Booking.com Launches Flights Through Partnership Across Europe

Pictured is the tail of a Ryanair plane. Booking.com launched flight bookings in seven European countries. Ryanair Skift Take: The Booking.com flight partnership with eTraveli doesn’t seem particularly seamless because travelers still have to hop over to a third-party site, Gotogate, to complete their reservations. Still, the deal is another step in Booking.com’s evolution from … [Read more…]

Booking Holdings Drops Out of Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Initiative

Mastercard, Visa, and now Booking Holdings are among the companies that have exited Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency initiative. Associated Press Skift Take: The Libra cryptocurrency program is falling apart following regulatory pushback. Booking Holdings likely didn’t want the hassle of being associated with such a controversial initiative, which may not get off the ground in the … [Read more…]

Navigating Seattle’s Food & Drink Scene, Like a Local

Seattle’s burgeoning food scene is one of the many characteristics that makes this city so special – and it’s a big reason residents love living here. If you want a taste of the Pacific Northwest as recommended by locals themselves, well, you’re in the right place. From seafood to brunch to bars, the Visit Seattle … [Read more…]

Fall food and festivals in Italy

In Italy, autumn builds up slowly. The blazing sun still calls a few diehard sunbathers to the beach on some early October days while storms roll in on other days, leaving plummeting temperatures in their wake. These turbulent days are the backdrop for a season of grape harvesting, olive pressing, food festivals, and celebrations of … [Read more…]

Where to travel this December

Stressful as holiday-time travel can be, at least you’re not having to stop at literally every house in the world on a sled pulled by reindeer. So when put in perspective to the kind of trip poor Santa Claus has to make, flying in December should seem downright painless. Which means the only barrier between … [Read more…]