Articles tagged “design”

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Executive Q&A: Steven Taylor, Accor’s Chief Marketing Officer, on the Brand’s Approach to Design

Executive Q&A: Steven Taylor, Accor’s Chief Marketing Officer, on the Brand’s Approach to Design

Accor Group + Skift

Design touches every aspect of our lives, so the idea that it impacts every corner of the hospitality industry should come as no surprise. For the Accor Group, design serves a bigger purpose than just looking aesthetically pleasing.

1 month ago

Atlanta: An Airport Case Study in Trying to Manage Plastic Waste

Atlanta: An Airport Case Study in Trying to Manage Plastic Waste

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

To reduce plastic waste, airports have to work with airlines, concessionaires, travelers, designers, local governments, and other parties. That's a lot of people to educate and much behavior to influence.

1 month ago

A Venue’s Layout Matters When It Comes to an Event’s Environmental Impact

A Venue’s Layout Matters When It Comes to an Event’s Environmental Impact

Isaac Carey, Skift

Clearly small details can have a pretty big impact on the social and environmental effects of a business event. While many of these details aren't under planners' control, others might be as simple as adding an extra few tables.

2 months ago

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Executive Q&A: Why Hospitality Leads the Future of Design

Executive Q&A: Why Hospitality Leads the Future of Design

Accor Group + Skift

There has been a fair amount of industry discussion about how the leading travel and hospitality brands are thinking about design today. But how should the industry evolve to be prepared for future shifts? Why does design matter at all, and why should it matter for travel and hospitality?

2 months ago

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New Skift Report: The Transformative Role of Design in Hospitality

New Skift Report: The Transformative Role of Design in Hospitality

Accor Group + Skift

Today, we know better than to treat design like a last-minute top coat on a finished project. Instead, design must become an integral part of how hospitality brands do business, how they interact with consumers, and how they leave their mark on the world.

3 months ago

Meet the 2019 Skift Design Awards Judges

Meet the 2019 Skift Design Awards Judges

Matt Heidkamp, Skift

The Skift Design Awards recognizes the brands and designers shaping the future of travel experiences. We've pulled together a panel of judges from Bunkhouse, AWAY, Slack, WeWork, and more.

3 months ago

The Skift Design Manifesto: Elevating Design Across Travel

The Skift Design Manifesto: Elevating Design Across Travel

Matt Heidkamp, Skift

In today’s consumer-centric world, where experiences, personal fulfillment, and transformative moments are revered as the ultimate currency, the role of design — in every sense of the word — has never been more important. This is our brief guide to understanding the elevated role of design in the travel industry.

3 months ago

Deadline Extended: Enter the 2019 Skift Design Awards

Deadline Extended: Enter the 2019 Skift Design Awards

Rafat Ali, Skift

The early submission deadline for the 2019 Skift Design Awards has been extended to May 17. Claim your spot as an industry innovator now!

4 months ago

Submissions Now Open: Introducing the Skift Design Awards 2019

Submissions Now Open: Introducing the Skift Design Awards 2019

Rafat Ali, Skift

Brands that make life more seamless or more fulfilling win the long-term journey for loyal customers. This is accomplished through intentional design of built environments, digital services, and experiences, and that's what Skift Design Awards will uncover and recognize. Submissions are now open!

6 months ago

Travel Agency Association Remakes Itself in New Consumer Marketing Campaign

Travel Agency Association Remakes Itself in New Consumer Marketing Campaign

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There is something happening at the newly named American Society of Travel Advisors. It not only has a new name, but has a new energy and confidence about where it is headed as it reaches out directly to a new generation of travelers.

12 months ago

Is Luxury Hospitality Guilty of Cultural Appropriation?

Is Luxury Hospitality Guilty of Cultural Appropriation?

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Education delivered directly from local communities, and informed by tradition, is what distinguishes immersion from appropriation. It's the job of luxury professionals to facilitate the experience without adding the influence of their own lens.

1 year ago

The Airport of the Future May Evolve From Transport Hub to Attraction

The Airport of the Future May Evolve From Transport Hub to Attraction

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airport architects are busy rethinking the terminal experience, and that's a good thing. But don't expect any major changes, at least not soon. Instead, travelers will get incremental improvements.

2 years ago