Articles tagged “viewpoint”

A CEO’s Love Letter to Travel

A CEO’s Love Letter to Travel

Arne Sorenson, Marriott

I miss travel the way I miss an old friend — the absence is there even without pausing to focus on it.

2 months ago

Americans Can Travel — But Should They?

Americans Can Travel — But Should They?

Pam Mandel, Skift

Americans must make tough sacrifices to get our vacations back. It's not fun, but it's the right thing to do — and the fastest way to start traveling again.

3 months ago

A Black Travel Agent’s Message for Her Industry

A Black Travel Agent’s Message for Her Industry

Angela Gathings, Skift

"It’s challenging when the industry isn’t as inclusive or diverse as it should be ... The travel industry is another industry to be made to feel invisible and voiceless."

5 months ago

Don’t Discount the Impact of Covid-19’s Psychological Toll on Travel’s Recovery

Don’t Discount the Impact of Covid-19’s Psychological Toll on Travel’s Recovery

Jared Alster, Skift

A lot of data and other metrics are being tossed around when prognosticating about the recovery of the travel industry. What we aren't hearing so much about is the prolonged impact of anxiety and stress that Covid-19 leaves in its wake. Let's not discard that fallout.

5 months ago

Destinations Meet Darwin: How These 23 U.S. Cities Are Adapting to Survive

Destinations Meet Darwin: How These 23 U.S. Cities Are Adapting to Survive

Matt Stiker, Skift

Take a look at what these cities have pulled together with limited resources under the weight of this pandemic. It's a true testament to resiliency and creativity.

6 months ago

The Anguish of a Travel CEO in a World Shut Down

The Anguish of a Travel CEO in a World Shut Down

Rafat Ali, Skift

This letter is a mirror to the anguish of travel founders, executives, and operators everywhere in the world today, balancing survival and business purpose.

6 months ago

The Case for Why Airbnb’s Foray Into Experiences Is a Fundamental Mistake

The Case for Why Airbnb’s Foray Into Experiences Is a Fundamental Mistake

Carl Shepherd, Skift

It is highly risky for Airbnb to pivot to compete directly as an online travel agency, and it needs to seriously think about whether its sharing model truly extends to the activity, experience provider because in reality it doesn't.

6 months ago

Make Some Serious Noise: A Wake-Up Call to Action for Travel

Make Some Serious Noise: A Wake-Up Call to Action for Travel

Bashar Wali, Skift

"If humanity is at my door, have I done all that I can to welcome them as guests? Could I do more?"

6 months ago

What Travel Companies Will Need to Know About Consumer Mindset Post-Crisis

What Travel Companies Will Need to Know About Consumer Mindset Post-Crisis

Randy Durband, Skift

A new world order for travel lies ahead. How quickly travelers adapt, and more importantly how quickly travel companies adapt to the changing behaviors, will be key.

7 months ago

The Bull Case for Airbnb’s Future From Here On

The Bull Case for Airbnb’s Future From Here On

Om Malik, Skift

Airbnb opened up the mainstream travelers to a whole new way to travel. That is an achievement no one can take away from them. Even in these bad times, it has a chance to build out its bigger promise here.

7 months ago

Pregnant Short-Term Rental CEO on Facing Work-Life Challenges During the Pandemic

Pregnant Short-Term Rental CEO on Facing Work-Life Challenges During the Pandemic

Rena Pacheco-Theard, Skift

Even in a time of uncertainty, new trends and opportunities are emerging, and startup founders are carrying on with the business of building companies, as well as families. Over the next 12 months, companies that can show strong unit economics, counter-cyclical resiliency and resourcefulness will rise to the top.

7 months ago

What You Can Learn From This Tourism Exec in Lockdown in Italy

What You Can Learn From This Tourism Exec in Lockdown in Italy

Lesley Pritikin, Skift

Be in it. Don't be afraid to feel what's going on around you. And don't try to play the business-as-usual approach. Nothing about these days are that. Don't pretend to have all the answers.

7 months ago