Ctrip Changing Name to Trip.com Group to Emphasize International Business

Harbor views from Marco Polo Hotel in Hong Kong. Will calm return to the city? The volatile situation in Hong Kong, political tensions with Taiwan, and the U.S.-China trade war have negatively impact Ctrip’s business. Wharf Hotels Management Skift Take: Ctrip, or the company soon-to-be known as Trip.com Group Ltd., is banking on international growth … [Read more…]

Datalex to Lose Lufthansa Tech Contract After Management Fiasco

Lufthansa aircraft shown at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport. Parent company Lufthansa Group is a major customer of Datalex, which suffered an accounting disaster in 2018 that continues to bring aftershocks. Alex Kraus / Bloomberg Skift Take: Airline tech vendor Datalex had a spectacular accounting meltdown in 2018. Lufthansa, its largest customer, wants to kill its contract. … [Read more…]

2019 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Every year, UNESCO adds properties of amazing cultural and natural significance to its list of heritage sites, which are legally protected from destruction or use during wartime through international treaties. Currently, there are 1,121 World Heritage sites scattered throughout the world, including the historic Acropolis in Greece, India’s dazzling Taj Mahal, and Australia’s Great Barrier … [Read more…]

How to hike Mount Olympus, Greece

Inland from Greece’s famed islands, with their pristine beaches and clear blue waters, is a landscape of verdant pine forests, dramatic gorges, and steep mountainsides. Here stands the mythic Mount Olympus, the home of the Ancient Greek gods. Although no human mortal reached the summit of the fog-shrouded, 9,573-foot peak until as recently 1913, today … [Read more…]