Expedia’s 23-Year Evolution in Online Travel

Home page for Expedia’s main travel site, Expedia.com. The company has grown rapidly since its launch nearly 25 years ago. Skift Take: Expedia has come a long way since its launch nearly a quarter century ago, making acquisitions a key part of its strategy. It will be interesting to see what’s next for the company … [Read more…]

The Rise and Fall of Mark Okerstrom as Expedia CEO

A September 2017 photo by Expedia Group CEO Mark Okerstrom at a charity event with some workers who support the travel company’s more than 20 brands. Mark Okerstrom’s time as CEO of Expedia Group, which ended abruptly Wednesday after merely two years. Here’s a recap of Okerstrom’s tenure. Expedia Group Skift Take: Mark Okerstrom’s time … [Read more…]

Miami LGBTQ travel guide

Glass skyscrapers rise from electric blue waters, neon-pink lights illuminate Art Deco masterpieces, and the parties only end once the South Florida sun rises over the Atlantic shoreline’s soft bed of white sand. This is Miami — a multicultural melting pot with a long history as a gaycation destination. Aside from must-see spots like glitzy-gay … [Read more…]

The best easier hikes in Nepal

A figure in a snowsuit so puffy it conjures images of the Michelin Man trudges slowly through knee-deep snow. His frozen nose is black with frostbite, and with every breath, more ice crystals form on his massive, rugged beard. Suddenly, there’s a loud crack and a deafening rumble. Avalanche! It’s scenes like this that come … [Read more…]