WebBeds, Agoda Rush to Serve New Generation of Muslim Pilgrims to Saudi

Quba Mosque, a mosque in the outlying environs of Medina, Saudi Arabia. Mohamod Fasil, Flickr. Skift Take: Saudi Arabia is expanding its infrastructure to support 15 million Umrah visitors a year by 2020, and 30 million by 2030. WebBeds and Agoda are two major Asian players that are jostling for position in the promising niche. … [Read more…]

Niagara Falls beyond the Falls

“That place felt like a prison,” my friend told me as he got in the car at the Embassy Suites Clifton Hill, on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. “It was just KIDS, running. Everywhere. Lobby full of Mennonites. Lines for EVERYTHING. Why would anyone want to come here?” My friend, apparently, wasn’t aware of … [Read more…]

Ultimate guide to Turkish baths

You’ve likely heard travelers from all over laud their Turkish bath experience, and you’ve probably added it to your bucket list without even fully understanding what exactly a Turkish bath even is. First things first: Turkish baths aren’t only found in Turkey. They span the Middle East and Asia, from Morocco to Syria to India, … [Read more…]