Prince Harry Launches Sustainable Travel Initiative With TripAdvisor, Booking.com

The Duke of Sussex with representatives of TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Ctrip, Visa, Skyscanner. Travalyst/TripAdvisor Skift Take: Prince Harry is now applying his environmental activism to the industry of travel. While the efficacy of this initiative won’t be determined for a long time yet, he’s certainly succeeded in getting some big names on board. — Rosie Spinks … [Read more…]

Hoteliers Take a Harder Look at How They Set Room Rates

The Bellagio Las Vegas belongs to MGM Resorts International, which is one of many hotel companies that have been investing more in revenue management technology. MGM Resorts Skift Take: Amateurs cut rates to fill hotel rooms. Pros take more sophisticated approaches, such as coordinating to stimulate demand from the most profitable customers. — Sean O’Neill … [Read more…]

Chappelle mocks Bourdain’s suicide

Early in a 2016 episode of Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain talked to an Argentinian psychiatrist about depression. Later, outside the confines of the stereotypical psychiatry office with a drink in hand, Bourdain opened up further. “I’m not going to get a lot of sympathy from people, frankly. I have the best job in the world.” … [Read more…]

Hurricane Dorian damages Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian, which has hovered above and now just north of Grand Bahama island in the Bahamas, is expected to move closer to the Florida coastline late Tuesday. The storm pounded Grand Bahama and the neighboring Abaco Islands, making landfall on Sunday as a Category 5 hurricane. The storm stayed over Grand Bahama on Monday, … [Read more…]