Google Hotels Prompts Trivago to Increase Advertising in 50 Global Markets

Trivago is experimenting with new TV ad concepts, including having its actor spokespeople merely narrate spots instead of appearing in them. Trivago Skift Take: Google is eating the world. When metasearch sites such as Trivago see a strategic benefit in increasing their advertising in Google metasearch, it’s not only enough to make your head spin, … [Read more…]

Snorkeling around Ulleungdo Island

Ulleungdo is a volcanic island 75 miles east of South Korea, a dream for any off-the-beaten-track traveler. The island has long attracted South Koreans who appreciate its dramatic volcanic cliffs and rock formations, primeval forests, and crystal clear water. Hiking is very popular, meaning some trails get congested during the peak season. The surrounding ocean, … [Read more…]

Glamping resort Patagonia, Chile

You don’t get a whole lot of street cred for glamping. Tell your friends you’re going on a mission to Patagonia, and they’ll imagine you hiking up snowy boulders and sleeping in flimsy tents on a mountainside. Real character-building stuff. Post pictures sipping Champagne in a jacuzzi that same night, and now you’re a bougie … [Read more…]