Skift Global Forum 2018

Coverage of the Forum

Over the last five years, Skift's Forums have become what media, speakers, and attendees have called the "TED talks of travel."

Skift Global Forum is the premier travel conference focused on the top marketers, strategists, and technologists in the industry — the people creating and defining the future of travel. Skift carefully curates topics and speakers for this two day conference in order to inspire our fellow professionals in travel about the business and creative potential of world’s largest industry.

All talks are moderated by members of Skift’s executive and editorial teams. The team onsite will be posting updates throughout the day.

Follow below to learn more about what’s happening before, during, and after the event.

Speakers Full Schedule Watch Recap Video

How Mastercard Is Upping the Travel Industry’s Data Game

Skift Global Forum Recap: Taking Traveler Personalization to the Next Level

Winner Announced in the First Air Pitch Startup Competition, from Skift and the Accenture Amadeus Alliance

Video: VisitDallas President and CEO on How Destinations Are Fighting Against Discriminatory Legislation

Video: Travelsify Unveils Hotel Brand DNA to Close the Gap Between Brand Personality and Guest Experiences

Video: Cvent Talks Challenges for Hotels and the Future of Meeting and Event Tech

Skift Global Forum 2018 Recap: Humanizing the Travel Experience Is Key to Building Loyalty

Airbnb’s Strategic Advisor Never Saw Homesharing Coming

Google Working on Solving the Pain Points in Vacation Package Shopping

How Nihi Hotels Adds a Wild Side to Luxury Travel

Expedia CEO: Mergers and Acquisitions Are Always on the Table

Video: Marriott’s New Reservations System Could Be Its Secret Weapon in Direct Booking Wars

Skift Global Forum 2018 On-Stage Videos Are Now Live

The Post-Experience Economy: Read the New Magazine

Expedia Wants to Become More Locally Relevant Worldwide

Four Seasons CEO to Suitors: Thanks, But No Thanks

Uber’s Quest to Hit on Another Moonshot Product

Marriott CEO to Unhappy Loyalty Members: ‘Hang With Us’

Why Hermès Makes It Tough to Find Its Products

Why the Cruise Industry Stands Out for Diversity in Its Leadership

Delta CEO Declares Free In-Flight Wi-Fi Is Coming

Airbnb Is Not Launching Its Much-Anticipated Loyalty Program Anytime Soon

Why American Airlines Brought Big Bags Back to Basic Economy

Puerto Rico Uses Hurricane Headlines to Help Make It a Global Destination

Creating New Twists on Travel Through Stories of Place

Luxury Travel Advisors Aim to Put the Person Back in Personalization

Behind TripAdvisor’s Renewed Push to Inspire Travelers Beyond Just Making Sales

JetBlue Still Just Wants to Be Loved

Google’s Conflicted Travel Strategy Pushes Forward

Ian Schrager on How Hotels Get Technology Wrong

How Booking Holdings Is Plotting the Next Decade of Online Travel Innovation

Hyatt CEO Says Hotels Will Ban Hate Groups: ‘We Need to Draw the Line’

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

Puerto Rico’s Governor Pushes Back on Trump With Calls for Statehood

Skift Global Forum Preview: How American Airlines Is Reacting to Higher Fuel Prices

Skift Global Forum: What To Expect This Week

Skift Global Forum Preview: Princess Cruises Is Evolving With History in Mind

Keynote Announced: Ricardo Rosselló, Governor of Puerto Rico, at Skift Global Forum’s Opening Event

Skift Global Forum Preview: Why Ovation Is Embarking on a New Elite Luxury Brand

Skift Global Forum Preview: Airbnb’s Greg Greeley on Building a Travel Superbrand

Who Will You Meet At Skift Global Forum?

Skift Global Forum Networking Mobile App Now Available

Skift Global Forum Preview: How Puerto Rico Made Tragedy an Opportunity for Its Tourism

Skift Forum Preview: TripAdvisor CEO Shrugs Off Advertising Slump as a Blip

Skift Global Forum Preview: Why the Internet Didn’t Kill Off Travel Agents

A Look Back at Skift Global Forum Through the Years

Skift Global Forum Preview: Giving Locals the Power to Be Storytellers

Skift Global Forum Announces Refill Not Landfill Partnership

Skift Global Forum Preview: How Studio 54 Shaped Ian Schrager’s Life in Hospitality

This Is Not a Freakin’ Trade Conference: Year Five

Skift Global Forum Preview: Startup Seeks to Turn Vacation Into Art

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Meet the Speakers of Skift Global Forum 2018

Here’s Why You Need To Be A Part Of Skift Global Forum

Announcing New Branding For Skift Forums

Top Reasons You Need to Be at Skift Global Forum

New Updates for Skift Global Forum

Discounted Group Rates Available for Skift Global Forum

Skift Global Forum Speaker Lineup Is Growing

Discounted Educator Rates Announced for Skift Global Forum NYC

Startup Rates Now Available for Skift Global Forum 2018

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Announcing the New Look and Feel for the Skift Forum Website

Announcing All 2018 Skift Forum Dates

Skift Global Forum NYC Super Early Bird Tickets Are on Sale

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