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 […]

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 […]

TSA Administrator: No need for airport-like security for rail travel – CNBC

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

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 […]

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

Google announced that it will be shutting off developer access to a feed that automates data for airfare search engines, in a move that could effect third-party travel sites. It’s also a sign that Google is becoming increasingly interested in competing with the big names in travel services like Expedia and Orbitz. The search giant […]

Trump’s newest travel ban still wouldn’t have prevented any terrorism-related deaths – Washington Post

President Trump attends a meeting on tax policy with business leaders at the White House on Tuesday. (Michael Reynolds/European Pressphoto Agency-EFE) President Trump’s response to terrorist attacks is fairly predictable. Shortly after the attacks occur — assuming they’re presumed to have been committed by individuals who might be linked to the Islamic State — Trump […]

Record Thanksgiving air travel could boost US airlines – 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 […]

Manafort’s 3 US Passports and Travel Alias Make Him a ‘Serious’ Flight Risk – New York Magazine

Homeward bound. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is a globe-trotting millionaire with a nebulous net worth who holds three U.S. passports and has traveled under an alias to China, