The landscape of travel has drastically changed due to COVID-19. During this conversation, top travel industry experts Carolyn Kremins, President of Skift; Jackie Caradonio, Travel Director of Departures ; Andrew Collins, President & CEO of Sentient Jet; and James Henderson, CEO of Exclusive Resorts, share their opinions on the future of travel and what trends will arise—including shorter term domestic escapes, private club travel for safety and peace of mind, and the importance of utilizing trusted brands to plan their next vacation.
Meet Our Panel
Carolyn Kremins – President, Skift | As the former Publisher of Conde Nast Traveler, Maxim, The Week, Brides, and General Manager of Epicurious, Kremins is a recognized leader and branding expert. She is well-known for creating ground-up business strategy with methodical execution around incubator brands and reimagining venerable media properties. Her accomplishments across digital, mobile, video, licensing, events, and print platforms have led to many industry-wide accolades, including being named one of the most influential women in media. Kremins is currently the President of Skift, the leaders in global travel intelligence.
Jackie Caradonio – Travel Director, Departures | As the Travel Director at Departures magazine, she oversees all travel content for the award-winning magazine, which is delivered to more than 1.1 million American Express Platinum Cardholders seven times per year. Prior to her role at Departures, she served for more than six years as the travel editor at luxury lifestyle publication Robb Report and, during her tenure, launched the title’s first women’s magazine, called Muse. She has worked directly with luxury brands in the travel space and beyond, including Exclusive Resorts, Harry Winston, and Montage Hotels & Resorts. As a journalist and photographer, she has also contributed to Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times, and other publications.
Andrew Collins – President & CEO, Sentient Jet | Collins is responsible for the $350 million consumer travel and aviation business that has rapidly flourished over the last six years. Under his leadership, Sentient Jet has benefited from both a digital and business model transformation, in addition to an organizational restructuring. Under his direction, the company has also leveraged its exclusive partnership program to include such leading, world-class brands and events as Aspen/Snowmass, the Breeders’ Cup, Sotheby’s, and YPO/WPO. Collins has been featured in a number of media outlets and forums including CNN, CNBC, Forbes, NBC, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2016, Sentient Jet and Collins were featured in a Harvard Business School case study entitled “Sentient Jet: The Uber of Private Jets.”
James Henderson – CEO, Exclusive Resorts | Henderson’s knowledge of the luxury travel industry matches his enthusiastic passion for it. He is a proven leader, previously serving as President of Commercial Operations at XOJET and VistaJet, and President & Chief Executive Officer of the Americas for the Ferretti Group. He brings to The Club a strong background in general management, commercial operations and business transformation. Having lived in eight different countries, he has extensive international experience in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. His vision is to further cement Exclusive Resorts’ position as the world’s top vacation club by way of Portfolio growth, strategic partnerships, and an elevated Member experience.