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07th May 2017
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Warren Buffett Wants Airlines to Avoid a Fare War

By Bloomberg Warren Buffett, who long shunned investments in technology stocks and then made an ill-fated bet on IBM, said that mistake shouldn’t discourage wagers on the broader industry. Bloomberg...

07th May 2017
Mike B Around the Local Web

Mike B Around the Local Web

By Mike Blumenthal Here are some other articles and podcasts from last week that appeared elsewhere: Constructing the Enterprise Priority List for Local Search – Streetlight Magazine – In our...

06th May 2017
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IHG CEO Richard Solomons Steps Down and 8 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

By Sarah Enelow, Skift InterContinental Hotels Group CEO Richard Solomons speaking with Skift’s Rafat Ali (R) at Skift Forum Europe in London on April 4, 2017. Russell Harper / Skift...

06th May 2017
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Ski-Obsessed China Offers an Opportunity for Tech Providers to Resorts

By Hugo Miller, Bloomberg It’s a long way from Austria to China, but leading tech company Skidata is hoping to cash in on China’s growing passion for skiing. Skidata Skift...

06th May 2017
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Highest-Paid Online Travel CEOs and 8 Other Digital Trends This Week

By Sarah Enelow, Skift Gillian Tans (right) speaking at the Skift Global Forum in New York City in September 2016 with Skift founder Rafat Ali. The CEO of Booking.com was...

06th May 2017
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Canadian Officials Consider Selling Part or All of Toronto’s Largest Airport

By Scott Deveau and Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg Canada is considering the sale of at least a minority stake in Toronto Pearson International Airport that values the country’s busiest airport at...

06th May 2017
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Etihad to Inject $382 Million Into Struggling Air Berlin

By Deena Kamel Yousef and Richard Weiss , Bloomberg Air Berlin has needed multiple bailouts from Etihad, the Abu Dhabi-based carrier that has a 29 percent stake. It’s getting another...

06th May 2017
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Congress Scolds Airline Execs and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

By Sarah Enelow, Skift United CEO Oscar Munoz (foreground) was one of five airline executives take questions Tuesday from a Congressional committee. Lawmakers were concerned airlines do not offer proper...

06th May 2017
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Mount Everest to See Record Number of Climbers

By Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press In this Friday, April 10, 2015, file photo, a porter carries crates containing oxygen tanks, with Mt Lingtren seen behind left, and Mt. Khumbutse, right,...

06th May 2017
How Accurate is Google My Business Insights?

How Accurate is Google My Business Insights?

By Mike Blumenthal The scuttlebutt in the world of Local SEO has long been that Google Insights was inaccurate and unhelpful as a guide to consumer behaviors. But is the...