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Cozy Walks at Green Lake

Seattle may be known for its dazzling summers, with warm sunny days and an endless amount of outdoor activities to check off your list, but as we transition deeper into fall, the nostalgia of shorts and sundresses is replaced with a new excitement: crisp, fresh air, glowing autumnal foliage, and seasonal latte flavors (you know […]

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Skift Global Forum Video: Reimagining Global Payments to Strengthen Travel’s Recovery

Skift Take: In this breakout session recording from Skift Global Forum executives at Ingenico ePayments who discuss the evolution of Global Payments in the Covid-19 era and what the future holds. — Ingenico ePayments Read the Complete Story On Skift

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Booking’s Agoda Cuts 1,500 Workers in Asia

Agoda’s logo. Photo credit: Agoda Skift Take: At first, John Brown cut costs rather than staff, including foregoing his salary for the rest of 2020. But the Agoda CEO now has to take the last measure, citing a deeper and more prolonged recovery than expected. — Raini Hamdi Read the Complete Story On Skift

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Seeking to Give

#GivingTuesdayNow A new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Amid all of the heartache that coronavirus has brought upon the world we used to […]

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Art in the Time of Coronavirus

When Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy proclamation was instated on March 23, restaurants and retailers across the city started closing, with many boarding up for the downturn. Soon after, however, those simple plywood facades began morphing as local artists answered the call to help beautify the boarded up storefronts. Before long, what now feels […]

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Separating Hype From Emerging Tech’s Real Shortcomings Post-Crisis: New Skift Research

Conference attendee tries using the latest VR goggles in Munich, Germany Stephan Sorkin / Unsplash Skift Take: Not all tech is worth the hype. But then again, the current crisis will likely accelerate the adoption of some worthwhile emerging technologies. It’s important to know how this will impact the travel industry. We’ve set out the […]

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A Seattle Native’s Itinerary for Her City

As a Seattle native, it’s been exciting to watch my home change and grow over time. And although there has been a lot of that in recent years, what has remained consistent are the tried and true aspects of the city that make and keep Seattle, Seattle. From a thriving food and drink scene, to […]

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One Seattle Native’s Itinerary for Her City

As a Seattle native, it’s been exciting to watch my home change and grow over time. And although there has been a lot of that in recent years, what has remained consistent are the tried and true aspects of the city that make and keep Seattle, Seattle. From a thriving food and drink scene, to […]

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Cvent Group Bookings Down Even Before Potential Coronavirus Impact

Group bookings look soft for 2020 with uncertainty fueled by coronavirus and the 2020 election. Unsplash Skift Take: A predicted dip in group bookings is making hotels more aggressive on bookings, with future uncertainty compounded by coronavirus and the 2020 election. — Lauren Ward Read the Complete Story On Skift

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Exploring Scenic Seattle, Like a Local

Seattle is an amazing and unique destination for many reasons but ask any local and they’ll tell you their favorite feature is the city’s proximity to nature. Surrounded by Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains to the west as well as the Cascade Mountains to the east, it’s easy to find a breathtaking view or […]