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Articles tagged “ceos”

Rental Cars

New Hertz CEO Will Be Ex-Goldman Sachs Finance Chief Stephen Scherr

Hertz's next CEO has his work cut out for him in remaking the company. The car rental firm's transformation plan sounds good on paper, but it will be up to Stephen Scherr to turn vision into reality.

New Hertz CEO Will Be Ex-Goldman Sachs Finance Chief Stephen Scherr

Airlines

KLM CEO Pieter Elbers to Step Down

Many in the airline industry saw this coming: Long-time KLM CEO Pieter Elbers will not serve a third term at the top of the Dutch carrier, stepping down next May. The marriage between KLM and Air France has been rocky recently, as the Dutch airline has outperformed its French partner, and Elbers' departure only fuels speculation that resentment in Paris led to the decision.

KLM CEO Pieter Elbers to Step Down

Airlines

Travel CEO Turnover in 2021 Ushers in New Leaders for Recovery Fight

A wave of CEO departures swept across the entire travel industry this year. But new names in the top office don't always translate to major changes in how some of these companies will operate going forward.

Travel CEO Turnover in 2021 Ushers in New Leaders for Recovery Fight

Travel Technology

Sabre Taps Former CWT Exec for Newly Separated President Role

Sabre's stock price is down 64 percent since the pandemic hit. To rebound, the travel tech company needs a better understanding of what its travel management customers need. Kurt Ekert can deliver that intel.

Sabre Taps Former CWT Exec for Newly Separated President Role

Business Travel

Travel CEOs Cast Doubt on Business Travel’s Full Return and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift’s top stories this week, numerous travel CEOs express pessimism about a full recovery of corporate travel, a Bill Gates-owned firm becomes the majority stakeholder in Four Seasons Hotels, and Las Vegas emerges as the U.S.' most popular business travel destination.

Travel CEOs Cast Doubt on Business Travel’s Full Return and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Airlines

Airline CEOs Go Live and In-Person to Juice the Recovery

The pandemic has forced airline CEOs to be more accessible. Coming off the worst year in aviation's modern history, being front and center with workers and customers takes on a new urgency for CEOs looking to resuscitate business.

Airline CEOs Go Live and In-Person to Juice the Recovery

Airlines

Air Canada CEO to Retire As Flying Restrictions Take a Toll

This is a critical juncture for Calin Rovinescu to leave embattled Air Canada. On the other hand, with a substantial golden parachute in the offing, can you blame him?

Air Canada CEO to Retire As Flying Restrictions Take a Toll

Airlines

British Airways CEO Alex Cruz Replaced by Aer Lingus Boss Sean Doyle

This is more about the new boss bringing in the team he wants rather than laying blame on Cruz for the current state of the airline.

British Airways CEO Alex Cruz Replaced by Aer Lingus Boss Sean Doyle

Online Travel

Expedia Grabs $3.2 Billion in Private Equity Financing and Appoints Peter Kern CEO

Barry Diller followed a familiar pattern and appointed someone he's known for years and feels comfortable working with as CEO. Peter Kern will have no trouble working with Apollo and Silver Lake, and with making deep cuts because he is a private equity guy at heart.

Expedia Grabs $3.2 Billion in Private Equity Financing and Appoints Peter Kern CEO

Coronavirus

Travel CEO Video Messages: Best Practices for the Coronavirus Pandemic

Like any great speech, CEO videos about the coronavirus crisis need to be straightforward, authentic, and personal — and most important there needs to be substance to reinforce the message. Some brands have been able to deliver these crisis communications messages much better than others.

Travel CEO Video Messages: Best Practices for the Coronavirus Pandemic