Skift Global Forum 2020

Coverage of the Forum


This is our seventh annual Skift Global Forum, bringing travel industry leaders together live from corporate headquarters and home offices on six continents for three days of conversations, all moderated by members of Skift’s executive and editorial teams.

Speakers Full Schedule

Video: Interview With Accor CEO Sebastien Bazin at Skift Global Forum🔒 🔒

Video: Interview With Global Tourism Leaders at Skift Global Forum🔒 🔒

Video: Interview With IAC/Expedia Group Chairman Barry Diller at Skift Global Forum🔒 🔒

Video: Interview With United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby at Skift Global Forum🔒 🔒

Video: Interview With Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel at Skift Global Forum🔒 🔒

Video: Interview With JetBlue President Joanna Geraghty at Skift Global Forum🔒 🔒

Video: Interview With Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson at Skift Global Forum 🔒

Skift Global Forum Video: The Customer-Centric Future of Travel Tech

Skift Global Forum Video: Fueling Growth Through Digital Transformation

Skift Global Forum Video: Reimagining Global Payments to Strengthen Travel’s Recovery

Skift Global Forum Video: How Personalized Messaging is Driving Loyalty in 2021 and Beyond

Skift Global Forum Video: Why Small Businesses Are Essential to Tourism’s Recovery

Skift Global Forum Video: How Supporting Local Stakeholders Can Propel Destination Recovery

Skift Global Forum Video: The State of Digital Transformation in Travel 2020

Skift Global Forum Video: Creating Contactless Experiences That Resonate With Guests

When the Future of Travel Meets the Reality of the Present World: Big Takeaways From Skift Global Forum 2020

Skift Global Forum Video: A New View of Leisure Travel

Skift Global Forum Video: Laying the Groundwork For Tourism’s Sustainable Future

Wyndham Hotels’ Routine Mobile App Upgrade Turns Out to Be Not So, Well, Routine

Skift Global Forum Video: Leveraging Customer Data to Accelerate Covid-19 Recovery

Skift Global Forum Video: Tapping Into Local Innovation to Drive Business Events and Resilient Communities

Corporate Travel Faces a Grand Experiment

Loyalty Programs Need to Get Aspirational When Travelers Are Stuck at Home

Las Vegas Ripe for Tech-Driven Reinvention in Wake of Pandemic: MGM Exec

Tourism Destinations Grapple With a World of Marketing Turned On Its Head

United Airlines Will Remain Half Its Size Until Vaccine Is Widely Distributed: CEO

Expedia CEO Says Company Overhaul Will Be Done in Time for Travel’s Recovery

Tourism Leaders Need to Expect the Unexpected in the Next Decade

Accor CEO Says Corporate Reorg Has Nothing To Do With Covid Impact Despite Massive Layoffs

Pandemic and Competitors’ Struggles Put JetBlue on Offense During Crisis

No Hotel Merger Mania — For Now, Says IHG CEO

Booking Holdings CEO Sees Greater Traveler Awareness in Alternative Accommodations as a Long-Term Boon

Delta CEO’s Optimistic View Is Covid-19 Will Be a ‘Two-Year Journey’

Marriott CEO Embraces ‘Hygiene Theater,’ Noting All the Measures Boost Guest Comfort Levels

Business Travel’s Fresh Start in the New World of Remote Working

Forget 2021 — Leading Science Writer Says Pandemic Is a 36-Month Event

Barry Diller Shares Pandemic Highs and Lows, Snapping Up MGM Resorts Stake While Rescuing Expedia With Debt

What I Will Miss This Week

Skift Global Forum Preview: JetBlue Looks for New Opportunities Beyond the Northeast and Florida

Skift Global Forum Preview: Picturing a Corporate Travel Rebound — Smaller, More Efficient

Skift Global Forum Preview: Reverting to Normal Shouldn’t Be Tourism’s Goal

Don’t Miss the Skift Global Forum Preview Roundtable on September 17 With Our Editors and Research Analysts

How We Retooled Skift Global Forum for a Changed Travel World

Announcing Skift Global Forum 2020 as an Online Conference

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