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…]

The best ways to get around Miami

Welcome to Miami! Or, if you’re not here yet, congrats on planning a trip to this big, bright city full of sandy beaches and mildly disreputable characters. Beyond regular tourists looking to chill at the beach or party for spring break, Miami will also soon welcome a ton of visitors for a variety of awesome … [Read more…]

Cheap weekends to book a hotel 2020

Even though we’re nearly a month into the year already, your 2020 trip planning is probably still not done. Sure, you read about all the great places to go in 2020, and the even cooler places to stay, but with a bank account still depleted from the holidays and the drudgery of late-winter in full … [Read more…]