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Expedia Still Has High Hopes for a Vrbo Bounce — Next Year

Expedia officials said Vrbo will find its bearings in 2020. Bloomberg Skift Take: When Expedia Group acquired HomeAway, now renamed Vrbo, in 2015, officials obviously knew they weren’t getting an Airbnb. Still, they may have obtained less than they bargained for because the journey so far has been very bumpy. — Dennis Schaal Read the […]

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The Surprising Rise of Hotel Spending on Metasearch Advertising

The Toronto city skyline with various hotels to choose from is seen from a building under construction in 2013. Brent Lewin / Bloomberg Skift Take: Many hotel groups are directing more of their ad budgets toward price-comparison search sites. That’s a boon for vendors providing connectivity and automation services. But it’s also a welcome, if […]

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Alaska’s Tordrillo Mountains

Skiing in June isn’t what you would expect for a dream trip to Alaska. But the Tordrillo Mountains are full of unexpected experiences. While skiing was our priority, little did we know that we would remember all the other experiences just as much — SUPing under the midnight sun, casting for rainbow trout, wake-surfing on […]

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Treat and prevent altitude sickness

Few things ruin a session in the outdoors faster than a splitting headache. Toss in a bit a nausea and dizziness, and you’ll be spending the day bedside in the hotel room while your crew bags a peak without you. Many who come from low elevation to places like Colorado or Montana, and even people […]