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Travel deals: Free ski lift tickets in Telluride and two-for-one safaris in Africa – Washington Post

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe. The Meridian Club, a private island resort on Pine Cay in Turks and Caicos, is discounting stays by 50 percent. Rooms at the property, which reopened on Wednesday after a renovation, start at $310 a night, down from $620. Add 12 percent tax and 10 percent service […]

Online travel firm GetYourGuide raises $75 million – Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Berlin-based online travel booking firm GetYourGuide has raised $75 million to expand its offering that helps tourists book activities at their destinations ranging from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to shark diving in Cape Town. GetYourGuide specializes in so-called in-destination activities and says it is experiencing explosive growth with nearly half of […]

CTrip Group snaps up travel search startup Trip.com – TechCrunch

Trip.com, a travel discovery app formerly known as Gogobot, is getting acquired amid a flurry of activity surrounding trip discovery tools and companies — and the emerging presence of Airbnb’s foray into finding experiences. The acquisition comes amid the specter of Airbnb, which has been explicit about looking to become an “experience” engine. If you […]

2nd Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump’s New Travel Ban – New York Times

In response to Wednesday’s ruling, a Justice Department spokesman, Ian Prior, referred to his statement the day before: “Today’s ruling is incorrect, fails to properly respect the separation of powers, and has the potential to cause serious negative consequences for our national security.” The cases have presented the rare spectacle of a president’s own words […]

Google will stop feeding airfare data to travel websites – The Verge – The Verge

Google will stop feeding airfare data to travel websites – The Verge – The Verge

Tiny startup Trip.com has been acquired by Chinese travel giant Ctrip – a move that could shake up the travel industry – Business Insider

Trip.com CEO Travis KatzTravis Katz In a move that sends a subtle signal to US travel titans Expedia and Priceline, Chinese travel giant Ctrip has bought a tiny US startup called Trip.com. Trip.com was founded in 2010 by former Myspace exec Travis Katz and employs 25 people in Palo Alto, California. The purchase indicates the […]

Record Thanksgiving air travel could boost U.S. airlines – Reuters – Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. airline profits in the first nine months of 2017 fell 20 percent year over year, but the busiest Thanksgiving travel period in more than a decade could give carriers a boost, according to an industry trade group on Wednesday. Despite posting a collective 3.8 percent revenue increase, steep upticks in […]

Google’s Pixelbook is my new favorite travel buddy – TechCrunch

The Google Pixelbook is a bit of an odd duck among notebooks, or among tablets – or even among notebook/tablet hybrids. It’s a Chromebook, which by now is an established category, though one with very specific appeal; and it runs Android apps, which makes it feel very much like an iPad competitor. It’s a great […]

UPDATE: ‘The Onion’ Has Halted Production On Our Travel Tips Video Narrated By Jeremy Piven – The Onion (satire)

CHICAGO—In light of recent developments, The Onion has made the difficult decision to halt production on an upcoming travel tips video that would have been narrated by Jeremy Piven. The 45-second video would have featured Mr. Piven’s pre-recorded voice placed over still images of vacation spots as well as text bullet points. Although we had […]

Google will stop feeding airfare data to travel websites – The Verge

Google will stop feeding airfare data to travel websites – The Verge

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