With a population of only 300,000, Iceland can feel like the most isolated place on earth, yet its capital Reykjavik, is only a three-hour flight from London and just under six from New York. Reykjavik is relaxed and welcoming, yet possesses a cultural life that holds its own against other European capitals. Most buildings are
https://www.expedia.com/Amalfi-Coast.d180060.Destination-Travel-Guides The Amalfi Coast stretches for 30 miles along the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in Southern Italy. There are some places that are so famous and so legendary that even before you set foot there, it feels familiar. The Amalfi Coast or “road of a thousand bends” is one such place. This route
Oct.26 — Mark Okerstrom, chief executive officer at Expedia, discusses third-quarter results, the sales boost from home rentals through HomeAway, and the company’s strategy in China. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on “Bloomberg Markets.” .
https://www.expedia.com/Tuscany.d601686.Destination-Travel-Guides Tuscany is a legendary region in central Italy that stretches from the Apennine Mountains to the west coast, meandering through endless vineyards, medieval towns and the impossibly beautiful cities of Florence, Siena and Pisa. In today’s modern world, defined by alarm clocks, deadlines and traffic jams, Tuscany lures travelers with the promise of a warmer, gentler
http://www.expedia.com/Paris.d179898.Destination-Travel-Guides Paris, the capital of France, attracts 42 million visitors a year. You can start your Paris tour on the metro, on foot, or with a taxi or bicycle; the city is easily navigable on all fronts. Visit the Arc de Triomphe in the center of the city and marvel at its graceful lines and
Winding roads through the beautiful Vipava Valley countryside © Dan Flying Solo Lonely Planet Trailblazer Daniel Clarke of Dan Flying Solo recently took a trip to Slovenia’s lush Vipava Valley – one of our Best in Europe destinations for 2018. From dazzling countryside to world-class wine, he shares his discoveries with us… I’ve been vocal
As one of the thought leaders in Expedia’s cloud migration, the Expedia Global Payments BI group architected, designed, and built a complete cloud data mart solution from the ground-up using the AWS stack and Tableau Online. In this session, we will discuss our technical architecture at a high level, and dive deeper into our methodology
The four most recent editions of Best in Travel © Lonely Planet Of all the amazing places and travel experiences on Earth, how do we choose the best for the year ahead? It’s a decision we do not take lightly. Read on for an overview of how the magic happens. 1. The survey The annual
Mark Okerstrom, CEO of Expedia, spoke at Skift Global Forum 2017 about taking over the company after the departure of a long-serving CEO, and the challenges of leading a multi-brand booking giant. Get details about future Skift events at http://forum.skift.com.
Rob with kite runners in Kabul, Afghanistan © Rob Lendon Meet community-level Pathfinder Rob Lendon, whose blog asecondlife.co.uk takes you down the road less-travelled, using exploration to motivate people to be more adventurous and, crucially, happy! Give us the low down on your blog My blog is a creative outlet for me to share my
https://www.expedia.com/lp/destinations/178293 New York City is an international metropolis built on the shoulders of immigrants and their descendants. New York City is home to eight million people, and the city receives more than 50 million visitors per year. Your New York City tour should include sampling the food of hundreds of different cultures, and you can
http://www.expedia.com/Las-Vegas.d178276.Destination-Travel-Guides Step out of the ordinary world and into the glittering, wild spread of “Sin City,” better known as Las Vegas, Nevada. Test your luck in the numerous casinos lining the city and then indulge in some Las Vegas sightseeing – will you win big or head home empty-handed? The main drag, also called “The
Where in the world could you spot these two dapper gents? Find out in our quiz © Anders Blomqvist / Lonely Planet Do you know which sub-Saharan African country has Spanish as its official language? Or which Hindu celebration is known as the Festival of Lights? Test your knowledge of travel trivia with the October
Natasha and Cameron admiring the view in Kauai © The World Pursuit Lonely Planet Pathfinders Natasha and Cameron of The World Pursuit recently traveled to Hawaii to check out some of its most amazing landscapes and beaches. It’s easy to see why Hawaii is one of the most alluring destinations in the world. The islands
https://www.expedia.com/Austin.d178234.Destination-Travel-Guides Welcome to Austin, home to nearly 900,000 people. The capital of Texas attracts a number of young, talented university students, which has prompted a good-natured culture war between the newcomers and the city’s longtime residents. So far, the latter group seems to be winning, thanks to their dedication to the Keep Austin Weird campaign.
https://www.expedia.com/Glasgow.d1334.Destination-Travel-Guides Just over an hour west of Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, is the city of Glasgow. Explore this city’s unique blend of style and character at George Square, the center of it all. The Gallery of Modern Art is a five-minute walk southwest from here. Guarding the entrance to the gallery is the Duke of Wellington