Articles tagged “execs”

United Airlines Is Getting Rid of Some Executives to Save Money and Improve Performance

United Airlines Is Getting Rid of Some Executives to Save Money and Improve Performance

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Clearing out a few executives also puts United in a better position when it comes time to negotiate with other employees.

3 days ago

Airbnb’s Chip Conley to Leave Global Head of Hospitality and Strategy Role

Airbnb’s Chip Conley to Leave Global Head of Hospitality and Strategy Role

Deanna Ting, Skift

We've always seen Conley as the adult in the room at Airbnb, someone who can explain the meaning of hospitality to the upstarts while also having enough creative entrepreneurial experience to fit in at a startup.

5 days ago

Southwest Airlines’ Executive Changes Point to Long-Term Leadership Planning

Southwest Airlines’ Executive Changes Point to Long-Term Leadership Planning

David Koenig, Associated Press

This isn't too exciting, but it is what a responsible airline does.

1 week ago

Priceline Group’s New CEO Is Veteran Merger Guru Glenn Fogel

Priceline Group’s New CEO Is Veteran Merger Guru Glenn Fogel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The selection of Glenn Fogel as CEO is likely one that will please Wall Street as he represents stability and is highly regarded inside the travel industry and beyond it. Is it purely coincidence that the Group announces its CEO pick after eight months of looking, hours before Expedia's Trivago is slated to price its IPO? Probably not.

1 month ago

Here’s How United CEO Oscar Munoz is Beginning to Remake the Airline

Here’s How United CEO Oscar Munoz is Beginning to Remake the Airline

Brian Sumers , Skift

Jeff Smisek has been gone from United for a long time, but the airline is finally starting to change its strategy in meaningful ways. That's definitely good news for investors, and probably for consumers too.

2 months ago

China’s Ctrip Makes History With Appointment of CEO Jane Sun

China’s Ctrip Makes History With Appointment of CEO Jane Sun

Dennis Schaal, Skift

To her male peers at Priceline, Expedia and TripAdvisor -- watch out. Ctrip and Sun are trending and are looking to take generous helpings of your market share.

2 months ago

EasyJet Is Trying to Hold on to Its Executive Suite While Earnings Lag

EasyJet Is Trying to Hold on to Its Executive Suite While Earnings Lag

Benjamin Katz and David Hellier, Bloomberg

Will we see other UK travel companies have to worry themselves about execs making their own Brexit base on salary concerns?

2 months ago

Video: Starwood’s Former CEO on Not Being Devoured by Disruption

Video: Starwood’s Former CEO on Not Being Devoured by Disruption

Jason Clampet, Skift

Travel brands want to think they have a clear view of where competition is coming from, but it often takes distance to understand the true threats.

3 months ago

Tisch Returns as Loews Hotels CEO Following Predecessor’s Sudden Resignation

Tisch Returns as Loews Hotels CEO Following Predecessor’s Sudden Resignation

Deanna Ting, Skift

No word yet whether Tisch will serve as an interim CEO while the company looks for a new one, or if he's in it for the long haul, yet again.

3 months ago

The Curious Exit and Strong Legacy of Delta’s Chairman — Skift Business Traveler

The Curious Exit and Strong Legacy of Delta’s Chairman — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Although Anderson may not be missed by his rivals, his impact on the industry will be felt for years.

3 months ago

JetBlue’s CFO Is Retiring After 5 Years

JetBlue’s CFO Is Retiring After 5 Years

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Tripling growth in five years isn't a bad legacy to be associated with.

4 months ago

Air France-KLM to Try a Different Way to Transform Its Airlines

Air France-KLM to Try a Different Way to Transform Its Airlines

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Not a terrible idea, considering the utter failure of the last transformation. Actually executing on the plan will be another matter.

5 months ago