Articles tagged “safety”

U.S. Hotel Industry Commits to Giving Panic Buttons to Workers

U.S. Hotel Industry Commits to Giving Panic Buttons to Workers

Deanna Ting, Skift

Implementation of panic buttons, or employee safety devices, for hotel employees is a good start, but it should just be the beginning of the much broader measures the entire global hospitality industry should take to ensure the safety of every single person who walks through its doors.

1 month ago

The 6 Most Popular Skift Stories Ever

The 6 Most Popular Skift Stories Ever

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Our readers — perhaps aimlessly clicking on compelling-looking stories from remote hamlets around the globe — have voted these stories up as the Skift most-popular stories of all time. Think of it as the wisdom of the crowds.

3 months ago

Southwest Is Inspecting Its Engines More Frequently Than Required

Southwest Is Inspecting Its Engines More Frequently Than Required

Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Southwest is making the right call to inspect its engines more often than the Federal Aviation Administration requires. It has had two scary engine failures recently, and one resulted in a passenger's death. It's better to be safe than sorry.

3 months ago

Branson Tragedy Highlights Deadly History of Tourist Duck Boats

Branson Tragedy Highlights Deadly History of Tourist Duck Boats

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press

3 months ago

Few Corporate Travel Policies Specifically Address Female Safety

Few Corporate Travel Policies Specifically Address Female Safety

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel managers know they need to focus on safety as more women travel for business, but seem to be unwilling so far to make specific changes to their policies. Hopefully, this trend won't continue.

4 months ago

Uber Avoids Reporting Full Data on Violence Against Passengers

Uber Avoids Reporting Full Data on Violence Against Passengers

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Yes, Uber should be fully transparent about its passenger assaults, just like other forms of public transit. But the depressing truth is that any household name that dominates its sector can get away with doing the wrong thing — for now.

6 months ago

Uber Suspends Testing After Self-Driving Car Kills Pedestrian

Uber Suspends Testing After Self-Driving Car Kills Pedestrian

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg

It was only a matter of time until an accident created a public conversation about the dangers of self-driving cars. Now that we're here, the backlash could force Uber, Waymo, and others to reexamine the safety of their autonomous vehicles.

7 months ago

Super Long-Haul Trips Expose Flight Crews and Passengers to Cosmic Radiation

Super Long-Haul Trips Expose Flight Crews and Passengers to Cosmic Radiation

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airlines are buying more aircraft capable of flying the extreme weather conditions of the North Pole, but this exposes the people inside to higher levels of cosmic radiation. Frequent flyers and flight crews are right to be asking questions.

7 months ago

Airlines Fail to Convince Flyers to Abandon Bags in Emergencies

Airlines Fail to Convince Flyers to Abandon Bags in Emergencies

Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Maybe the adversarial relationship between flyers and airlines doesn't help here. Flyers assume airlines enjoy screwing them on everything from fare to legroom. But everyone wants to live, including pilots and crew, so in an emergency passengers need to put down the bag and flee.

8 months ago

TSA Found Record-Breaking Number of Guns at Checkpoints in 2017

TSA Found Record-Breaking Number of Guns at Checkpoints in 2017

Polly Mosendz, Bloomberg

More flyers are heading to the airport with their guns in tow across the U.S., and 84 percent of those found by the TSA last year were loaded. This doesn't bode well for airport security in 2018.

9 months ago

Indonesia Condemns Travel Advisory as Excessive Amid Bali Volcano Eruption

Indonesia Condemns Travel Advisory as Excessive Amid Bali Volcano Eruption

Rieka Rahadiana and Yudith Ho, Bloomberg

A volcanic eruption is never good for locals or seasonal tourism. What it can do, as it did in the case of Iceland, is actually raise the profile of your destination in the public eye. However, Bali's profile isn't exactly hidden.

11 months ago

The Meetings Industry Is Not Worried Enough About Cybersecurity

The Meetings Industry Is Not Worried Enough About Cybersecurity

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

Cyber security is not a priority for most meeting planners, but experts warn that it’s just a matter of time before the industry is hit with a major breach. Both attendees and event professionals can take steps to protect themselves.

11 months ago