Articles tagged “skift forum europe”

Video: Iceland Denies Overtourism as Europe Searches for Solutions

Video: Iceland Denies Overtourism as Europe Searches for Solutions

Dan Peltier, Skift

Iceland doesn't believe it's overrun with tourists but it's also been proactive in managing tourism growth. That's in sharp contrast to many other destinations only focused on higher numbers with no long-term game plans.

16 hours ago

Video: Why the Reported Demise of Packaged Travel Was Greatly Exaggerated

Video: Why the Reported Demise of Packaged Travel Was Greatly Exaggerated

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Speaking at Skift Forum Europe in Berlin, analyst Richard Clarke made the case that packaged travel is back in style. But how does that square with the push for authentic, one-of-a-kind experiences?

3 days ago

Video: Club Med’s Europe and Africa CEO on the Evolution of the All-Inclusive Vacation

Video: Club Med’s Europe and Africa CEO on the Evolution of the All-Inclusive Vacation

Deanna Ting, Skift

If Club Med has its way, the "all-inclusive" vacation should no longer conjure up images of tacky beach clubs and all-you-can-drink-and-eat buffets.

5 days ago

Video: Marriott’s Global Brand Officer on Why Europe Needs More Hotel Brands

Video: Marriott’s Global Brand Officer on Why Europe Needs More Hotel Brands

Dan Peltier, Skift

Nixing a hotel brand isn't as simple as turning the lights off and calling it a day. There are contracts, owners, and livelihoods at stake and Marriott couldn't cut any of its 30 brands overnight. The company thinks there is plenty of room for its brands around the world, but we'll see what the future holds.

1 week ago

Video: Airbnb’s European Boss on the Clash With Online Travel Giants

Video: Airbnb’s European Boss on the Clash With Online Travel Giants

Patrick Whyte, Skift

We wonder whether Airbnb's community spirit will survive its growth plans and impending IPO.

2 weeks ago

Video: Thomas Cook Group CEO on the Slow Evolution of a 177-Year Legacy

Video: Thomas Cook Group CEO on the Slow Evolution of a 177-Year Legacy

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

The pace of Thomas Cook Group's evolution seems glacial, but that's part of being a legacy and enjoying the associated brand recognition and market share.

2 weeks ago

Skift Podcast: Why Marriott Is So Attached to Its 30 Brands

Skift Podcast: Why Marriott Is So Attached to Its 30 Brands

Hannah Sampson, Skift

One of the big questions when Marriott bought Starwood was which brands would survive. Executives at the company had the same question, and global brand officer Tina Edmundson explains what went into the decision to keep all 30.

2 weeks ago

Skift Forum Europe 2018 On-Stage Videos Are Now Live

Skift Forum Europe 2018 On-Stage Videos Are Now Live

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Missed Skift Forum Europe in person? Now you can watch the sessions from our event in Berlin, featuring speakers from top travel companies including Marriott, AccorHotels, Airbnb, Ryanair, and Booking.com.

2 weeks ago

Skift Podcast: How European Tourism Came Back From the Brink

Skift Podcast: How European Tourism Came Back From the Brink

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear experts on European tourism discuss the recent growth in visitors — and how to best manage it.

4 weeks ago

Skift Podcast: Why Accor Had No Choice But to Change

Skift Podcast: Why Accor Had No Choice But to Change

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in for a candid conversation about the strategy behind AccorHotels' many acquisitions, why the company wants to be part of consumers' everyday lives, and what the CEO has learned from spending hundreds of millions of dollars on startups.

1 month ago

Can Hotel Companies Have Too Many Brands?

Can Hotel Companies Have Too Many Brands?

Deanna Ting, Skift

We'd pay good money just to see hospitality executives try to guess which hotel brands belong to which companies.

2 months ago

The 5 Big Themes Driving Travel in 2018: Lessons From Skift Forum Europe

The 5 Big Themes Driving Travel in 2018: Lessons From Skift Forum Europe

Dennis Schaal, Deanna Ting and Patrick Whyte, Skift

There is no set formula on how to do it, but it's clear that the most progressive companies in travel are intent on reinventing their businesses, and value propositions. On the other hand, certain things that still work, like customer service and personalized hospitality, will survive the cut.

2 months ago