Amadeus Buys Airport Self-Service Baggage Firm to Diversify Further

A view of the self-bag drop lanes for Qantas at Sydney’s International Airport which ICM Airport Technics, a company that Amadeus has just acquired, builds and operates. ICM Airport Technics Skift Take: Automated bag-drop technology may be widespread at major airports, but the rest of the world still has to add the equipment needed for … [Read more…]

Instagram training – transcripts and video recordings

This tutorial holds the video recording and key points for: Instagram Panel Session (15 March 2019) 1. Instagram Panel Session On 15 March 2019, we welcomed Hannah Statham, the director of Media Mortar and Despina Karatzias, the CEO if Institute of Excellence, for a live panel session on Instagram for tourism businesses with Tourism Tribe’s … [Read more…]

Best ramen instant noodle flavors

American’s perception of ramen has come a long way since being viewed as the dietary staple of college students, artists, and everyone else who’s ever had to return Christmas presents to pay rent. Today, Asian noodle dishes from Chinese hot pots to Japanese ramen are foodie favorites. Late-night noodle shops are springing up all over … [Read more…]

Best hikes near the Rocky Mountains

Spring is upon us. The Rocky Mountains and its sub-ranges are beginning to shed snow, colorful wildflowers are in bloom, and hiking trails that have been accessible only to cross-country skis and fat bikes for the past few months are opening up to eager hikers. Spring hiking focuses more on canyons than scrambles and meadows … [Read more…]

Why Ebix Wants to Buy India’s Corporate Travel Player Yatra for $336 Million

Ebix chairman and CEO Robin Raina talks at Ebix Presents TV18 India Rising Summit 2019, a pan-India thought leadership effort sponsored by Raina’s U.S.-based software company. Ebix has bid to acquire Yatra, an online travel company in India, as part of Ebix’s expansion into travel services. Ebix Skift Take: Ebix has made a generous takeover … [Read more…]

Google’s Travel Services Aren’t a Focus of European Regulators Just Yet

Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, at a press conference March 20, 2019 announcing a fine against Google. European Union Skift Take: Over the last couple of years, rumors have been flying around that the European Union wanted to take a closer look at Google’s travel tools. For now at least, that doesn’t seem to be the … [Read more…]

Best things to in Pristina, Kosovo

The Republic of Kosovo is Europe’s youngest country. It broke from Serbia on February 17, 2008, and in 2010 the International Court of Justice declared it a sovereign nation. Despite its newfound independence, Kosovo’s unusual history actually stretches as far back as the Roman Empire. A trip there offers both a glimpse into a country … [Read more…]

Super Worm Moon last super moon 2019

It’s only mid-March, but 2019 has already been quite the year for Super Moon enthusiasts, with several crazily named celestial events like the Super Snow Moon and Super Blood Wolf Moon. Tonight, stargazers in the northern hemisphere will be treated to a sight that is, according to the scientists who name these things, truly a … [Read more…]

Instagram Launches Direct Purchasing for Fashions Brands But Travel Is Missing in Action

Branded posters displayed at the Instagram office in New York. Instagram is enabling direct booking of fashion products. Jeenah Moon / Bloomberg Skift Take: Facebook’s Instagram is focusing on direct booking for brands from Adidas to Warby Parker but you can imagine the day that this e-commerce initiative will also include flights and hotels from … [Read more…]

Lastminute.com Goes After TUI With Vacation Push

A Lastminute.com TV campaign. the company is looking to take market share from more traditional rivals. Lastminute.com Group Skift Take: While traditional tour operators might not offer the flexibility that Lastminute.com does with its package vacations, they do have an advantage in terms of exclusivity. — Patrick Whyte U-Shaped Memory Foam Rebound Travel Pillow Neck … [Read more…]