Articles tagged “interviews”

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How a Corporate Travel Manager Thinks About Business Travel Today

How a Corporate Travel Manager Thinks About Business Travel Today

Egencia + Skift

The responsibilities of today’s corporate travel managers have become increasingly complex as new technology developments, global uncertainty, higher travel costs, and a growing focus on traveler satisfaction influence how employees travel.

4 weeks ago

General Catalyst’s Joel Cutler on the State of Startup Innovation in Travel

General Catalyst’s Joel Cutler on the State of Startup Innovation in Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Discover what type of travel startups attract venture capital funding, see where the smart money is going, and understand some of the common mistakes that startups make as they seek funding and strive to build their new businesses.

3 years ago

Interview: Omni Hotels CIO on the Evolution of the Guest Experience

Interview: Omni Hotels CIO on the Evolution of the Guest Experience

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Technology is not only becoming one of the defining aspects of the hotel experience, it must increasingly blend with hotels' marketing and design strategies to create a uniform brand experience.

3 years ago

Interview: Viking’s Culinary Director on Connecting Cuisine and Culture on a River

Interview: Viking’s Culinary Director on Connecting Cuisine and Culture on a River

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Striking a balance between introducing new regional dishes and still pleasing customers is a challenge that Viking has so far achieved, but going one step further to make sure the meals are as healthy and locally sourced as possible is one it is still working on.

4 years ago

Interview: Accor’s CMO on What Hotels Need to Learn From McDonald’s

Interview: Accor’s CMO on What Hotels Need to Learn From McDonald’s

Samantha Shankman, Skift

In today's global world, it's not enough to simply transplant a brand concept in a new country and call it expansion. Brands need to find the balance between maintaining their core principles and adopting to local expectations that resonate with their targeted customers.

4 years ago

Interview: Heathrow Terminal Designer on Creating Airports for Flyers and Cities

Interview: Heathrow Terminal Designer on Creating Airports for Flyers and Cities

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Vidal paints a picture of airports' future that is impossible to resist, but authorities will need to see the benefits in improving their hubs for the 21st century and beyond in order for real transformation to take place.

4 years ago

Interview: Amtrak Wants to Bring the Romance Back to U.S. Travel

Interview: Amtrak Wants to Bring the Romance Back to U.S. Travel

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Amtrak has big marketing ambitions, but is still decades behind rail in other countries. It will need capital to make real tech advances before Americans will start to love rail service again.

4 years ago

Skift Studio: Luxury Retreats Founder on How a Vacation Rental Site Grows Up

Skift Studio: Luxury Retreats Founder on How a Vacation Rental Site Grows Up

Samantha Shankman , Skift

Vacation rentals' popularity has boomed in recent years and gained considerable consumer awareness giving companies the opportunity to grab an ever larger customer base as long as they keep pace with mobile and local advancements.

4 years ago

Carnival Finds Cost-Effective Method for Keeping Fuel Emissions Low Enough for U.S. Waters

Carnival Finds Cost-Effective Method for Keeping Fuel Emissions Low Enough for U.S. Waters

Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

The good intentions of the new regulations had the unintended side effect of driving job-making cruise ships out of port. The new technology should reverse that impact for all affected communities.

4 years ago

20 Great Q&As From the Middle East’s Top Hospitality Leaders

HotelierMiddleast.com

There's an impressive set of wisdom in these interviews that helps illuminate the current state of hospitality worldwide.

4 years ago

Skift Q&A: Visit Philly CEO on Using New Media to Rebrand an Old City

Skift Q&A: Visit Philly CEO on Using New Media to Rebrand an Old City

Samantha Shankman, Skift

As the U.S. and its cities learn to promote themselves to travelers for the first time, Visit Philadelphia's successes are an anomaly and a promising example in a still under-recognized U.S. industry.

4 years ago

Skift Q&A: Hospitality Investor Lee Pillsbury on 100 Years of Industry Disruption

Skift Q&A: Hospitality Investor Lee Pillsbury on 100 Years of Industry Disruption

Samantha Shankman, Skift

If anyone could predict what's in the pipeline for the hospitality industry, it'd be Lee Pillsbury. But the pace of innovation today means that his venture fund is also in search mode to find what the next Hilton or Expedia will be.

4 years ago