Articles tagged “wi-fi”

Wi-Fi’s Frustrating Lack of Progress at Events

Wi-Fi’s Frustrating Lack of Progress at Events

Isaac Carey, Skift

Many planners treat Wi-Fi as an afterthought, when really it's become a central part of the event experience, just like food or beverage.

7 days ago

Why Is Wi-Fi at Events Still So Bad?

Why Is Wi-Fi at Events Still So Bad?

Isaac Carey, Skift

A lot of the same issues that plagued conference Wi-Fi 10 years ago are still around today, even as good internet becomes more and more of a necessity.

1 week ago

Booking to Charge Commission on Resort Fees in Major Shakeup for Hotel Revenue

Booking to Charge Commission on Resort Fees in Major Shakeup for Hotel Revenue

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Get ready for some commotion in Las Vegas and other destinations where hotel resort fees are common. Will impacted hotels abandon Booking.com? Will resort fees lose their appeal for hotels? Will Expedia follow Booking's lead? The fun and gamesmanship are just starting.

5 months ago

Everyone Wants In-Flight Wi-Fi, So Why Is Gogo Struggling?

Everyone Wants In-Flight Wi-Fi, So Why Is Gogo Struggling?

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Financial pressures and stiff competition are making life tough for Gogo, so much so that it's considering breaking itself up. Perhaps it's more likely that one of the company's many rivals will come knocking with an offer.

1 year ago

Google Wants to Enter Aviation’s Broadband Wi-Fi Business

Google Wants to Enter Aviation’s Broadband Wi-Fi Business

Manuel Baigorri, Bloomberg

This would be a sneaky move by Google, but makes sense given the company's recent focus on improved travel tools for consumers. The more closely the online giant's products are integrated into the travel experience, the more traction it can gain in the travel space outside online booking. We've already seen them experiment, for instance, with Google Fi kiosks in U.S. airports.

2 years ago

Gogo Replaces CEO With Its Largest Shareholder

Gogo Replaces CEO With Its Largest Shareholder

Brian Sumers, Skift

Something seems off about this. Yes, Gogo CEO Michael Small probably had to go. But shouldn't the company have chosen a new CEO with a background in telecommunications?

2 years ago

Qantas and Virgin Australia Battle Over In-Flight Wi-Fi Rollouts

Qantas and Virgin Australia Battle Over In-Flight Wi-Fi Rollouts

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Both Qantas and Virgin Australia should have Wi-Fi available on all domestic flights by the end of 2018. While travelers want to stay connected, they probably won’t pay for Wi-Fi, but might choose flights on the basis of internet coverage, especially on longer routes.

2 years ago

The Race to Faster In-Flight Wi-Fi Means Improvements for Passengers

The Race to Faster In-Flight Wi-Fi Means Improvements for Passengers

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Finally, in-flight Wi-Fi is becoming faster and more available across the board. Go ahead and add the "best Wi-Fi" option to your budget of extra fees on top of the plane ticket.

2 years ago

United Is Making Tech Changes to Boost Wi-Fi Speeds on Many Planes

United Is Making Tech Changes to Boost Wi-Fi Speeds on Many Planes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Road warriors have long suspected a systematic Wi-Fi problem on many United planes, but the airline has said little about it. Now, we know more about this issue. The good news? It will be fixed soon, according to United.

2 years ago

And What a Year It Was — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

And What a Year It Was — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It was a year of surprising change in corporate travel. By embracing some of the innovations that are commonplace in leisure companies, travel management companies are slowly bringing themselves into the 21st century.

3 years ago

American Dumps Gogo Wi-Fi on 500 Planes for Speedy ViaSat Alternative

American Dumps Gogo Wi-Fi on 500 Planes for Speedy ViaSat Alternative

Brian Sumers , Skift

The good news is that Internet speeds on American Airlines will improve markedly. The bad? This will take "years," according to an airline spokesman. So travelers should be patient.

3 years ago

Guests Find Ways to Stream Shows Despite Finicky Hotel Wi-Fi

Guests Find Ways to Stream Shows Despite Finicky Hotel Wi-Fi

Seth Porges, Bloomberg

Anyone remember a couple of years ago when the U.S. Federal Communications Commission spanked hotel chains for blocking consumers' bring-your-own Wi-Fi devices at conferences -- and some feared in guest rooms? The brands' distaste for streaming devices and Wi-Fi workarounds was one of the reasons they tried the blocking thing.

3 years ago