The Best-Funded Travel Startups Through the End of 2019

This November 17, 2016, photo shows Airbnb Founders, from left to right, Nathan Blecharczyk (now chief strategy officer and chairman of Airbnb China), Joe Gebbia (now head of product development team Samara), and CEO Brian Chesky speak onstage at the Airbnb Open event in Los Angeles. Airbnb is the best-funded travel startup in the world … [Read more…]

The Top 10 Skift Research Reports in 2019

Skift Take: Heading into 2020, we handpicked 10 reports we published in 2019 that touch upon the most important topics and trends in travel. These themes should be top of mind moving forward. — Haixia Wang Read the Complete Story On Skift

Prince William announces Earthshot

Prince William is using his royal voice to address the threats facing our planet. In a video shared on social media and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, Prince William announced that he will award five prizes each year between 2020 and 2030 to “individuals, teams, or collaborations — scientists, activists, economists, leaders, governments, banks, businesses, … [Read more…]

Australia fires forces move to beach

The devastating Australian brushfires that have been raging for many weeks did not even take a day of rest to ring in the new year. There are currently 100 fires burning in the state of New South Wales and a dozen in Victoria. In Mallacoota, a beach town in southeastern Australia, people were forced to … [Read more…]