Articles tagged “skift global forum”

Video: Facebook Chief Creative Officer Thinks Virtual Reality Is a Low Priority

Video: Facebook Chief Creative Officer Thinks Virtual Reality Is a Low Priority

Hannah Sampson , Skift

It's not surprising that the chief creative officer of Facebook thinks travel companies should get smarter about using — and ostensibly advertising on — Facebook products. But he also adds insight on why mobile is so crucial for travel companies to master and why virtual reality is less important.

4 days ago

Alternative Accommodations Address Travelers’ Fears in an Age of Permanxiety

Alternative Accommodations Address Travelers’ Fears in an Age of Permanxiety

Deanna Ting, Skift

Professionalizing the homesharing experience is helping to alleviate travelers’ concerns and anxieties about staying in a stranger’s house. But there's always room for improvement.

5 days ago

Video: Lindblad CEO on Cruising Despite Environmental Risks

Video: Lindblad CEO on Cruising Despite Environmental Risks

Sarah Enelow, Skift

When it comes to environmental impact, major cruise lines have a hard time sleeping at night. The smaller ones only occasionally wake up in a cold sweat.

6 days ago

Travel Warnings Create Global Worry Map For Anxious Tourists

Travel Warnings Create Global Worry Map For Anxious Tourists

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travel warnings and alerts are important to many travelers, and any country that cares about tourism tries to avoid getting on such a list. But the U.S. State Department's list is often selective and political, and isn't an exhaustive list of places where travelers could face danger.

1 week ago

Skift Forum Europe Update: Speakers, Venue, and Early Bird Tickets

Skift Forum Europe Update: Speakers, Venue, and Early Bird Tickets

Rafat Ali, Skift

As the year winds down, now is the best time to use your end-of-year budget on discounted tickets to Europe's leading travel event!

1 week ago

Video: Skift CEO Argues the Travel Industry Can’t Disengage From the Turbulence Around It

Video: Skift CEO Argues the Travel Industry Can’t Disengage From the Turbulence Around It

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We are not going to go as far as the part-of-the-problem or part-of-the-solution juxtaposition. But travel companies can decide whether to play it safe or get involved when it comes to atrocities and misguided policies breaking out all around. That's the debate and the dilemma.

2 weeks ago

How the Disenfranchised Navigate the World in a Time of Permanxiety

How the Disenfranchised Navigate the World in a Time of Permanxiety

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Discrimination has long caused travel anxiety for demographics underserved by the travel industry. Historically, travelers looked to their respective tribes for intel, but the burgeoning friend economy may be reshaping that concept.

2 weeks ago

Announcing Skift Tech Forum in Silicon Valley in June 2018

Announcing Skift Tech Forum in Silicon Valley in June 2018

Sean O'Neill and Luke Bujarski, Skift

Skift Tech Forum will explore the tech disruptions happening in retailing, merchandising, and distribution of travel, with customer centricity as the connecting thread running across all the topics.

2 weeks ago

Video: Tourism Leaders on Planning to Avoid Overtourism

Video: Tourism Leaders on Planning to Avoid Overtourism

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tourism executives from around the world all have unique challenges as they promote their destinations, but they also have a lot in common: They want to avoid the pitfalls of destructive tourism, get a good return on their marketing dollars, and attract high-spending visitors.

3 weeks ago

Travelers Get Candid About Their Struggles With Permanxiety

Travelers Get Candid About Their Struggles With Permanxiety

Sarah Enelow, Skift

The travel industry at large speaks eagerly and often about creating positive experiences for travelers. This contrasts heavily, though, with the fears and anxieties experienced by real travelers from diverse backgrounds.

3 weeks ago

Video: TripAdvisor CEO Believes Company’s Performance Is On Track

Video: TripAdvisor CEO Believes Company’s Performance Is On Track

Sean O'Neill, Skift

No other current online travel company CEO is as outspoken as TripAdvisor's Stephen Kaufer about the the global refugee crisis and U.S. visitor policies. We wish more executives would step up and speak out.

3 weeks ago

Video: Expedia CEO on Blockchain and Competitive Threats

Video: Expedia CEO on Blockchain and Competitive Threats

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Expedia Inc. seems ready to further develop existing brands like HomeAway in 2018. An opportunistic acquisition or two might also take place, but CEO Okerstrom says he's focusing on organic growth from companies already in Expedia's portfolio.

3 weeks ago