Articles tagged “women”

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?

2 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.

3 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.

4 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.

5 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.

7 months 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?

1 year 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

The Simple Solution to Hotels’ Chinese Marketing Concerns

The Simple Solution to Hotels’ Chinese Marketing Concerns

Samantha Shankman, Skift

These demographic differences will likely become more pronounced as the Chinese traveler community grows, making them worth taking note of in the competitor for the high-spending guests.

3 years ago

Travel Companies Highlight Privacy to Attract Rising Number of Female Business Travelers

Travel Companies Highlight Privacy to Attract Rising Number of Female Business Travelers

Jessica Brice, Bloomberg

Female business travelers are one of the fastest growing demographics in global today making them a prime target for travel companies, which in this case results in more privacy and security for those women traveling alone.

3 years ago

The Changing Dynamics of Female Travelers

The Changing Dynamics of Female Travelers

Chattanooga Times, Susan Pierce

It's frustrating that we're still discussing this but it's positive that things are changing.

3 years ago

Women Account for Fewer Than 5% of Airline CEOs Around the World

Women Account for Fewer Than 5% of Airline CEOs Around the World

Samantha Shankman, Skift

At the end of the day, airlines are customer-service companies and it will benefit their customers and operations to have leadership that better reflects who is flying today.

3 years ago