Ryanair and Expedia Settle Lawsuit and 9 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

It’s clear skies ahead as Ryanair settled its two-year lawsuit against Expedia. Bloomberg Skift Take: This week in digital news, Ryanair and Expedia have finally reached a settlement — two years after the Irish airline initially filed. Meanwhile, Marriott has no plans to make any changes to its Bonvoy program despite its ups and downs. … [Read more…]

San Diego Deploys Alipay to Boost Chinese Tourism

The historic Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego, known for its nightlife, is shown here. Brand USA is helping San Diego connect with Chinese tourists through a partnership with Chinese digital payment giant Alipay and Fliggy, an online travel agent platform owned by Alibaba. Bob Pinto / Flickr Skift Take: China is California’s top long-haul … [Read more…]