Seattle Museum Month: The Arts & Culture-Lovers Tour

Seattle Museum Month, February 1-29, offers Seattle visitors staying in one of our 60+ partner hotels an unbeatable value: 50% off admission at 41 museums, including many of Seattle’s most popular attractions. You can go to as many museums as you like during your stay, and up to four people staying in the hotel room … [Read more…]

Seattle Museum Month:Fun for the Whole Family

Seattle Museum Month, February 1-29, offers Seattle visitors staying in one of our 60+ partner hotels an unbeatable value: 50% off admission at 41 museums, including many of Seattle’s most popular attractions. You can go to as many museums as you like during your stay, and up to four people staying in the hotel room … [Read more…]

Dog-friendly hotels around the world

Dogs are part of the family, and as that group dynamic has evolved, it’s only natural that our vacationing style has too. More of us are traveling with pets, and to meet this demand, hotels around the world are not only catering to this market, but they’re also creating a whole new genre of doggy-lux. … [Read more…]

Why follow the Camino de Norte

Since the 1990s, the medieval pilgrimage El Camino de Santiago has seen a resurgence in popularity, seeing over 300,000 pilgrims a year. It’s not surprising why this pilgrimage has become so popular. It’s easily accessible with diverse route options, luggage transportation services, and various accommodation types, from hostels to elegant inns. However, over-tourism is becoming … [Read more…]

Tripadvisor Reorganization Brings Exec Departures and New Life for Viator

Shown here is Tripadvisor’s corporate headquarters in Needham, Massachusetts. TripAdvisor Skift Take: Flush with SoftBank and other venture capital money, GetYourGuide and Klook, as well as Airbnb and Booking.com, are nipping at Tripadvisor’s heels in tours and activities. Tripadvisor will try to leverage its brand, Viator, which already had a following before Tripadvisor absorbed it, … [Read more…]

Accor Taps Sabre for Pilot of Major Hotel Tech Project

An image of a hotel that’s part of the Accor Group portfolio, the Peppers Blue on Blue Resort on Magnetic Island in North Queensland, Australia, that belongs to the Mantra brand. Accor is doing a pilot test with technology vendor Sabre for a major overhaul of its digital systems. Accor Skift Take: Accor recently rebranded … [Read more…]

Ultimate guide to uphill skiing

If you’ve visited a ski resort in the last few years, you may have noticed signs stating “uphill access point” near the base. While riding the chair to your favorite runs, you might also have casually looked down at the skiers on the run below and noticed a few going against the grain — sliding, … [Read more…]

Things to do in eastern Turkey

Beautiful coastlines, fascinating archaeological sites, and a vibrant blend of cultures make Turkey, a country straddling Europe and Asia, one of the world’s most unique destinations. However, nearly all of its best-known tourist sites — Istanbul, the Ephesus ruins, Mediterranean seaside towns — lie in the country’s west. In comparison, Turkey’s eastern half remains a … [Read more…]

Google Flights Ends Booking Charges for Airlines That Paid

Los Angeles International Airport gets passenger screening enhancements. Pictured is a United Airlines bag drop. Google is dropping the charges it asked airlines to pay in Google Flights. United Continental Holdings Skift Take: With potential pressure from U.S. regulatory authorities and perhaps displeasure from airlines, Google is making the biggest change to the way it … [Read more…]

How to ski the Big Sky resort

Wild, untamed, and home to some of the gnarliest lines you can ski from a chairlift. Such is the lore of Montana’s Big Sky Resort, which had piqued my interest — as a big-mountain snowboarder and adventurer — for more than a decade. I came to Montana to find what seems to be rapidly disappearing … [Read more…]