Articles tagged “ceo interviews”

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?

4 weeks 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 months ago

Interview: Bringing a Consumer Experience to Corporate Travel

Interview: Bringing a Consumer Experience to Corporate Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

One of the biggest challenges for companies is simply getting their travelers to book how they're supposed to. The problem seems to be getting worse. Useful personalization and a more consumer-friendly experience will go a long way towards changing that.

2 months ago

Cvent’s CEO on the Future of Event Experience

Cvent’s CEO on the Future of Event Experience

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Cvent wants to make it easier for customers to use a variety of its tools, in order to leverage the wide spectrum of data it collects on attendee behavior. Owing to the complexity of its platform, this remains a work in progress.

3 months ago

Video: Why AccorHotels CEO Wants Even More Brands

Video: Why AccorHotels CEO Wants Even More Brands

Sean O'Neill, Skift

"Anybody telling me you should be limiting the number of brands, I think it's bullshit," said AccorHotels CEO Sebastien Bazin at Skift Forum Europe. We wouldn't be surprised to see him expand the hotel giant's portfolio of brands to at least 40, up from today's 32.

3 months ago

Why Cathay Pacific Wants to Take On Low-Cost Carriers Without Creating Its Own

Why Cathay Pacific Wants to Take On Low-Cost Carriers Without Creating Its Own

Brian Sumers, Skift

Like many airlines, Cathay Pacific underestimated the digital revolution and the threat of low-cost competition. It is playing catch up, and its recent financial results have not been pretty. But Cathay Pacific has an excellent brand, and it serves a lucrative home market. It should be OK.

4 months ago

My Place Hotels CEO: The Economy Hotel of Yesteryear Is Dying

My Place Hotels CEO: The Economy Hotel of Yesteryear Is Dying

Deanna Ting, Skift

My Place Hotels CEO Ryan Rivett's views on hospitality are contrarian, but judging from the growth of his brand, he just might be onto something.

5 months ago

On the Beach Discovers the Complexities of International Expansion

On the Beach Discovers the Complexities of International Expansion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

On the Beach’s careful approach to expansion shows just how difficult it can be to grow in foreign source markets. Europe isn’t one big country and if you don’t make acquisitions, expansion can be a tedious process. But one of those acquisitions might just be the one that pays off in the long term.

5 months ago

Newly Rebranded Priceline Has Global Ambitions

Newly Rebranded Priceline Has Global Ambitions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If you follow the money, you'll see that Booking.com, for good reason, is the parent company's favored brand even in the United States. Priceline, though, does have brand recognition and will try to make the most of it given the hand that it has been dealt.

5 months ago

Booking Holdings CEO on the Foolishness of a Short-Term Focus

Booking Holdings CEO on the Foolishness of a Short-Term Focus

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Stocks go up and stocks go down. That's one of the perils of being a public company and exposing yourself to such pressures. Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel expresses a commitment to focus on the long term regardless of short-term complications. If Airbnb goes public, it would have to deal with a similar dynamic.

6 months ago

Booking Holdings CEO: We’re on the Road Toward Going Full-Service

Booking Holdings CEO: We’re on the Road Toward Going Full-Service

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Evolve or be crushed. That's CEO Glenn Fogel's philosophy about business in general and Booking Holdings in particular. But the move toward becoming more of a full-service online travel agency comes with the risk of losing focus on accommodations. No one ever said all this online travel agency stuff is easy.

6 months ago

Booking Claims It Beats Airbnb With 5 Million Alternative Accommodations Listings

Booking Claims It Beats Airbnb With 5 Million Alternative Accommodations Listings

Dennis Schaal , Skift

Booking.com may be marginally ahead of Airbnb in the listings race, but for practical purposes you can call it a draw. It's game on, though, pitting Booking.com's renowned demand aggregation and marketing resources versus Airbnb's brand advantages, and the resources it would gain by doing an IPO and becoming more comprehensive.

6 months ago