Rashaad Jorden

Rashaad often delves into topics that readers turn to Ask Skift, our AI chatbot, for information. Before finding his way to Skift, he bounced around the U.S., France, Japan and UK. He greatly misses the all-you-can-eat vegetarian curry at his favorite restaurant in Japan. He is also adept at running half-marathons and, despite living in New Jersey, rues the fact he doesn't spend enough time on the Jersey Shore.

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Podcasts

NYC Airbnb Details, FAA Loopholes and China Visa Waivers

Today's podcast looks at Legit Airbnb’s in New York, a charter jet loophole, and China’s expanded visa waiver scheme.

NYC Airbnb Details, FAA Loopholes and China Visa Waivers

Podcasts

Travel AI Strategies, Orient Express Revival and Thailand’s Scrapped Tourist Fee

Today's podcast looks at travel's relationship with AI, LVHM's new Orient Express push, and Thailand's change in fee plans.

Travel AI Strategies, Orient Express Revival and Thailand’s Scrapped Tourist Fee

Podcasts

Short-Term Rental Pendulum Swings Back Toward Homeowners

Executives speaking at the recent Skift Short-Term Rental Summit discussed a very wide variety of topics, and we talked about some of them in this week's episode of the Skift Travel Podcast.

Short-Term Rental Pendulum Swings Back Toward Homeowners

Podcasts

Southwest CEO to Stay, Hotel Wellness Grows and Cruise Line Junk Fees

Today's podcast looks at Southwest's reactions to activist funds, the proof in the pudding for hotel wellness, and California's new cruise fee mandates.

Southwest CEO to Stay, Hotel Wellness Grows and Cruise Line Junk Fees

Tourism

Ask Skift: How Is India Marketing Tourism?

As India's role in the global travel industry continues to grow enormously, here's a look at how Indian authorities market tourism.

Ask Skift: How Is India Marketing Tourism?

Short-Term Rentals

The Future of Short-Term Rentals, as Seen by Industry Executives

Several executives speaking at the recent Skift Short-Term Rental Summit offered predictions for the future of the sector, and here are some noteworthy ones.

The Future of Short-Term Rentals, as Seen by Industry Executives

Hotels

Ask Skift: What Are Major Trends in Hotel Loyalty Programs?

Loyalty programs are big business for hotel companies, and here are some noticeable trends shaping those programs.

Ask Skift: What Are Major Trends in Hotel Loyalty Programs?

Podcasts

Venice’s Tourism Fee Success, Slower Hotel Growth and New Vacation Rental Markets

Today's podcast looks at Venice's tourist fee, slower growth for hotels, and new markets for vacation rentals.

Venice’s Tourism Fee Success, Slower Hotel Growth and New Vacation Rental Markets

Podcasts

What the Best Short-Term Rental Experts Told Us Yesterday

Today's podcast looks at Booking.com's new U.S. focus, what population shifts mean for U.S. vacation rentals, and a new rise in international Marriott Bonvoy Homes & Villas reservations.

What the Best Short-Term Rental Experts Told Us Yesterday

Travel Technology

What Travel’s Best AI Experts Told Us Yesterday

Today's podcast looks at the current state of hotel tech, the trouble with trip-planning apps, and Marriott's tech transformation.

What Travel’s Best AI Experts Told Us Yesterday