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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

Announcements

Skift IDEA Awards 2021: See Who Made Our Shortlist

Skift IDEA Awards is the travel industry’s annual recognition of excellence in design, creativity, and innovation. Here’s the shortlist of this year’s finalists. 

Skift IDEA Awards 2021: See Who Made Our Shortlist

Airlines

Full Video: Air France-KLM CEO Benjamin Smith at Skift Global Forum 2021

Air France-KLM got a good surprise when the U.S. announced it would reopen to vaccinated travelers last month. The airline is gearing up for a strong Summer 2022 as it emerges from the crisis.

Full Video: Air France-KLM CEO Benjamin Smith at Skift Global Forum 2021

Online Travel

Full Video: Tripadvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer at Skift Global Forum 2021

Many observers will be watching the trajectory of Tripadvisor Plus in 2022. In the video, Tripadvisor's Steve Kaufer details his thinking behind the strategy changes.

Full Video: Tripadvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer at Skift Global Forum 2021

Hotels

Full Video: MCR CEO Tyler Morse at Skift Global Forum 2021

Hotels adopting the airline industry's à la carte pricing model is a hot-button issue, but MCR Hotels CEO Tyler Morse is onto something by adopting it at venues like the TWA Hotel. The model can be the financial life raft hotel owners need after more than a year of decimated business.

Full Video: MCR CEO Tyler Morse at Skift Global Forum 2021

Online Travel

Full Video: Trivago CEO Axel Hefer at Skift Global Forum 2021

How does a well-known European travel brand, Trivago, get more engagement with customers? Just make a sponsorship deal with Chelsea of the Premier League. The cost might be top-notch, as well.

Full Video: Trivago CEO Axel Hefer at Skift Global Forum 2021

Hotels

Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta at Skift Global Forum 2021

A fallible forecast: Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta's claim that business travel demand will eclipse pre-pandemic levels in three years still has time to pan out, but another prediction that the labor shortage would partially fix itself after the lapse of extra unemployment benefits isn't ringing true.

Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta at Skift Global Forum 2021

Announcements

Join Us Online at the Second Annual Skift Aviation Forum November 17

Skift Aviation Forum 2021 will look beyond travel's recovery to focus on the key global trends and strategies of leaders defining the future of air travel. Join us for this jam-packed online event as we bring together leaders from aviation and experts across the travel ecosystem to take a deep dive into the issues facing aviation ahead.

Join Us Online at the Second Annual Skift Aviation Forum November 17

Online Travel

Full Video: Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel at Skift Global Forum 2021

Booking CEO Glenn Fogel's "connected trip" strategy has drawn critics, but he did make a compelling case for the need for it, and just how broken the travel experience still really is.

Full Video: Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel at Skift Global Forum 2021

Hotels

Full Video: Marriott CEO Anthony Capuano at Skift Global Forum 2021

Anthony Capuano was named to fill the late Arne Sorenson's shoes this year, but the new Marriott CEO has hit the ground running. Listen to how he is building on his predecessor's legacy and at the same time making his own mark for the world's largest global hotel chain.

Full Video: Marriott CEO Anthony Capuano at Skift Global Forum 2021

Online Travel

Full Video: Expedia CEO Peter Kern at Skift Global Forum 2021

Look for Expedia's vacation rental unit, Vrbo, to keep gaining market share in geographies where it is already strong. But the brand hasn't always been nimble, and it may be missing out opportunities.

Full Video: Expedia CEO Peter Kern at Skift Global Forum 2021