Articles tagged “ceo interviews”

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.

2 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 months ago

TripAdvisor CEO Bullish on Giving Hotels New Ad Path to Top of Listings

TripAdvisor CEO Bullish on Giving Hotels New Ad Path to Top of Listings

Dennis Schaal , Skift

Hotels — 10,000 of them — have voted with their feet, or advertising budgets, that is, and are trying out TripAdvisor's new sponsored listings program. The bottom line is the success or failure of the program will depend on how it impacts advertisers' bottom lines.

3 months ago

A Boutique Hotelier’s Perspective on Co-Working and the Future of Hospitality

A Boutique Hotelier’s Perspective on Co-Working and the Future of Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

The beauty of Ennismore's flagship brand, The Hoxton hotels, is how it distills what the original boutique hotel pioneers did, but makes it relevant to today's audiences on a more equitable, democratic scale. CEO Sharan Pasricha's approach to hospitality — an outsider's perspective, if you will — is equally refreshing.

3 months ago

Interview: Corporate Travel Management Wants to Crack the U.S. Market

Interview: Corporate Travel Management Wants to Crack the U.S. Market

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Now that Hogg Robinson Group is out of the picture because of a merger, Australia's Corporate Travel Management is one of the largest public corporate travel management companies in the world. It's setting its sights on expansion in the U.S., but entering the market has its challenges.

4 months ago

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.

6 months 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.

6 months ago