Articles tagged “execs”

Priceline CEO: Hotels Secretly Love Us Despite Accusations of Monopoly

Priceline CEO: Hotels Secretly Love Us Despite Accusations of Monopoly

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Priceline CEO Glenn Fogel says he wants travelers to think of Booking.com's name first when they start thinking about reserving homes and apartments for rental. He says a marketing effort is in the works to achieve that.

3 days ago

Six Flags Just Unexpectedly Replaced Its CEO With Its Previous CEO

Six Flags Just Unexpectedly Replaced Its CEO With Its Previous CEO

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Duffey's departure is mysterious, but the new (and old) CEO knows the company and headed it for several years. There shouldn't be too much upheaval or shift in strategy, even if the unexpected change proves distracting for awhile.

5 days ago

Lastminute.com Group CEO: We Consider Ourselves a Media Company

Lastminute.com Group CEO: We Consider Ourselves a Media Company

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's clear from his answers that Fabio Cannavale will keep looking to buy more companies. He thinks there are plenty of companies for sale and he's got some cash on hand.

4 weeks ago

Amtrak’s New CEO Is Delta Air Lines’ Old CEO

Amtrak’s New CEO Is Delta Air Lines’ Old CEO

Associated Press

Before Richard Anderson took over Delta, the airline was a mess. Now, it's considered by many as the best-run airline in the United States. We'd love to think Anderson can do something similar here, but fixing Amtrak will be a much more challenging task.

4 weeks ago

Uber CEO Resigns Following Leadership Crisis He Created

Uber CEO Resigns Following Leadership Crisis He Created

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

The thinking behind Uber has had a transformative effect on transportation in major cities around the world. But the disruption it created relied on tactics and a mentality that was the polar opposite of the progressive, groundbreaking business it wished to be seen as. The question isn't can it maintain its valuation without Travis, but how long it would have survived at these heights under any circumstance.

1 month ago

The Highest Paid Travel CEOs in Europe in 2016

The Highest Paid Travel CEOs in Europe in 2016

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Chief executive pay at Europe's biggest publicly traded travel companies appears to have converged in 2016 with few bumper deals compared with previous years. It could just be a coincidence or might have something to do with the deteriorating economic climate and geopolitical issues.

2 months ago

United CEO to Face off With Investors at Annual Meeting

United CEO to Face off With Investors at Annual Meeting

David Koenig and Don Babwin, Associated Press

Munoz may have it easier than you'd think: stock is up and seats are full. They just need better employee training and better communications strategy for this always connected, always filming world.

2 months ago

United Airlines CEO Made More Money Than His Peers in 2016

United Airlines CEO Made More Money Than His Peers in 2016

Skift, Brian Sumers

People like to complain about CEO compensation, but these men — and they are all men — may deserve what they earn. Running a big airline is not easy, and not everyone can do it. Executives who reach the top don't get there by chance.

2 months ago

CEO Interview: JetSuite Wants to Bring a Private Jet-Style Experience to the Masses

CEO Interview: JetSuite Wants to Bring a Private Jet-Style Experience to the Masses

Brian Sumers, Skift

The list of new brands that wanted to disrupt private jet flying in recent years is long, but successes are few. Having someone at the helm who has solid experience in commercial aviation sets JetSuite apart from the competition.

2 months ago

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

The 10 Most Highly Compensated Hotel CEOs of 2016

Deanna Ting, Skift

Yet again, Steve Wynn keeps winning, as are his gaming counterparts. Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, who managed to win an all-out battle for Starwood last year, was the top-ranked non-gaming CEO.

2 months ago

Carlson and Rezidor Shuffle CEOs

Carlson and Rezidor Shuffle CEOs

Deanna Ting, Skift

Signs of HNA’s influence are pretty apparent here. Now that it owns all of Carlson Hotels, will it attempt to buy the rest of the remaining shares of Rezidor that it doesn’t own?

3 months ago

IHG CEO Richard Solomons to Step Down

IHG CEO Richard Solomons to Step Down

Deanna Ting, Skift

It'll be interesting to see Barr lead IHG into a new era and there's no doubt his expertise in China will help the company grow even more in that region. Another key thing to note will be how he chooses to integrate Kimpton more into IHG's portfolio.

3 months ago