Hotel Data Giant STR Acquired for $450 Million

Park Central Hotel New York. CoStar Group will acquire STR, the premier global provider of data on hotel performance and market dynamics, for $450 million in an all-cash deal. Park Central Hotel New York / Facebook Skift Take: Data and analytics are not just vital in the contemporary hospitality ecosystem but also big business. CoStar’s … [Read more…]

Best cheap hostels under $30 a night

Aspirational travel can be more like reality than you think. Sure, that 19-star safari lodge and the private island in the Maldives might be a little out of your price range right now, but the experiences those luxury accommodations facilitate can be had for a much lower price. We consulted with Hostelworld to find everything … [Read more…]

David Chang calls out ethnic aisle

David Chang is a celebrity chef, TV host, and the proprietor of iconic restaurants like Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York City. He’s also an outspoken advocate for cuisines that are underappreciated and misunderstood in America. His latest crusade is against the so-called “ethnic” aisle at the supermarket. On a recent episode of his podcast, … [Read more…]