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Breaking Down the U.S. Airline Industry By Market Size: New Skift Research Estimates

Breaking Down the U.S. Airline Industry By Market Size: New Skift Research Estimates

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Want to understand the U.S. airline industry, but short on time? Our proprietary estimates will allow you to understand how the the market is changing, which airlines are growing fastest, and the most important operational metrics at a glance.

8 hours ago

Kuala Lumpur’s Batu Caves Reveal Heritage Tourism’s Struggles in an Instagrammable World

Kuala Lumpur’s Batu Caves Reveal Heritage Tourism’s Struggles in an Instagrammable World

Rebecca Stone, Skift

The ongoing investigation into the painting of the Batu Caves steps points to a greater need to appropriately preserve heritage sites. Protecting a country’s history and heritage for future generations should come first; increasing the number of Instagram "likes" and "tags" a heritage site gets should come second.

4 weeks ago

The Amazon Factor in Travel: New Skift Research E-Book

The Amazon Factor in Travel: New Skift Research E-Book

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Amazon's influence over travelers is likely to grow, and travel companies need to pay careful attention. Our limited edition e-book evaluates lessons, threats, and opportunities that Amazon presents for the travel industry.

1 month ago

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How Real-Time, Transparent Bidding Can Fix a Broken Travel Search Ecosystem

How Real-Time, Transparent Bidding Can Fix a Broken Travel Search Ecosystem

MediaAlpha + Skift

Travel comparison advertising, which typically operates in an opaque marketplace, is all too often inefficient for travel publishers and advertisers. Bringing real-time, transparent bidding into the fold can help solve for this.

2 months ago

Wellness Newsletter: Nike, Sweaty Betty, and Others Get Serious About Building Communities

Wellness Newsletter: Nike, Sweaty Betty, and Others Get Serious About Building Communities

Leslie Barrie, Skift

If one of the goals of wellness is to connect with others, well-being brands are wise to create communities that allow people to bond with one another and feel like they’re a part of something bigger than themselves.

2 months ago

Southwest Airlines Expects Its Cost Control Issues Will Linger

Southwest Airlines Expects Its Cost Control Issues Will Linger

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Historically, Southwest Airlines has been all about cost control, and that has served it well. But remember, there's more to producing profit than cost containment. The airline has a lot more revenue opportunities than ever before, so it should be fine. It might be in even better shape if it had premium seats and charged for checked bags, however.

2 months ago

Airbnb Creates Niches for a New Generation of Vacation Rental Startups: Skift Research E-Book

Airbnb Creates Niches for a New Generation of Vacation Rental Startups: Skift Research E-Book

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Airbnb has built itself into the third most richly valued startup in the world over the last decade. But business never stands still, and as Airbnb harvests its gains, the latest generation of alternative accommodation startups are collecting all of the new venture capital in the space.

2 months ago

New Skift Research E-Book: The Latest Wave of Venture Capital Investment in Travel Startups

New Skift Research E-Book: The Latest Wave of Venture Capital Investment in Travel Startups

Seth Borko, Skift Research

The travel industry, no stranger to disruption, is experiencing a new wave of venture-backed startups. These businesses are generally larger than ever before and focused on bringing new customers and products into the digital travel fold. We expect this momentum to continue and for it to have an impact on executives, founders, and investors throughout the sector.

2 months ago

Wellness Newsletter: Direct-to-Consumer Healthcare Gets a Millennial Makeover

Wellness Newsletter: Direct-to-Consumer Healthcare Gets a Millennial Makeover

Leslie Barrie, Skift

A brand like Hims (and now Hers), which makes it easier to gain access to health and wellness at a lower cost, all while touting smart design, knows what it’s doing. And it will probably see the revenue to prove it.

2 months ago

Why Airlines Are Finally Seeing Lower Distribution Costs: New Skift Research

Why Airlines Are Finally Seeing Lower Distribution Costs: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

The battle over airline distribution costs has been fought from boardrooms to courtrooms to the press. Though each airline is in a unique position, we examine the industry-wide data to take a cold look at the facts as best as possible.

2 months ago

Unraveling the Web of Airline Distribution: New Skift Research

Unraveling the Web of Airline Distribution: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Airline distribution needs to change to keep up with the modern economy. Its tech is evolving, but it takes time to turn around such a large and complex ship. Will changes come fast enough to avoid outside disruption?

3 months ago

Qantas and Virgin Australia See Revenue Boost After Cutting Flights

Qantas and Virgin Australia See Revenue Boost After Cutting Flights

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Experts were tipping a slow-down in travel in Australia due to the falling dollar and rising fuel costs, but the country’s two main airlines are seeing revenue growth, mostly because they have reduced capacity and halted the price war.

3 months ago