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Tenerife’s rugged coastline and volcanic mountains are changing the profile of visitors to this island off Africa’s northwest coast. Part of Spain’s Canary Islands, Tenerife enjoys year-round mild temperatures and 352 days of sunshine. That enviable weather, combined with cheap booze and all-inclusive hotels, once attracted travelers who turned the island’s southern shores into a […]

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Volunteer pilots flying service dogs

An airline could charge whatever it wants for a ticket on this flight, and it’d still be in high demand. Volunteer pilots are transporting golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers, and other puppies via private planes on behalf of Canine Companions for Independence. The puppies are on their way from California to new temporary homes where they […]

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Expedia Shuts a Short-Term Rental Biz It Created From 2 Acquisitions

Pictured is an apartment building that was managed by Vacasa. Expedia Group shuttered its short-term rental service for buildings of this type. Vacasa Skift Take: Expedia Group is trying to simplify its far-flung operations, and its multifamily, short-term rental business wasn’t a core endeavor. That’s especially true when you consider how Covid-19 has decimated demand […]

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Tax incentives for domestic travel

There’s a lot of talk right now about Japan and Sicily enticing overseas travelers by covering the cost of their trip, but for many countries, domestic tourism will be the first major step toward reviving the economy. To jumpstart tourism, countries around the world are offering to shoulder the financial burden of travelers’ expenses. Italy […]

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Greenhorn Ranch to buy guests’ gas

The working guest Greenhorn Ranch in California’s Sierra Buttes is reopening on June 1, 2020, and it’s pulling all the stops for people to come and stay with them. Jull Rivoli, the ranch’s general manager, explained in a statement that cleaning and social-distancing measures have been heightened at the ranch and that staff and owners […]

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San Francisco pier fire

Part of San Francisco’s iconic pier was destroyed today as flames started ravaging the area from 4:17 AM local time. Over 125 San Francisco firefighters are currently battling the four-alarm warehouse fire on Pier 45. A quarter of the pier at Fisherman’s Wharf has already been destroyed, and the fire caused a partial building collapse […]

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Car Rental Listings Service CarTrawler Gets Debt Relief Thanks to New Private Equity Owner

CarTrawler CEO Cormac Barry at the company’s Irish headquarters. CarTrawler Skift Take: Investors should be relieved CarTrawler managed to get a deal done at all in today’s tough mergers-and-acquisitions market. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift

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Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern on Navigating a Frenemy Relationship With Airbnb

Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern is open to a partnership with Airbnb. Expedia Group Skift Take: Many companies won’t reopen for business when coronavirus ebbs, but two that will definitely still be left standing will be Expedia Group and Airbnb. They could potentially find ways to cooperate in the face of bigger threats in the […]

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3,600 yr old tablet seized

In 2014, Hobby Lobby — an arts and crafts retailer — purchased a 3,600-year-old Iraqi tablet bearing original text from the Epic of Gilgamesh, one the world’s oldest works of literature, from an auction house in the United States. Hobby Lobby purchased the artifact for display in the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, […]