Articles tagged “skiftasks”

Skift Survey: More Evidence of Uber Becoming a Rental Car Replacement

Skift Survey: More Evidence of Uber Becoming a Rental Car Replacement

Rafat Ali, Skift

The substitution effect is real, and car rental companies for the first time are beginning to look like transitory businesses.

1 year ago

Skift Survey: Nearly 25% of Americans Are Interested in Visiting Cuba Next Year

Skift Survey: Nearly 25% of Americans Are Interested in Visiting Cuba Next Year

Rafat Ali, Skift

75 million Americans ready to be marketed to? Travel brands, the time to start spending money on marketing is...now!

1 year ago

No Vacation Nation: 41% of Americans Didn’t Take a Day off in 2015

No Vacation Nation: 41% of Americans Didn’t Take a Day off in 2015

Rafat Ali, Skift

Even as there is more awareness about benefits of time off, the overworked, under-vacationed, and under-traveled American remains a reality and the travel industry hasn't done much to band together and attempt to change it, despite some efforts by the U.S. Travel Association and brands like MasterCard and Expedia.

1 year ago

Skift Survey: Majority of Americans Will Take Little to No Vacation This Summer

Skift Survey: Majority of Americans Will Take Little to No Vacation This Summer

Rafat Ali, Skift

The American Vacation Revolution is long overdue. Which unicorn startup will disrupt American no-vacation mentality and corporate all-work-and-no-play policies?

2 years ago

Americans Are Generally OK With Airbnb Unless Their Neighbors Are Doing It

Americans Are Generally OK With Airbnb Unless Their Neighbors Are Doing It

Rafat Ali, Skift

Everyone loves the concept of the sharing economy, but when it comes close to home, feelings about it are a lot more nuanced. Lots more research needs to be done at the local and neighborhood level on the effects of the sharing economy, positive and negative.

2 years ago

Travel Habits of Americans: Almost Half Didn’t Take a Single Day Off This Summer

Travel Habits of Americans: Almost Half Didn’t Take a Single Day Off This Summer

Rafat Ali, Skift

Americas are overworked, and not taking enough days off in summer for a long vacation, much to the detriment of the overall travel industry here in U.S.

3 years ago

Gun Tourism Doesn’t Appeal To Vast Majority of Americans

Gun Tourism Doesn’t Appeal To Vast Majority of Americans

Rafat Ali, Skift

Despite all the sensationalism in reportage of the recent tragic incident, the reality is that the idea of gun tourism is only appealing to a small portion of Americans, and fewer still act on it.

3 years ago

Majority of Americans Are Against Using Knee Defenders on Airline Flights

Majority of Americans Are Against Using Knee Defenders on Airline Flights

Rafat Ali, Skift

U.S. airlines will have to come out and be more vocal about whether they explicitly ban the usage of devices such as Knee Defender, now that it is in the public consciousness. But regular Americans have spoken: they frown upon such devices.

3 years ago

Travel Habits of Americans: 63% of Adult Americans Have Not Traveled in Last Year

Travel Habits of Americans: 63% of Adult Americans Have Not Traveled in Last Year

Rafat Ali, Skift

U.S. doesn't just need BrandUSA to get international visitors to U.S., it needs a big get-out-and-travel marketing effort right in our own backyard. Of course weak-recovery economy doesn't help, whatever the marketing efforts may be.

3 years ago

Travel Habits of Americans: Only 13 Percent Traveled Abroad for Holidays in Last Year

Travel Habits of Americans: Only 13 Percent Traveled Abroad for Holidays in Last Year

Rafat Ali, Skift

The international travel habits of Americans remain anemic, but a positive way of looking at it: There is still a lot of potential for growth in America, and international destinations can do a lot more to incent Americans to travel.

3 years ago

Skift Survey: More People Actually Prefer the New Airbnb Logo to the Old One

Skift Survey: More People Actually Prefer the New Airbnb Logo to the Old One

Rafat Ali, Skift

Lesson: Always look beyond the signals emanating from early adopters on Twitter.

3 years ago

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Online Bookers to Travel Industry: Disclose and Be Transparent on Pricing

Online Bookers to Travel Industry: Disclose and Be Transparent on Pricing

Amadeus + Skift

Much as the travel industry would like to move beyond pricing and fees, consumers still wants better disclosures and simplicity around ticket prices, fees and other related services. Is the travel industry listening?

3 years ago