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IHG’s Chief Tech Officer Shares ‘Missteps’ and Lessons Learned

There were dozens of people waiting in line to speak with Dan Blanchard after his hour-long HITEC presentation, half of which was an audience Q&A. He has learned a lot over his four years as chief tech officer for IHG, and people were clearly interested in hearing about it.

IHG’s Chief Tech Officer Shares ‘Missteps’ and Lessons Learned

Cruises

Carnival Reports Record Cruise Bookings for 2025

Carnival is riding a global wave of consumer interest in cruise experiences. The company doesn't see any signs of a slowdown.

Carnival Reports Record Cruise Bookings for 2025

Airlines

Where Are the Women in Aviation? Skift Travel Podcast

Women have struggled to occupy leadership roles in the aviation industry, and we discuss the reasons why and what airlines are doing to reverse the gender gap in this episode of the Skift Travel Podcast.

Where Are the Women in Aviation? Skift Travel Podcast

Airlines

Lufthansa Says it Can’t Afford New Eco Laws. It’s Adding Up to €72 to Airfares

Most short-haul passengers will pay just a few extra euro, but the priciest tickets will see an added fee of up to €72

Lufthansa Says it Can’t Afford New Eco Laws. It’s Adding Up to €72 to Airfares

Skift Meetings

What You Can Win From This Year’s Skift Meetings Awards

As we prepare to close the submission window for 2024 Skift Meetings Awards, we take a look at the incredible prize package you could be taking home - and trust us, it’s worth the entry cost.

What You Can Win From This Year’s Skift Meetings Awards

Tourism

Visit Oslo’s Ironic New Ad Goes Viral Asking: ‘Is it Even a City?’

Oslo doesn't take the typical smiling local approach in its new tourism ad. It instead uses dry Nordic humor to promote Oslo's unique appeal.

Visit Oslo’s Ironic New Ad Goes Viral Asking: ‘Is it Even a City?’

Skift Meetings

Creating Genuine Human Connections

Robyn Duda, co-founder and CEO of RacquetX, discusses creating connections, promoting diversity, and launching a unique sporting event.

Creating Genuine Human Connections

Short-Term Rentals

Is Airbnb Doing Enough to Ban Hate Groups? Airbnb Responds to Whistleblower Claims

The issue of rooting out members of violent groups from Airbnb and other online platforms — and hotels — is as relevant today as when Airbnb adopted its policy in 2018.

Is Airbnb Doing Enough to Ban Hate Groups? Airbnb Responds to Whistleblower Claims

Tourism

How Oman Looks to Grow Tourism: No Mega-Hotels Here

As the UAE and Saudi Arabia continue their mega-projects, we look at Oman's 'calmer' approach to tourism.

How Oman Looks to Grow Tourism: No Mega-Hotels Here

Travel Booking

‘Alexa, Book My Tour’: Viator and Amazon Give Hotels Voice Search for Travel Experiences

This isn't the first time Amazon has tried to bring voice-activated bookings to hotels. But in a collaboration with Viator, guests will be able to book over 300,000 travel experiences directly from their rooms.

‘Alexa, Book My Tour’: Viator and Amazon Give Hotels Voice Search for Travel Experiences

Tourism

Visiting Thailand? The Government Covers Your Medical Bills for Accidents

No one ever wants anything to go wrong while traveling, but if it does, Thailand has you covered.

Visiting Thailand? The Government Covers Your Medical Bills for Accidents