Online Conference

December 9-10, 2020
Live EST and On-Demand

Participate Live or On-Demand

Register Now

For any inquiries about our Summit, email us at

Skift Short-Term Rental & Outdoor Summit

After our successful launch of the first Skift Short-Term Rental Summit in December 2019, Skift is once again bringing together an audience of founders and operators in the dynamic and rapidly expanding short-term rental ecosystem, as well as expanding our focus to include outdoor activities for our 2020 Summit. We’ll hear from the companies that have largely excelled as travelers have looked for more socially-distance forms of travel: leisure rentals outside of cities and the growing importance of outdoor travel and recreation along with it.

Join us for this this intense two-day Summit (focused on Short-Term Rentals on December 9 and Outdoor Travel on December 10) as we discuss the key players, map the post-pandemic landscape, consider shifts in consumer behavior, share new research, and identify the growth potential for both short-term rentals and outdoor travel companies as this landscape rapidly challenges.

What we’ll discuss:

  • Has the pandemic change the way people book accommodations for good? 
  • What are the opportunities for outdoor travel to capture growth out of this crisis? 
  • How will distribution shift between online travel and direct bookings?
  • With a dramatic rise in demand, will outdoor travel companies become more sophisticated as investors and platforms take notice?
  • How will cities re-consider regulation as the industry both professionalizes and grows?
  • What can online travel agencies do to help standardize the fragmented STR supply ecosystem? 
  • How will future travel bans and lockdowns affect short-term rentals and outdoor recreation as much as other sectors in travel? 
  • How will the hotel and short-term rental sectors converge out of this crisis?
  • Will the tech stack be more readily adopted by more independent owners as they seek streamlined operations and drive growth? 
  • Can pricing and operations be optimized in a market driven by last-minute bookings?
  • And many more discussions.


More to be announced

Act Now

Last year’s Summit sold out more than a month before the event and we expect strong interest again. We’ve added more seats this year, but those will go fast.

Participate Live or On-Demand

Register Now

What Speakers Said in 2019

What Attendees Say About Skift Events

We asked participants of Skift Global Forum 2019 for one word to describe the event. Here’s what they said.








Who You’ll Meet

Built for a high-level audience, this event will bring together founders and executives from privately backed companies, platforms, B2B vendors, and media in this ecosystem as speakers and attendees, with an aim to be as inclusive and expansive as possible in these discussions.

Online travel and travel tech executives looking to hear from the leading CEOs in their sectors and to connect with suppliers and customers

Entrepreneurs seeking to connect with decision makers to help shape their ideas and partner with their startups 

Investors and business development executiveslooking to examine the market and assess partner opportunities for expansion

Hospitality executivesexploring the landscape of service and technology partnerships that can improve their business performance

Tourism and destination professionals looking to understand their markets and customers and learn best practices from travel’s most innovative leaders

Consumer and enterprise tech companies providing platforms and solutions that support the industry

Airline strategy and distribution executives looking to understand new channels, new technology, and creative ways of marketing in a consumer-led world

Travel advisors and tour operators seeking new ways to surprise and delight their customers

Marketers and creative executives looking to understand the consumer and develop more engaging campaigns


Participate Live or On-Demand

Register Now