Articles tagged “ceo interviews”

Interview: Viva Aerobus CEO on Why Half-Standing Seats Still Intrigue Him

Interview: Viva Aerobus CEO on Why Half-Standing Seats Still Intrigue Him

Brian Sumers, Skift

With good management, this ultra low-cost airline strategy is profitable just about everywhere. The key? Airlines like Viva Aerobus must be fanatical about costs, and they must provide the cheapest fares, all the time. They also should treat their customers fairly.

1 week ago

Blockchain Will Disrupt Expedia and Airbnb, TUI CEO Says

Blockchain Will Disrupt Expedia and Airbnb, TUI CEO Says

Dave Montali, Skift

Blockchain is essentially a large immutable database which, due to its security features and decentralized nature, can pose a threat to traditional intermediaries. Companies are looking to expand blockchain to tackle the current travel distribution landscape.

2 weeks ago

Interview: TripAdvisor CEO on How Attractions and Restaurants Fit Into Overall Strategy

Interview: TripAdvisor CEO on How Attractions and Restaurants Fit Into Overall Strategy

Skift Research, Luke Bujarski

TripAdvisor has hotels but its activities business is burning bright. The conversation will continue to shift toward the non-hotel revenue line, as the company moves into the long game focusing on execution rather than transformation.

2 weeks ago

Lastminute.com Group CEO: We Consider Ourselves a Media Company

Lastminute.com Group CEO: We Consider Ourselves a Media Company

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's clear from his answers that Fabio Cannavale will keep looking to buy more companies. He thinks there are plenty of companies for sale and he's got some cash on hand.

4 weeks ago

Interview: SAS CEO Explains Why the Airline Embedded a Microchip in Employee’s Hand

Interview: SAS CEO Explains Why the Airline Embedded a Microchip in Employee’s Hand

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's a tough time to be a small, full-service airline in Europe. But SAS CEO Rickard Gustafson is trying to ensure his airline can compete both with low cost airlines, like Norwegian, and massive legacy airlines like Lufthansa Group and Air France-KLM.

1 month ago

Most Hotel CEOs Dismiss Airbnb’s Impact But Demand Level Playing Field

Most Hotel CEOs Dismiss Airbnb’s Impact But Demand Level Playing Field

Deanna Ting, Skift

Most CEOs said the same thing they’ve said about Airbnb countless times before — ‘We need a level playing field’ — but there are signs that some are starting to take the $31 billion alternative accommodations provider a bit more seriously.

1 month ago

Interview: Marriott CEO on Politics, Technology and Loyalty

Interview: Marriott CEO on Politics, Technology and Loyalty

Deanna Ting, Skift

Despite the challenges facing the industry, Sorenson remains optimistic and determined to make sure Marriott's $13.3 billion bet on loyalty pays off.

2 months ago

CEO Interview: Hoshino Resorts Wants to Introduce the World to Japanese Hospitality

CEO Interview: Hoshino Resorts Wants to Introduce the World to Japanese Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

This fourth-generation hotelier isn’t afraid to think differently, and he has grand plans for introducing the rest of the world to his family’s luxe interpretations of Japanese hospitality.

2 months ago

CEO Interview: JetSuite Wants to Bring a Private Jet-Style Experience to the Masses

CEO Interview: JetSuite Wants to Bring a Private Jet-Style Experience to the Masses

Brian Sumers, Skift

The list of new brands that wanted to disrupt private jet flying in recent years is long, but successes are few. Having someone at the helm who has solid experience in commercial aviation sets JetSuite apart from the competition.

2 months ago

Interview: eDreams Odigeo CEO Touts the Road Back From Post-IPO Nightmare

Interview: eDreams Odigeo CEO Touts the Road Back From Post-IPO Nightmare

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In his first Q&A with Skift, eDreams Odigeo CEO Dana Dunne says the travel company has made large gains since he took it over a couple of years ago. True. But more changes are needed before a conglomerate such as Ctrip would seriously consider buying it.

3 months ago

Travel Tech CEO Series: Travelport Is Doubling Down on Its Payments Business and on Distribution, Too

Travel Tech CEO Series: Travelport Is Doubling Down on Its Payments Business and on Distribution, Too

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In his first Q&A with Skift, President and CEO of Travelport Gordon Wilson acknowledges that suppliers are no longer as dependent on distribution technology companies as they once were. He makes a persuasive case that better meeting the needs of suppliers is the way to thrive.

3 months ago

Emirates President Insists Laptop Ban Will Not Crater Its U.S. Strategy

Emirates President Insists Laptop Ban Will Not Crater Its U.S. Strategy

Adam Schreck, Associated Press

Tim Clark, president of the Dubai government-owned airline, says the cuts to the number of flights to the U.S. is temporary. He's wearing a brave face, as U.S. airlines will lobby hard to further hobble the company's growth.

3 months ago