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

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

July 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. 

 

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

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

July 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.

 

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Skift Daily Briefing, June 24, 2020

Skift Daily Briefing, June 24, 2020

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.

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Oyo and the Future of Hospitality After the Crisis

Oyo and the Future of Hospitality After the Crisis

June 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 three to four years and has no plans to exit any of the 80 markets it is in.

In the final episode of the inaugural season of the weekly The Long View livestream, Skift CEO Rafat Ali talks to Agarwal about Oyo’s long-term prospects, how he is thinking of reopening the company, reinvigorating the sales and growth of the company, becoming a long term player in the market now that its honeymoon period in the industry is over, and his views on future of hospitality.

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Hotels and the Coronavirus

Hotels and the Coronavirus

May 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 occupancy within two or three months seems ever more distant.

Listen as Skift editors and research analysts, along with leaders from across the hospitality sector, discuss how hotels might prepare now for the long recovery ahead.

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Agenda

Asia’s Uneven Normality: Business Travel, Weekend Leisure, and Adaptable Operations
Guest: Stefan Leser, CEO LANGHAM HOSPITALITY GROUP
Monderator: Matt Parsons, Skift

Shifts in Luxury, Wellness, and Guest Experience
Guest: Dino Michael, HILTON
Monderator: Carolyn Kremins, Skift

A Data-Driven Look at Hospitality’s Recovery
Guest: Alex Alt, ORACLE HOSPITALITY
Moderator: Jeremy Kressmann, Skift X

Trust and Reputation in the Post-Coronavirus Age
Guest: Adele Gutman Milne, LIBRARY HOTELS COLLECTION
Moderator: Cameron Sperance, Skift

Safeguarding Hospitality’s Future: From Safety to Operations to Brand Messaging
Guests: William “Chip” Rogers, AHLA; Lisa Borromeo Checchio, WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS
Moderator: Cameron Sperance, Skift

 

Skift Daily Briefing May 15, 2020

Skift Daily Briefing May 15, 2020

May 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.

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The State of Short-Term Rentals

The State of Short-Term Rentals

May 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 ecosystem to discuss how the crisis has impacted the business landscape and how to prepare for the key challenges ahead.

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Agenda:

How is the Leisure Rental Market Preparing for Recovery?
Guests: John Banczak, TURNKEY VACATION RENTALS; Michelle Hodges, MEYER VACATION RENTALS; Kelly Barton, EXPEDIA GROUP
Moderator: Amy Hinote, VRM INTEL

Post-Crisis Tech, Pricing, and Marketing Strategies for Property Managers
Guests: Vered Schwarz, GUESTY; Andrew McConnell, RENTED.COM
Moderator: Wouter Geerts, SKIFT RESEARCH

Built for Adaptability: A Look Into Urban Market Shifts
Guests: Francis Davidson, SONDER
Moderator: Dennis Schaal

Accelerating Tech’s Service Role Around Cleaning and Safety
Guests: Alex Nigg, PROPERLY; Jeremy Gall, BREEZEWAY
Moderator: Sean O’Neill, SKIFT

Does the Luxury Market Have a Competitive Advantage in Recovery?
Guests: Will Lucas, MINT HOUSE; Amanda Dyjecinski, ONEFINESTAY
Moderator: Seth Borko, SKIFT RESEARCH

Skift Daily Briefing May 5, 2020

Skift Daily Briefing May 5, 2020

May 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 on more platforms.

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Bonus Episode: Skift Daily Briefing 03/30/20

Bonus Episode: Skift Daily Briefing 03/30/20

March 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 on more platforms.

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Bonus Episode: Skift Daily Briefing 12/10/19

Bonus Episode: Skift Daily Briefing 12/10/19

December 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 we continue to grow and deliver the news you need on more platforms.

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