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Articles tagged “innovation”

Startups

Steve Case’s Road Trips Across America Reveal the Promise of Startups for Cities

AOL co-founder Steve Case never lost his passion for startups. His new book reminds us that innovation can thrive anywhere in America outside of New York and Silicon Valley and help reimagine U.S. cities big and small. Take note, travel industry.

Steve Case’s Road Trips Across America Reveal the Promise of Startups for Cities

Announcements

Skift IDEA Awards 2022: See the Winners

Skift IDEA Awards is travel’s annual recognition of excellence in design, creativity, and innovation – honoring the brands and businesses pioneering the industry’s future. See the final results and meet the 2022 winners!

Skift IDEA Awards 2022: See the Winners

Hotels

Marriott Elevates Design Lab at New Headquarters in Innovation Push

Management smugness can doom any company to falling behind. So it's reassuring to see hotel giants like Marriott International make innovation efforts and guest feedback more visible and central.

Marriott Elevates Design Lab at New Headquarters in Innovation Push

Announcements

Skift IDEA Awards 2022: Meet the Shortlist

Skift IDEA Awards is travel’s annual recognition of excellence in design, creativity, and innovation - honoring the brands and businesses pioneering the industry’s future. See who made the 2022 shortlist.

Skift IDEA Awards 2022: Meet the Shortlist
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Partnerships

How Loyalty Innovation Is Fueling Travel’s Recovery

Travel brands have a unique opportunity to realize greater potential from their loyalty programs. Through creative merchandising that allows travelers to earn points and miles in different ways, they can grow ancillary revenue, build more meaningful customer relationships, and increase lifetime value.

How Loyalty Innovation Is Fueling Travel’s Recovery

Online Travel

Expedia Group CEO Interview: Our Tech Was an Anchor Thwarting Innovation

In years past, Expedia has often talked about integrating its tech platforms or leveraging its massive data trove. Will it actually spur innovation this time around?

Expedia Group CEO Interview: Our Tech Was an Anchor Thwarting Innovation

Tour Operators

TUI’s Hiring Spree for Tech Talent Aims to Boost Travel Group’s Efficiency

Europe's largest tour operator is hiring for tech jobs at a torrid pace. This vertically integrated company is also spreading its wings horizontally by expanding its business-to-business services, such as airport and cruise transfers.

TUI’s Hiring Spree for Tech Talent Aims to Boost Travel Group’s Efficiency

EventMB

3 of the Most Innovative Booths at IMEX This Week

This year’s IMEX America represents the exhibition’s first return to an onsite event in two years. And that same span of time witnessed unprecedented innovation in event tech. How did exhibitors use this opportunity to provide a hands-on experience of their tech? 

3 of the Most Innovative Booths at IMEX This Week

Announcements

Skift IDEA Awards 2021: See Who Made Our Shortlist

Skift IDEA Awards is the travel industry’s annual recognition of excellence in design, creativity, and innovation. Here’s the shortlist of this year’s finalists. 

Skift IDEA Awards 2021: See Who Made Our Shortlist
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Hotels

Skift Global Forum Video: Designing Smart Digital Strategies for a Changing World

In this video recording from Skift Global Forum, we hear from Joseph Rajadurai, vice president & general manager, travel & hospitality, Cognizant, and George Turner, chief commercial and technology officer, IHG Hotels & Resorts, who discussed digital strategies that started in response to the pandemic and are now influencing the future of the travel industry.

Skift Global Forum Video: Designing Smart Digital Strategies for a Changing World