Self-driving cars -- with passengers. Uber will start to test them and also announced it has acquired technology startup Otto, which focuses on self-driving trucks. Uber's vision is obviously multi-modal.
The hubbub is about US Airways dissing Pittsburgh, its birthplace, by not stopping there on its ceremonial final flight on Oct. 16. American Airlines says it will skip Pittsburgh because it isn't an American Airlines Group hub.
Pittsburgh has improved quality of life for its residents by huge strides and it's interesting to see how it will use those gains to draw visitors as well.
Pittsburgh needs more hotels and better meeting space but at least now people really want to visit, which is the biggest hurdle.
The verdict on many political conventions is that they bring in a lot of hotel and restaurant business, often hurt smaller businesses, and provide little that is sustainable for the future. That's a calculation that prospective host cities have to consider.
Movie shoot locations are attracting tourists in the most unlikely of destinations so Philly is smart to offer its already present visitor base a reason to stay longer or return soon.
Better than criticizing new services like the Yellow Cab president has in the past, he plans to get even -- pending city approval.
Pittsburgh is representative of several midsize cities in the U.S. whose daily flights were cut by more than half as rising gas prices mandated airlines let go of smaller planes and slower routes.
Destinations should be heavily investing in real-time social engagement to build brand awareness, improve visitors' experiences, and share meaningful content that fuels inspiration. Destinations that don't are missing out.
Pittsburgh has recently found some smart solutions to transform from an old economy to a new one. Perhaps it can solve some sharing economy problems other cities have failed to do.