Booking.com Extends Chairwoman Gillian Tans’ Contract to 2021 in Surprise Move

A Booking.com exhibit at Web Summit 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal November 5, 2019. Web Summit / Flickr.com Skift Take: Kayak, OpenTable, and Agoda have laid off employees. The flagship brand, Booking.com, initially took Dutch government relief money that forestalled downsizing, but has opted not to extend it. Amid other restructuring moves under way, that means … [Read more…]

Vacasa Grabs $108 Million in New Funding Led by Private Equity Investor Silver Lake

A mountain cabin in Sevierville, Tennessee, that’s managed by Portland, Oregon-based property rental management service Vacasa. Vacasa Skift Take: The coronavirus pandemic made some travel companies seem like dominoes stacked too closely together. But private equity will help some businesses like Vacasa escape this crisis without toppling over. — Sean O’Neill Read the Complete Story … [Read more…]

Black-owned bookstores to support

The tragic murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer has sent the country reeling. Nationwide protests are the most visible expression of grief and anger, but people are also seeking a greater understanding of how something like this could have happened. Many are attempting to grasp the extent of racial inequality in America, … [Read more…]