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Skift editors sit down with creatives, executives and entrepreneurs from across the travel industry to discuss their insights and perspectives on the how and why of travelers’ habits, industry patterns and the seismic changes happening to each. This podcast is brought to you by Skift.

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Skift editors sit down with creatives, executives and entrepreneurs from across the travel industry to discuss their insights and perspectives on the how and why of travelers’ habits, industry patterns and the seismic changes happening to each. This podcast is brought to you by Skift.

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

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

    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 Aaron Walton. The travel industry, like the entire world, has had a major wake-up call this year when it comes to diversity, but Walton said the industry needs to see diversity is more than just the look of a company: “The eye should be able to be see diversity, but what’s probably just as important is how it sounds,” he added. “The sound of diversity is the sound of the status quo smashing into a million pieces and someone rearranging those in ways nobody thought about before.”

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

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

    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 travel sector and what scenarios could play out in the coming months and in 2021, Skift Editors and Research Analysts met on Friday, November 13 to discuss both short- and long-term recovery prospects.
    To participate in more events like this live please visit https://forum.skift.com

    • 49 min
    Tripadvisor CEO on Selling Just The Right Tours And Activities

    Tripadvisor CEO on Selling Just The Right Tours And Activities

    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

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

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

    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

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

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

    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

    • 22 min
    Skift Daily Briefing, June 24, 2020

    Skift Daily Briefing, June 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 listening — and reading — and stay tuned as we continue to grow and deliver the news you need on more platforms.
    Subscribe through your favorite podcast app or at https://skift.com/skift-daily-briefing/.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Alireza Aghasi ,

A must-listen for travel business people

Insightful and authentic content for travel business people. Helps you develop a holistic view of travel and tourism industry

NickDanBergman ,

Best in the business of travel!!!!

Phenomenal podcast! Intersection of travel business, marketing, and technology. The best part is the quality of guests they are able to get. They are often speaking to CEOs, VP of Marketing, Etc.

travelfangirl ,

Refreshing listen!

Huge fan of Skift and was so happy to see they created a podcast! The conversations are really refreshing and authentic and the content is entertaining yet valuable. Looking forward to next week’s already!

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