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Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer

3 weeks ago

Why We Are Covering Plastics as a Travel Beat

Why We Are Covering Plastics as a Travel Beat

Tom Lowry , Skift

Everywhere you look in travel, you see it. It touches every end of the travel experience. And that's not good. So why wouldn't Skift focus on plastics as a core area of coverage? You're going to want to read these stories.

2 months ago

SeaWorld Recruits Carnival Exec as New CEO

SeaWorld Recruits Carnival Exec as New CEO

Tom Lowry, Skift

By going outside the company for its new CEO, SeaWorld is clearly looking to signal that it is serious about a new beginning. Gus Antorcha will have his work cut out for him up the turnpike in Orlando.

4 months ago

Skift Call Jan. 16: Why Travel Needs to Shake Off the Gloom in 2019

Skift Call Jan. 16: Why Travel Needs to Shake Off the Gloom in 2019

Tom Lowry, Skift

You're hearing a lot of doomsday forecasts for 2019. Global recession. Stock market rout. Runaway inflation. We're here to give you the flip side for how travel this year could be just fine. Listen to our experts on Wednesday, January 16 at 1 p.m. EST on a Skift Call. Please join us for this all-important discussion.

5 months ago

Best Travel Writing of the Year: Our Favorite Stories from 2018

Best Travel Writing of the Year: Our Favorite Stories from 2018

Tom Lowry, Skift

Find out how Skift picks, creates, and polishes its stories with our team's own greatest hits list. Here's hoping you enjoy reading these stories as much as we liked reporting and writing them.

5 months ago

Skift Call Oct. 12: The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

Skift Call Oct. 12: The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

Tom Lowry, Skift

Low-cost and ultra-low-cost airlines have had great success, but the model is not a panacea. Many discounters never disrupt as promised, or realize the profit. We’ll explore all the potential hurdles facing low-cost carriers on Friday, October 12 at 11 a.m. EST on a Skift Call. Please join us for this all-important discussion.

8 months ago

The Post-Experience Economy: Read the New Magazine

The Post-Experience Economy: Read the New Magazine

Tom Lowry , Skift

Check out our magazine to learn how travel brands could face an identity crisis if they don't figure out how to evolve in a post-experience economy. We offer eight tenets to help you figure it out.

8 months ago

What to Expect at Skift Global Forum Sept. 27–28

What to Expect at Skift Global Forum Sept. 27–28

Tom Lowry, Skift

Here's everything you need to know about Skift Global Forum kicking off today in New York City. Can't make it in person? We offer the next best thing, with suggestions on how to stay on top of session topics and speaker insights over the next two days.

8 months ago

Travel CEOs to Meet for First Time With Trump at White House

Travel CEOs to Meet for First Time With Trump at White House

Tom Lowry, Skift

The travel industry at long last gets an audience with Donald Trump. Let's hope it results in more than just a perfunctory, handshake photo-op.

9 months ago

Skift Marks 6 Years With This Digital Book Celebrating Business Longevity

Skift Marks 6 Years With This Digital Book Celebrating Business Longevity

Tom Lowry, Skift

Going slow to go fast. Less is more. Less is human. Patience. Sounds like crazy ideas to build a company around in today's world, right? But this is the culture that has brought Skift to its sixth anniversary today. To recognize our achievement, we are proud to offer you this digital book we created on the business of longevity.

10 months ago

5 Great Summer Reads From Skift

5 Great Summer Reads From Skift

Tom Lowry, Skift

It's summer. Slow down. Take a breath. And catch up with some of Skift's best deep dives and enterprise stories so far in 2018.

10 months ago

Launching The Oral History of Travel’s Greatest Acquisition Booking.com

Launching The Oral History of Travel’s Greatest Acquisition Booking.com

Tom Lowry, Skift

This is the oral history of Priceline's two deals, the acquisitions of Active Hotels and Bookings B.V., that created Booking.com, and continue to shape the course of online travel and the competitive landscape today. The twin transactions were among the greatest Internet deals of all time, and their lessons are relevant to startups and dealmakers in any industry.

11 months ago