RateGain Acquires BCV, Gains Momentum in Hotel Tech Consolidation

A photo of the surf-inspired decor at the Kimpton Shorebreak Huntington Beach Resort in Huntingdon Beach, California. The photo is an example of the Instagram-friendly social media content that BCV, just acquired by RateGain, can provide hoteliers. BCV Skift Take: RateGain, a travel tech company backed by private equity, said it has begun a roll-up … [Read more…]

Best coffee shops and cafes in Milan

When Starbucks opened its first Italian location in Milan in late 2018, it was enough to make you wonder if Italians had lost their coffee pride and succumbed to the Starbucksification of the world. Turns out quite the opposite is true. Italy is a country deeply rooted in tradition, especially when it comes to how … [Read more…]

Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia hangs off of Canada’s eastern coast, almost entirely surrounded by the sea. At the northeastern end of this small province, Cape Breton Island is a world of towering cliffs, wild shorelines, and Gaelic ancestry. From one of the world’s most beautiful road trips to marine wildlife to outdoor pursuits, and from local crafts … [Read more…]