TripAdvisor CEO Welcomes More Pressure on the Travel Industry to Develop Green Practices

TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer speaking on stage Wednesday, September 18, 2019, with Skift Founder and CEO Rafat Ali at Skift Global Forum in New York City. Skift Skift Take: When it comes to certain green practices and the refugee crisis, TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer believes corporations and CEOs can’t sit on the sidelines and must … [Read more…]

Skift Global Forum Preview: Booking CEO Glenn Fogel Sees Cryptocurrency Potential

Glenn Fogel of Booking Holdings believes that new payment systems will go a long way in developing a more seamless travel experience. Pictured is Fogel at Fortune Brainstorm Tech. Fortune Brainstorm Tech / Flickr.com Skift Take: Whether it’s payments or overtourism, Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel has a lot to say about — and a … [Read more…]

European Cities Turn to EU for Help in Battle Against Airbnb

Paris is one of 10 cities asking the EU for more help regulating Airbnb. Mike Hauser / Flickr Skift Take: Until Airbnb becomes more forthcoming about the information in its listings, which would enable cities to enforce their local regulations, the company will continue to face opposition from municipalities that want to limit its growth. … [Read more…]

What Local News Tells Us About Overtourism: New Skift Research

The Blue Lagoon, pictured above, is one of Iceland’s most popular tourist attractions. dconvertini / Flickr Skift Take: Sentiment analysis is a burgeoning field that we can use to add a new dimension to the industry-wide conversation about overtourism. — Seth Borko U-Shaped Memory Foam Rebound Travel Pillow Neck Support Head Rest Airplane Sleep $12.00End … [Read more…]

What Locals Feel About Overtourism: A Skift Research Report

Skift Take: Overtourism is one of the biggest challenges faced by the travel industry. Quantifying it helps diagnose and fight the issue. Our new method of measuring local sentiment toward tourists can build upon and complement existing overtourism metrics. — Seth Borko Read the Complete Story On Skift