Articles tagged “executives”

Tourism

Hawaii Conventions CEO to Step Down

The Hawaii Visitors and Conventions Bureau will need to find a leader with a long experience in managing crisis management.

Hawaii Conventions CEO to Step Down

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Announces a New CFO and the Departure of Head of Hosting

The reshuffle of Airbnb's executive ranks should be viewed in the context of the need to reinvigorate the company's growth prospects, including international expansion.

Airbnb Announces a New CFO and the Departure of Head of Hosting

News Blog

Accor Names Gilda Perez-Alvarado as Group Chief Strategy Officer

Accor said on Monday that it had named Gilda Perez-Alvarado as its group chief strategy officer in charge of overseeing global strategy, relations with hotel owners, and strategic partnerships. Since 2004, Perez-Alvarado has been at the hotel brokerage firm JLL Hotels & Hospitality, working her way up to become its Global CEO. She's intimately familiar…

Travel Technology

Sabre’s Tech Chief Exits Shortly After Major Job Cuts

This is at least the third c-suite exec that has departed over the past year, and it comes as Sabre continues a big tech transformation.

Sabre’s Tech Chief Exits Shortly After Major Job Cuts

News Blog

Trivago Gets New CEO and Leadership

Travel metasearch company Trivago said on Tuesday that Johannes Thomas had become CEO and Managing Director, succeeding Axel Hefer, as the company struggles to return to its pre-IPO glory days. Thomas began at Trivago as an intern and rose to become the company's chief revenue officer, with a specialty in business operations and strategy. Other…

Hotels

Marketing Safaris to LGBTQ+ Family Travelers

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at marketing safaris to modern families, measuring hotel performance, and leadership roles for women in hospitality.

Marketing Safaris to LGBTQ+ Family Travelers

Tourism

Asia Presents Even Steeper Challenges for Female Travel Leaders Today

Asia's failure to tackle the issues preventing women from occupying more high ranking travel positions is just one of the reasons the continent is still struggling to make a complete recovery.

Asia Presents Even Steeper Challenges for Female Travel Leaders Today

News Blog

Accor Names New CEO for Raffles and Orient Express Hotel Brands

Accor, the Paris-based hotel giant, said on Tuesday that Omer Acar will head its brands Raffles & Orient Express as of March 1. Acar will join Accor's other brand CEOs in its luxury and lifestyle group (Fairmont, Sofitel & MGallery, and Ennismore) — all of whom report directly to group CEO Sébastien Bazin. Omer will…

News Blog

Marriott President Stephanie Linnartz to Become CEO of Under Armour

Marriott International said on Wednesday that Stephanie Linnartz, the company's president and a 25-year veteran, would leave in February to become president and CEO of the clothing brand Under Armour. "I admire so much about Stephanie — she has this great combination of grit, grace, and humanity — qualities that make her an exceptional leader,"…

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Former Sabre CEO Sam Gilliland Hired to Lead Airline Software Company Accelya

Sam Gilliland, who was the CEO of Sabre Corporation for 10 years, is taking the top role at Accelya. The Spanish company, which makes software for the airline industry, said Monday that Gilliland has been hired as CEO. Gilliland replaces Jim Davidson, who is stepping into the role of vice chairman. Accelya was acquired in…