Articles tagged “sts 2017”

Lindblad CEO Wants Expedition Travel to Stay Niche

Lindblad CEO Wants Expedition Travel to Stay Niche

Hannah Sampson, Skift

More people are visiting hard-to-reach destinations, and the travel companies that take them there are reckoning with the impact of the higher volume of tourists. How much growth is too much? We'll probably find out in the coming years.

10 months ago

Tourism Australia Deploys Influencers to Overcome Long Flight Stereotype

Tourism Australia Deploys Influencers to Overcome Long Flight Stereotype

Dan Peltier, Skift

There's no way around it – Australia is one of the longest flights someone from the United States or Europe can take. But it's not necessarily the grueling journey many travelers fear, and Tourism Australia is telling them why the flight is worth it.

11 months ago

Aman Exec Wants Luxury Travel to Be a Family Affair

Aman Exec Wants Luxury Travel to Be a Family Affair

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Aman wants to create more customers for life by catering to families with kids and teenagers. It's a smart long-term strategy, but the company will need to involve younger travelers in a way that makes sense for a luxury brand.

11 months ago

Apple Leisure Group CEO Believes Vacations Are Much Better Than Virtual Reality

Apple Leisure Group CEO Believes Vacations Are Much Better Than Virtual Reality

Hannah Sampson , Skift

The CEO of Apple Leisure Group isn't concerned about the prospect of virtual reality or other technology taking the place of actual vacations. But he is worried about the impact of policy that throws up roadblocks to traveling — a much more immediate concern.

11 months ago

Los Angeles Tourism Sees Travel as a Buffer Against Climate Change

Los Angeles Tourism Sees Travel as a Buffer Against Climate Change

Dan Peltier, Skift

The travel industry feels tourism can help rather than harm the environment. Los Angeles is a destination that's seriously thinking about its role at a time when climate change has already made itself felt in the region.

11 months ago

JetBlue’s Venture Arm Expects Blockchain to Be a Major Disruptor

JetBlue’s Venture Arm Expects Blockchain to Be a Major Disruptor

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Will blockchain's impact be like the internet's influence on travel? JetBlue Technology Ventures President Bonny Simi thinks so.

12 months ago

Royal Caribbean Is Convinced It Has the Smarts to Woo Millennials

Royal Caribbean Is Convinced It Has the Smarts to Woo Millennials

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises knows millennials are in the market to create memories — and with the largest cruise ships in the world, he is well-positioned to deliver what those passengers want.

12 months ago

Wyndham CEO Believes Hotels Should Learn From Airbnb

Wyndham CEO Believes Hotels Should Learn From Airbnb

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The Wyndham Hotel Group CEO recognizes that Airbnb captures the attention of travelers in unique ways — and he wants to do what he can to create a similar experience.

12 months ago

IHG CEO Believes There’s More Opportunity in the Midscale Hotel Sector

IHG CEO Believes There’s More Opportunity in the Midscale Hotel Sector

Hannah Sampson, Skift

IHG CEO Keith Barr said business travel is continuing to grow — and evolve. How will the global company address those realities in 2018?

1 year ago

Hilton CEO Expects to Push Direct Booking Forever

Hilton CEO Expects to Push Direct Booking Forever

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Hilton has been working for years to keep customers booking on its website instead of with online travel agencies. Don't expect that to stop anytime soon — or ever.

1 year ago

Priceline Group CEO Expects Mobile Payments to Catch On Like They Have in China

Priceline Group CEO Expects Mobile Payments to Catch On Like They Have in China

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It's no surprise that Priceline's CEO expects mobile use for everything in travel to increase. The question is what the online travel company plans to do about it.

1 year ago

Airbnb Co-Founder Wants to Offer All Forms of Travel

Airbnb Co-Founder Wants to Offer All Forms of Travel

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Airbnb has been moving beyond homesharing for awhile now. After venturing into experiences and dining, what part of travel will the company tackle next?

1 year ago