Best things to do in North India

If North India is known for one thing, it’s the incredibly varied landscapes — from humid, lush plains to dry, sandy deserts to the heights of the snow-capped Himalayas. For this reason, it’s emerged as a hub for India’s adventure travel with activities such as trekking, climbing, rafting, and biking — sometimes all in the … [Read more…]

New Mexico winter road trip ideas

Winter road trips just don’t have the same allure. This probably has something to do with the abundance of road chain advisories and potential for black ice. But it’s probably also because the days are shorter, the nights are colder, and half the country is closed for the season. That said, some parts of the … [Read more…]

Orient Express ‘The Party’ train

While you probably won’t be solving a murder — fictional or otherwise — you can still ride the famed Orient-Express across Europe in style this March. Belmond, the company behind the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, is launching a new high-end train travel experience called “The Party.” The rail company will offer a two-night experience on March 27-29, … [Read more…]

Travel Leaders Group’s Goal for UK Growth and 5 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

Barrhead Travels is offering holiday vacation packages to destinations like Pierre & Vacances Village Club Fuerteventura Origo Mare in Las Palmas, Spain, from the UK. Barrhead Travel Skift Take: This week in digital, Travel Leaders Group has a goal to fill the void left behind following the demise of Thomas Cook. Meanwhile, hotel chain Selina … [Read more…]

2C2P Raises $52 Million for Payments Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Aung Kyaw Moe, founder and CEO of 2C2P, poses for a photograph in Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday, January 2018. 2C2P is a digital payments platform that has just raised a fresh round of funding. Taylor Weidman / Bloomberg Skift Take: This week, travel startups announced more than $101 million in funding for a range of … [Read more…]

Online Travel Agency On the Beach Sees a Blessing and Curse From Thomas Cook’s Demise

An aerial photograph of Nissi beach Agia Napa, Cyprus. On the Beach has taken a financial hit from the Collapse of Thomas Cook. dronepicr / Flickr Skift Take: On the Beach’s purchase of Classic Collection Holidays now looks like a strategic masterstroke in light of the collapse of Thomas Cook. Brick-and-mortar travel agents in the … [Read more…]

Airbnb sending home cooks to Italy

Airbnb is launching new Airbnb Cooking Experiences — bookable experiences designed to help travelers understand culinary traditions around the world. If you fancy yourself a master chef in your own kitchen, now’s your time to take your talents abroad. As part of the new launch, Airbnb will send 100 home chefs on a trip to … [Read more…]

Coolest US towns in 2019

The 25 coolest towns in America: 2019 Photo: Kenneth Sponsler/Shutterstock TThe more you travel to big destinations and famous cities, the harder it gets to appreciate them. You can’t really hate on world-class chefs and major league sports, but after you’ve lugged your suitcase up enough subway stairs and drained your bank account on $18 … [Read more…]

Thoughtful walking tour of Athens

Athens is among the world’s most historic major cities, a destination for lovers of history, architecture, and Greek mythology. More than five million tourists visited the capital of Greece in 2018. But there’s more to Athens than meets the eye — many Athenians have never fully recovered from the 2008 financial crisis and austerity measures. … [Read more…]

Spas at North American ski resorts

The time has come to get stoked on winter! Ski season is just around the corner, meaning that all over North America, powder hounds are dusting off their skis and snowboards in anticipation of blankets of snow coating their favorite mountain slopes, wintry getaways at lavish resorts, and the requisite après scene. But while shredding … [Read more…]