Portrait of Ryan Barwick

Ryan Barwick

Ryan is a brand reporter covering travel, mobility and sports marketing. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Ryan previously worked at CBS Newspath assisting the production of TV news stories for CBS affiliates and the Center for Public Integrity, where he covered the intersection of policy and technology.

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Delta Keeps Middle Seat Ban in Hopes of Spring Recovery

Travel & Transportation

The pandemic cost the airline $12.8 billion in 2020.

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Cruise Lines Still Awaiting Guidance From CDC to Set Sail

Commerce

Government approval for test voyages could take weeks.

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General Motors Gets Into the Delivery Business With BrightDrop

CES

Carmaker will build technology, including a new all-electric van, for clients including FedEx.

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General Motors Unveils Updated Logo Ahead of CES 2021

CES

CMO Deborah Wahl shares new brand strategy ahead of tech conference.

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Wyndham Destinations Bought Travel + Leisure for the Brand, Not the Product

Brand Marketing

Timeshare club is an interesting fit with the luxury travel publisher.

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After Merger With PSA, Chrysler’s Brand Future Is Uncertain

Automotive

The name may become "a sacrificial lamb."

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Why Hotel Brands Are Joining the In-Housing Trend in 2021

Media

Marriott and Hilton are building internal creative teams.

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Airline Marketers Are Coming Out of Crisis Mode as 2021 Bookings Rise

Media

Bookings are up for 2021, and marketers are finding new ways to talk to travelers.

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Tampa Bay Won’t Get a Traditional Super Bowl, but It’s Still Spending Like Crazy

The Big Game

The Big Game is usually great advertising for its host city, and Tampa is making the most of it.

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Hotel Brands Hope Selling Pillows and Robes Will Pick Up the Slack in Travel Recovery

Hotels

In a year that’s seen the lowest occupancy rates since the Great Depression, Marriott has found a way into travelers’ bathrooms, beds and closets thanks to branded products such as [...]