Zeus Raises $55 Million for Extended-Stay Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

From left: Chief Technology Officer Joe Wong, Chief Operating Officer Srini Panguluri, and CEO Kulveer Taggar together co-founded Zeus, a corporate hospitality startup that has raised more than $90 million in funding. Zeus Skift Take: This week, travel startups announced more than $139 million in funding for concepts including extended-stay corporate housing, short-term rental-style pop-up … [Read more…]

One Enchanted Evening

This year, Enchant Christmas returned to Seattle with another enchanting holiday lights adventure. As someone who was unable to attend 2018’s Enchant, I went into the experience with wide eyes and came out on the other side thoroughly impressed and jolly. Upon my arrival to T-Mobile Park, I was absolutely captivated by the abundance of … [Read more…]

Best things to do Charlotte, NC

There is nothing more soulless than a banking town. The term alone conjures images of imposing glass towers full of boring people who care about nothing but money and how to make more of it. In America’s second-largest banking center, it’s an image that’s been tough to shake. Slim Leather Travel Passport Wallet Holder RFID … [Read more…]

Live music venues in Vancouver

Don’t listen to what travel columnists from supposedly prestigious publications say: Vancouver is not “mind-numbingly boring.” Actually, the city is so far from being dull that there are giant machines constantly crushing old buildings to make way for shiny new apartment towers to accommodate all the people desperately wanting to live here. And all those … [Read more…]

The Way Forward for Expedia May Include Selling Off Businesses

Attendees at the Expedia Explore ’19 conference at the Venetian in Las Vegas November 13-13, 2019. They heard all about Expedia’s strategy, which may change anew. Adam Shane Productions / Expedia Group Skift Take: The strategy and vision for the next stage in Expedia Group’s life should include sharp departures from the status quo, but … [Read more…]

Holiday “Parent Time Out” Getaway at Willows Lodge & Woodinville, WA

Willows Lodge & Spa Emily Adams My husband and I left our four sons back home with their grandparents and escaped to Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Washington for a much needed parent “timeout” and weekend to recharge going into the holiday season! We’re going to take you on a journey through Woodinville’s hot spots and … [Read more…]

10 species saved by conservation

It’s a rare piece of good news when an animal comes back from extinction or sees an improvement in its survivability prospects — that’s why Tuesday’s announcement by the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN) was exceptional. According to a new assessment by the IUCN (the world’s most comprehensive … [Read more…]

Antelope Canyon bans photo tours

It’s not often that stunning, picturesque locations get negative reviews, but that’s what’s happening at Upper Antelope Canyon in Arizona. After a flurry of negative reviews from tour attendees, citing a negative experience due to massive crowds, Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation has decided to stop running photo tours in the canyon after December 20, … [Read more…]

Asian Travelers to Go Slow and Solo in 2020, Online Searches Reveal

The joy of traveling alone. Klook Skift Take: Asian tourist behavior is changing, reflecting a more mindful — and responsible — traveler overall. — Raini Hamdi Slim Leather Travel Passport Wallet Holder RFID Blocking ID Card Case Cover US $8.99End Date: Saturday Jan-4-2020 0:55:00 PSTBuy It Now for only: $8.99Buy It Now | Add to … [Read more…]

Qantas, Expedia and Others Eye This Australian Luxury Online Travel Agency: Here’s Why

Cameron Holland, CEO, Luxury Escapes. Luxury Escapes. Skift Take: Luxury Escapes, which is expanding next into the U.S. and China, is drawing not just more affluent travelers but potential investors, with Qantas Airways being tipped to be making an offer — Raini Hamdi Slim Leather Travel Passport Wallet Holder RFID Blocking ID Card Case Cover … [Read more…]