TripAdvisor Reveals Details on Experiences and Restaurants Growth

A view of the lobby in the global headquarters of TripAdvisor in Needham, Massachusetts. In the first quarter of 2019, TripAdvisor’s revenue declined 1 percent year-over-year, to $376 million. But its new business units grew at a double-digit pace during that time. TripAdvisor Skift Take: TripAdvisor’s greater transparency in its financial reporting is to be … [Read more…]

Google Expands Power Over Local Discovery and Travel Tools

An example from Google’s video mockup of new Duplex features. Google Skift Take: It will be fascinating to see whether consumers embrace booking various elements of travel using Google Assistant. Perhaps more interesting is the way that Google Maps has become an all-purpose superapp in recent years. — Andrew Sheivachman Leather Passport Holder Cover Travel … [Read more…]

Reasons to visit Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi is the colorful capital of Georgia, a country at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. After facing many invasions, from the Ottoman Empire to Russia, Georgia finally gained its independence in 1991 with the breakup of the Soviet Union. Its tumultuous history and mix of cultures make Tbilisi an eclectic, multicultural, and modern city. … [Read more…]

The best things to do in Albania

Although Albania emerged from Communist rule in December 1990, its process of opening up to the world has been slow, and it has been overlooked by even the most adventurous backpackers. Yet, sitting as it does the shores of both the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, between Montenegro and Greece, Albania has a lot to offer. … [Read more…]