OwlTail

Cover image of Rafat Ali

Rafat Ali

20 Podcast Episodes

Latest 1 May 2021 | Updated Daily

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Episode artwork

Show #83 - Future Trends in Hotels & Travel, featuring Rafat Ali, CEO & Founder at Skift

Hospitality Live with Rupesh

Future Trends in Hotels & Travel Show #83 - featuring Rafat Ali, CEO & Founder at Skift • Future innovations in hotels & travel. • Find out which disruptions to look out for. • Will business travel & events come back? + Get the latest hospitality & travel news with Sarah Dandashy Find live feeds -  • LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/dyCFFPQ • Youtube: https://lnkd.in/dmWNC_U 💙 Rupesh www.rupesh.co/show This episode is sponsored by Impulsify Impulsify's data-driven, smart technology helps you generate more profits in your hotel's retail outlets.  💰 Download the 2021 Best-Sellers Guide: www.rupesh.co/impulsify #hotels #travel #trends  #hospitality #skift --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rupeshco/support

53mins

31 Mar 2021

Episode artwork

The Future of Business Travel: In Conversation with Skift Media CEO Rafat Ali

Remotely Inclined

Rafat Ali's company nearly fell apart due to COVID, but remote work (among other things) saved them. Now the two-time media entrepreneur shares his thoughts on the future of travel - and a big personal announcement Get on the email list at remotelyinclined.substack.com

26mins

4 Feb 2021

Similar People

Episode artwork

Skift CEO Rafat Ali on Airbnb's IPO and the future of travel

Axios Re:Cap

Airbnb filed for its IPO yesterday, and showed some glimmers of hope for a travel and hospitality industry that has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. Dan speaks with Skift co-founder and CEO Rafat Ali about what he learned from Airbnb's IPO prospectus, lessons for hoteliers and what will be left once COVID-19 is contained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13mins

18 Nov 2020

Episode artwork

E1097: Understanding the travel collapse & how media can thrive going forward with Skift CEO & Founder Rafat Ali

This Week in Startups - Video

Check out Skift: https://skift.com Follow Rafat: https://twitter.com/rafat Follow Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis Thanks to our partners... LinkedIn Jobs - Get a $50 credit toward your first job post at https://www.linkedin.com/twist Squarespace - save 10% by using code TWIST at https://www.squarespace.com

1hr 23mins

18 Aug 2020

Most Popular

Episode artwork

E1097: Understanding the travel collapse & how media can thrive going forward with Skift CEO & Founder Rafat Ali

This Week in Startups

Check out Skift: https://skift.com Follow Rafat: https://twitter.com/rafat Follow Jason: https://linktr.ee/calacanis Thanks to our partners... LinkedIn Jobs - Get a $50 credit toward your first job post at https://www.linkedin.com/twist Squarespace - save 10% by using code TWIST at https://www.squarespace.com

1hr 23mins

18 Aug 2020

Episode artwork

#31 - Rafat Ali

#Fil50 - في الخمسينة

In this week's episode, New Yor City-based Indian-American entrepreneur Rafat Ali joins the show for a chat about his company, Skift, the world's largest travel and tourism business intelligence and marketing platform, in the time of a pandemic. Rafat discusses the origins of his startup, what his hopes were, the product lines that work for him, industry insights and stakeholder, the problem with city brands in emerging markets, in the coronavirus era, the divisiveness of retail, short term rentals, change versus staying the same, and more.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fil50/message

52mins

10 Aug 2020

Episode artwork

EP64: Rafat Ali of Skift

Unlocked by Matt Landau

Rafat Ali created Skift, the travel industry insider source for news, insight and trends. In this episode of Unlocked, Rafat and Matt explore a post-covid world and what it means for vacation rentals, travel, and business survival. Please visit our sponsors, which made this episode possible: Breezeway’s operations platform makes it easy to ensure quality, safety, and cleanliness across your properties so you can deliver an amazing guest experience. https://www.breezeway.io/ PointCentral, the leader in business grade smart property solutions designed for rental properties.  PointCentral's technology helps vacation rental managers increase property safety, reduce operational costs and improve guest satisfaction. https://www.pointcentral.com/vrmb/ With over 1M Property Owners, Thousands of Property Managers, Hundreds of Software Partners and counting, RentalGuardian is one of the most complete and trusted travel and damage protection platforms in the industry. https://rentalguardian.com/ Other links and people mentioned in this episode: Skift: www.skift.com Skiff's Daily Newsletter: https://skift.com/newsletters/ VRMA's Safe Home: https://www.vrma.org/page/covid-19-cleaning-guidelines-1639 Finish Big by Bo Burlingham: https://www.amazon.com/-/es/gp/product/B00AMOO9VK/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i3 Small Giants by Bo Burlingham: https://www.amazon.com/-/es/Bo-mBurlingham/dp/014310960X Murder Hornets: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/02/us/asian-giant-hornet-washington.html

56mins

10 Jun 2020

Episode artwork

Special Edition: Rafat Ali on the Month the World Stopped Travelling

The Business of Fashion Podcast

In the latest special edition of the BoF Podcast, Rafat Ali, founder and CEO of the B2B travel news site Skift, talks to BoF Editor-in-Chief Imran Amed about the tourism standstill following the outbreak of Covid-19 and its impact on travel retail. Sign up for BoF’s Daily Digest newsletter here. Ready to become a BoF Professional? For a limited time, enjoy 25% discount on an annual membership, exclusively for podcast listeners. Simply, click here, select the Annual Package and use code PODCASTPRO at the checkout. For comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail: podcast@businessoffashion.com.For all sponsorship enquiries, it’s: advertising@businessoffashion.com.

39mins

1 May 2020

Episode artwork

Rafat Ali, Founder and CEO of Skift

The Future of Travel

Rafat Ali, Founder and CEO of Skift, shares his candid opinions with David and Catherine on the failure of governments to form a coordinated response to the crisis. He also touches on the infrastructural and societal issues across the US and Europe that are likely to slow down the travel industry’s return to normal. Rafat anticipates a new trend towards what he calls ‘radical localism’ due to consumers becoming far more aware of the 5- to 10-block radius around where they live—taking greater notice of those nearby smaller businesses and how they’re hurting. In contrast to other guests on the series, Rafat believes price (rather than brand) will drive demand in the short to medium terms, while travellers will also look for cleanliness, space and reputation. As a result, he argues, vacation rentals are likely to come back first because we can drive to them, avoid crowds and control the cleanliness of the space (even if that means bringing our own cleaning supplies).

29mins

17 Apr 2020

Episode artwork

Social Distancing With Friends: Rafat Ali

AdExchanger

Rafat Ali, founder and CEO of the travel industry publishing company Skift, is at the intersection of two of the most deeply impacted categories by the coronavirus: the travel industry and media and events. In this episode, Rafat talks about how Skift and the businesses it covers have responded to the crisis, and whether reality has set in that these industries may never reach their 2019 peaks.

25mins

15 Apr 2020

Loading