Booking Holdings Reaffirms Plan to Charge Commissions on Hotel Resort Fees

Glenn Fogel, who is the CEO and president of Booking Holdings, spoke at Skift Global Forum on September 18, 2019, with Executive Editor Dennis Schaal. Skift Skift Take: Despite criticism and reports of misgivings, Booking Holdings will plow ahead with a groundbreaking policy of charging commissions on resort fees charged by hotels, said CEO and president … [Read more…]

TripAdvisor CEO Welcomes More Pressure on the Travel Industry to Develop Green Practices

TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer speaking on stage Wednesday, September 18, 2019, with Skift Founder and CEO Rafat Ali at Skift Global Forum in New York City. Skift Skift Take: When it comes to certain green practices and the refugee crisis, TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer believes corporations and CEOs can’t sit on the sidelines and must … [Read more…]

Famous border walls around the world

Border walls are a testament to humans’ obsession with boundaries and our preoccupation to constantly define ourselves against those who exist on the other side. They are among the most important and consequential man made monuments, and understanding them is crucial to understanding the history of human civilization — something as simple as a stretch … [Read more…]

Soccer stadium turned into forest

This Austrian soccer stadium is assuming a pretty unique aesthetic that has nothing much to do with sports. The Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt has been covered with over 300 adult birch, willow, maple, and oak trees for artist Klaus Littmann’s “For Forest” installation. Photo: For Forest/Facebook Slim Leather Travel Passport Wallet Holder RFID Blocking ID … [Read more…]