Articles tagged “travel”

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.

3 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

2 months ago

The Destination List Needs to Go and 8 Other Tourism Trends This Week

The Destination List Needs to Go and 8 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in tourism, The New York Times strikes out with its 52 Places To Go list, business is booming for a black-owned tourism pioneer, and a Thai retail personality speaks up on Thailand's tourism issues.

7 months ago

Skift’s Travel Media Favorites of 2018

Skift’s Travel Media Favorites of 2018

Andrew Sheivachman and Skift Staff, Skift

These are the films, magazines, articles, and other pieces of media that inspired the Skift team in 2018. We look forward to being just as impressed in 2019.

8 months ago

The Travel Buzzwords Skift Loves to Hate

The Travel Buzzwords Skift Loves to Hate

Skift Staff, Skift

We're not mad, but we are tired of buzzwords being used by travel companies to obscure what is really going on, which tends to be either a strategic erosion of quality for consumers, or a slow process of change to become more competitive in a certain marketplace.

8 months ago

How I Plan to Cover the World’s Most Exciting Travel Region as Skift’s New Asia Editor

How I Plan to Cover the World’s Most Exciting Travel Region as Skift’s New Asia Editor

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Our first Asia Editor, Raini Hamdi, starts with us today and shares how she intends to cover the vast, fast, diverse, and dynamic region of Asia. Apart from remembering to breathe deeply, she'll be focusing on the stories that count.

10 months ago

The 21 Uncomfortable Truths That I Have Learned About the Travel Industry

The 21 Uncomfortable Truths That I Have Learned About the Travel Industry

Rafat Ali, Skift

Never accused of holding back on what we think, what we have learned and unlearned. My lessons from six years of Skift and eight years exploring the travel industry.

1 year ago

Travel Industry Feeling Spry as More of the World Goes Gray

Travel Industry Feeling Spry as More of the World Goes Gray

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Instead of doing nothing when they retire, older people increasingly want to travel more. This is good news for the travel industry but it needs to work out better ways to target the baby boomer generation.

1 year ago

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How Travel Brands Can Use Audience Data to Think Strategically About Customers’ Digital Moments

How Travel Brands Can Use Audience Data to Think Strategically About Customers’ Digital Moments

Parse.ly + Skift

Brands in the travel industry have a leg up over those in other industries when it comes to connecting with their customers. Audience data can help them find stories resonating at an exact moment, leading to inspiration that can create moments that matter to travelers and foster connection for brands.

1 year ago

Singapore Travel Companies Could Benefit as Spotlight Hits Trump-Kim Meeting

Singapore Travel Companies Could Benefit as Spotlight Hits Trump-Kim Meeting

Livia Yap, Bloomberg

Experts in Singapore say the quick Trump-Kim summit could have near-term negative repercussions for travel due to strict security measures. But the longer-term impact could be positive for the destination's reputation — and its hotels, airlines, and restaurants.

1 year ago

The Highest Paid Travel CEOs in Europe in 2017

The Highest Paid Travel CEOs in Europe in 2017

Patrick Whyte, Skift

European travel CEOs are paid well by most standards — but not compared with their peers across the pond.

1 year ago