Booking Holdings Sees Brand Collaborations as Key to Restoring Growth on Steroids

Booking Holdings believes it can gain a more complete view of travelers at the airport or in their destinations to boost the number of repeat customers. Medjet Skift Take: The road back to a flywheel of growth would be a lengthy one for Booking Holdings. Google has a ton of data, too, as do other … [Read more…]

Google’s Travel Gains Levy Pain at TripAdvisor and Expedia

TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer (left) and Expedia Group CEO Mark Okerstrom separately pointed to Google as hurting their businesses’ performance in the third quarter of 2019. TripAdvisor and Expedia Skift Take: The fact that Google is leveraging its dominance as a search engine into taking market share away from travel competitors is no longer even … [Read more…]

How to see Canada’s Yukon territory

On a remote stretch of water just outside Whitehorse, the isolated capital of Canada’s Yukon territory, you gather onto a dock to load gear into a floatplane. Around you, each face in your group flashes a look containing both eager excitement and anxious nervousness as they await the call to board the plane and transport … [Read more…]

Get a free e-visa to visit Russia

Russia has a reputation as being one of the more difficult countries to visit due to tough visa requirements, but it’s about to get much easier — for some countries, anyway. Citizens of 53 countries will now be able to visit St. Petersburg and the surrounding region (Leningrad Oblast) with a free electronic visa. The … [Read more…]

Expedia’s Reorganization Efforts Make the Company Less Nimble

Expedia Group is reshaping its internal teams, which contributed to a weak third quarter of 2019. Expedia Group Skift Take: Behind the scenes, the reorganization within Expedia Group must be ugly. Otherwise the CEO wouldn’t have cited it near the beginning of his prepared remarks during the earnings call. The last time Expedia cited a … [Read more…]

TripAdvisor and Ctrip Enter Into Chinese Joint Venture and Global Licensing Agreement

TripAdvisor and Trip.com Group announced a joint venture. TripAdvisor Skift Take: The TripAdvisor-Trip.com Group deal is both a shocker and a non-shocker. When Ctrip decided to change the parent company name to Trip.com Group, you could see a certain affinity with the TripAdvisor brand. On the other hand, Booking Holdings has been Ctrip’s longtime best … [Read more…]

Suit Travel Bag Garment Bag Long Dress Black for Hanging Clothes Carrier Cover

$11.99End Date: Tuesday Nov-19-2019 11:09:56 PSTBuy It Now for only: $11.99Buy It Now | Add to watch list

7 Strategies to Engage and Activate Local and Community Stakeholders in Tourism [VIDEO]

Home » Learning Hub 7 Strategies to Engage and Activate Local Stakeholders and Communities in Tourism By Paige Rowett Published on November 7, 2019 We recently ran a live workshop at the Australian Regional Tourism Convention in October 2019, on how Local Government and Regional Organisations can engage their communities in Tourism activities to increase advocacy … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

Rare dingo found in Australia

A stray puppy found on the side of the road in Australia turned out to be a rare dingo, which may be instrumental in the preservation of the species. Discovered by residents of Wandi, a small town in the state of Victoria, the dingo was overheard crying and believed to be a stray puppy or … [Read more…]