What the Reappointment of the EU’s Top Antitrust Regulator Means for Travel

Margrethe Vestager. The Danish politician will keep her job as the EU’s anti-trust enforcer. Stine Heilmann / European Union Skift Take: Margrethe Vestager has been a thorn in the side of Google in the past. Will she use her next term to go after the technology giant’s travel vertical? — Patrick Whyte Slim Leather Travel … [Read more…]

Skift Global Forum Preview: Expedia CEO Plays the Long Game in Short-Term Rentals

Mark Okerstrom, the CEO of Expedia Group, believes his company has lots of tools to be a winner in accommodations. Adam Shane Productions / Expedia Group Skift Take: Is Airbnb going to eat Expedia’s lunch? The brand name Vrbo, really? Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom faces some real challenges as the online travel agency pecking order … [Read more…]

The best dessert cafes in Athens

Exploring the sites and museums of the capital city of Greece is great, but Athens’ heart beats where people come together to talk, laugh, and enjoy good food. So, where you really want to be in order to understand the local way of living is a patisserie. Patisseries are an indispensable part of everyday life … [Read more…]

Sweden’s tallest mountain shrinking

When you’re the champion, it’s tough to stay on top of your game and retain your trophy year after year — but this mountain in Sweden lost its title through no fault of its own. Kebnekaise, the highest peak in Sweden in the country’s far north, is shrinking due to global warming. In fact, it’s … [Read more…]