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Rare dingo found in Australia

A stray puppy found on the side of the road in Australia turned out to be a rare dingo, which may be instrumental in the preservation of the species. Discovered by residents of Wandi, a small town in the state of Victoria, the dingo was overheard crying and believed to be a stray puppy or […]

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Woman survives being lost at sea

Kushila Stein, a 45-year-old woman from New Zealand, lived out her own unfortunate version of Survivor when she was lost at sea for nearly three days in a simple dinghy. While helping sail a yacht from Turkey to Athens, she left the boat and rowed a dinghy to the nearby island of Folegandros, in order […]

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Using the Power of Integrated Systems to Drive Next-Level Personalization

Skift Take: Gone are the days when “legacy systems” could explain away a travel brand’s inability to deliver next-level personalization. — Read the Complete Story On Skift

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Trainline Experiments With Hotels to Boost Revenue

The Trainline logo. The company is branching out into other areas to generate more revenue. Trainline Skift Take: Understandably, CEO Clare Gilmartin didn’t want to play up moves into other travel areas too much at such an early stage, but we’ll be keeping a close eye on how the company evolves over the next few […]

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Kyoto bans geisha photography

Travelers to Kyoto who were hoping to make their Insta feed pop with photos of geisha are now out of luck. After an influx of complaints about harassment and bad behavior from tourists, Kyoto has banned photography in the private alleys of the city’s historic Gion district. Violating the ban will earn you a fine […]

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Best cities for Jewish culture

The easy way to learn about Judaic culture and dig deep into the beliefs, customs, and history of the Jewish people is to go to Israel. But it’s certainly not the only option. The Jewish diaspora is such that many places around the world, from Australia to South America, have rich Jewish heritage and plenty […]

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MakeMyTrip and Oyo Downplay India Regulatory Probe

Pictured is the Jai Mahal Lake Palace. Jaipur, India. MakeMyTrip pledges to cooperate with an regulatory probe in India about its relationship with budget hotelier Oyo. Jai Mahal Lake Palace Skift Take: MakeMyTrip definitely faces some near-term challenges, but it doesn’t consider a recently announced regulatory probe in India to be one of them. — […]

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SiteMinder Diversifies Away From Helping Hotels Solely on Room Sales

A photo of the Casa Andina Standard Nasca in Nasca, Peru. The hotel chain uses SiteMinder for help with online distribution. SiteMinder has launched an app store to help smaller hotels adopt new tools from other third-party vendors to manage their properties. Casa Andina Standard Nasca Skift Take: Tech provider SiteMinder is the latest firm […]

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Traveling With A Baby: Meet Dylan Fitzgerald Karsten!

Tips For Traveling with a Baby Family Travel Tips As a first-time dad, and frequent traveler, I’ve had to learn how to travel with a baby through trial and error. Here are some of our best baby travel tips based on my experience! Sooooo… I’m a dad! If you’ve been following me on social media […]

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Order fast food when traveling

This is the Travel Take, where Matador’s writers and editors make the case for their favorite travel hacks, tips, and personal tics. You’ve been driving for six hours through Italy. The GPS is speaking Italian and you can’t figure out how to change it. You’re lost, tired, and hangry — and then you see it. […]