Best things to do with kids in Japan

Japan often brings to mind the teeming but ordered masses on Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing, the world’s busiest intersection, or Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion, a must-see — if you can peer through the throngs of tourists. But there’s a lot more to this nation stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk to the South China Sea. The natural … [Read more…]

TripAdvisor Plots Inspiration Path in Google’s Shadow

Miami beach. TripAdvisor launched a new homepage last year, and wants travelers to come direct to the site. Mike McBey / Flickr Skift Take: CEO Stephen Kaufer seems confident that the “new TripAdvisor” will be successful. We’ll have to wait until later this year before we know whether it is helping the company earn more … [Read more…]

Skift Megatrends Webinar: Everything is Converging in Hospitality

Skift Take: Our upcoming Skift Webinar, “Everything is Converging in Hospitality: Is Personalization the Answer for Travel Marketers?” takes a closer look at one of the trends defining travel in 2019. Register to attend on Thursday, March 28, 1-2pm EST. — Read the Complete Story On Skift

Where To Stay In Iceland: Best Hotels In Reykjavik & Beyond

The Best Places to Stay in Iceland Accommodation In Iceland Iceland has become an incredibly popular travel destination over the last few years. Learn where to stay in Iceland for your vacation including the best hotels, budget hostels, and campgrounds. Leather Passport Holder Cover Travel case Wallet USA Emblem Gold $2.79End Date: Monday Jul-22-2019 4:39:52 … [Read more…]

Best family trips in South America

Perhaps you hadn’t been thinking of South America as a family travel destination. The huge continent is actually a fantastic place to explore with the kids — full of otherworldly landscapes, sand dunes, dinosaur sites, sky-high cable cars, national parks, and super beaches. For parents with an adventurous streak, there’s no better place to bring … [Read more…]

$20 JetBlue flight sale

JetBlue is launching a Flash Fares sale, with flights to cities all across the US — some of which are as low as $20. So if you’ve had enough of snow (or the neverending rain out west), this is your chance to escape to warmer pastures for cheap. When perusing the site, keep in mind … [Read more…]

Hospitality Startup Selina Follows Hipsters to New York City’s Hotspots for U.S. Debut

Granada, Nicaragua. Selina, the hospitality startup, has revealed details on its first New York properties, three of which it plans to have open by August 2019. Selina Skift Take: “Everything is converging in hospitality,” according to one Skift 2019 Megatrend. Selina embodies this Megatrend perfectly in how it pushes the bounds of co-living and co-working. … [Read more…]

How TUI and Rezdy Fit Into Ctrip’s Growth Strategy Outside China

Chinese tourists traveling farther afield. Clem Onojeghuo / Clem Onojeghuo, Unsplash Skift Take: China slowdown? Meituan rivalry? Naaah, Ctrip had a fab 2018. Domestic travel remains strong, but it is international travel growth that’s exciting. Now we know what drives its latest partnerships with TUI’s Musement and Rezdy. — Raini Hamdi Leather Passport Holder Cover … [Read more…]

Best mountain biking in Queenstown

The gondola in Queenstown, New Zealand, is well-known as a must-do when visiting the South Island. Yet the vast majority of the cable car’s 3.6 million annual visitors are focused on taking the perfect photo of the Remarkables mountain range. Not many thrill seekers have planned a trip up the gondola as part of their … [Read more…]

Best pancake recipes around world

Debates rage in the US over the superiority of waffles versus pancakes. Poll the global community, though, and the answer becomes obvious: pancakes. While several countries have their own takes on waffles, traditional pancake recipes span the continents, incorporate more creative flavors, fall on both sides of the sweet-savory divide, and come in all different … [Read more…]