Travelport’s Plans to Go Private Held Up by Russian Regulators

Travelport CEO Gordon Wilson was in high spirits when his company debuted on the public markets in New York in 2014. The travel technology company quietly reported its first quarter 2019 earnings on Friday. The company is weeks away from going private. Travelport Skift Take: Russian regulators have put up obstacles to the long-discussed buyout … [Read more…]

Booking Holdings Empire Tiptoes Toward Quiet Collaboration

Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel photographed in 2017. Fogel has a vision of his conglomerate touching the lives of its users more often than just for a one-off lodging or flight booking. Natasha Miller / Booking Holdings Skift Take: As Booking Holdings brands try to cross-sell their customers on more products, such as attractions, restaurants, … [Read more…]

Stay in an 800-year-old Irish castle

Staying in a castle is the type of experience vacation dreams are made of. Located in Mayo, less than hour from Galway, Ireland’s 800-year-old Ashford Castle Hotel & Country Estate was home to the Guinness family (yes, that Guinness family) for nearly 70 years. Today, sleeping like Irish beer royalty is as easy as making … [Read more…]

China’s giant panda park is massive

China’s new Giant Panda National Park, which will be completed in the fall of this year, will span 10,476 square miles and be nearly triple the area of Yellowstone. The land is mostly situated within the Sichuan Province, which is home to over 80 percent of the world’s wild panda population. It will consist of … [Read more…]