Google Bows to European Pressure and Tests Adding Travel Rivals’ Direct Links

Pictured is an Airbnb Luxe property in Provence, France. Under pressure from regulators, Google is testing changes to the way it displays travel, jobs, and local results in Europe. Airbnb Skift Take: Google has argued for years that its boxed-up and featured hotel, flight, and restaurant results are highlighted because they provide users with the … [Read more…]

Storm Ciara sea foam fall in France

Storm Ciara battered most of Europe from west to east this weekend, leaving a trail of damage in its wake and some seriously shaken air travelers. But while some were staying in trying to keep away from the elements on Sunday, in Northwestern France, raincoat-clad onlookers braved the weather to see what the storm was … [Read more…]

Best coastal road trip from Perth

Western Australia is the largest state in Australia, a vast area of over 976,000 square miles facing the Indian Ocean to the west and north and the Southern Ocean along its southern border. The state’s population is about 2.6 million, with 92 percent living in the southwestern corner where the capital of Perth sits. North … [Read more…]