Agoda Is Starting to Offer Flights to Take On Rivals in Asia

Agoda’s office entrance. Skift Take: Flights are the next big thing for all of Booking Holdings’ accommodation platforms, not just but Agoda and Priceline in Asia. In the region, where super-apps have taught consumers they can book everything on one app, and where even airlines want to be online travel agencies, it isn’t surprising … [Read more…]

July Raises $7 Million for Better Luggage: Travel Startup Funding This Week

From left: Shown here are the co-founders, Richard Li and Athan Didaskalou of Melbourne-based luggage maker July, which was one of several travel startups that announced collectively more than $21 million in funding this week. July Skift Take: Melbourne, Australia-based luggage maker July was one of several travel startups that announced collectively more than $21 … [Read more…]

LGBTQ guide to San Francisco

San Francisco is one of the oldest and most celebrated epicenters of queer culture in the US. There’s been a whisper in the Barbary Coast wind saying “go West, gay man” ever since the 1840s and ‘50s when the Gold Rush enticed men to follow a yellow-brick road towards California. Nearly 95 percent of San … [Read more…]

Tamworth Distilling Graverobber rye

Sometimes the most fun thing about a superstition is tempting fate and going against it. In the early 2010s, Jamie Oakes, master distiller at Tamworth Distilling, was tapping the maple trees at Great Hill Farm near Tamworth, New Hampshire. The procession of maples he was working on included some trees that were more than 100 … [Read more…]