Skift Live Coverage

Coverage of Skift's online and in-person events.

Coverage of Skift's online and in-person events. Learn about future events at live.skift.com

Airlines

Podcast: The Evolution of Airline Loyalty With Delta Air Lines’ Loyalty VP

Podcast: The Evolution of Airline Loyalty With Delta Air Lines’ Loyalty VP

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Strives to Give Travelers More Confidence in What They Book

Airbnb has recognized that it needs to bolster the confidence of many travelers that short-term rentals and vacation homes are exactly as advertised. It's taken a big stride in that direction, said Catherine Powell, global head of hosting at the online travel agency.

Airbnb Strives to Give Travelers More Confidence in What They Book

Short-Term Rentals

Behind Sonder’s Multi-Pronged Tech Approach to Sell More Rooms

The self-proclaimed next-generation hospitality company has a finely tuned strategy, but it may be a slow-burner as profits continue to be elusive.

Behind Sonder’s Multi-Pronged Tech Approach to Sell More Rooms

Business Travel

When a Corporate Travel Booking Lasts for Years

A new generation of apartment-booking platforms want to throw out industry terms like "short-term rentals" and "leases." They simply call it living, and they’re now after corporate business.

When a Corporate Travel Booking Lasts for Years

Short-Term Rentals

Marriott Homes & Villas to Target Meetings and Retreats

Homes & Villas by Marriott International has carved out a differentiated offering in some respects, and it is trying to grow while sticking with the formula that brought it to where it is.

Marriott Homes & Villas to Target Meetings and Retreats

Hospitality

Standard International’s New CEO on Lifestyle as Part of the DNA

The hotel group is operationally ready to do away with Covid modifications like QR codes and housekeeping upon request, according to Amber Asher, because guests crave full-service hospitality once again.

Standard International’s New CEO on Lifestyle as Part of the DNA

Hotels

Selina Co-Founder on New ‘Inside-the-Box’ Thinking for Hospitality

Human connections are as important as Wi-Fi connections, and each will inspire the output of today’s — and tomorrow’s — digital nomads.

Selina Co-Founder on New ‘Inside-the-Box’ Thinking for Hospitality

Hotels

Kayak CEO on Gaining a Meta Advantage in Guest Experience

Perhaps the big hotel chains will learn that high tech doesn't have to mean a lack of hospitality and a guest experience devoid of personality.

Kayak CEO on Gaining a Meta Advantage in Guest Experience

Tourism

Loyalty Meets a Newly Conscious Traveler for Post-Pandemic Resets

Loyalty programs helped brands engage with customers during pandemic lockdowns. But now they need to evolve, and travel companies need to not only decipher what today’s traveler wants, but also how to factor in sustainability in a meaningful way.

Loyalty Meets a Newly Conscious Traveler for Post-Pandemic Resets

Online Travel

Full Video: Expedia for Business President at Skift Forum Europe 2022

Despite challenges caused by the war in Ukraine, Europe's tourism recovery is expected to continue this summer and Expedia for Business is poised to take advantage of the surge in demand. In this video, its president Ariane Gorin explains why she's bullish about this summer and provides information about future plans.

Full Video: Expedia for Business President at Skift Forum Europe 2022