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Skift Global Forum 2023

Tour Operators

GetYourGuide CEO Wants to Change Boring AI Text Search

While flights and hotels are the backbone of the travel industry, the demand for experiential travel creates a ripe playground for AI disruption to focus on the experience economy.

GetYourGuide CEO Wants to Change Boring AI Text Search

Online Travel

Uber Continues Experiments With In-App Travel Products

Uber has been experimenting with an expanded travel app in the UK. Results are looking good, so those trials will continue.

Uber Continues Experiments With In-App Travel Products

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb CEO Talks European Growth and NYC Crackdown

Airbnb is turning its attention from New York City toward other cities that are more welcoming.

Airbnb CEO Talks European Growth and NYC Crackdown

Travel Technology

Jason Calacanis and Brad Gerstner on How AI Is Changing Travel

The travel industry could see a disruption from generative AI sooner rather than later.

Jason Calacanis and Brad Gerstner on How AI Is Changing Travel

Airlines

Breeze Airways Sees Softer Bookings as Airline Growth Outpaces Fall Travel Demand

It may not be a good time to be a budget airline in the U.S. but that's not slowing the growth of David Neeleman's latest venture, Breeze Airways.

Breeze Airways Sees Softer Bookings as Airline Growth Outpaces Fall Travel Demand

Tourism

Saudi Arabia Says Its 100 Million Visitor Goal is ‘No Longer Sufficient’

Always keen to outdo itself, Saudi Arabia raises its visitor targets before it has even hit them.

Saudi Arabia Says Its 100 Million Visitor Goal is ‘No Longer Sufficient’

Business Travel

Navan CEO Shares the Challenges Companies Face With AI

Artificial intelligence is seemingly becoming ubiquitous in the travel industry, but there are many hurdles that can trip up companies looking to boost business through the booming technology.

Navan CEO Shares the Challenges Companies Face With AI

Online Travel

Expedia CEO Talks Hopper Breakup, One Key Loyalty, and Vrbo Host Penalties

Peter Kern stood by the decision about the split with Hopper, but he said other partners shouldn't worry — as long as they play by the rules.

Expedia CEO Talks Hopper Breakup, One Key Loyalty, and Vrbo Host Penalties

Online Travel

Booking’s CEO Warns About Overregulation: I’m Against Raising Prices

Booking Holding's acquisition of eTraveli serves as a litmus test for how far regulatory bodies can go to curb market consolidation.

Booking’s CEO Warns About Overregulation: I’m Against Raising Prices

Travel Technology

Delta Air Lines on the Vision for AI

The airline industry operates largely on decades-old systems. Without those being updated, integrating AI will be a challenge.

Delta Air Lines on the Vision for AI