Why Online Travel Agency eDreams Odigeo Couldn’t Find a Buyer at Its Price

Dana Dunne, eDreams Odigeo CEO speaking at the 2019 ITB Berlin Convention. The online travel agent is coming towards the end of its turnaround plan. ITB Berlin Skift Take: Not surprisingly, the CEO is backing his own turnaround plan, but he’ll have to deliver if the company is ever going to live up to its … [Read more…]

Extended Reality Technologies – transcript and video recording

Extended Reality Spotlight Session On March 7 2019, Fabienne was joined by Gavin Crombie, CEO of Digital Frontier, in a live session offering insight into how extended reality technologies, such as augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality, can be applied in a tourism setting. Gavin used case studies to demonstrate ways in which these … [Read more…]

Best Chinatowns in the North America

There’s a certain generic image that’s associated with the word Chinatown. The neighborhoods can be found around the world and have, in many ways, made the switch from immigrant communities to full-blown tourist attractions. Chinatowns in places like San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and LA are prime examples. But Chinatowns aren’t limited to what you … [Read more…]

Tribal Gathering festival in Panama

The knowledge and traditions of indigenous cultures around the world is invaluable yet always at risk of disappearing in the face of both systemic oppression and younger generations losing interest in maintaining these traditions. One festival is trying to celebrate and preserve this indigenous knowledge by bringing together 60 tribes from 30 different countries to … [Read more…]

Traveling solo in your 20s

In my first year post-graduation, I had time, potential, and no clue what to do with myself. The options were endless, and the only thing I knew was that I wanted to travel. The early 20s were a confusing time of life for me, and at the time I had a much better idea of … [Read more…]

Best places to visit in Thailand

Thailand is among the most talked-about destinations on the planet — though what people have to say varies dramatically. Some travelers come home claiming to have found themselves on long, white-gold beaches. Others turn up their noses at the Thai islands, claiming they’ve been overrun by backpackers. Still others rave about the diving, mountain scenery, … [Read more…]

Travel Tech Execs Take Shine Off Cloud Computing by Highlighting Hidden Perils

Subbu Allamaraju, vice president of technology at Expedia, spoke on March 26, 2019, at Amadeus’s T3CH conference in Madrid. Allamaraju said that cloud computing can lead to hidden waste and expense if one doesn’t avoid mistakes. Amadeus Skift Take: Executives from Expedia and other travel companies acknowledged at an Amadeus tech conference that cloud computing … [Read more…]

Best things to do and see in Xi’an

Visitors from China and around the world pass through the ancient city of Xi’an on their way to the Terracotta Army in the nearby Lintong District. While the Terracotta Army is indeed a marvel, many visitors don’t realize the bustling, modern city of 13 million has a lot to offer. With thousands of years of … [Read more…]

Vibrant Vegan Co travel and food job

Eating local is one of the best parts of traveling, and now you can actually get paid to do it. A UK food subscription company is looking for a “Director of Taste” whose job will be to travel the world, try new foods, and report back on your experiences to the company. All accommodation, travel, … [Read more…]

Google Adds Vacation Rentals to Evolving Hotel Site

Google announced it would be offering vacation rentals like this HomeAway lodging. HomeAway Skift Take: The new feature is clean, intuitive, and easy to use. As Google’s booking platform rapidly expands, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes the go-to booking site for all things travel. — Isaac Carey U-Shaped Memory Foam Rebound … [Read more…]