Worry Map For Anxious Tourists

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travel warnings and alerts are important to many travelers, and any country that cares about tourism tries to avoid getting on such a list. But the U.S. State Department's list is often selective and political, and isn't an exhaustive list of places where travelers could face danger.

9 months ago

Video: Skift CEO Argues the Travel Industry Can’t Disengage From the Turbulence Around It

Video: Skift CEO Argues the Travel Industry Can’t Disengage From the Turbulence Around It

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We are not going to go as far as the part-of-the-problem or part-of-the-solution juxtaposition. But travel companies can decide whether to play it safe or get involved when it comes to atrocities and misguided policies breaking out all around. That's the debate and the dilemma.

9 months ago

Myanmar Genocide Has the Travel Industry Searching for Strategies

Myanmar Genocide Has the Travel Industry Searching for Strategies

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travel is the world's largest industry and should be taking a leadership position about Myanmar to publicly condemn ethnic cleansing, and show the country's military government that tourism dollars aren't unconditional if it supports crimes against humanity.

10 months ago

How the Disenfranchised Navigate the World in a Time of Permanxiety

How the Disenfranchised Navigate the World in a Time of Permanxiety

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Discrimination has long caused travel anxiety for demographics underserved by the travel industry. Historically, travelers looked to their respective tribes for intel, but the burgeoning friend economy may be reshaping that concept.

10 months ago

Travelers Get Candid About Their Struggles With Permanxiety

Travelers Get Candid About Their Struggles With Permanxiety

Sarah Enelow, Skift

The travel industry at large speaks eagerly and often about creating positive experiences for travelers. This contrasts heavily, though, with the fears and anxieties experienced by real travelers from diverse backgrounds.

10 months ago

The Hassle of Flying in an Age of Permanxiety

The Hassle of Flying in an Age of Permanxiety

Brian Sumers, Skift

You can argue it's never been a better time to fly. Fares are cheap, and amenities like Wi-Fi and free snacks keep improving. Even better, airlines are updating their mobile apps, making it easier for passengers to rebook from delayed or canceled flights. But some people — at times, frequent flyers but mostly the infrequent ones — still view flying as a pain.

10 months ago

The Meetings Industry Adjusts to Risk

The Meetings Industry Adjusts to Risk

Greg Oates, Skift

The meetings industry is under growing pressure to provide education and best practices to mitigate risk, which is challenging due to the size of groups and costs to secure large venues.

10 months ago

The Anxieties of a Muslim Traveler

The Anxieties of a Muslim Traveler

Rafat Ali, Skift

"I am this guy. I fit every cliché; I am the abstract villain of your imagined anxieties. Traveling while Muslim."

10 months ago