A female pilot with a roller bag in front of a small white jet with entry stairs.

Private jets have a pilot problem

Pilots are following the money — and it’s taking them to larger commercial airlines.

Ben Berkley • October 31, 2023
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Months after the sub tragedy, extreme tourism is… more popular than ever?

Fears that the Titan submersible’s tragic end would derail the fast-growing adventure tourism sector were seemingly unfounded.

Ben Berkley • October 17, 2023
person waving on a tiny island

The wild business of desert island tourism

Have you ever dreamed of being a castaway? There’s an industry to cater to your desire.

Zachary Crockett • October 13, 2023
A white woman with brown hair smiling and wearing a sunhat and a light-blue backpack; a photo of a busy airport faded in the background.

The next big travel destination might be the airport itself

Airports want tourists to come spend time — and money — without flights.

Sara Friedman • October 11, 2023
A woman with black hair and a black tank top doing a yoga pose and smiling, slightly blurry with a rainbow effect. Brown mushrooms in the background on a blue backdrop.

Ready for a trip? Psychedelic retreats are going mainstream

The next travel trend is one strange trip.

Sara Friedman • September 27, 2023
The Atlantis hotel on a blue background with five gold stars.

Check into the future: Hotels are getting an upgrade

If there’s one word to describe what hotels will be going for in the 2030s, it’s this: frictionless.

Sara Friedman • September 11, 2023
3 men standing

At the elite’s summer camp, the workers allegedly get bunk

Former workers at a secretive men’s club for the rich and powerful are suing for mistreatment.

Ben Berkley • August 29, 2023
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This summer, at band camp, we got a reverse mortgage

Add summer camp to the list of things that require a whole lot of cash.

Ben Berkley • June 12, 2023
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Planning a summer trip? Maybe skip Hawaii, says Hawaii

Lei low, spend high: Hawaii struggles to strike a delicate balance in its bid to solve overtourism.

Jacob Cohen • May 9, 2023
burnout retreats

How many zeros would you shell out to feel less zeroed out?

Widespread burnout is driving the expansion of specialized clinics. Very, very expensive specialized clinics.

Ben Berkley • May 8, 2023
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Wanna travel cheap? Borrow someone’s house

Home-swapping platform Kindred just raised $15m to expand. It lets members vacation in each other’s houses.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 21, 2023
Gen Z travel

No cap: Gen Z’s spending habits include an unusual amount of travel

The zoomers are living up to their name.

Jacob Cohen • April 17, 2023

Why some travelers fly across the world without leaving the airport

“Mileage runs” allow hardcore travelers to maintain elite status. Are they worth it?

Mark Dent • March 3, 2023

The NOTAM plane debacle, explained

Due to an FAA computer glitch, all US flights were temporarily grounded on Wednesday morning.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 12, 2023

Airbnb guests don’t want to pay to do chores

In response to guest complaints, Airbnb will start displaying total prices and checkout lists upfront.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 8, 2022

What the heck is a golden passport?

The ultra-wealthy are paying big bucks for the right to travel freely throughout Europe.

Rob Litterst • October 4, 2022

Luggage mayhem adds to airport chaos

Missing bags are piling up as airlines and airports lack the staff to deal with them.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 18, 2022

The big business of Margaritaville

Jimmy Buffett’s beachy anthem has inspired a booming hospitality business.

Rob Litterst • July 18, 2022

As Airbnb grows, so do cleaning fees

Relative Google search interest for “cleaning fees” is up 212%.

Jacob Cohen • April 14, 2022

Extended stay hotels are a surefire investment

Extended stay hotels aren’t as glamorous as luxury chateaus, but they are a good investment.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • February 3, 2022

Airbnb’s new experiment to reduce racism

In an effort to curb racial bias, Airbnb will only show certain hosts a guest’s 1st initial until after booking.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 7, 2022

Could airlines band together to ground unruly passengers?

Delta and a flight attendants union want a common database of unruly passengers.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 30, 2021

RVs are flying off the shelves

RV sales are kickin’ into high gear and are expected to grow 34% this year.

Jacob Cohen • September 14, 2021

The pandemic knocked out business travel — now its future is up in the air

The pandemic wiped out business travel, and new technology makes it unlikely it’ll ever get back to pre-pandemic levels.

Rob Litterst • September 10, 2021

Digits: Nomads are in love, and apparently it’s pumpkin spice season

Plus: The Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest makes bank and toy prices go up.

Jacob Cohen • August 30, 2021

Digits: A $50B glitch, a CEO’s inbox, and a floating hospital

Plus: iPhone celebrated its 14th birthday and flights are taking off.

Jacob Cohen • July 7, 2021

United Airlines buys 270 jets in a bullish sign for air travel

United’s airplane order will cost $30B+ (before discounts) and is the latest move from the airline that signals a bullish air travel future.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 1, 2021

Airbnb and Vrbo grapple for more hosts amid fresh demand

To woo homeowners onto its platform, Airbnb is offering mentorship, while Vrbo will let users transfer ratings.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 22, 2021

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