For those who missed last year’s episodes, we have collected them below. The podcast is a venue where we sit down with creatives, executives, and entrepreneurs from across the industry to discuss their insights and perspectives on the hows and whys of travelers’ habits, industry patterns, and the seismic changes happening to each.
Episode 1: The Appeal of Mass Tourism in the Age of Authentic Travel
Guests for the episode: Fred Dixon, the CEO of New York’s tourism marketing organization NYC & Company and Pegi Vail, an anthropologist at New York University and filmmaker who has explored the relationship between tourism and sustainability through her documentary Gringo Trails.
Episode 2: How Culinary Obsessions Are Changing the Way We Travel
Guests for this episode: Dan Amatuzzi, the general manager at Eataly, the high-end Italian food market/mall chain with the famous flagship store in the Flatiron district of NYC, and Lionel Ohayon, the founder of innovation agency Icrave.
Episode 3: Travel PR Is the Invisible Engine Fueling Your Travel Inspiration
Episode 4: The Renegade Tours Disrupting City Visits For Tourists & Locals
Guests for this episode: Nick Gray, founder of MuseumHack, which runs fast-paced tours through New York’s most famous museums, and David Behringer, founder of The Two Percent, which runs a live audio tour of New York art exhibitions.
Episode 5: How Bikes Are Changing The Way We Experience Cities
Guests for this episode: Dani Simmons, who has worked in sustainable transportation in New York City for 11 years and currently serves as the director of communications and government affairs at Motivate (operators of Citibike), the nation’s largest bike share operator; and Dean DiSimone, who went from architect to media executive to owner of Tokyobike New York, which sells well-designed, lightweight bikes based on the concept of Tokyo Slow.
Episode 6: The Rise of Lifestyle Hotels And The Culture Driving Them
Episode 7: How In-Room Tech Is Changing Everything About Hotel Guest Experience
Episode 8: How Modern Luggage Got Smarter and Better Looking
Episode 9: The Changing Landscape of Travel Video
Episode 10: Discussing the Megatrends Affecting Travel in 2016
Guests for this episode: Skift staffers Jason Clampet, Alexandra E. Petri, and Rafat Ali discuss highlights from the 15 big trends covered in the report.