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…]

Hikes for Little Legs

One of the things I love most about living in the PNW (aka Pacific Northwest, for those not in the know) is the close proximity to nature. Water, mountains, forests, beaches – we have it all. When my daughter was born about a year and a half ago, I was so excited that she was … [Read more…]

Best canal barge cruises in Europe

Barge cruises haven’t exactly come barging onto the travel scene. They’ve been around since the 1960s, when flat-bottomed cargo ships from the pre-railroad era were prettied up and repurposed as floating hotels. But until recently, they’ve been the little guy of the European cruise industry, mostly popular with in-the-know luxury travelers. It’s fitting that the … [Read more…]

Tips for edible mushroom hunting

In Oregon’s coastal forests, hikers enter an ecosystem fed by frequent rain and moderate temperatures, where enormous evergreen trees thrive and support wildlife, mosses, and — most tantalizingly for enthusiasts of both food and the outdoors — several types of edible mushrooms. Mushroom hunting takes hiking to a whole new level. Hiking taken to a … [Read more…]