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Are the Views of the CEOs of Tripadvisor and Booking Holdings Sage or Stale for Travel Post-Pandemic?

Tripadvisor CEO Steve Kaufer (left) and Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel appeared separately at the Skift Global Forum in New York City in 2019. Skift Skift Take: Surprises will inevitably pop up that Glenn Fogel, Steve Kaufer, and others can’t envision now about what the travel industry may look like in 2022 and beyond. So […]

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Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs Calls Off Toronto Smart City Project Over Coronavirus Uncertainty

Google’s parent company Alphabet cancelled plans for a tech-enabled neighborhood in Toronto in light of the coronavirus downturn in the economy. shankar s. / Flickr Skift Take: The tech-focused smart city component of Toronto’s Quayside neighborhood may be called off, but, depending on who you ask, it may be more to the detriment of Google […]