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Casey Kelly-Barton

Casey Kelly-Barton


Casey is a writer and journalist who follows the consumer goods, travel, and tech industries for The Motley Fool.

Recent articles

How Does Brazil's Travel Boom Affect Florida?

Theme parks and retail bargains draw thrill-seekers and big spenders.

3 Business Fixes for America’s Travel Delays

United, Lockheed Martin, and Marriott International are all using new technology to help streamline airport lines, security checkpoints, and more.

What Is Your College Degree Really Worth? Workers Weigh In

A college education opens doors, but current skills pay the bills.

Who’s Poised to Benefit from China’s Silk Road Revival Plans?

China’s proposed multinational Silk Road Economic Belt could boost the region’s economic power -- if infrastructure improves and politics calm down.

How Does Sam’s Club Travel Compare to its Rivals?

How will Wal-Mart's wholesale club set itself apart from Costco, Orbitz, and vacation-home rental services?


How Carnival Corporation Plans to Deal with Caribbean Competition

The cruise industry leader pushes for higher ticker prices, plans Australian expansion next year.


5 Menu Items Helping Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc Boost Profits

Red Robin's premium menu offerings are the key to the company's same-store growth.

Employees Pick the Top 10 Travel Companies

Orbitz, Southwest, and HomeAway earn top scores from employees for perks, CEO performance, and business outlook.

Why Two-Thirds of Professionals Will Seek New Sales Jobs

As the economy slowly strengthens, career sales pros are looking to move up.


Ukraine's Tourism Industry Another Conflict Casualty

With Carnival and Royal Caribbean avoiding the region's ports and Russian vacationers staying away, the Crimean conflict continues to take a toll.

Who Will Profit From United’s MileagePlus Program Changes?

As airlines refocus their rewards programs on big spenders rather than cost-conscious frequent fliers, there are opportunities for other companies to fill the mileage gap.

Which U.S. Cities Have the Happiest Workers?

The 50 biggest American cities, ranked by employee satisfaction. Are you in the right place, or is it time to seek out a more contented market?

Could New Flight Deals Make Airlines More Like Old Navy & McDonald’s?

A new report says airlines can boost low margins by thinking like retailers.

Why Hilton, Marriott, and Choice are Buying Up Boutique Hotels

Hilton, Marriott, and Choice hotels are snapping up hip and historical U.S. properties for the luxury market.

Healthcare Jobs Are in Demand: How Companies Can Win the Competition for Talent

As the healthcare sector continues to expand, recruiting workers will be a challenge. Keeping them may be even tougher.

Is Last-Minute Vacation Planning the New Normal for Americans?

Why are would-be travelers leaving things until the last minute?


Did a Texas Politician Help Sriracha Win its Battle With Irwindale, California?

After high-profile wooing by Texas GOP politicians and a visit from governor Jerry Brown’s office, Irwindale’s city council has voted to drop nuisance complaints against the sauce maker.


Are Chinese Cruises the Next Big Thing in the Travel Industry?

Carnival and Royal Caribbean are moving ships to Shanghai, and U.S. destinations are courting the hottest market in tourism.

The Top 25 Companies for Pay and Perks

Google, Costco, and 23 other companies earn employee raves for compensation and benefits. What can other employers learn from them?

Why the California Tourism Industry Is Courting Australia

Australian vacationers flock to the U.S., especially the Golden State, and more are on the way.