The Skift Podcast
Bonus Episode: Skift Daily Briefing

Bonus Episode: Skift Daily Briefing

November 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 PorscheUSA.com/NEW911 

Thank you for listening — and reading — and stay tuned as we continue to grow and deliver the news you need on more platforms.

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Why Travel Should Be Optimistic About 2019

Why Travel Should Be Optimistic About 2019

February 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.

Megatrends Defining Travel in 2019

Megatrends Defining Travel in 2019

January 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.

The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

October 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.

Travel’s Tough Truths and Inspirations

Travel’s Tough Truths and Inspirations

September 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.

The Amazon Factor in Travel

The Amazon Factor in Travel

July 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.

Why Marriott Is So Attached To Its 30 Brands

Why Marriott Is So Attached To Its 30 Brands

June 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 Europe.

How European Tourism Came Back From the Brink

How European Tourism Came Back From the Brink

May 25, 2018

On today's episode of the Skift Podcast, we're talking about why your European summer vacation might seem extra crowded. The number of international arrivals in Europe grew 8 percent in 2017, with more growth expected this year, and some destinations are struggling to cope with the flood of tourists.

Skift Europe Editor Patrick Whyte spoke about the topic with the European Travel Commission's Jennifer Iduh and Visit Iceland's Inga Palsdottir at Skift Forum Europe in Berlin.

This is one of several conversations we're featuring from Skift Forum Europe.

Why Accor Had No Choice But To Change

Why Accor Had No Choice But To Change

May 10, 2018

On today's episode of the Skift Podcast, we're hearing from AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin. You may recognize his name from dozens of stories about acquisitions the company has made in recent years. At Skift Forum Europe in Berlin, Bazin spoke to Skift Senior Hospitality Editor Deanna Ting about why the company could no longer be a "sleeping giant" and what it plans to do with all its investments. This is the first of several conversations we're featuring from Skift Forum Europe.

Travel Brands Want to Be Experience Platforms

Travel Brands Want to Be Experience Platforms

March 28, 2018

On this sponsored episode of the Skift podcast, we're diving into the Skift Megatrend: Travel Brands Want To Become Experience Platforms. We’re taking a look at how travel brands are expanding beyond what they’re known for doing in travel into new segments of travelers’ experiences. Leading the discussion is Jeremy Kressman, SkiftX research editor and Deanna Ting, Skift hospitality editor. Our guest is John Greenleaf, global head of Hilton Garden Inn.