Articles tagged “skift global forum”

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Away Travel’s Prudent Rise to Become the World’s Hippest Luggage Brand

Away Travel’s Prudent Rise to Become the World’s Hippest Luggage Brand

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Away Travel may have created a suitcase that quickly attained cult status — but the customer insights and sensibility that drive the company are refreshingly cautious.

2 days ago

State of the U.S. Economy Isn’t a Worry So Far for Hilton CEO

State of the U.S. Economy Isn’t a Worry So Far for Hilton CEO

Danni Santana, Skift

Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta has always been an optimistic person, but financial markets aren't always so positive thinking.

2 days ago

Why Accessibility Is the Hotel Industry’s Most Overlooked Asset

Why Accessibility Is the Hotel Industry’s Most Overlooked Asset

Isaac Carey, Skift

One of the largest obstacles for travelers with disabilities is simply a lack of information. Hotels are missing out on a huge segment of the tourism market by neglecting to promote their accessibility features.

2 days ago

Technology, Not Economics, Is Keeping Delta Air Lines From Offering Free Wi-Fi

Technology, Not Economics, Is Keeping Delta Air Lines From Offering Free Wi-Fi

Brian Sumers, Skift

JetBlue somehow makes free Wi-Fi work. But Delta hasn't figured it out yet. It has so many customers on so many flights, and it's worried free Wi-Fi might overwhelm Gogo's systems and degrade the system for everyone.

2 days ago

How Carnival Grapples With Cruise Overtourism and Sustainability

How Carnival Grapples With Cruise Overtourism and Sustainability

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

A little bit of cognitive dissonance going on here​?​ ​Carnival CEO Arnold Donald ​talked up the cruise line's obligation to its customers while explaining away a $20 million penalty it paid with the U.S. government for secret illegal pollution.

2 days ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Vacasa Dominates Vacation Rentals With Acquisitions and Digital Tech

Skift Global Forum Preview: Vacasa Dominates Vacation Rentals With Acquisitions and Digital Tech

Danni Santana, Skift

The hospitality industry is still working to figure out the vacation home rental market. Vacasa, the market leader in the space with respect to total managed properties, may just have a leg up on the competition.

7 days ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Inspirato Pass Offers a Discounted Luxury Ticket Around the World

Skift Global Forum Preview: Inspirato Pass Offers a Discounted Luxury Ticket Around the World

Danni Santana, Skift

The best way for travelers to get the most out of their Inspirato Pass is to book early and often. That way shelling out $30,000 a year for the subscription will essentially pay for itself, given the number of high-end trips customers will wind up taking.

1 week ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Kiwi.com CEO Wants to Build a Rival to Expedia

Skift Global Forum Preview: Kiwi.com CEO Wants to Build a Rival to Expedia

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Setting up a site for selling plane tickets is fairly easy. Building a startup into a globally recognized travel agency is much harder. Kiwi.com's CEO Oliver Dlouhý believes his company can defy the odds. But what comes next may be the toughest part of the journey.

1 week ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Why Airbnb Turned to HotelTonight for Its Data Savvy

Skift Global Forum Preview: Why Airbnb Turned to HotelTonight for Its Data Savvy

Sean O'Neill, Skift

HotelTonight's acquisition by Airbnb last March represented a happy outcome, but it wasn't inevitable. Back in 2015, HotelTonight faced layoffs and fundraising hiccups. Here, co-founder and CEO Sam Shank shares some of the ways he got his company back on track.

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Skift Global Forum Preview: Expedia CEO Plays the Long Game in Short-Term Rentals

Skift Global Forum Preview: Expedia CEO Plays the Long Game in Short-Term Rentals

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Is Airbnb going to eat Expedia's lunch? The brand name Vrbo, really? Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom faces some real challenges as the online travel agency pecking order will likely be disrupted in coming years.

2 weeks ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Amtrak CEO Wants to Bring Airline Nimbleness to the Rails

Skift Global Forum Preview: Amtrak CEO Wants to Bring Airline Nimbleness to the Rails

Brian Sumers, Skift

Amtrak needed someone to come in and run it like a private business. Former Delta CEO Richard Anderson was probably the right choice. He knows how to turn things around, even if he may ruffle a few feathers along the way.

2 weeks ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Marriott’s Loyalty Program Key to Competing With Airbnb and All-Inclusive Players

Skift Global Forum Preview: Marriott’s Loyalty Program Key to Competing With Airbnb and All-Inclusive Players

Danni Santana, Skift

Marriott believes it has a responsibility to make every type of lodging accommodation available to travelers. That, in a nutshell, explains the company's activity — and challenge — so far in 2019.

2 weeks ago