What to Expect From the New Expedia

Anyone who follows travel knows that Expedia has been making a lot of news lately. Now-former CEO Dara Khosrowshahi left to take the top job at Uber, and Expedia promptly promoted its CFO Mark Okerstrom to the chief executive position.

At Skift, we’ve been all over this story since the news broke late one recent Sunday night, so we put together a team to do a newsy conference call in early September about Dara’s legacy, his replacement, Expedia’s financial performance, and the opportunities and challenges ahead.

We recorded that call, which is featured in today’s episode of the Skift podcast. To see the slides mentioned in the conversation, go to skift.com/expediaslides.

Leading the call was Skift executive editor Dennis Schaal, who has been covering Expedia since 2000. He was joined by senior research analyst Jared Wein, research director Luke Bujarski, hospitality editor Deanna Ting, and senior writer Andrew Sheivachman.

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What Online Travel Legends Say About the Future of Travel

The Skift Global Forum recently brought together some of the biggest names in online travel for rousing conversations on stage and behind the scenes.

The lineup was full of heavy hitters: Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia Inc.; Jay Walker, founder of Priceline and CEO of Upside; Brad Gerstner, founder and CEO of Altimeter Capital; and Rich Barton, founder of Expedia and current executive chairman of Zillow Group.

After talking about the past, present, and future of online travel in front of a crowd, they joined us backstage in the Skift Take Studio for an encore conversation about mobile, voice search, augmented reality, and how the industry is adapting to changing consumer behavior.

They spoke to Skift contributing writer Jeremy Kressman and editor and podcast host Hannah Sampson.

This is one of several conversations we’re bringing you from backstage at the Skift Global Forum. The Skift Take Studio Series is presented by Mastercard, a payments technology company that is enabling loyalty, security and data solutions for the global travel industry.

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