Travel Needs to Consider Life Without Facebook and Google, Says Former Facebook Investor

Roger McNamee, early investor in Facebook, speaking on May 27, 2019, at Skift Tech Forum 2019 in San Francisco with Skift founder and CEO Rafat Ali. SkiftSkift Take: Surveillance capitalism is due for a regulatory comeuppance in the next few years. Travel companies that make the decision to build brands around user privacy now will…… Continue reading Travel Needs to Consider Life Without Facebook and Google, Says Former Facebook Investor

Expedia to Connect Travelers With Hotels When Their Flights Are Delayed

Expedia Group senior vice president, product and technology Arthur Chapin (left) was interviewed by Skift Airline Weekly Editor Madhu Unnikrishnan at Skift Tech Forum June 27, 2019 in San Francisco. SkiftSkift Take: Expedia wants help put customers in touch with hotels to sort out travel complications. That seems like it would be a complicated dance…… Continue reading Expedia to Connect Travelers With Hotels When Their Flights Are Delayed

Cannabis laws in Barcelona

Since the early 2000s, the Catalan region of Spain, particularly Barcelona, has been growing as a hotspot for cannabis tourism. You may have heard about the city’s somewhat open approach to marijuana regulation, but note that cannabis consumption there isn’t the same as in Canada or in US states where recreational weed is legal. It…… Continue reading Cannabis laws in Barcelona

Singapore’s Gardens by Bay guide

In 2012, the government of Singapore set out to create a “City in a Garden,” a futuristic botanical garden that would showcase the city-state’s embrace of the future and add to its already distinct skyline. The Gardens by the Bay span well over 600 acres, filled with lush greenery, exotic plants, and a famous waterfall…… Continue reading Singapore’s Gardens by Bay guide