What a Breakup of Big Tech Could Mean for Travel

Joe Crimmings / Flickr Skift Take: Going down the rabbit hole and considering the effect of a big tech crackdown in travel, Google and global distribution systems have perhaps the most to lose. It’s likely, though, that few, if any, of Elizabeth Warren’s proposed restrictions will ever become U.S. law. — Andrew Sheivachman U-Shaped Memory … [Read more…]

Best places to travel in May

We’ve finally reached the light at the end of the winter tunnel. Daylight savings is over and the sun is shining, and all is right with the world. No? Still not in full-on summer mode yet? Well, that’s ok — May is a mere two months away, bringing with it the unofficial start of summer … [Read more…]

Where to eat at London Heathrow

London’s Heathrow International Airport is built for the hungry. Heathrow’s restaurants range from classy to quick to pub. Heavy emphasis on “pub.” Like London itself, you can find pubs with traditional English bar food and beer everywhere you look in Heathrow. Which is fine and dandy, but there are also a number of high-end restaurants … [Read more…]

Most popular travel destinations

Whether you’re trying to join the crowds on holiday, get away from them, or just find inspiration for your next vacation, it can be helpful to know where other tourists are traveling. Get Going travel insurance has conducted an in-depth study on tourism around the world. This includes the countries whose citizens travel the most, … [Read more…]

Things to do in Flensburg, Germany

The northern border of the Schleswig region of Germany cuts right around the small city of Flensburg, known best as the final seat of Nazi Germany for a full week following Hitler’s death until the surrender of German forces in 1945. These days, many Danish people call Flensburg their home despite the city not being … [Read more…]

Datalex Seeks Cash Injection After Debacle on Lufthansa Tech Project

An image of Datalex’s annual report from 2015. The Dublin-based software firm had to restate its 2018 financial results because of an overly rosy estimate of how its project for its most important customer, Lufthansa Group, would progress. Datalex Skift Take: Datalex, which provides tech to help power ticket booking on airline websites, is desperate … [Read more…]

Facebook Wants to Be the WeChat of the World Outside China

Facebook — the next super app? The Associated Press Skift Take: China leads the super app phenomenon and Facebook is following in its footsteps several years later with big ambitions to be the WeChat of the world — outside China, of course. — Raini Hamdi U-Shaped Memory Foam Rebound Travel Pillow Neck Support Head Rest … [Read more…]

The ultimate Baltic road trip guide

The three countries that make up the Baltics — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — all gained their independence in 1991. Since then, they’ve pretty much been an uninterrupted Eastern European success story. The region’s newfound status as an economic and cultural hub — combined with the appeal of its expansive forests, sandy beaches, and medieval … [Read more…]

Texas bluebonnet bloom

Not to be outdone by California’s super bloom, Texas is having a colorful flower bloom of its own this winter. Texas’s Big Bend National Park is in the midst of its largest bluebonnet bloom in decades. The local Texas Hill Country news site reported, “The bluffs and roadsides near and within Big Bend National Park … [Read more…]

Cost of living around the world

Rent sucks everywhere. Half of the United States is rent-burdened, meaning they spend more than one-third of their income on rent. And when you hear a stat like that, sometimes you think moving to another country might help your situation. But the truth is, it’s tough around the world. To see exactly how tough it’s … [Read more…]