Facebook’s New Libra Cryptocurrency Could Solve Travel Payments Dilemma

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is behind the planned launch of a new digital currency, Libra. Lionel Laurent / Bloomberg Skift Take: Cryptocurrency is only in its early days, but already it’s easy to see how its mission to democratize the financial system might be co-opted. And do currency reformers really need Facebook, with … [Read more…]

A Journey to The Museum of Flight and Destination Moon

Buzz Aldrin on the moon Courtesy The Museum of Flight “The Eagle has landed.” Comfy Hanger Travel Airplane Footrest Hammock Foot Made with Memory Foam Premium $5.91End Date: Saturday Feb-22-2020 11:12:24 PSTBuy It Now for only: $5.91Buy It Now | Add to watch list Slim Leather Travel Passport Wallet Holder RFID Blocking ID Card Case … [Read more…]

Whey premium economy is worth it

While so much of the travel experience is sliced up and targeted to specific market segments, air travel generally isn’t. Accommodations can range from hostels and mid-range Airbnbs to boutique inns and five-star hotels. But when it comes to booking international flights, the options have been to either to save money in coach class or … [Read more…]

Traditional cassava dishes in Brazil

Brazil is a vast country with jungles the size of small countries and a coastline that seems to go on infinitely. The food varies as widely as the landscape, each region specializing in its own dishes. Regional flavors overlap, like the fresh coconuts that are sold the length of the coast and the rice and … [Read more…]

RateGain Acquires BCV, Gains Momentum in Hotel Tech Consolidation

A photo of the surf-inspired decor at the Kimpton Shorebreak Huntington Beach Resort in Huntingdon Beach, California. The photo is an example of the Instagram-friendly social media content that BCV, just acquired by RateGain, can provide hoteliers. BCV Skift Take: RateGain, a travel tech company backed by private equity, said it has begun a roll-up … [Read more…]

Best coffee shops and cafes in Milan

When Starbucks opened its first Italian location in Milan in late 2018, it was enough to make you wonder if Italians had lost their coffee pride and succumbed to the Starbucksification of the world. Turns out quite the opposite is true. Italy is a country deeply rooted in tradition, especially when it comes to how … [Read more…]

Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia hangs off of Canada’s eastern coast, almost entirely surrounded by the sea. At the northeastern end of this small province, Cape Breton Island is a world of towering cliffs, wild shorelines, and Gaelic ancestry. From one of the world’s most beautiful road trips to marine wildlife to outdoor pursuits, and from local crafts … [Read more…]

Cvent Acquires DoubleDutch and 7 Other Digital Trends this Week

Cvent at IMEX Frankfurt, May 2019. Cvent Inc. / Flickr Skift Take: This week in digital news, Cvent adds a third event platform to its growing portfolio, Airbnb launches its own version of a traditional tour service, and Africa’s largest online travel agency plans to move into the corporate travel space. — Isaac Carey Comfy … [Read more…]

Ctrip’s International Strategy Fuels TrainPal’s Hyper Growth

London Paddington Station Skift Take: The runaway success of the ticket booking app marks the latest development in the Chinese online travel giant’s strategy to strengthen its fast-growing international business. — Faye Chiu Comfy Hanger Travel Airplane Footrest Hammock Foot Made with Memory Foam Premium $5.91End Date: Saturday Feb-22-2020 11:12:24 PSTBuy It Now for only: … [Read more…]

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Offering to Get Backing From Booking Holdings

Booking Holdings and Uber are among travel and transportation companies backing a new cryptocurrency from Facebook. Bloomberg Skift Take: Booking Holdings wants to be an innovator and supporter of alternative payments systems given its presence in emerging markets, especially in Asia. So it is understandable that Booking would want to be a first mover in … [Read more…]