Articles tagged “interviews”

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Online Travel

Travel Leaders Recount Their Most Memorable Purchases Abroad In This New Skift Interview Series

We asked industry leaders to reflect on the positive impacts of spending locally through their most memorable purchases while traveling.

Travel Leaders Recount Their Most Memorable Purchases Abroad In This New Skift Interview Series
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Business Travel

How a Corporate Travel Manager Thinks About Business Travel Today

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.

How a Corporate Travel Manager Thinks About Business Travel Today

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

Cruises

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

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.

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