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If you did not have the opportunity to attend our best-ever Skift Global Forum in New York City in September, you missed a tremendous event. But you’re in luck. You can catch nearly all of the sessions from the two-day Forum on video here.
Executives from Delta, Booking, Amtrak, Marriott, Hilton, Expedia, Airbnb, Carnival Corp., and more took the stage in conversation with Skift journalists to discuss the future of their companies within the context of Skift Global Forum‘s theme on travel’s responsibility to the world.
Not only did Skift showcase leaders from these travel giants but also from private $100 million-plus companies that don’t typically get the spotlight: We had back-to-back interviews with the CEOs of Inspirato, Kiwi.com, and Vacasa, all likely headed to IPO in the next couple years.
This year’s Forum, moreover, featured forward-thinking leaders from the likes of the Costa Rican Tourism Board and Saira Hospitality who are paving the way toward a more sustainable travel landscape. As Saira CEO Harsha L’Acqua stated: “Hospitality and nonprofits are … connected by service — service to the guests and service to humanity.”
The following sponsors made Skift Global Forum 2019 possible:
Accenture, Klook, AIG, ARC, Formation, Visa, Tinyclues, Fareportal, Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Expo 2020 Dubai UAE, Travelsify, Accor, Mandarin Oriental New York, Essential Costa Rica, Pinterest, Affirm, Brand USA, Pressreader, Away, Salesforce, Master & Dynamic, Sojern, American Express Travel, The Red Sea Development Company, Adobe, ICF Next, Mastercard, Octave Institute, GoMoxie.com, SheerID, and Liveperson.