Leaders of Travel: Skift C-Suite Series

What are the top trends impacting hotels, airlines, and online bookings? We speak to the executives shaping the future of travel.

Airlines

Meet the CEO with 13 Bosses: New Oneworld Alliance Chief Nat Pieper Talks Strategy

In one of his first sit down interviews since taking on the new job, Pieper tells Skift how he navigates such a challenging brief.

Meet the CEO with 13 Bosses: New Oneworld Alliance Chief Nat Pieper Talks Strategy

Hotels

Minor Hotels CEO Has Ambitious Plans to Fill Portfolio Gaps

Minor, with 540 hotels, aims to solidify its position as a major player. Expect it to expand its portfolio by 200 hotels by 2026, possibly through some M&A.

Minor Hotels CEO Has Ambitious Plans to Fill Portfolio Gaps

Tourism

New Zealand Woos American Travelers Beyond Peak Season

Americans and Canadians have long held winter as not a good time to travel to New Zealand. The island's tourism bureau is confident it can bust this myth.

New Zealand Woos American Travelers Beyond Peak Season

Tour Operators

Intrepid to Open Eco-Lodges and Slash Flights, CEO Says

Intrepid, known for its small group adventures, is inching into providing accommodations with a new investment. It's also working to reduce its carbon footprint by slashing flights.

Intrepid to Open Eco-Lodges and Slash Flights, CEO Says

Airlines

KLM CEO on China’s Rebound, Transatlantic Weakness, and Olympic Diversions

After two years dominated by operational headaches, Marjan Rintel tells Skift why she's entering the summer season with a sense of cautious optimism.

KLM CEO on China’s Rebound, Transatlantic Weakness, and Olympic Diversions

Airlines

IAG Loyalty CEO Talks Avios’ Ambitions to Be a ‘Global Currency’

Skift spoke with IAG Loyalty CEO Adam Daniels about the program’s plans to partner with more airlines and other businesses in the loyalty space.

IAG Loyalty CEO Talks Avios’ Ambitions to Be a ‘Global Currency’

Airlines

IndiGo CEO Pieter Elbers on New Business Class, Loyalty and Becoming a ‘Global Aviation Player’

IndiGo, a low-cost carrier known for its no-frills approach, is ambitiously venturing into what seems like long-haul flights and introducing business-class seats. The move aims to target a new generation of travelers while adapting to India's evolving aviation market.

IndiGo CEO Pieter Elbers on New Business Class, Loyalty and Becoming a ‘Global Aviation Player’

Tourism

Paris Tourism Chief: Olympics Is About Marketing, Not Visitor Numbers

Corinne Menegaux says the 2024 Paris Olympics will be a global tourism advertisement for the City of Light, rather than driving massive tourism during the event itself.

Paris Tourism Chief: Olympics Is About Marketing, Not Visitor Numbers

Airlines

This Saudi Airline Hopes to Triple in Size: The CEO’s Plan For Getting There

Flyadeal's new CEO Steven Greenway says the scale of airline's expansion attracted him to the role. His challenge now is turning targets into tangible results.

This Saudi Airline Hopes to Triple in Size: The CEO’s Plan For Getting There

Online Travel

Kayak CEO Says Online Travel ‘Still Sucks’ and He Wants to Stay ‘Until It’s Fixed’

Twenty years later, Google is the leading global player in travel metasearch. Steve Hafner can do little about that but argues travelers can snack on Google but they should come to Kayak for better results when they are ready to book.

Kayak CEO Says Online Travel ‘Still Sucks’ and He Wants to Stay ‘Until It’s Fixed’