Trivago Tests New Marketing Strategy and Products After ‘Rough’ Fourth Quarter

Skift Take: Trivago CEO Axel Hefer said the company will focus on those things it can control. But the issue for Trivago and some competitors is that there is so much they can’t control, including Google’s incursions, the rise of Airbnb, and the whims of major online travel agency advertisers when they cut their metasearch … [Read more…]

Cvent Group Bookings Down Even Before Potential Coronavirus Impact

Group bookings look soft for 2020 with uncertainty fueled by coronavirus and the 2020 election. Unsplash Skift Take: A predicted dip in group bookings is making hotels more aggressive on bookings, with future uncertainty compounded by coronavirus and the 2020 election. — Lauren Ward Slim Leather Travel Passport Wallet Holder RFID Blocking ID Card Case … [Read more…]

LGBTQ travel in Colombia

Although Colombia has been making great strides in tourism over the last few years, many people don’t realize that it is now one of the hottest LGBTQ destinations in South America. As a result of recent legislation introduced by the government, LGBTQ rights are equal to those of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. Consequently, Colombia has … [Read more…]

Friends-themed brunch in NYC

It seemed like the cast of Friends’ only responsibility on the show was crushing hangout sessions. Kicking back in Central Perk on a casual Wednesday afternoon, hanging all day in an apartment that, in real-life Manhattan prices, would probably cost about $3 million. The only place we didn’t see them hanging out was at Sunday … [Read more…]