Booking Holdings Makes Good on Resort-Fee Commission Charges

Calamansi Cove Villas by Jetwing in Sri Lanka. The property recently began receiving commission bills from Booking.com on the property’s mandatory service fees. Jetwing Hotels Skift Take: It appears as though big hotel brands that scream the loudest can get a reprieve from Booking.com’s resort-fee commission charges. But that reprieve appears to only be temporary. … [Read more…]

How Can Airbnb Guests Live Like Locals if Hosts Are, Well, Corporations?

An outdoor common area in a London listing on Airbnb. A study found that most lists on Airbnb in the UK were from hosts who have multiple listings. Airbnb Skift Take: The professionalization of Airbnb may mean cleaner bedsheets and more front desks. But it may also contribute to higher home prices to the detriment … [Read more…]

United Kingdom butterfly boom

The UK is about to experience a butterfly boom thanks to this summer’s heat wave. As reported by The Guardian, experts predict that high temperatures in July and projected above-average August temperatures will lead to a surge in the common blue butterfly. The number of common blue butterflies increased by 104 percent from summer 2017 … [Read more…]

How to island hop through Scotland

The bulk of travelers to Scotland tend to focus their energy on a pretty narrow segment of what the country actually has to offer. You can easily spend a few weeks exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh, shopping in Glasgow, visiting castles in the Highlands, and working up the courage to try blood pudding, but … [Read more…]