Articles tagged “seattle”

Seattle Space Needle Facelift Signals City’s Spike in Popularity

Seattle Space Needle Facelift Signals City’s Spike in Popularity

Ahmed Namatalla, Associated Press

It's nice to see an iconic attraction get a new lease on life. But rapid visitor growth from markets like China will make it increasingly difficult for Seattle to balance tourism and livability.

3 months ago

Privately Run Terminal in Suburban Seattle Could Be the Future of U.S. Airports

Privately Run Terminal in Suburban Seattle Could Be the Future of U.S. Airports

Ahmed Namatalla, Associated Press

Is the U.S. ready to embrace a model that is already in widespread use throughout Europe? If the private company developing a passenger terminal in the Seattle suburbs is successful ā€” a big if since this will be its first airport project ā€” others will likely follow suit.

4 months ago

Visit Seattle Enlists Its Big Tech Companies to Reposition City to Meeting Planners

Visit Seattle Enlists Its Big Tech Companies to Reposition City to Meeting Planners

Greg Oates, Skift

Visit Seattle is positioning itself as a broker of innovation, versus a sales conduit for meeting space, by introducing meeting planners nationwide to some of the world's most advanced companies.

10 months ago

Robot Helps Passengers Navigate Seattle-Tacoma Airport in 6 Languages

Robot Helps Passengers Navigate Seattle-Tacoma Airport in 6 Languages

Associated Press

Tracey speaks six languages and doesn't accept tips, but hands out advice as a demonstration of her special talents at Seattle-Tacoma Airport. It's a great idea but when Tracey can rebook passengers from cancelled flights, then we'll get really excited.

1 year ago

Hotel Groups Sue City of Seattle Over Hotel Workplace Safety Measure

Hotel Groups Sue City of Seattle Over Hotel Workplace Safety Measure

Associated Press

A classic case of a law designed to protect hotel employees, but doesn't align with hotels' bottom lines.

2 years ago

In the Battle for Seattle Flyers, Delta Is Practically Giving Away Elite Status

In the Battle for Seattle Flyers, Delta Is Practically Giving Away Elite Status

Grant Martin, Skift

Delta is once more doubling down in its campaign to woo Seattle customers.

2 years ago

Driver Unionization at Uber and Lyft Escapes a Court Challenge

Driver Unionization at Uber and Lyft Escapes a Court Challenge

Robert Burnson, Bloomberg

It isn't often that you see an organization such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce come to the defense of ride-sharing companies that compete with more established car-rental and taxi interests out of concern about unionization efforts at these sharing-economy companies. Lyft and Uber are finding friends in all kinds of crazy places.

2 years ago

Seattle Testing the Economics of On-Demand Services With New Labor Rules

Seattle Testing the Economics of On-Demand Services With New Labor Rules

Phuong Le, Associated Press

Bad news for investors and companies wanting to maximize profits while keeping prices artificially low. Great news for workers and anyone in favor of a rational economy.

3 years ago

Visit Seattle’s New Video Channel Is Good But It Could Be Great

Visit Seattle’s New Video Channel Is Good But It Could Be Great

Greg Oates, Skift

Tourism bureaus like Visit Seattle have an opportunity to attract a new user base with episodic video-content campaigns and video testimonials. Deciding that is the easy part. Funding is a little more challenging. The hardest part is correct place branding and then muzzling the marketers so the real content people can do their thing.

3 years ago

Wanted: Seattle Hipsters to Bolster Small Town’s Tourism

Wanted: Seattle Hipsters to Bolster Small Town’s Tourism

Associated Press

Travel Pendleton has some good ideas about making the town more attractive for out-of-town tourists but putting up a few billboards in Seattle isn't necessarily the answer.

3 years ago

Seattle Airport Workers Eligible for $15 an Hour Minimum Wage, Court Rules

Seattle Airport Workers Eligible for $15 an Hour Minimum Wage, Court Rules

Rachel La Corte, Associated Press

The ruling by the State of Washington's high court, extending SeaTac's $15 minimum wage to airport workers, is an historic one but isn't necessarily the end of the story.

3 years ago

Seattle’s Airport Is Straining Under the Weight of Too Many Passengers

Seattle’s Airport Is Straining Under the Weight of Too Many Passengers

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press

This isn't a bad problem to have, unless of course you're not doing anything to make it better. Then you won't have to worry about record crowds anymore.

3 years ago