Articles tagged “skiftq&a”

Interview: Inside Hilton’s Attempt at an Independent Hotel Collection

Interview: Inside Hilton’s Attempt at an Independent Hotel Collection

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Hilton needs to offer its loyal guests and hotel owners the same opportunities as those provided by other major brands and Curio is its solution to increased interest in local, cultured lodging options.

6 years ago

CEO Interview: Cheapflights and Momondo Attempt a Dual-Brand Strategy

CEO Interview: Cheapflights and Momondo Attempt a Dual-Brand Strategy

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The Momondo Group is in the early stages of pursuing a dual brand metasearch strategy with its Cheapflights and Momondo brands. Are they different enough from one another, and will they stand out sufficiently from their rivals to make a real go of it? Other players will be watching to see if any of this makes sense.

6 years ago

Interview: Viking’s Culinary Director on Connecting Cuisine and Culture on a River

Interview: Viking’s Culinary Director on Connecting Cuisine and Culture on a River

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Striking a balance between introducing new regional dishes and still pleasing customers is a challenge that Viking has so far achieved, but going one step further to make sure the meals are as healthy and locally sourced as possible is one it is still working on.

6 years ago

Interview: Heathrow Terminal Designer on Creating Airports for Flyers and Cities

Interview: Heathrow Terminal Designer on Creating Airports for Flyers and Cities

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Vidal paints a picture of airports' future that is impossible to resist, but authorities will need to see the benefits in improving their hubs for the 21st century and beyond in order for real transformation to take place.

6 years ago

Interview: Amtrak Wants to Bring the Romance Back to U.S. Travel

Interview: Amtrak Wants to Bring the Romance Back to U.S. Travel

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Amtrak has big marketing ambitions, but is still decades behind rail in other countries. It will need capital to make real tech advances before Americans will start to love rail service again.

6 years ago

Skift Q&A: TripAdvisor CEO on the Bright Future of User Reviews

Skift Q&A: TripAdvisor CEO on the Bright Future of User Reviews

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Most of the traveler leads that TripAdvisor passes along to online travel agencies and hotels don't come from its hotel metasearch search results pages. They come from the property pages where travelers read reviews and gawk at the photos. This is a huge differentiator from the competition and will afford TripAdvisor a big advantage in the long term.

6 years ago