Introduction to Executive View

Last year's Executive View interviews produced a first: Everyone had a rosy outlook on the global economy. And their viewpoint turned out to be justified. Taken together, the interviews below reflect companies coming off a year of phenomenal growth.

There's a more limited pattern this year. Everyone's bullish on the U.S., but it's far from unanimous on other parts of the world.

Still, many pieces of the industry that made 2018 so good  the impact of a new generation of long-haul aircraft, the desire for authentic experiences farther afield, the willingness of suppliers to invest in new products  are still in place. If only the global markets weren't so rocky.  

-- Arnie Weissmann

The following five executives were interviewed by Weissmann for their thoughts on what 2019 might bring:

Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber Technologies

Calin Rovinescu, CEO, Air Canada

Paul Tumpowsky, CEO, Skylark

John Delaney, CEO, Windstar Cruises

Darrell Wade, Chairman, Intrepid Group 

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