Booking Quietly Taps Google Heavy Hitter to Lead Marketing in Exec Reorg

Arjan Dijk, a former Google executie, is the new chief marketing officer at Booking.com. Skift Take: Glenn Fogel adding CEO to his Booking.com title as Gillian Tans transitioned to a one-year chairwoman role was not the only element of the management shakeup at the parent company’s largest brand in June. The executive changes were more … [Read more…]

Socio Raises $6 Million for Event Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

An example of an event in London managed with technology by Socio, a startup that has raised funding. Socio Skift Take: This week travel startups announced approximately $95 million in funding. One standout was Socio, a company that offers software for managing events. Its funding highlights a broader trend of investment in the event tech … [Read more…]

Where to find dinosaur bones

While the kings of the Mesozoic era are long gone, the remains of dinosaurs can still be found all over the globe. If you want to get up close and personal with the real deal, there are plenty of options. Whether you’re planning a trip to observe unearthed bones in museums or you’re ready to … [Read more…]

Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown

There are a painful number of clichés about “home.” Home is where the heart is. Home is where your stuff is. You can never go home again. I’ve never found any of them to be particularly true. Home, I think, is where your memories are. The highly filtered memories of an easier, simpler time you … [Read more…]