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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

Online Travel

How Expedia Is Breaking Down Its Siloed Brands Approach

Wow, CEO Expedia Peter Kern isn't afraid of saying what he thinks.

How Expedia Is Breaking Down Its Siloed Brands Approach

Tourism

Can Tourism Go Outside Its Comfort Zone by Confronting Social Issues Head-On?

The message from these two outspoken speakers was clear: the travel industry must go beyond easy rhetoric on diversity to be inclusive, and community-minded. Copping out is not an option.

Can Tourism Go Outside Its Comfort Zone by Confronting Social Issues Head-On?

Tourism

A Deaf Traveler Opens Up About Making Travel More Accessible

Accessible travel shouldn't be something to be checked off a list. Instead, Marlene Valle says, it's a human right.

A Deaf Traveler Opens Up About Making Travel More Accessible

Online Travel

Certares Founder on the Ease of Investing in Travel During a Pandemic

It is certainly an attractive time for private equity firms to invest in travel companies under pressure, but picking winners is never a slam dunk.

Certares Founder on the Ease of Investing in Travel During a Pandemic

Hotels

Google’s New Climate Push Won’t Penalize Hotels That Opt Out

What can make a travel companies truly put their money where their mouth is on sustainability? Threaten a lower placement on a Google search.

Google’s New Climate Push Won’t Penalize Hotels That Opt Out

Airlines

Air France-KLM Chief Welcomes Coming Surge in Transatlantic Travel

It's too early to tell if travelers will flock to the U.S. after the Biden administration eased entry requirements for European visitors to the U.S., Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith said. Instead, next summer could be when travel across the Atlantic resurges.

Air France-KLM Chief Welcomes Coming Surge in Transatlantic Travel

Online Travel

Uber CEO Is Fine Not Having a Superapp Model to Broaden Ridesharer’s Reach Into Travel

Come for the rides, stay for the food. Dara Khosrowshahi joined Uber as CEO when ridehailing was everything. Now he's navigating a multi-product approach. Yet when it comes to profits, Uber's still en route.

Uber CEO Is Fine Not Having a Superapp Model to Broaden Ridesharer’s Reach Into Travel

Hotels

Marriott CEO Juggles Growth Ambitions With Plan to Go Net-Zero by 2050

Anthony Capuano revealed an an ambitious sustainability plan at Skift Global Forum on Wednesday, which puts a lot of the onus on franchise owners and partners.

Marriott CEO Juggles Growth Ambitions With Plan to Go Net-Zero by 2050

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb CEO Sees the New Age of Mobility Redefining the World of Travel

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky presented his vision for a dramatically changed travel industry of the future. The issue that no one can answer right is how enduring some of these trends will be.

Airbnb CEO Sees the New Age of Mobility Redefining the World of Travel

Tourism

Travel Needs to Get Ahead of the ‘Great Migration’: Strategist Parag Khanna

The media may be spinning a tale of increased nationalism, but that's not what's actually happening. The travel industry's focus must stay on the world's shifting human mobility patterns where it can play a huge role and reap the benefits.

Travel Needs to Get Ahead of the ‘Great Migration’: Strategist Parag Khanna