Google May Face New U.S. Justice Department Antitrust Probe

The U.S. Department of Justice may mount an antitrust investigation looking into Google’s business practices. Associated Press Skift Take: The momentum is certainly building for a renewed look into Google’s business practices as they relate to antitrust issues. As part of that, a wide swath of travel businesses would welcome such a probe. — Dennis … [Read more…]

AirAsia Wants to Build an E-Commerce App That Will Overtake Its Airline Biz

Aireen Omar, AirAsia’s group deputy chief executive. Southeast Asia’s biggest budget carrier is in talks with partners to build an online travel sales service beyond offering airplane tickets. Ian Teh / Bloomberg Skift Take: At Skift Forum Asia, AirAsia’s deputy CEO said she was confident that becoming an online travel reseller was “very doable.” The … [Read more…]

Best bike tours to take this summer

When I was a kid, my dad used to say, “We don’t take vacations. We take adventures.” Sounds bold, but back in those days it meant spending your whole “vacation” on a bicycle, sweaty and sore, instead of relaxing like literally every other family on the block. Now, active vacations are as common as beachside … [Read more…]

Bumble hiring a travel dater

Usually, spending time on Tinder or Bumble is an ill-advised distraction from your workday. Now, it could actually be part of your daily job duties. Bumble is launching a search to find someone who wants to network, make friends, and go on dates around the world. The “Global Connector Bee,” as the position is called, … [Read more…]