Gentlemen, a show of hands: do you think you're getting screwed by the airlines?
And do you want to do more traveling? And pay less for it?
If your answers were “Yes,” “Yes” and a cartoonish head nod, then direct your browser to Skift, the de facto bible of the travel industry, online and dropping knowledge now.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Travel experts read Skift
Think of Skift (“a travel intelligence company”) as the Moneyball of travel: a team of analysts pores through travel data to offer daily trend analysis and travel suggestions. If you’ve read a travel article on CNN or NBCNews.com recently, there’s a good chance it was written by Skift.
2. Skift readers tend to know more about travel than their insufferable seatmates
Our favorites from their recent articles: “10 Best International First Class Experiences” (Etihad looks nice), a report on family-friendly airport hubs, environmental travel tips (avoid China: the smog is particularly bad right now) and how the popularity of TSA's PreCheck at airports is going to affect your security.
3. … and more than insufferable investors
Skift recently launched their Trends Report, a twice-monthly deep-dive into a particular travel trend (most recently: “The Rise of Local in Hospitality”), available as a subscription or single issue purchase PDF.
Smart travels, friend.