Expedia Faces Stiff Headwinds in Rebranded Short-Term Rental Business

Expedia Group’s short-term rental business struggled in the first quarter of 2019. Olivia Carville / Bloomberg Skift Take: When Expedia announced the acquisition of HomeAway in 2015, then-CFO Mark Okerstrom called it “a huge opportunity on a go-forward basis.” Today, it still is, but now-CEO Okerstrom said the short-term rental business must strive to gain … [Read more…]

Kentucky Derby horses how to bet

Among my friends, I am Horse Racing Guy. I’m the one who, when someone suggests Sunday Brunch, counters with, “Or how about we go to the track?!” Say what you will, but this is definitely better than being Strip Club Guy. Still not as cool as being Boat Guy. But for one weekend a year, … [Read more…]

EU teenagers rail pass giveaway

European teenagers might find their summer travel plans to be cheaper than ever this year. The DiscoverEU initiative is offering 18-year-old citizens of Europe the chance to travel by rail, for free, to one or more EU countries. There are 20,000 passes available, and successful applicants must take their trip — not exceeding 30 days … [Read more…]