Articles tagged “ceo interviews”

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.

4 days ago

United Airlines CEO Makes Promises as Apology Tour Hits Good Morning America

United Airlines CEO Makes Promises as Apology Tour Hits Good Morning America

Dan Peltier, Skift

From a public relations perspective, United CEO Munoz had to get out there on TV so the public could view his remorse. Written statements wouldn't suffice. He's now saying a lot of the right things.

2 weeks ago

CEO Interview: CWT’s Kurt Ekert on Making Life Better for Business Travelers

CEO Interview: CWT’s Kurt Ekert on Making Life Better for Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Better personalizing booking and travel tools for business travelers is something of a holy grail in corporate travel. Time will tell if Carlson Wagonlit Travel's newfound focus on technology will be effective.

4 weeks ago

Skift Forum Europe: Norwegian Air Hopes Its Low-Cost Revolution Is Just Beginning

Skift Forum Europe: Norwegian Air Hopes Its Low-Cost Revolution Is Just Beginning

Brian Sumers, Skift

When others said low-cost, long-haul air travel might not work, Norwegian Air CEO Bjørn Kjos thought differently. So far he has been right — Norwegian's long-haul flights are popular with passengers — but legacy carriers are starting to fight back. It'll be interesting to watch Norwegian battle with them over the coming years.

4 weeks ago

Ethiopian Airlines CEO: Knowing Our African Customers Has Been a Key Advantage

Ethiopian Airlines CEO: Knowing Our African Customers Has Been a Key Advantage

Richard Holmes, Skift

While many African carriers are struggling to stay afloat, let alone turn a profit, Ethiopian Airlines is firmly in the black and planning aggressive expansion. The magic formula? The right aircraft and routes, and a government that lets the experts get on with it.

1 month ago

CEO Interview: Egencia Tries to Innovate Towards a Bigger Share of Corporate Travel

CEO Interview: Egencia Tries to Innovate Towards a Bigger Share of Corporate Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

With its Expedia DNA, Egencia is well-positioned to help bring consumer innovations into the corporate travel mainstream.

1 month ago

CEO Interview: Ctrip’s Strategic Threat to Expedia, Priceline and Everyone Else

CEO Interview: Ctrip’s Strategic Threat to Expedia, Priceline and Everyone Else

Dennis Schaal, Skift

To a great extent, Ctrip is going to be preoccupied for years chasing Chinese travelers and servicing their every travel need, around the globe. Barring further consolidation, Ctrip isn't much of a threat to its partner, the Priceline Group, which is years ahead in its own hotel business and is executing superbly.

1 month ago

Skift Forum Europe: Trivago’s Bosses Try Unconventional Tactics to Manage Growth

Skift Forum Europe: Trivago’s Bosses Try Unconventional Tactics to Manage Growth

Sean O'Neill, Skift

How do you stay efficient and maintain core values when your company scales from 700 to 1,100 employees within a year? You get rid of most job titles and fly everyone to Ibiza for the weekend, says Trivago's managing director Johannes Thomas.

2 months ago

CEO Interview: Barry Sternlicht Is His Own Biggest Critic

CEO Interview: Barry Sternlicht Is His Own Biggest Critic

Deanna Ting, Skift

Being a perfectionist isn't always a bad thing, especially if Sternlicht's hotel history is any proof of that.

2 months ago

CEO Interview: Air Asia X’s Plan to Make Cheap Trans-Pacific Flights a Reality

CEO Interview: Air Asia X’s Plan to Make Cheap Trans-Pacific Flights a Reality

Brian Sumers, Skift

Just as Norwegian Air has on trans-Atlantic routes, Air Asia X might disrupt established trans-Pacific players and push down fares. But making money on long-haul flights is tricky, and Air Asia X might decide it has better options closer to home.

2 months ago

Trump Hotels CEO Interview: With International Expansion off the Table, Domestic Growth Gets Full Focus

Trump Hotels CEO Interview: With International Expansion off the Table, Domestic Growth Gets Full Focus

Deanna Ting, Skift

The hotel business will always be a challenging one, regardless of whether your founder happens to be the 45th President of the United States or not. Whether the Trump Hotels company can continue its focus on domestic growth, while avoiding the many conflicts of interest and challenges that arise in this unprecedented situation, we'll have to wait and see.

2 months ago

Skift Forum Europe: IHG CEO on the Next, Next Thing in Hospitality

Skift Forum Europe: IHG CEO on the Next, Next Thing in Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

As technology continues to evolve, hotels need to find more creative and effective ways to use it to improve the guest experience, without sacrificing the humanity of genuine hospitality.

2 months ago