Best beaches in Egypt besides Sharm

The preferred destination of partygoers and spa enthusiasts, Sharm el-Sheikh near the tip of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula is a beachy paradise filled with high-end resorts, bars, and restaurants. It certainly has its charms. However, if your goal is to appreciate the natural beauty of Egypt’s coasts in places that range from slightly to far off … [Read more…]

Best things to do in rural Romania

2020 travel trends show a return to the simplicity of our world, with an emphasis on sustainability, locally grown and made items, and origins. Well beyond Transylvania, Romania has outposts where traditionalism and traditions are flourishing. The Romanian spirit and the impact of other nations onto the country bordering the Carpathians, the Danube, and the … [Read more…]

Regulatory Scrutiny of Online Travel Platforms Could Shed New Light on Business Practices

trivago Campus 2018: Facade with Hotel Search Logo The facade and logo outside Trivago An Australia court chastised Trivago about the way it displays hotel discounts. Pictured is Trivago Germany headquarters as seen in 2018. Trivago Skift Take: Online travel companies have faced intense regulatory scrutiny almost since the first days of internet bookings. But … [Read more…]

Top kiteboarding in Baja California

Imagine needing only water and wind to unlock the sensation of flying. Although kiteboarding is still in its infancy, it’s the fastest-growing watersport in the world. With the indescribable sensation of freedom it gives you, it’s not hard to see why ever more people around the world are attaching themselves to large kites and whizzing … [Read more…]

New spa technology and experiences

The year is 2020. Technology has become so advanced and indispensable that it’s an integral part of our daily lives, from how we communicate to how we work. And now, how we relax. In the age of self-care and living your best life, it’s all about the next big thing that holds the elusive secret … [Read more…]

How the Cloud Is Shaking Up Hotel Property Management Tech: New Skift Research

Front desk hotel clerks serve a guest. Antonio Diaz / Adobe Skift Take: Technological advancements have allowed for new entrants into the property management systems space to offer a viable alternative to incumbent legacy systems. Those systems might be scrambling for now, but they’ll catch up. All this can only be a good thing for … [Read more…]

Best dog breeds for the outdoors

If you’re an outdoorsy type, chances are you’re a dog person, and if you live in a mountain town, you know that dogs are as much a part of the outdoors culture as flannel and craft beer. But have you ever noticed that outdoorsy people seem to all have the same kinds of dogs? It’s … [Read more…]

Things to do in Querétaro, Mexico

Santiago de Querétaro, or Querétaro for short, is the capital city of the Mexican state of Querétaro. It’s among the most historical cities in the country, with a city center so beautiful and well-maintained that it has UNESCO heritage status for its Baroque-style Spanish colonial architecture. Where Mexico City is sprawling and can be overwhelming, … [Read more…]

Despegar Buys Mexican Travel Agency Best Day for $136 Million

The staircase located at the edge of cliff at the Mayan Ruins of Tulum in Mexico. Brain & Storm / Flickr Skift Take: At a stroke, Despegar will boost its annual revenue by about 25 percent. Acquiring Best Day Travel Group, one of the largest travel agencies in Mexico, will also solidify its set of … [Read more…]

What the Sabre-Farelogix Antitrust Trial Could Reveal About Airline Technology

An image of a speaker’s dais at the U.S. Department of Justice. On Monday, a Delaware court began hearing arguments in the U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit against Sabre over an acquisition. Brendan Smialowski / Bloomberg Skift Take: It’s notable that we had a much easier time finding experts who supported Sabre’s proposed merger … [Read more…]