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Travel Leaders Group’s Goal for UK Growth and 5 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

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Travel Leaders Group’s Goal for UK Growth and 5 Other Top Digital Stories This Week Barrhead Travels is offering holiday vacation packages to destinations like Pierre & Vacances Village Club Fuerteventura Origo Mare in Las Palmas, Spain, from the UK. Barrhead Travel

Skift Take: This week in digital, Travel Leaders Group has a goal to fill the void left behind following the demise of Thomas Cook. Meanwhile, hotel chain Selina is competing against WeWork in Latin America with networking. — Jasmine Ganaishlal Read the Complete Story On Skift https://travel.atspace.co.uk/travel-leaders-groups-goal-for-uk-growth-and-5-other-top-digital-stories-this-week/

Harry Potter’s house is on Airbnb

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Harry Potter’s house is on Airbnb Harry Potter hardly spent any time in his childhood home, and his one notable experience there wasn’t exactly pleasant, but a trip to the Potter residence in Godric’s Hollow is a must for any true Potter fan. The De Vere House in Lavenham, England, served as Harry’s childhood home in the films, and now it’s available for rent on Airbnb for just $142 per night. But don’t come here expecting a Harry Potter museum. Although it’s just a normal lodging that typically functions as a bed and breakfast, Potter fans will find more magic in the place than the hapless muggle.
Photo: Airbnb
According to the listing, the De Vere House has two four-poster bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms, TV, WiFi internet access, private guest sitting room with log fire and courtyard garden,” and comes with a full English breakfast.
Photo: Airbnb
While not exactly Godric’s Hollow, the town of Lavenham is described as “Britain’s finest medieval village (with over 300 protected h…

Louisiana Bayou Cajun food trail

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Louisiana Bayou Cajun food trail Imagine waking your family up at 9:00 AM on a Saturday morning and saying, “Get dressed, or we’ll be late for the pig slaughter.” For the people of the Louisiana Bayou, it’s as natural as saying, “Get dressed, or you’ll be late for school.” At Lafourche Parish’s Festival of Old Times, arriving late means missing the crucial beginning of what will be an all-day process, and the cornerstone of the fair itself: the slaughter, preparation, and consumption of a pig. As the pig was shot between the eyes with a bolt gun, a mother turned to her son and said, “See? That’s how pork boudin is made.” Unflinching, the boy watched with impressive focus.
In the Bayou, people seem to take as much pleasure in preparing food as actually eating it, which explains why the pig — six hours of shaving, carving, and roasting — is the festival’s main event. In Cajun country, a meal isn’t just something you eat, it’s a journey, and for many Cajuns it’s important to understand…

The Best-Funded Travel Startups Through the End of 2019

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The Best-Funded Travel Startups Through the End of 2019 This November 17, 2016, photo shows Airbnb Founders, from left to right, Nathan Blecharczyk (now chief strategy officer and chairman of Airbnb China), Joe Gebbia (now head of product development team Samara), and CEO Brian Chesky speak onstage at the Airbnb Open event in Los Angeles. Airbnb is the best-funded travel startup in the world as of late 2019. Mike Windle / Airbnb Newsroom

Skift Take: The travel industry has at least 10 young private companies that have each raised more than $500 million so far while continuing to seek an exit for their investors. That's a remarkable boom in travel startups compared with a decade ago. — Sean O'Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift http://travel.atspace.co.uk/the-best-funded-travel-startups-through-the-end-of-2019/

The Top 10 Skift Research Reports in 2019

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The Top 10 Skift Research Reports in 2019

Skift Take: Heading into 2020, we handpicked 10 reports we published in 2019 that touch upon the most important topics and trends in travel. These themes should be top of mind moving forward. — Haixia Wang Read the Complete Story On Skift http://travel.atspace.co.uk/the-top-10-skift-research-reports-in-2019/

The Best-Funded Travel Startups Through the End of 2019

The Best-Funded Travel Startups Through the End of 2019 This November 17, 2016, photo shows Airbnb Founders, from left to right, Nathan Blecharczyk (now chief strategy officer and chairman of Airbnb China), Joe Gebbia (now head of product development team Samara), and CEO Brian Chesky speak onstage at the Airbnb Open event in Los Angeles. Airbnb is the best-funded travel startup in the world as of late 2019. Mike Windle / Airbnb Newsroom

Skift Take: The travel industry has at least 10 young private companies that have each raised more than $500 million so far while continuing to seek an exit for their investors. That's a remarkable boom in travel startups compared with a decade ago. — Sean O'Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift https://travel.atspace.co.uk/the-best-funded-travel-startups-through-the-end-of-2019/

The Top 10 Skift Research Reports in 2019

The Top 10 Skift Research Reports in 2019

Skift Take: Heading into 2020, we handpicked 10 reports we published in 2019 that touch upon the most important topics and trends in travel. These themes should be top of mind moving forward. — Haixia Wang Read the Complete Story On Skift https://travel.atspace.co.uk/the-top-10-skift-research-reports-in-2019/

Prince William announces Earthshot

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Prince William announces Earthshot Prince William is using his royal voice to address the threats facing our planet. In a video shared on social media and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, Prince William announced that he will award five prizes each year between 2020 and 2030 to “individuals, teams, or collaborations — scientists, activists, economists, leaders, governments, banks, businesses, cities, and countries — anyone who is making a substantial development or outstanding contribution to solving our environmental challenges.”
The Earthshot Prize, announced on December 31, aims to reward 50 solutions to environmental issues such as “climate and energy, nature and biodiversity, oceans, air pollution and freshwater” that Prince William has dubbed the “world’s greatest problems.” In 2020, the first set of specific challenges will be announced to mark the official kick-off to the contest.












