Articles tagged “women”

Safety Issues Severely Impact Women During Business Travel

Safety Issues Severely Impact Women During Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Women who travel for business need more resources and support from the companies that dispatch them around the world. Raising awareness of the issues they face can only do so much.

2 months ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Startup Seeks to Turn Vacation Into Art

Skift Global Forum Preview: Startup Seeks to Turn Vacation Into Art

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

These days, not all experiences are created equal. In-depth, time-consuming, even taxing activities will actually do the word "experience" justice, though they may not attract the mainstream.

4 months ago

New Orleans Still Seeing Boost to Women’s Group Travel From Girls Trip Film

New Orleans Still Seeing Boost to Women’s Group Travel From Girls Trip Film

Brittney Oliver, Skift

Many women who saw Girls Trip were inspired by seeing representation of the black travel movement on the big screen. Combine that with the buzz of the longstanding Essence Festival and women’s group travel to New Orleans is up.

4 months ago

The 6 Most Popular Skift Stories Ever

The 6 Most Popular Skift Stories Ever

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Our readers — perhaps aimlessly clicking on compelling-looking stories from remote hamlets around the globe — have voted these stories up as the Skift most-popular stories of all time. Think of it as the wisdom of the crowds.

5 months ago

Absence of Women in Aviation Leadership Roles on Full Display at Industry Gathering

Absence of Women in Aviation Leadership Roles on Full Display at Industry Gathering

Angus Whitley, Benjamin Katz and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

It's one thing to make promoting women a big topic of discussion at your annual industry gathering, and it's another to make serious strides the rest of the year. Come on, aviation industry, make it happen.

7 months ago

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.

9 months 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.

10 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.

12 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.

1 year 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?

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years ago