Articles tagged “skift global forum”

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

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

Rafat Ali , Skift

Best case scenario: one of the largest and most creative sectors in the world comes out of this much smaller, more nimble, and thrives in different ways than in the past.

5 days ago

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

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

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Wyndham's upgraded mobile app may seem like it is only catching up to what other brands like Hilton already offer, but it is a significant tech move ahead for the select-service and economy scale of the hotel market.

6 days ago

Corporate Travel Faces a Grand Experiment

Corporate Travel Faces a Grand Experiment

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Corporate travel is barreling down an uncertain road to a facelift that could strip it down to essential business by the time the travel sector gets to the other side of its coronavirus rebound.

6 days ago

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

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

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airlines built loyalty programs around spend thresholds rather than miles traveled in recent years. The pandemic may catapult airline and hotel loyalty programs into becoming less transactional and more experiential and creative.

7 days ago

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

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

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Las Vegas is tried and true. Or is it? Just like with everything else, the pandemic will upend what one of the U.S.'s leading destinations has to offer — and digitization and hybrid models will be at the core of the reinvention.

7 days ago

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

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

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Digital nomads are welcome in Bermuda and San Diego. In a further reflection of how tourism marketing has changed, Singapore, too, is shifting gears and targeting locals, many of whom only think attractions in the city-state are only for the rich and privileged.

7 days ago

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

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

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

United expects to remain half its size till the end of next year, when CEO Scott Kirby thinks a vaccine will be widely available. But will it be in a position to respond quickly to demand if the company is forced to lay off tens of thousands of employees?

1 week ago

Tourism Leaders Need to Expect the Unexpected in the Next Decade

Tourism Leaders Need to Expect the Unexpected in the Next Decade

Matthew Parsons, Skift

From addressing consumer fears to sustainability trends, the business of promoting tourism just got a lot harder.

1 week ago

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

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

Cameron Sperance, Skift

The global pandemic still impacted Accor's recent corporate restructuring, whether the company sees it that way or not.

1 week ago

Pandemic and Competitors’ Struggles Put JetBlue on Offense During Crisis

Pandemic and Competitors’ Struggles Put JetBlue on Offense During Crisis

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

While its competitors are struggling with the collapse in business-travel demand, JetBlue's focus on leisure travelers has been a source of (relative) strength. The airline is flouting conventional wisdom and expanding in its competitors' hubs.

1 week ago

No Hotel Merger Mania — For Now, Says IHG CEO

No Hotel Merger Mania — For Now, Says IHG CEO

Matthew Parsons, Skift

There's an element of hopeful thinking from Keith Barr, who's adamant that China is proving there's life yet in the hotel sector.

1 week ago

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

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

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel said the pandemic had no redeeming value. But his company will coincidentally be well-placed for the recovery thanks to the new consumer awareness of alternative lodging.

1 week ago