Articles tagged “leadership”

Online Travel

Google Travel Boss Richard Holden Has Been Replaced

Kudos to Google for bringing some diversity into the leadership of Google Travel. Left unanswered is whether the leadership changes portend any strategic shifts.

Google Travel Boss Richard Holden Has Been Replaced

Hotels

U.S. Hotel Companies Promote More Women, But Challenges Persist

Women in hospitality leadership have made strides in representation in marketing and human resources roles, finds a major U.S. study. But hotel companies must do better, especially for other chief roles.

U.S. Hotel Companies Promote More Women, But Challenges Persist

Business Travel

What I Learned in Davos About Managing Travel’s New Complexity

Having spent the last six years of my career focused on the "journey," which is how all of us experience travel, solutions to the litany of requirements ahead are manageable. But today, our building blocks for managing tomorrow’s burgeoning global travel are only at a starting point.

What I Learned in Davos About Managing Travel’s New Complexity

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,"…

Travel Technology

Sabre Taps Former CWT Exec for Newly Separated President Role

Sabre's stock price is down 64 percent since the pandemic hit. To rebound, the travel tech company needs a better understanding of what its travel management customers need. Kurt Ekert can deliver that intel.

Sabre Taps Former CWT Exec for Newly Separated President Role

Online Travel

Expedia Trims Business Units, Sees a Trio of Executive Departures

Does the reorganization and leadership shuffle make Expedia Group a proverbial lean, mean fighting machine to better compete? As with all these things, it will all depend on the execution.

Expedia Trims Business Units, Sees a Trio of Executive Departures
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Hotels

5 Key Learnings and Brand New Offerings from Radisson Hotel Group

Hotels no longer limit themselves to simply being categorized as hospitality brands. For many groups, the ultimate goal is to morph into a full-service lifestyle brand while staying relevant. Radisson Hotel Group is one such company that has a comprehensive and thought-out plan for achieving this, while delivering memorable moments to guests and building key relationships with owners and investors.

5 Key Learnings and Brand New Offerings from Radisson Hotel Group

Coronavirus

How the Top Boss at One of Paris’s Most Iconic Hotels Copes With the Crisis

What's it like being the general manager of a luxury hotel during coronavirus? We asked Franka Holtmann, who looks after Le Meurice for Dorchester Collection. She spoke candidly and poetically about her worries, her new workflows, and how she cares for her team.

How the Top Boss at One of Paris’s Most Iconic Hotels Copes With the Crisis

Airlines

Philippine Airlines Makes an About-Face on New Leadership

This is quite a communications blunder. A premature announcement of a leadership change last week had to be corrected after the PAL board met Monday. In short, the PAL chairman's daughter, Vivienne Tan, won't be leading the airline after all. Maybe someday.

Hotels

Extended Stay America Gets New CEO in Signal That It Needs to Up Its Game

Everyone wants a piece of the extended stay market, so it'll be interesting to see how the new CEO guides Extended Stay America in this increasingly competitive space.