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The Rise and Fall of Mark Okerstrom as Expedia CEO

A September 2017 photo by Expedia Group CEO Mark Okerstrom at a charity event with some workers who support the travel company’s more than 20 brands. Mark Okerstrom’s time as CEO of Expedia Group, which ended abruptly Wednesday after merely two years. Here’s a recap of Okerstrom’s tenure. Expedia Group Skift Take: Mark Okerstrom’s time […]

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Miami LGBTQ travel guide

Glass skyscrapers rise from electric blue waters, neon-pink lights illuminate Art Deco masterpieces, and the parties only end once the South Florida sun rises over the Atlantic shoreline’s soft bed of white sand. This is Miami — a multicultural melting pot with a long history as a gaycation destination. Aside from must-see spots like glitzy-gay […]

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The best easier hikes in Nepal

A figure in a snowsuit so puffy it conjures images of the Michelin Man trudges slowly through knee-deep snow. His frozen nose is black with frostbite, and with every breath, more ice crystals form on his massive, rugged beard. Suddenly, there’s a loud crack and a deafening rumble. Avalanche! It’s scenes like this that come […]

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What to Watch Out for in the 2020 Travel Economy: New Skift Research

Skift Take: We head into 2020 with more question marks than any year of this cycle. Risks are rising and the global economy is slowing. Here’s what you need to know to be prepared. — Seth Borko Read the Complete Story On Skift

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What Does Online Travel Really Mean by a ‘Connected Trip’?

Lengthy lines at Newark International Airport in New Jersey. Bart Everson / Flickr Skift Take: Creating the connected trip means online travel agencies will have to become high-powered, tech-first, traditional travel agencies. It sounds cool but probably isn’t feasible without major upheaval across the global travel market. — Andrew Sheivachman Read the Complete Story On […]

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Max Pittman was walking to his office near San Diego, California, when he passed an empty basketball court that made him pause. He’d played for as long as he can remember and his dad was a college basketball coach, but this one changed the way he looks at the game, who plays it, and all […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]