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Better understand the business of travel.

Better understand the business of travel.

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United States

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Better understand the business of travel.

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@skift

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English


Episodes

How Diversity Fuels Creativity: Lessons for the Next Era of Travel Brands

11/23/2020
In early November Skift hosted its first Design the Future event, an afternoon of discussions with leaders in the design and creativity space. As part of this, we're posting extracts of these conversations. Host: Robert Rosenthal, author, speaker, and journalist Guest: Aaron Walton, CEO of Walton Isaacson Diversity means harnessing the power of disruption. Differences are disruptive, and that’s the key to innovation — disrupting the status quo or predictable, said Walton Isaacson CEO...

Duration:00:27:26

Travel Industry Outlook: Post-U.S. Election and Post-Vaccine

11/18/2020
What a difference a few days make for optimism in the beleaguered travel industry. With the clarity on U.S. presidential election results coming this past weekend and the encouraging news on vaccine development and effectiveness from Pfizer, the travel industry is riding high, at least on optimism for rapid recovery starting second half of 2021 and after. Travel stocks, particularly airlines, are reflecting that larger market optimism for travel. To decipher what this all means for the...

Duration:00:50:55

Tripadvisor CEO on Selling Just The Right Tours And Activities

10/16/2020
In the closing interview for Skift Forum Asia, Tripadvisor CEO Steve Kaufer argued that his company and its Viator brand are in the “pole position” because of the company’s vast content and international reach in tours and activities. Kaufer is interviewed here by Skift Executive Editor Dennis Schaal. Learn about and participate in future events by visiting Forum.skift.com

Duration:00:27:34

How Travel Metasearch Survives a Pandemic (With Kayak CEO Steve Hafner)

7/23/2020
At Skift's recent Travel’s Path Forward: Online Travel event, Skift Executive Editor Dennis Schaal interviewed Kayak and OpenTable CEO Steve Hafner about the state of travel metasearch, restaurant bookings, and what digital discovery and booking looks like during and after a pandemic. To participate in more events like this, visit https://forum.skift.com

Duration:00:22:11

Consumer Spending Is Changing Travel Loyalty (With TPG's Brian Kelly)

7/21/2020
At the Travel Loyalty Online Summit on July 16, 2020, Skift Aviation Business Editor Zoomed The Points Guy's Brian Kelly to talk about how consumer spending during the Covid-19 pandemic and (hopefully) afterwards will change how airlines, other travel brands, and travelers themselves think about loyalty. Join us for more events like this at https://forum.skift.com

Duration:00:22:03

Skift Daily Briefing, June 24, 2020

6/24/2020
Your daily insight into the business of travel from the industry’s most trusted authority. We are excited to share another update from the Skift Daily Briefing. Our daily podcast tells listeners what they need to know about the top travel stories in just under four minutes. It’s available every weekday morning at 6:30 a.m. ET on podcast apps from Apple, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Overcast, Stitcher, and more, as well as smart speakers powered by Google and Amazon. Thank you for...

Duration:00:03:28

Oyo and the Future of Hospitality After the Crisis

6/5/2020
Oyo has been in the eye of the storm for the last year, for many reasons Skift has covered over time. But with coronavirus shutting down a big part of its business in India, China, and other countries, the acceleration of its troubles have continued. Through it the charismatic founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal has been front and center in making sure the high-profile company survives this, through instituting various cuts and financing moves. The company now says it has enough money for next...

Duration:00:52:12

Hotels and the Coronavirus

5/29/2020
In this unprecedented downturn in travel as a result of Covid-19, the crisis is impacting every hotel company, from the top chains to small hotel operators. Major declines in occupancy and room rates are a global problem, which has forced many hotels to furlough employees and others to shutter, or convert to quarantine centers and host healthcare staff working round-the-clock. As this uncertainty continues, especially in Europe and North America, the likelihood of a strong rebound of...

Duration:01:39:43

Skift Daily Briefing May 15, 2020

5/15/2020
We are excited to share another update from the Skift Daily Briefing. Our daily podcast tells listeners what they need to know about the top travel stories in just under four minutes. It’s available every weekday morning at 6:30 a.m. ET on podcast apps from Apple, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Overcast, Stitcher, and more, as well as smart speakers powered by Google and Amazon. Thank you for listening — and reading — and stay tuned as we continue to grow and deliver the news you need...

