Booking Holdings Delays Charging Hotels Resort Fee Commissions in Major Reversal

In this Aug. 3, 2015, file photo, a man rides his bike past the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Booking Holdings is delaying implementation of a new policy to charge commissions on resort fees. John Locher / Associated Press Skift Take: Booking Holdings faced opposition from hotels over its new resort-fee commission … [Read more…]

Seeing Seattle with CityPASS

Emily Adams Visiting Seattle is an adventure any day of the year. Getting to see some of Seattle’s greatest attractions is something your family will never forget! Recently, our family used Seattle CityPASS to see seven of the most sought after stops in the city. MANY of these can be done in the same day. … [Read more…]

Chicago’s ‘The Bean’ vandalized

Chicago’s iconic Cloud Gate sculpture — also known as “The Bean” — has been vandalized this week, and seven suspects have been taken into custody. According to authorities, around midnight last night the group spray-painted several areas of Maggie Daley Park and Millenium Park, including The Bean and Cancer Survivors’ Wall, benches, and other surfaces. … [Read more…]

Airbnb’s open letter to the EU

Last week, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Krakow, Munich, Paris, Valencia, and Vienna wrote a joint letter to the EU, arguing that Airbnb was negatively changing neighborhoods by leading to housing shortages and rising rent, and asking for help fighting the home-sharing giant. Now, Airbnb is firing back with a letter of its own. In … [Read more…]