How to visit the British Museum

The British Museum is immense. You could spend months trying to see and learn about the 80,000 objects displayed, but if you’re not a Londoner and can’t pop in daily during your lunch break to have a stroll in the galleries, you’ll need a plan to make your one-day visit worth it. To ensure you … [Read more…]

Italian schools teach climate change

Italy is becoming the first country in the world to require climate change and sustainable development to be taught as part of the curriculum for every grade. It will mainly be taught in civics classes but will also play a role in mathematics, physics, and geography classes. Lorenzo Fioramonti, Italy’s education minister, told Reuters, “I … [Read more…]

How Small, Independent Hotels Are Using Tech to Be More Competitive

Skift Take: Independent hotels struggle to keep up with larger hotels and chains when it comes to adopting the latest technology, thanks to high costs and complexity of implementation. However, they stand to benefit substantially if they adopt the right systems. — Read the Complete Story On Skift

IHG Is Changing How It Distributes Its Hotel Rates to Boost Direct Bookings

In October 2019, IHG-owned brand Kimpton said it would launch a Stay Human Project where it transforms the decor in one room in a handful of European hotels to more explicitly connect guests to a sense of place and community. IHG, Kimpton’s parent company, has been embracing new tech tools. IHG Skift Take: IHG represents … [Read more…]

A family guide to skiing Mammoth

Family ski trip to Mammoth Lakes: Everything you need to know The Mammoth Lakes overview Before you go On the mountain Off-mountain activities Mammoth Lakes local guide Images by Scott Sporleder Riding Mammoth Mountain in the right conditions is as good as it gets. Averaging 300 days of sun and 400 inches of snow a … [Read more…]

Mammoth Lakes, CA, off the mountain

Mammoth Lakes is more than a place for pow shots (although if you’re lucky you’ll get some). More than a place to see Woolly, the world’s only skiing pachyderm, ripping mid-mountain (although that’s fun too). Mammoth is the place to bring your family if you want to truly experience winter in all different ways. You … [Read more…]

Airbnb’s New Verification Policies and 20 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Airbnb will start verifying listings starting in Dec. 2019. Airbnb Skift Take: This week in digital, stepping away from its hands-off approach, Airbnb introduces a policy in hopes of preventing another tragedy. Meanwhile, both TripAdvisor and Expedia Group are feeling added pressure from Google’s travel business. — Jasmine Ganaishlal Slim Leather Travel Passport Wallet Holder … [Read more…]

Comtravo Raises $23 Million for Business Trip Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

A stand demonstrating Airbnb for Business in Berekley, California, in 2017, and illustrating the concept of business travel. This week, travel startups announced more than $60 million in funding for Comtravo, Tripscool, OStay, Cover Genius, and Verto Education. Airbnb Skift Take: This week, travel startups announced more than $60 million in funding for a business … [Read more…]

How to travel only with a small bag

If you’ve ever lugged heavy rollaway suitcases down a cobbled European street, or desperately tried to find a single Cliff Bar in the abyss of your massive backpack, you know that when it comes to packing for a vacation, most of us overdo it. Whether it’s infrequent travelers who check three bags for a two-night … [Read more…]

Best things to see at the Acropolis

The Acropolis is an extraordinary archaeological site comprised of several 2,500-year-old monuments, such as the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Parthenon. Being the greatest artistic complex coming out of Greek antiquity, visitors could do with some help to understand the Acropolis’ significance and appreciate its monuments’ beauty — especially if they are … [Read more…]