Articles tagged “transportation”

Airlines

United Airlines, Alcohol Wipes and Finding New Customer Touch Points

Some passengers want to talk to people. Some do not. United Airlines wants make sure they all have a choice.

United Airlines, Alcohol Wipes and Finding New Customer Touch Points

Airlines

Airline Startups Connect and Breeze Share Early Survival Strategies

Top executives at Connect Airlines and Breeze Airways both alluded to the high-risk nature of the aviation business, but they also said that it's a good time to start up a carrier. It seems both companies are doing the early heavy lifting they will need to be successful.

Airline Startups Connect and Breeze Share Early Survival Strategies

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb CEO Vows to Bring New Focus to Experiences

Airbnb's Brian Chesky may be over-estimating how many people will work from home in the future "glued" to their laptop screens. But the world has changed — for sure — and travel patterns have been altered as well, with new demand for experiences.

Airbnb CEO Vows to Bring New Focus to Experiences

News Blog

U.S. Travel Industry Calls for Clean Energy Tax Incentives

More than 100 travel industry stakeholders on Tuesday signed a letter to Congress urging them to prioritize passing clean energy tax credits and deductions. The letter was spearheaded by the U.S. Travel Association. The letter urged the passage of tax incentives to expand sustainable aviation fuel production, electric vehicle charging station installations, clean energy technologies…

Tourism

U.S. Travelers More Concerned About Costs Than Covid for First Time Since Pandemic

Americans are now saying that financial factors trump health and safety worries when it comes to travel decision-making. While some are staying home because they can't afford it, those determined to travel are finding ways to work around higher prices.

U.S. Travelers More Concerned About Costs Than Covid for First Time Since Pandemic

Tourism

Tourists Ditch Shopping Sprees for Big Nights Out Since Pandemic

Bars, nightclubs, theme parks and museums will be the winners this summer. The "experience economy" is back.

Tourists Ditch Shopping Sprees for Big Nights Out Since Pandemic

Airlines

Renewed Family Travel Tests Flexibility of Travel Businesses

With several weeks of summer still left, having a family vacation is still a possibility. But parents traveling with kids are getting smarter about how they're spending their money. If the industry wants to attract this billion dollar sector, appealing to their kids is the smart way to go.

Renewed Family Travel Tests Flexibility of Travel Businesses

Rail

Global Rail Companies Put Plans in Place to Lure New Riders

This summer travel season could be enormously successful for railway companies if schemes they've created for the post-pandemic-era can capture travelers' interest. A big "if."

Global Rail Companies Put Plans in Place to Lure New Riders

Online Travel

4 Charts Showing the Massive Global Travel Opportunity: Courtesy of Trip.com IPO Filing

As many private equity and other investors will tell you, massive opportunities remain in the travel industry over the long term. The travel market will undeniably look very different in 2025 than it does today. But if you believe Trip.com's projections, boom times are ahead for many companies.

4 Charts Showing the Massive Global Travel Opportunity: Courtesy of Trip.com IPO Filing

Airlines

Pete Buttigieg Is Transportation Secretary Choice of President-Elect Biden

Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg won the political spoils of a top spot in the new Biden cabinet. But his relatively limited experience raises eyebrows about how he will implement the president-elect's transportation vision.

Pete Buttigieg Is Transportation Secretary Choice of President-Elect Biden