Articles tagged “execs”

United Airlines Poaches Another American Airlines Executive

United Airlines Poaches Another American Airlines Executive

Brian Sumers, Skift

American Airlines has a deep bench, so it will be fine. But this is a big get for United, which needed to bolster its senior management ranks. United has not had as much talent in its ranks as American.

1 week ago

How Airbnb Turned Steve Jobs’ Three-Click Rule Into Design Brilliance

How Airbnb Turned Steve Jobs’ Three-Click Rule Into Design Brilliance

Leigh Gallagher, The Airbnb Story

We love to argue about Airbnb here, but one thing we're in agreement about is how the company's approach to design and the user experience has had a radical and incredibly positive impact on how brands sell travel now.

2 weeks ago

Former NH Hotels CEO Is the New Carlson Hotels CEO

Former NH Hotels CEO Is the New Carlson Hotels CEO

Deanna Ting, Skift

HNA's influence on Carlson Hotels is already taking hold. What will be even more interesting going forward is how HNA leverages its numerous hospitality investments, including Carlson, NH Hotels, Red Lion Hotels and soon, Hilton Worldwide and, possibly Rezidor.

1 month ago

United’s Chief Commercial Officer Leaves After Five Months on the Job

United’s Chief Commercial Officer Leaves After Five Months on the Job

Brian Sumers, Skift

Haywood was a big hire for United several months ago, but apparently it did not work out. That's OK, as President Scott Kirby should continue to do a fine job running the airline's commercial team.

1 month ago

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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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 month 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.

2 months 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.

3 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.

3 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?

4 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.

4 months ago