Amadeus Backs Startup Volantio to Help Airlines Manage Overbooked Flights

A view of the Atlanta office of Volantio, a travel tech startup that has received backing from Amadeus. Volantio Skift Take: Props to Volantio, which won the Air Pitch startup competition at Skift Global Forum last year, for now getting investment and sales support from Amadeus. — Sean O’Neill High Sierra Sumner Backpack $13.99End Date: … [Read more…]

General Atlantic Buys Startup in Travel Tech Play by Private Equity

A view of a common area at the offices of travel tech company, which is located in a business park in the suburbs of Brno and was designed by Kaplan Architects. General Atlantic, a private equity firm, has taken majority control of the company. Skift Take: A top-tier private equity firm like General … [Read more…]

How To Become A Virtual Assistant

Jess Works as a Virtual Assistant Travel Jobs Are you good with computers, following instructions, and social media? You might be the perfect fit to work as a virtual assistant making money online remotely. Today, my friend (and my own VA) Jess shares her experience becoming a virutal assistant, along with tips for how to … [Read more…]

Family finds lost Lewis Chessman

If you need some extra cash, it’s worth rummaging through some old drawers. Not only might you find some loose change, but if you’re lucky, you’ll discover a centuries-old trinket that could fetch millions at auction. At least, that’s what happened to this anonymous family in Edinburgh, who recently found a Lewis Chessman in a … [Read more…]

Motorcycle Ho Chi Minh Road, Vietnam

Vietnam is packed with scenery that will take your breath away. But in places like Ha Long Bay, the view is hard to appreciate for more than a few minutes at a time given the crowds. If you’ve ever wanted a closer look, a more intimate experience, a chance to just be in that lush … [Read more…]