Articles tagged “video”

Booking Holdings Makes Major Pivot Toward Prepaid Hotel Bookings

Booking Holdings Makes Major Pivot Toward Prepaid Hotel Bookings

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's back to the future for Booking Holdings, which is pivoting to emphasize the prepaid hotel model that its Booking.com unit basically spurned for most of its history. This means better cash flow because consumers pay when they book, and higher commissions.

2 weeks ago

SAS New Emotional Video Takes the Prize for the Best Travel Ad of 2018

SAS New Emotional Video Takes the Prize for the Best Travel Ad of 2018

Rafat Ali, Skift

"Travelers will forget what we say in our ads, they will forget what we do with our promotions, but they will never forget how we make them feel."

2 weeks ago

Video: Mistakes U.S. Companies Make Selling to China

Video: Mistakes U.S. Companies Make Selling to China

Patrick Whyte, Skift

China is a huge market for retailers and one that plenty of travel companies want to crack. However, not everyone has been successful.

3 months ago

Video: Why Travelport Is Betting Big on Payments and Mobile Booking

Video: Why Travelport Is Betting Big on Payments and Mobile Booking

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travelport has worked hard over the last few years to develop new airline merchandising and travel payments solutions on a global level. Next comes the challenge of driving wider adoption in the marketplace.

3 months ago

Video: Why Southwest Airlines Needs a Super-Fast Website

Video: Why Southwest Airlines Needs a Super-Fast Website

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Southwest Airlines wants to keep its passengers happy, booking quickly, and coming back. In this video, Chief Revenue Officer Andrew Watterson explains some of the ways the airline achieves that goal.

3 months ago

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Skift Video: How The Venetian Designs Personalized Experiences for Event Attendees

Skift Video: How The Venetian Designs Personalized Experiences for Event Attendees

The Venetian Resort + Skift

Today’s meeting planners are reckoning with the rising expectations of attendees who “want it all,” whether that’s networking, education, entertainment, and fun. Only a select handful of event venues like The Venetian are capable of delivering on that promise.

8 months ago

Video: Apple Leisure Group CEO on the Appeal of Luxury All-Inclusive

Video: Apple Leisure Group CEO on the Appeal of Luxury All-Inclusive

Sarah Enelow, Skift

All-inclusive vacations aren't necessarily just for low-end consumers seeking high convenience. The luxury corner of the all-inclusive market has staying power.

11 months ago

Video: Vacasa CEO on Competing in ‘A Ridiculously Fragmented’ Vacation Rental Sector

Video: Vacasa CEO on Competing in ‘A Ridiculously Fragmented’ Vacation Rental Sector

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Competing against the vacation rental incumbents is pretty tough, but Vacasa's CEO believes there is more than enough business to go around, especially if you can offer owners and consumers something different.

11 months ago

Video: Royal Caribbean CEO on Building Smarter Ships

Video: Royal Caribbean CEO on Building Smarter Ships

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As cruise ships grow in size, the need for innovation in onboard activities and experiences has grown in tandem. Companies like Royal Caribbean Cruises have led the way, but there is still a long way to go until megaship cruises shed their image as a low-brow vacation.

11 months ago

Video: Why Being Uncool Works for Wyndham

Video: Why Being Uncool Works for Wyndham

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Wyndham Hotel Group wants to revamp its brand design and experience as it gears up to go public. A good brand is a terrible thing to waste.

11 months ago

Video: Design Firm Teague Bets on Tech to Make Transportation Enjoyable

Video: Design Firm Teague Bets on Tech to Make Transportation Enjoyable

Sarah Enelow, Skift

It's been decades since the last "golden age of travel," and we're due for a new one, featuring the Internet of Things.

12 months ago

Video: Why CMOs Might Be the Most Influential People at Any Travel Brand

Video: Why CMOs Might Be the Most Influential People at Any Travel Brand

Dan Peltier, Skift

Financial analysts and other travel industry watchers often listen to the words of CEOs to hear what direction they're taking their companies. But, increasingly, CMOs at many major travel brands are dealing with ground-level, consumer-facing marketing and strategy that impact the company and customers on a daily basis.

12 months ago