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Australia fires forces move to beach

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Australia fires forces move to beach The devastating Australian brushfires that have been raging for many weeks did not even take a day of rest to ring in the new year. There are currently 100 fires burning in the state of New South Wales and a dozen in Victoria.
In Mallacoota, a beach town in southeastern Australia, people were forced to evacuate their homes and take refuge on the beach, as blazes swept in and triggered an alarm bell at 8:00 AM on Tuesday. “It should have been daylight but it was black like midnight and we could hear the fire roaring,” said local resident David Jeffrey to the BBC. “We were all terrified for our lives.” Some people hopped in boats and waited on the water.
In Batemans Bay, a little further north in NSW, similar scenes played out, with people sitting on the beach next to life rafts while their towns were burning down. They were ready to take to the waters if conditions worsened.


Batemans Bay residents are now evacuating to the beach, these are the scene…

Prince William announces Earthshot

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Prince William announces Earthshot Prince William is using his royal voice to address the threats facing our planet. In a video shared on social media and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, Prince William announced that he will award five prizes each year between 2020 and 2030 to “individuals, teams, or collaborations — scientists, activists, economists, leaders, governments, banks, businesses, cities, and countries — anyone who is making a substantial development or outstanding contribution to solving our environmental challenges.”
The Earthshot Prize, announced on December 31, aims to reward 50 solutions to environmental issues such as “climate and energy, nature and biodiversity, oceans, air pollution and freshwater” that Prince William has dubbed the “world’s greatest problems.” In 2020, the first set of specific challenges will be announced to mark the official kick-off to the contest.












Voir cette publication sur Instagram























Une publication partagée par Kensington Palace (@kensing…

Australia fires forces move to beach

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Australia fires forces move to beach The devastating Australian brushfires that have been raging for many weeks did not even take a day of rest to ring in the new year. There are currently 100 fires burning in the state of New South Wales and a dozen in Victoria.
In Mallacoota, a beach town in southeastern Australia, people were forced to evacuate their homes and take refuge on the beach, as blazes swept in and triggered an alarm bell at 8:00 AM on Tuesday. “It should have been daylight but it was black like midnight and we could hear the fire roaring,” said local resident David Jeffrey to the BBC. “We were all terrified for our lives.” Some people hopped in boats and waited on the water.
In Batemans Bay, a little further north in NSW, similar scenes played out, with people sitting on the beach next to life rafts while their towns were burning down. They were ready to take to the waters if conditions worsened.


Batemans Bay residents are now evacuating to the beach, these are the scene…

Hotel Data Giant STR Acquired for $450 Million

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Hotel Data Giant STR Acquired for $450 Million Park Central Hotel New York. CoStar Group will acquire STR, the premier global provider of data on hotel performance and market dynamics, for $450 million in an all-cash deal. Park Central Hotel New York / Facebook

Skift Take: Data and analytics are not just vital in the contemporary hospitality ecosystem but also big business. CoStar's acquisition of STR shows the overlap between traditional commercial real estate and the global hotel market. — Andrew Sheivachman Read the Complete Story On Skift https://travel.atspace.co.uk/hotel-data-giant-str-acquired-for-450-million/

Best cheap hostels under $30 a night

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Best cheap hostels under $30 a night Aspirational travel can be more like reality than you think. Sure, that 19-star safari lodge and the private island in the Maldives might be a little out of your price range right now, but the experiences those luxury accommodations facilitate can be had for a much lower price. We consulted with Hostelworld to find everything from a Swiss adventure chalet to a shack on the beach in Zanzibar that can all be had for under $30 a night.
1. African Bush Backpackers

Marloth Park, South Africa

Price: from $13.42 per night
Photo: African Bush Backpackers/Facebook
Right on the border of fabled Kruger National Park, you’ll find 7,500-acre Marloth Park, a smaller yet still spectacular setting and home to the African Bush Backpackers hostel. In stark contrast to the luxe glamping lodges inside Kruger, this modest accommodation provides clean, comfortable rooms set in straw huts with easy access to wild animals. That doesn’t mean you’ll have giraffes walking rig…

David Chang calls out ethnic aisle

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David Chang calls out ethnic aisle David Chang is a celebrity chef, TV host, and the proprietor of iconic restaurants like Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York City. He’s also an outspoken advocate for cuisines that are underappreciated and misunderstood in America. His latest crusade is against the so-called “ethnic” aisle at the supermarket. On a recent episode of his podcast, The David Chang Show, he called it “the last bastion of racism that you can see in full daylight in retail America.”
Typically, the supermarket “ethnic” food aisle (sometimes more appropriately termed the “international” section) combines ingredients like Goya Sazon, soy sauce, and coconut milk in one place for shoppers making meals inspired by cultures other than American. Some shoppers might consider this lumping together of ingredients from disparate cultures a mere convenience. To people of color and immigrants, the feeling is much different.
As a recent story in the Washington Post points out, relegating ingr…