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How Australia’s Webjet Is Building a Global Business by Going Wholesale

The WebBeds logo. Parent company Webjet is after more B2B acquisitions. Webjet Skift Take: Webjet has really transformed its business over the past few years through a couple of sizable acquisitions. The Australian consumer market is proving pretty tough, so pursuing a strategy of global expansion in the wholesale arena makes sense. — Patrick Whyte […]

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TripAdvisor Drops Outmoded Little Wiser Owl Character From Ads

A screenshot from a TripAdvisor ad campaign that kicked off August 15, 2019. TripAdvisor Skift Take: TripAdvisor’s new ad campaign is more hip than its usual fare. It also shows where its business is heading with hotel booking eventually having to share the limelight with tours and dining. — Dennis Schaal Read the Complete Story […]

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Bragging about travel is the worst

I strained my calf a while ago. Scintillating, I know, but there’s a point here. A friend I hadn’t seen in a while noticed me limping when I went to visit her, and she asked me how I hurt my leg. “Oh,” I said, “I was on this cruise ship off the coast of Spain, […]

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Travel in Italy by scooter or Vespa

Italy’s varied landscape lends itself perfectly to exploration by scooter, or a Vespa if you really want to look like an Italian local. Its hairpin coastal roads, gentle hills, and mountain passes are best appreciated on two wheels, not stuck inside a car, and scooter riding gives you the freedom to stop off spontaneously along […]