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Expedia President Aman Bhutani Is Leaving Amid Exec Reshuffle

Aman Bhutani, who led Brand Expedia Group for many years, has left the position. Expedia Skift Take: Expedia is moving toward simplifying the various brands and organizational units it has acquired over the years, and changes such as these are to be expected. — Rafat Ali Read the Complete Story On Skift

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Why SoftBank’s Second $108 Billion Vision Fund Matters to Travel

The Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group aims to raise a total of $108 billion for the second Vision Fund, founder Masayoshi Son announced on Friday. Bloomberg Skift Take: With a second Vision Fund, Japan has emerged as the dominant driver of key technologies, many of which apply to travel and tourism. While the first staked ridehailing […]

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The Mountains Are Calling: Mount Rainier National Park

A Look at Washington State’s Three National Parks Author’s Note: This is part one in a three-part series. As a Seattle local who has lived here my whole life, I often find myself reflecting on what it is that has made me stay all these years. I think the answer becomes most obvious when I’ve […]

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Best fitness gadgets for 2019

With the best intentions, a healthy lifestyle is a year-round commitment. But the truth is that fitness tends to change with the seasons. Different variables such as weather, health, commitments, hobbies, and travel can impact our lifestyle hugely. Yet with these long sunny days and so many reasons to get outside, now is a great […]

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Are Revel mopeds safe?

New York City’s newest form of transportation looks like something out an advertisement to tour Italy by Vespa. Revel, an app-based electric moped rental company, has covered the streets of Brooklyn and Queens with Mediterranean-blue moped scooters that are equal parts convenient, fun, and yes, risk. Revel’s mopeds are somewhere between scooters and motorcycles. The […]