Articles tagged “ceo interviews”

Hilton CEO Sees Optimism Lifting Business Travel in 2017

Hilton CEO Sees Optimism Lifting Business Travel in 2017

Deanna Ting, Skift

Unlike Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta finds a bit of optimism in the new U.S. administration change, at least when it comes to corporate business travel.

5 days ago

Hyatt CEO Interview: We’re Looking Beyond Hotels to Serve Evolving Needs of Guests

Hyatt CEO Interview: We’re Looking Beyond Hotels to Serve Evolving Needs of Guests

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hyatt CEO Mark Hoplamazian knows the key to managing disruption and challenges is to focus on the basics: the customer, and the people serving them.

1 week ago

British Airways CEO Interview: How to Bring a Low-Cost Mindset to a Legacy Airline

British Airways CEO Interview: How to Bring a Low-Cost Mindset to a Legacy Airline

Jason Clampet, Skift

Some old-school companies talk about embracing start-up thinking without knowing what that really means. This, though, is what they wish it looked like in practice.

2 weeks ago

The Best Travel CEO Interviews of 2016

The Best Travel CEO Interviews of 2016

Jason Clampet, Skift

Here's what the industry's top leaders told us in 2016.

4 weeks ago

CEO Interview: Why Wyndham Is Going After Urban Rentals

CEO Interview: Why Wyndham Is Going After Urban Rentals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

This has been the year that Wyndham stepped up its interest in urban rentals. It still lags behind Airbnb in terms of the overall numbers but is banking on its tag-line of "peer-to-peer plus" winning over potential hosts and travelers.

4 weeks ago

Dubai Business Events Director on the Future of Meetings in the Knowledge Economy

Dubai Business Events Director on the Future of Meetings in the Knowledge Economy

Greg Oates, Skift

The BestCities Global Alliance and Dubai Business Events are focusing more on how convention bureaus can collaborate with association conference organizers to create a longer legacy impact of business events for both the organizations and host destinations.

1 month ago

Star Alliance CEO Interview: Member Airlines Don’t Strive For ‘Homogeneous’ Service

Star Alliance CEO Interview: Member Airlines Don’t Strive For ‘Homogeneous’ Service

Brian Sumers, Skift

For the past five years, Mark Schwab has tried to manage a complex alliance of nearly 30 airlines. Given the number of differing opinions involved, Schwab has had one of the more difficult jobs in the airline industry.

1 month ago

Interview: Skyscanner’s CEO on the Ctrip Acquisition and the Future of Metasearch

Interview: Skyscanner’s CEO on the Ctrip Acquisition and the Future of Metasearch

Patrick Whyte, Skift

As CEO Gareth Williams says, the Ctrip deal means that nothing and everything changes for Skyscanner. The focus of the business and the growth plans will remain in place but getting a wealthy new owner from the world's fastest-growing travel market will bring a multitude of new opportunities.

2 months ago

Exclusive: Ctrip CEO on Global Ambitions, Skyscanner Buy and the Priceline Relationship

Exclusive: Ctrip CEO on Global Ambitions, Skyscanner Buy and the Priceline Relationship

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In its short history, Skift has talked about the balance of power in travel heading East, whether it is the influence of Chinese travelers, the rise of Ctrip and Alibaba, or the emergence of the Gulf carriers with their luxury long-haul flights. Ctrip's acquisition of Skyscanner is one of those moments that mattered in 2016 and Ctrip's global ambitions are a manifestation of what we have been talking about.

2 months ago

Exclusive: Ctrip CEO on How It Moved In to Buy Skyscanner

Exclusive: Ctrip CEO on How It Moved In to Buy Skyscanner

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Ctrip didn't acquire the largest metasearch engine in Skyscanner but one that is very strong in Europe. Ctrip will now turn Skyscanner into a flight-booking site and will also focus Ctrip on growing domestically, in greater China and Southeast Asia first.

2 months ago

Interview: IAG CEO on Protectionism, Low-Cost Competition and Passenger Experience

Interview: IAG CEO on Protectionism, Low-Cost Competition and Passenger Experience

Brian Sumers, Skift

Willie Walsh is not afraid to make decisions that anger employee unions and disappoint some passengers. That may seem like poor strategy, but it's a big part of the reason that International Airlines Group is in better shape than most of Europe's other airlines. Sometimes, an executive must make unpopular decisions to ensure the long-term success of a business.

2 months ago

Interview: Four Seasons CEO on the U.S. Election, Loyalty and Scale

Interview: Four Seasons CEO on the U.S. Election, Loyalty and Scale

Deanna Ting, Skift

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts' approach to the luxury market is a little bit different from its peers, and our conversation with president and CEO J. Allen Smith gives you a bit of a glimpse into that approach.

2 months ago