Klook Receives $225 Million SoftBank Investment in Nod to Tours and Activities

Klook’s co-founders, from left, COO Eric Gnock Fah, CEO Ethan Lin and chief technology officer Bernie Xiong. Photo Credit: Klook. Skift Take: For the first time, an Asian startup, Klook, is attracting the highest funding ever in tours and activities. For the last time, can skeptics of this travel sector please bow out? — Raini … [Read more…]

The best things to see in New Haven

Anyone who has spent time in the Northeast — traveler, transplant, or otherwise — describes their location within the orbit of two cities: Boston and New York City, regardless of if they actually live in either. This is especially true of New Haven, Connecticut, situated less than two hours between both cities and easily reachable … [Read more…]

The best record stores in the US

Record store day is this Saturday, April 13, and if you’re reading this, that means that you are likely among the last bastion of badass music fans that actually care about the quality of the sound in your ears. While most cram trebled-out Spotify tunes through Bluetooth headphones, you are curled up on the futon … [Read more…]

GetYourGuide Defies Conventional Wisdom on Tour Booking So Far

GetYourGuide cofounders CEO Johannes Reck (left) and CTO Tao Tao at the company’s Berlin headquarters. GetYourGuide Skift Take: GetYourGuide may close an approximately $300 million funding round this year with possible participation by new investors like SoftBank and Temasek. If true, investors would be betting that the attractions booking agency can continue to defy several … [Read more…]

75 Best Travel Quotes To Inspire Your Wanderlust (Ultimate List)

Best Inspirational Travel Quotes Of All Time Inspirational Travel Quotes Are these the best travel quotes of all time? Feed your wanderlust with these inspirational travel quotes from famous travelers along with beautiful images you can share. Let the adventure begin! I’m slightly embarrassed to say that I love inspirational travel quotes. Slim Leather Travel … [Read more…]

What to do in Missoula, Montana

Next time you head to a national park, take a close look at the town you pass through on the way in. Many of America’s parks are anchored by a nearby hub, usually in between a big town and small city in size and too often overlooked by the RVs and VW buses passing through … [Read more…]

Zac Efron YouTube travel show

Some pretty big Anthony Bourdain-sized shoes are in need of filling, and someone you might not expect has stepped up to try and do it: Zac Efron. Efron has started a vlogging channel on YouTube and a video series called “Off the Grid,” featuring himself and his brother Dylan on travel adventures around the world. … [Read more…]

AirAsia Aims to Disrupt Online Travel and 6 Other Digital Trends This Week

AirAsia Airbus A330 flies out of Kaohsiung International Airport in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. Chung ChengYen / Flickr Skift Take: This week in digital news, AirAsia hopes to become more than just an airline, there’s a lot to learn from Lyft’s successful IPO, and TripAdvisor’s president of core experience talks about her traveler-first perspective. — Isaac … [Read more…]

Seniors Market – transcript and video recording

Seniors Market Spotlight Session On April 5 2019, Liz was joined by Bronwyn White, CEO of New Young Consulting, in a live session offering insight into the 50+ travel market. She discussed the needs, values & attitudes of senior travellers and how to develop a marketing strategy to bring them to your tourism business. Topics … [Read more…]

Fyle Raises $4 Million for Expense Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Fyle CEO Yashwanth Madhusudan speaks at a conference in India in July 2018. The Bengaluru-based expense management software company has raised a round of funding. Fyle Skift Take: It’s eye-catching that Fyle, a Bengaluru-based expense management software company, has received funding from Tiger Global, a venture firm that was an early backer of Flipkart, Spotify, … [Read more…]