Articles tagged “interviews”

Tourism

Full Video: Disney Parks Chairman at Skift Global Forum 2022

It's extremely rare for a company to make it to 100 years old, especially in this era of global competition. Watch Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro discuss how the company will continue to thrive and push boundaries around storytelling and experiences.

Full Video: Disney Parks Chairman at Skift Global Forum 2022

Startups

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

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.

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

Hotels

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

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.

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

Cruises

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

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.

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

Hotels

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

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.

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

Airlines

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

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.

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

Rail

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

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.

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

Hotels

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

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.

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

Tourism

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

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.

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

Online Travel

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

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.

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