Articles by Rafat Ali

Skift Is Hiring a Research Director and Sales Executive to Start 2018

Skift Is Hiring a Research Director and Sales Executive to Start 2018

Rafat Ali, Skift

Come work for the best travel media company on the planet!

1 month ago

The Coming Tech Backlash and What It Means for Travel

The Coming Tech Backlash and What It Means for Travel

Rafat Ali, Skift

While the larger world is asking questions and turning on Silicon Valley, and the tools and culture it spawned, it is time for everyone — including us in travel — to pause to account for the society we are creating. The tech and social media backlash happening right now is a test for us in travel, as well.

1 month ago

According to Skift: The New Lingo In Travel

According to Skift: The New Lingo In Travel

Rafat Ali, Skift

"According to Skift” has become the new lingo in travel. That is a really big deal. It’s about reputation. Perception. Image. Skift has become an authority. As the “go-to source.” As the expert. We are very proud.

2 months ago

The Anxieties of a Muslim Traveler

The Anxieties of a Muslim Traveler

Rafat Ali, Skift

"I am this guy. I fit every cliché; I am the abstract villain of your imagined anxieties. Traveling while Muslim."

4 months ago

Skift Research Is Hiring a Full-Time European Analyst

Skift Research Is Hiring a Full-Time European Analyst

Rafat Ali, Skift

Come work for the best boutique travel media research company on the planet!

4 months ago

Travel in an Age of Permanxiety: An Introduction

Travel in an Age of Permanxiety: An Introduction

Rafat Ali, Skift

Travel is where all the Permanxieties show up in a concentrated form. What can travel brands do to participate and alleviate travelers’ Permanxieties?

5 months ago

On Skift Turning Five and the Magic of Showing Up Every Day

On Skift Turning Five and the Magic of Showing Up Every Day

Rafat Ali, Skift

"Great nations start stoic and die epicurean." Curiosity + Constraints, the Skift formula in the last five years.

7 months ago

We’re All Set: Discussing the Future of European Travel on April 4

We’re All Set: Discussing the Future of European Travel on April 4

Rafat Ali, Skift

Travel in and out of Europe is the big hope for the future of the world, and we'll be discussing all aspects of it and beyond at our first Skift Forum Europe. See you all soon!

11 months ago

Skift Is Looking for a Luxury Travel Reporter

Skift Is Looking for a Luxury Travel Reporter

Rafat Ali, Skift

We are looking to "Skiftify" the luxury travel industry. Are you up for it?

12 months ago

The Megatrends Defining Travel in 2017

The Megatrends Defining Travel in 2017

Rafat Ali, Skift

From overtourism to power-hungry digital platforms to big hospitality and beyond: These are the trends we're watching closely in 2017.

1 year ago

Travel Marketing Webinar This Tuesday: Crafting Effective Email Newsletters

Travel Marketing Webinar This Tuesday: Crafting Effective Email Newsletters

Rafat Ali, Skift

Learn how to take your email marketing to the next level in our first live -- and on-demand -- webinar on Nov. 22.

1 year ago

The Future of the Travel Industry Is at Stake From This Morning On

The Future of the Travel Industry Is at Stake From This Morning On

Rafat Ali, Skift

We at Skift will try and make sense of the epochal changes ahead, for ourselves, for this industry we so dearly love, and for the world curious about the future of travel and our industry.

1 year ago