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Expedia Group announced after its fourth quarter 2023 earnings call that Ariane Gorin would become the online travel agency’s CEO on May 13, succeeding current CEO Peter Kern. Gorin will join the board of directors, where Kern will remain. Barry Diller will continue in his roles as Expedia Group’s senior executive and chairman.
Attendees of Skift Forums are already familiar with the key players at Expedia, with recent appearances by the upcoming CEO, the departing CEO, departed CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, and its chairman, too.
You can watch full sessions of those interviews below, as well as read full transcripts of the conversations.
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Future Expedia CEO Ariane Gorin at Skift Forum Europe 2022
Expedia’s Ariane Gorin speaks with Skift’s Dennis Schaal about the future of European travel at Skift Forum Europe on March 24, 2022 in London.
Peter Kern, Vice Chairman and CEO at Expedia Group was interviewed by Dennis Schaal, Executive Editor at Skift Global Forum in September 2023.
Expedia and IAC Chairman Barry Diller at Skift Global Forum 2022
Expedia and IAC Chairman Barry Diller joined former Skift Editor-in-Chief Tom Lowry at Skift Global Forum on September 20, 2022 in New York City.
Former Expedia CEO and Current Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi at Skift Global Forum 2023
Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber was interviewed by Rafat Ali, Founder and CEO at Skift Global Forum in September 2023.
From the Archives: Legends of Online Travel at Skift Global Forum 2016
You want even more online travel history? Travel back to Skift Global Forum 2016 when then-Expedia Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, Expedia founder and Zillow chairman Rich Barton, Priceline.com founder and Upside CEO Jay Walker, and former National Leisure Group co-CEO and Altimeter Capital founder and CEO Brad Gerstner sat for a no-holds-barred conversation on the formative years of online travel.
Photo credit: Ariane Gorin, top, speaking with Skift Executive Editor Dennis Schaal. Below, from left, Peter Kern, Dara Khosrowshahi, and Barry Diller.