Articles tagged “skifttwo”

The State of Travel, 2014

The State of Travel, 2014

Rafat Ali, Skift

This is the global State of Travel, in 2014 and beyond. Go ahead, gorge on the 105-page slide deck.

5 years ago

The Changing Business Of New York City Tours and Activities Sector

The Changing Business Of New York City Tours and Activities Sector

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The tours and activities sector is at the very start of its inevitable transition to a mobile-first industry with last-minute in-person sales being replaced by mobile bookings. Although the change has the opportunity to widen operators’ margins, they’ll need to work internally to make sure their options are available and open on a yet-to-emerge leader in the booking space.

5 years ago

Travel IPO Market of 2014 Has Shifted Toward Europe and Asia

Travel IPO Market of 2014 Has Shifted Toward Europe and Asia

Dennis Schaal, Skift

To some extent, the shift in geographic focus of the travel IPO market from the U.S. in 2013 toward Europe and Asia Pacific so far in 2014 reflects where the burgeoning investment and market opportunities are opening up, although it is somewhat surprising that Latin America has yet to be heard from in a very meaningful way.

5 years ago

6 Ways Airbnb Changed Travel and the Vacation Rental Industry

6 Ways Airbnb Changed Travel and the Vacation Rental Industry

Jason Clampet, Skift

Airbnb has been a true disruptor in travel, and we'll continue to keep a close watch as it matures into a broader industry player.

5 years ago

Anatomy of Our Perfect Travel Media Brand

Anatomy of Our Perfect Travel Media Brand

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Our brand would take the best work from professionals and compile it into a multi-media outlet where one could not only be inspired, but have the knowledge to turn that inspiration into reality.

5 years ago

Interview: Brand USA CEO on the Next Phase of Marketing America Abroad

Interview: Brand USA CEO on the Next Phase of Marketing America Abroad

Greg Oates, Skift

Will Congress reauthorize the nation's first national destination marketing organization before session ends? Both big and small town America hope so based on Brand USA's economic development and job creation deliverables in 2013.

5 years ago

The World’s 15 Largest Travel Companies of 2014

The World’s 15 Largest Travel Companies of 2014

Dennis Schaal, Skift

A half dozen travel companies, including Southwest, Delta, United Continental, Wynn Resorts, Marriott and the Priceline Group have seen fairly massive -- more than 50% gains -- in their market caps compared with this time last year, as the big keep getting bigger. Hotels dominate the world's 15 largest publicly traded travel companies.

5 years ago

Interview: The Puppet Master Pulling the Strings of Google Travel

Interview: The Puppet Master Pulling the Strings of Google Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If you build it, and it is comprehensive and works at breakneck speeds, they will come. That's the mantra of Google, which is taking its sweet time to expand its flight and hotel partnerships around the world.

5 years ago