Duration:00:03:43

The State of Short-Term Rentals

5/7/2020
As the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a sharp decline for both the rapidly expanding urban short-term rental market and the prospects of a busy summer vacation rental season, how can players both large and small across alternative-accommodations best balance find resilience in this time? How can platforms best balance the needs of both guests and hosts, following more consistent policy enforcement? Join Skift editors and research analysts, along with leaders in short-term rental...

Duration:01:36:11

Skift Daily Briefing May 5, 2020

5/5/2020
We are excited to share another update from the Skift Daily Briefing. Our daily podcast tells listeners what they need to know about the top travel stories in just under four minutes. It’s available every weekday morning at 6:30 a.m. ET on podcast apps from Apple, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Overcast, Stitcher, and more, as well as smart speakers powered by Google and Amazon. Thank you for listening — and reading — and stay tuned as we continue to grow and deliver the news you need...

Duration:00:03:09

Bonus Episode: Skift Daily Briefing 03/30/20

3/30/2020
We are excited to share another update from the Skift Daily Briefing. Our daily podcast tells listeners what they need to know about the top travel stories in just under four minutes. It’s available every weekday morning at 6:30 a.m. ET on podcast apps from Apple, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Overcast, Stitcher, and more, as well as smart speakers powered by Google and Amazon. Thank you for listening — and reading — and stay tuned as we continue to grow and deliver the news you need...

Duration:00:03:23

Bonus Episode: Skift Daily Briefing 12/10/19

12/10/2019
We are excited to share another update from the Skift Daily Briefing. Our daily podcast tells listeners what they need to know about the top travel stories in just under four minutes. It’s available every weekday morning at 6:30 a.m. ET on podcast apps from Apple, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Overcast, Stitcher, and more, as well as smart speakers powered by Google and Amazon. This month, the podcast is presented by Starbucks. Thank you for listening — and reading — and stay tuned as...

Duration:00:04:02

Bonus Episode: Skift Daily Briefing 11/7/19

11/7/2019
We are excited to share Skift Daily Briefing, a daily podcast that tells listeners what they need to know about the top travel stories in just under four minutes. It’s available every weekday morning at 6:30 a.m. ET on podcast apps from Apple, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Overcast, Stitcher, and more, as well as smart speakers powered by Google and Amazon. This month, the podcast is presented by Porsche. Introducing the new Porsche 911. Timeless machine. Learn more at...

Duration:00:03:54

Why Travel Should Be Optimistic About 2019

2/13/2019
This episode of the Skift podcast drills down on the economic outlook for travel in 2019: the good signs, the risks, and the reasons you shouldn’t panic. Our guests are Skift Executive Editor Dennis Schaal and Senior Research Analysts Seth Borko and Rebecca Stone.

Duration:00:37:18

Megatrends Defining Travel in 2019

1/23/2019
On this episode of the Skift podcast, we explore the biggest trends that will define travel in 2019, with audio from one of our annual Megatrends events. Skift experts discuss topics including consumer demand for more control; the appeal of undertourism; the way lines are being blurred in hospitality; the rise of wellness marketing in travel; and Google's domination of local discovery.

Duration:00:53:43

The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

10/17/2018
This episode of the Skift podcast explores a major hurdle for low-cost airlines: how to make long-haul flights make money. Our experts are Skift Senior Aviation Business Editor Brian Sumers and Seth Kaplan, editor of Airline Weekly, a 14-year-old newsletter that Skift recently bought.

Duration:00:39:35

Travel's Tough Truths and Inspirations

9/19/2018
This episode of the Skift podcast explores uncomfortable truths about travel, as well as the things that inspire us about the industry. The conversation was sparked by two pieces of writing from Skift Founder and CEO Rafat Ali, who is one of our guests. He's joined by Skift Co-Founder Jason Clampet, who is also general manager of Skift Table, and Skift News Editor Hannah Sampson.

Duration:00:40:26

The Amazon Factor in Travel

7/19/2018
This episode of the Skift podcast dives into Amazon's history in travel and the retail giant's potential future in the sector. Our experts are Skift Executive Editor Dennis Schaal and Senior Research Analyst Seth Borko.

Duration:00:34:53

Why Marriott Is So Attached To Its 30 Brands

6/7/2018
On today's episode of the Skift Podcast, we're hearing from Tina Edmundson, global brand officer for Marriott International. At Skift Forum Europe in Berlin, Edmundson spoke to Skift Senior Hospitality Editor Deanna Ting about why the company decided not to kill any brands after acquiring Starwood. They also explored how the role of luxury is changing, Marriott’s approach to millennials, and its experiment in homesharing. This is one of several conversations we're featuring from Skift Forum...

Duration:00:28:00