Articles tagged “ceo interviews”

Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern on Navigating a Frenemy Relationship With Airbnb

Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern on Navigating a Frenemy Relationship With Airbnb

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Many companies won't reopen for business when coronavirus ebbs, but two that will definitely still be left standing will be Expedia Group and Airbnb. They could potentially find ways to cooperate in the face of bigger threats in the form of Google and Booking.com.

1 week ago

Trivago CEO Details How Company’s Coronavirus Pivot May Reflect the Immediate Future of Travel

Trivago CEO Details How Company’s Coronavirus Pivot May Reflect the Immediate Future of Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Can Trivago really emerge from the coronavirus crisis in a stronger position? It appears to be making similar bets to what others are doing, but perhaps its speed can be an advantage. On the other hand, Google Travel will still be encroaching — with more than ample firepower.

2 weeks ago

The Long View Guest This Week: Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky on Critical Challenges Ahead

The Long View Guest This Week: Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky on Critical Challenges Ahead

Rafat Ali, Skift

What does the changed world of travel look like ahead, according to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, and what is his and the company's role in it? I will dig in with him this Friday at 3 p.m. ET, in this livestream.

1 month ago

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Was Actively Working on Going Public When Bookings Dried Up

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Was Actively Working on Going Public When Bookings Dried Up

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airbnb's Chesky undoubtably still has that S-1 document in a laptop somewhere. With the pandemic lowering Airbnb's valuation by billions, that document will need a total rewrite. And with all that's going on in the world, it's difficult to even contemplate an eventual public listing right now.

2 months ago

The New and Outgoing Norwegian Cruise CEOs Talk Industry Challenges and Opportunities

The New and Outgoing Norwegian Cruise CEOs Talk Industry Challenges and Opportunities

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Global cruise lines are growing fast, turning ships into theme parks and dining destinations. The simplicity of cruising remains a strong draw for consumers despite sustainability concerns.

7 months ago

How San Francisco Deals With Skyrocketing Events Demand

How San Francisco Deals With Skyrocketing Events Demand

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

San Francisco remains a major draw for events despite high costs and other pervasive problems. Perhaps the Bay Area can turn to the creative thinking it's known for to solve some of these issues.

1 year ago

Ctrip Chairman Shrugs Off Impact of Trump Tariff Dispute — For Now

Ctrip Chairman Shrugs Off Impact of Trump Tariff Dispute — For Now

Steven Schwankert, Skift

Ctrip has been able to spend most of its 15-year history riding a rising travel tide in China while buying out much of the competition to blunt their challenges. For 2019, Ctrip will have to stand up and get moving to recapture momentum and investor attention.

1 year ago

Booking Holdings Is Taking Its Time to Deliver On a Steep Promise

Booking Holdings Is Taking Its Time to Deliver On a Steep Promise

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Booking.com is taking its sweet time to implement a flights-to-attractions travel offering. Some would say the pace is Google-like in its slowness. But behind the scenes, data reigns supreme, and dictates whether a product is scrapped, implemented with a twist, or then reshaped anew. Refill the popcorn. This will take a while.

2 years ago

Ritz and Virgin Cruise CEOs Think Agents Will Benefit From Brand Clout

Ritz and Virgin Cruise CEOs Think Agents Will Benefit From Brand Clout

Maria Lenhart, Skift

As they ramp up their outreach to travel advisors, Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and Virgin Voyages are both presenting themselves as new and different options for luxury clients. They say this means agents will be able to sell cruises to those who don’t normally cruise, but who are intrigued by the brands.

2 years ago

Airbnb and Other Unicorns Suffer by Staying Private, High-Profile Tech Investor Argues

Airbnb and Other Unicorns Suffer by Staying Private, High-Profile Tech Investor Argues

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Would Airbnb and Uber, for example, be truly better off as public companies? It's unclear because they both have access to tons of money already. But they would both certainly be better equipped to spin their own narratives.

2 years ago

TripAdvisor CEO on Moving From User Reviews Toward Professional Content

TripAdvisor CEO on Moving From User Reviews Toward Professional Content

Dennis Schaal, Skift

TripAdvisor will start showcasing content from long-dismissed professional reviewers so it can be more of a resource to visitors who aren't ready to book. Is nothing sacrosanct anymore?

2 years ago

Retiring Visit Philadelphia CEO Reflects on 4 Decades on Tourism’s Front Lines

Retiring Visit Philadelphia CEO Reflects on 4 Decades on Tourism’s Front Lines

Dan Peltier, Skift

Levitz uses her weaknesses as strengths and has remained a humble leader, despite the outsize impact she has had on Philadelphia's booming tourism industry during the past four decades. Every destination can learn something from her leadership.

2 years ago