Articles tagged “women”

Black Female Travel Influencers Face Obstacles That Their White Counterparts Don’t

Black Female Travel Influencers Face Obstacles That Their White Counterparts Don’t

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Black female travel influencers work overtime: explaining blackness to others, facing racism and related physical dangers, and convincing brands to work with them in the first place. It's a rare influencer who does all of that while promoting awareness of cultural appropriation.

1 month ago

Wynn’s Departure Signals an Opportunity for Women to Rise in Gaming Leadership

Wynn’s Departure Signals an Opportunity for Women to Rise in Gaming Leadership

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Time's up for hospitality and gaming companies: the dearth of women in leadership roles needs to be fixed.

3 months ago

The Travel Industry Strains to Gain Momentum in Reaching Diversity Goals

The Travel Industry Strains to Gain Momentum in Reaching Diversity Goals

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Diversifying a travel company's C-suite is proving to be a protracted battle. It's one thing to follow anti-discrimination laws and react to sexual harassment claims, and another to practice real inclusion.

4 months ago

Women in Luxury Travel Share Perspectives on the Glass Ceiling

Women in Luxury Travel Share Perspectives on the Glass Ceiling

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Although women are particularly well-positioned to lead in the nuanced luxury market, it will take the effort and collaboration of men and women already within the industry to bring about change and more equal leadership teams.

6 months ago

Indian Airline Vistara Offers Free Services to Solo Female Travelers

Indian Airline Vistara Offers Free Services to Solo Female Travelers

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airport arrivals are a classic pain point for many solo female travelers and this service seems to streamline the experience. If it gains popularity, can Vistara afford to keep offering it for free?

9 months ago

Female Travelers Finding Creative Solutions in Homesharing Economy

Female Travelers Finding Creative Solutions in Homesharing Economy

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Solo female travelers often pay more to be safe on the road. Paying less for safety is certainly novel, and if Overnight can get enough female-friendly listings onto its platform, that could be promising.

10 months ago

Female Business Travelers Demand Equality From Their Employers

Female Business Travelers Demand Equality From Their Employers

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Supervisors who don't send women on business trips, in a misguided effort to avoid dealing with women's safety issues, are doing their companies a disservice by suppressing that talent. Companies that tackle that duty of care head-on are playing with a full deck.

11 months ago

How Women in the Travel Industry Are Tackling Gender Discrimination

How Women in the Travel Industry Are Tackling Gender Discrimination

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Grassroots activism is now the go-to tactic for achieving gender equality in the Trump-era travel industry. Lobbying male executives one-on-one isn’t working, so women are employing their collective influence, reminiscent of recent movements like the Women’s March in Washington, D.C.

12 months ago

Ctrip CEO Puts Women at Center of its Strategy to Challenge Priceline

Ctrip CEO Puts Women at Center of its Strategy to Challenge Priceline

David Ramli and Gregory Turk, Bloomberg

Ctrip's biggest challenge to Priceline and Expedia isn't in the U.S., it's in new markets. And right now Sun and her colleagues are moving fast to gain and keep advantage.

1 year ago

Hotels Increasingly Offer Safety and Stereotypes in Rooms for Solo Women

Hotels Increasingly Offer Safety and Stereotypes in Rooms for Solo Women

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Dukes Hotel’s new female-specific rooms highlight personal safety, but they also reinforce gender stereotypes. The bigger question is: Do they really think these measures are serving women better or is the real goal to use women as a marketing gimmick?

2 years ago

Virgin Hotels Thinks It Knows What Female Travelers Want

Virgin Hotels Thinks It Knows What Female Travelers Want

Jennifer Parker, Bloomberg

There's a bit of the "what guys think women want" to this that could have been solved by, say, talking to a few more women. But since the "female-friendly" features are good for everyone we won't complain too much.

3 years ago

Online Travel Gets a Woman CEO and a Rebrand

Online Travel Gets a Woman CEO and a Rebrand

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Toni Portmann inherits the distribution side of the Pegasus business, which formerly provided both hotel reservations services and distribution. In so doing, she will lead the healthier segment as the hotel reservations' portion has drastically given up market share over the last few years.

3 years ago