Articles tagged “ceo interviews”

CEO Interview: Trainline Aims to Steal Airline Share Down the Line

CEO Interview: Trainline Aims to Steal Airline Share Down the Line

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Rail travel still remains a stubbornly offline mode of transport when it comes to booking a ticket. Companies like Trainline are trying to change this by making it easier to search and buy tickets across Europe.

2 weeks ago

CEO Interview: Veteran Hotelier Stephen Brandman on Reinventing Lifestyle Hotel Management

CEO Interview: Veteran Hotelier Stephen Brandman on Reinventing Lifestyle Hotel Management

Deanna Ting, Skift

Journal Hotels is out to prove that you don't necessarily need to be a brand to succeed in the increasingly crowded lifestyle hotel space.

3 weeks ago

CEO Interview: Paligroup’s Avi Brosh on Growing Boutique Hotels in the Shadows of Big Brands

CEO Interview: Paligroup’s Avi Brosh on Growing Boutique Hotels in the Shadows of Big Brands

Deanna Ting, Skift

In some ways, building a boutique hotel brand isn't much different from when the first pioneers did it in the early 1980s. The only distinction is that today, the competition is certainly tougher and increasingly more abundant.

3 weeks ago

Extended Stay America’s New CEO Looks to Business Model Changes to Drive Growth

Extended Stay America’s New CEO Looks to Business Model Changes to Drive Growth

Deanna Ting, Skift

Given the rise of homesharing and shared workspaces, there are plenty of more external forces at work that will impact the extended stay market in the coming years. The key to success for Extended Stay America's new CEO will be taking these all into account.

4 weeks ago

Interview: Skift CEO Rafat Ali on Travel Industry’s Sensory Deprivation Bubble

Interview: Skift CEO Rafat Ali on Travel Industry’s Sensory Deprivation Bubble

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Ya, digital isn't enough — although it helps — in the Age of Permanxiety. Still, when the Four Seasons housekeeper or the cruise ship waiter strikes up a conversation, and you can feel it is heartfelt, then that makes all the difference.

1 month ago

Study Hotels Founder on Why True Independence Matters More Than Ever

Study Hotels Founder on Why True Independence Matters More Than Ever

Deanna Ting, Skift

When everyone else in hospitality is going asset light or turning to soft brands, Study Hotels is content to do its own thing and at its own pace.

2 months ago

Onefinestay CEO Views Hyper Personalization as Next Stage of Luxury Rentals

Onefinestay CEO Views Hyper Personalization as Next Stage of Luxury Rentals

Deanna Ting, Skift

In other words, don't expect AccorHotels to be vying for Wyndham's European vacation rental business anytime soon.

2 months ago

Interview: Air France-KLM CEO on Millennials and Unions of All Kinds

Interview: Air France-KLM CEO on Millennials and Unions of All Kinds

Brian Sumers, Skift

Is there a tougher job in the airline industry than making Air France more nimble? It's an airline that prides itself on its systems and procedures. But to compete forcefully in the 21st century, an airline must take chances. Air France needs to be more, in that regard, like its Dutch sibling, KLM.

3 months ago

Air France-KLM CEO Touts His Millennial-Focused Airline That’s Really for Everyone

Air France-KLM CEO Touts His Millennial-Focused Airline That’s Really for Everyone

Brian Sumers, Skift

You may have seen Air France's new airline designed for millennials. But that's mostly a creation of marketers. Let's be honest. This is a lower-cost airline that needs to attract passengers of all ages if it's going to be successful.

3 months ago

Interview: ANA CEO on His Star Wars Strategy and Why Sushi Doesn’t Fly

Interview: ANA CEO on His Star Wars Strategy and Why Sushi Doesn’t Fly

Brian Sumers, Skift

Other airlines serve sushi, but not ANA, Japan's largest carrier. Why? ANA takes its food seriously, and its chefs don't think sushi tastes right on planes, so it serves sashimi instead. That's attention to detail.

3 months ago

Video: Delta CEO Sees Basic Economy as Way to Show Passengers They Aren’t Getting Ripped Off

Video: Delta CEO Sees Basic Economy as Way to Show Passengers They Aren’t Getting Ripped Off

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Unbundling has been one of the biggest buzzwords in the airline industry in recent years, and for good reason. Full-service carriers like Delta think it is a great way to hit a broader range of consumers, but it doesn't come without its risks.

3 months ago

Interview: Expedia CEO Sees an Opening With Chatbots to Loosen Google’s Grip on Travel

Interview: Expedia CEO Sees an Opening With Chatbots to Loosen Google’s Grip on Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The online travel environment is transitioning at a hectic pace when you consider mobile and artificial intelligence. Expedia's new CEO, Mark Okerstrom, will have to find a way to chart his company's evolution at an appropriate speed to keep up. It won't always be smooth sailing.

4 months ago