Articles by Rafat Ali

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?

3 weeks 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.

3 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!

7 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?

8 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.

9 months 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.

11 months 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.

11 months ago

Announcing Skift Forum Europe in London on April 4, 2017

Announcing Skift Forum Europe in London on April 4, 2017

Rafat Ali, Skift

We are bringing our big picture view on the future of travel to London, and will discuss the future of European travel in a post-Brexit world

1 year ago

And Here’s the New New Skift

And Here’s the New New Skift

Rafat Ali, Skift

This is our new visual language: bold, opinionated, informal and unapologetic.

1 year ago

This Is Not a Freakin’ Trade Conference: Year Three

This Is Not a Freakin’ Trade Conference: Year Three

Rafat Ali, Skift

It is the best creative brainfood for the year. That is our promise to you with what we've created with not-an-industry-conference conference.

1 year ago

Announcing Skift’s Expansion Into Food and Beverage: Introducing Chefs+Tech

Announcing Skift’s Expansion Into Food and Beverage: Introducing Chefs+Tech

Rafat Ali, Skift

Chefs+Tech is a natural expansion of the Skift umbrella, bringing the big picture view on the future of dining out, being fanatically focused on the guest experience, and at the intersection of marketing and tech. Expect a lot more on this front from us.

1 year ago

37 Pages of Reasons to Attend Skift Global Forum 2016

37 Pages of Reasons to Attend Skift Global Forum 2016

Rafat Ali, Skift

Insights from the travel industry's best thinkers and leaders — that's why you should attend Skift Global Forum 2016. Download the free ebook from 2015 to see for yourself.

1 year ago