Articles tagged “travel”

What the Coronavirus Means So Far for the Travel Industry

What the Coronavirus Means So Far for the Travel Industry

Staff, Skift

The travel industry is starting to feel the impact from this latest global health crisis. How it responds to help contain the spread of the virus will set a new precedent while weathering an extensive disruption to its business.

1 month ago

Slowdown in Tourism Growth in 2019 Most Pronounced in Europe: Report

Slowdown in Tourism Growth in 2019 Most Pronounced in Europe: Report

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Tourism is still growing globally, but the forward outlook is a little more cautious than in previous years of unbounded optimism. Geopolitical and economic challenges aren't hard to find — and they're going to affect tourism.

1 month ago

What to Watch Out for in the 2020 Travel Economy: New Skift Research

What to Watch Out for in the 2020 Travel Economy: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

We head into 2020 with more question marks than any year of this cycle. Risks are rising and the global economy is slowing. Here's what you need to know to be prepared.

3 months ago

Battling Executive Burnout in the 24/7 Travel Business

Battling Executive Burnout in the 24/7 Travel Business

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Burnout is everywhere in our precarious global economy, but it's especially pronounced in the travel and hospitality industry. Knowing the reasons why can help prevent it from taking over.

3 months ago

Travel’s Moment of Clarity: Sober Tourism Is a Real Business

Travel’s Moment of Clarity: Sober Tourism Is a Real Business

Rosie Spinks, Skift

There have always been travelers who don't drink, but the "sober curious" lifestyle movement has created a defined market of people who are eager for trips, tours, and experiences that aren't centered around alcohol. It's surprising that the travel industry has only just started to respond.

3 months ago

Barcelona Is Great, But Might it Be Even Better Traveling Alone?

Barcelona Is Great, But Might it Be Even Better Traveling Alone?

Courtney Bonnell, Associated Press

Solo travel is on the rise — and for good reason. Traveling to a city like Barcelona alone is not only possible, it's perhaps even more engaging alone than with a group. Here is one traveler's tips.

3 months ago

Google’s Travel Gains Levy Pain at TripAdvisor and Expedia

Google’s Travel Gains Levy Pain at TripAdvisor and Expedia

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The fact that Google is leveraging its dominance as a search engine into taking market share away from travel competitors is no longer even debatable. Expedia and TripAdvisor officials seem almost depressed about the whole thing and resigned to its impact. Is there any more room on the couch?

4 months ago

Airbnb Launches Its First Animal-Friendly Experiences Category

Airbnb Launches Its First Animal-Friendly Experiences Category

Jasmine Ganaishlal, Skift

Airbnb Experiences continues to expand as the company launches its first animal-friendly category. The company encourages animal lovers to put away their tech devices with the funny dog videos and connect with wildlife in a safer environment. It's just good business for Airbnb too.

5 months ago

Outdoor Recreation Proves Important Moneymaker for These U.S. States

Outdoor Recreation Proves Important Moneymaker for These U.S. States

William Edwards, Bloomberg

Hawaii and Montana are among the states most reliant on activities like boating and fishing as a part of their economy. Across the country, recreation is becoming an increasingly important generator of jobs as well.

5 months ago

Want a Pristine, Private Beach All to Yourself? Sandee’s Got You Covered

Want a Pristine, Private Beach All to Yourself? Sandee’s Got You Covered

Claire Ballentine, Bloomberg

Ever find yourself desperate to find a private black-sand beach but don't have time to aimlessly search in a rental car? Consider Sand.ee, a new website and soon-to-be app, the latest brand that wants to give consumers more control over their experiences. It's a good example that creation is the new consumption, as forecasted by our Skift 2019 Megatrend.

7 months ago

Google to Congress: We’re Not a Travel Monopoly

Google to Congress: We’re Not a Travel Monopoly

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Travelers indeed shop all over the place when they are doing trip-planning. But to downplay Google's dominant role, as an exec did Tuesday, when travel brands are spending billions of dollars annually with the search engine-turned-travel-product operator, is disingenuous.

7 months ago

For ‘Terminal Tourists,’ Airports Aren’t Just for Flying Anymore

For ‘Terminal Tourists,’ Airports Aren’t Just for Flying Anymore

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

At least since 9/11, American airport terminals have typically been places that a traveler endures, rather than enjoys. Let's hope that opening up post-security to some non-flyers will mean U.S. airports will have further reason to upgrade their amenities.

8 months ago