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Back to the Future: Trivago Shifts Strategy With Plans to Return to Bigger TV Ad Push

Expect to see more of Trivago’s actors on TV around the world Trivago Skift Take: Both Trivago and Tripadvisor vow their new secret sauce will be returning customers and increased user engagement. But while Trivago will go big on TV, that likely won’t be in Tripadvisor’s playbook. — Dennis Schaal Read the Complete Story On […]

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Booking’s Agoda Cuts 1,500 Workers in Asia

Agoda’s logo. Photo credit: Agoda Skift Take: At first, John Brown cut costs rather than staff, including foregoing his salary for the rest of 2020. But the Agoda CEO now has to take the last measure, citing a deeper and more prolonged recovery than expected. — Raini Hamdi Read the Complete Story On Skift

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Honor system in Mizo culture

India is often thought to be the destination of choice for intrepid travelers, but few venture away from the now well-trodden paths that lead to Goa, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, New Delhi, and Mumbai. Northeast India is well away from most travelers’ itineraries. Hidden from the world’s eye in between Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, and Myanmar, the […]

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Priest squirting holy water

Religious services are problematic in multiple ways when it comes to social distancing, especially when it comes to the more interactive elements of a service. Receiving the host at Catholic mass is quite a challenge when you’re not supposed to come within six feet of another human being — no less being fed a cracker […]