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Can Tripadvisor’s Grand Strategy Experiment Set It Apart?

Skift Take: Give Tripadvisor credit for its attempts mid-pandemic to diversify its various revenue streams at a time when Google is rising. But the latest push to get price-conscious travelers to book their entire trips on Tripadvisor will be a tough sell. — Dennis Schaal Read the Complete Story On Skift

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Promoting U.S. Tourism Outside the Country Through a Virtual Trade Show

Chef Nick Wallace of Wallace Culinary is a resource for local farmers, regional chefs, restauranteurs, and families that are as passionate about cooking food that is close to home. Brand USA joined Airbnb to offer an online experience where people can meet Chef Nick. Brand USA Skift Take: The pandemic has created an opportunity for […]

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Make it a Seattle-inspired Halloween

When you work at Visit Seattle, being the city’s biggest fan kinda comes with the territory. Our staff tends to find their own unique ways of expressing this as our obsession with everything Seattle seeps out of the office and into our personal lives. For me, that outlet has become Halloween. My children are the […]

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National Mall Tidal Basin proposals

The Tidal Basin on Washington DC’s National Mall is an iconic landscape connecting some of the country’s most famous memorials — including those to Jefferson, MLK Jr., and FDR. Urbanization, rising tide levels, and the sinking of the area, however, have led to the basin’s gradual deterioration. The waters of the Potomac River flood the […]

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RV versus van road trip

2020 has been the year to get out on the road. It seems everyone has decided to try an RV trip across the country or to spend the online school semester on four wheels — with record RV sales and more people setting out on their first #vanlife excursion. Even among those who aren’t planning […]

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Expedia Group Goes Deeper on Job Cuts

Expedia Travel Partners Group President Cyril Ranque at the company’s partner conference in 2019. The group will be subject to additional layoffs. Skift Take: These layoffs at Expedia Group aren’t particularly surprising, and were in the offing when travel demand plateaued in many countries starting in July and August. You can expect that Expedia will […]

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Online Travel’s Traveloka Sees Signs for Hope in Southeast Asia Recovery

A pool at the Ritz Carlton Langkawi on Langkawi in Malaysia. It’s set within a 10-million-year-old rainforest on the edge of the Andaman Sea. Ritz Carlton Skift Take: Traveloka says that transactions are back to pre-crisis levels in Thailand and Vietnam, two of its key markets. The resumption of domestic tourism is a hopeful sign […]

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Cozy Walks at Green Lake

Seattle may be known for its dazzling summers, with warm sunny days and an endless amount of outdoor activities to check off your list, but as we transition deeper into fall, the nostalgia of shorts and sundresses is replaced with a new excitement: crisp, fresh air, glowing autumnal foliage, and seasonal latte flavors (you know […]

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Fall Into A Good PNW Read

Fall is my favorite season in the Pacific Northwest. Not only do I love the changing colors and the not-uncommon combo of bright blue skies, sunshine and crisp air, I am not-so-secretly happy that when the days do turn gray and drizzly, it’s the perfect excuse to get my cozy on, curled up indoors with […]

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Travel to Aruba during COVID

It has been almost eight months to the day since we were first mandated to shelter-in-place. Since then, I have become a stay-at-home-mom/preschool teacher/daycare provider/personal chef/house manager… you get the point. Throughout lockdown, I could feel myself pushing away my wanderlust and telling myself that I did not miss travel — the idea of missing […]