Articles tagged “politics”

How Driving Defines Us: The Future of American Road Trips

How Driving Defines Us: The Future of American Road Trips

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Road trips in the United States are statistically on the rise due to both economic and cultural factors. These vacations have incredible potential to reflect what's simmering beneath the surface of contemporary America.

4 weeks ago

Shareholders Push Travel Companies to Disclose Political Giving as Mid-Terms Loom

Shareholders Push Travel Companies to Disclose Political Giving as Mid-Terms Loom

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel isn't as big a political player as some other industries, but major players wield significant influence over political candidates and the issues surrounding airports and hotels. More transparency is a good thing, particularly for shareholders who may fear a decline in stock value due to political positioning based on the whims of a company's CEO.

1 month ago

TripAdvisor and Expedia Pull TV Ads in Boycott of Laura Ingraham’s Fox Show

TripAdvisor and Expedia Pull TV Ads in Boycott of Laura Ingraham’s Fox Show

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Kudos to TripAdvisor and Expedia for doing the right thing in helping encourage civil discourse. Whatever one thinks about the gun policy debate, picking on a teenager's personal musings about college applications unrelated to the topic at hand is out of bounds.

3 months ago

Washington, D.C. March Shows Promise of Protest Tourism

Washington, D.C. March Shows Promise of Protest Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

Protests and marches are a phenomenon that D.C. tourism officials never asked for but are forced to reckon with. It's an ongoing reckoning that the city's tourism board is still figuring out in the digital age, and other destinations are taking cues.

3 months ago

United Gives Airline Employees a Chance to Win $100,000 Instead of Bonuses

United Gives Airline Employees a Chance to Win $100,000 Instead of Bonuses

Michael Sasso, United

New idea: Throw a can of soup in the middle of a circle of employees and whoever comes out with it is the winner! If our sarcasm isn't clear we'll just say it this way: This seems like a terrible way to encourage teamwork, build loyalty, or anything else that's good for a company. But it does seem fitting for our current climate.

4 months ago

Interview: HotelPlanner CEO Defends His Company’s NRA Ties

Interview: HotelPlanner CEO Defends His Company’s NRA Ties

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Stopping people under 21 years old from being able to effortlessly buy assault rifles is a societal decision. But it remains open for debate on how travel companies should treat a gun lobby that opposes such a move.

4 months ago

Trump’s Bad Approach to Transportation Laid Bare in Plans for Northeast Corridor Rail Network

Trump’s Bad Approach to Transportation Laid Bare in Plans for Northeast Corridor Rail Network

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

This is an embarrassment on every level for U.S. infrastructure.

4 months ago

Ex-NJ Governor Christie Forced to Use Regular TSA Line at Newark’s Awful Terminal B

Ex-NJ Governor Christie Forced to Use Regular TSA Line at Newark’s Awful Terminal B

Elise Young, Bloomberg

We have no industry-specific insight here, just a supreme joy at seeing a person run face first into a transportation tragedy of their own making. Next stop: Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.

5 months ago

Tourism Under Trump Year 1 Adversely Impacted the U.S. Brand

Tourism Under Trump Year 1 Adversely Impacted the U.S. Brand

Dan Peltier, Skift

We knew 2017 was going to be a wild ride for U.S. tourism and that's certainly how it played out. Although many of Trump's policies did more harm than good for the travel industry, some could have been much worse.

5 months ago

Skift Analyst Session Finds Little Cause for Gloom in Global Travel Outlook

Skift Analyst Session Finds Little Cause for Gloom in Global Travel Outlook

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

We think 2018 is setting up to be a solid year for growth in travel, despite lingering uncertainty over the direction of economic, foreign, and political policies around the world. Subscribe to Skift Research to learn more.

6 months ago

New Skift Research Report: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook

New Skift Research Report: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

With many global markets showing healthy signs of growth and consumer and business confidence high, we expect the travel industry to benefit from a solid year of macroeconomic growth in 2018.

7 months ago

Flyers at Atlanta Airport Bankroll Vendors Who Spend Big on City Elections

Flyers at Atlanta Airport Bankroll Vendors Who Spend Big on City Elections

Margaret Newkirk and Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

This is a problem in many U.S. cities, where local governments control a major international airport. A massive airport is a big money-generator, and everyone wants a piece of the pie. Often, companies believe they must participate in local politics to gain access.

7 months ago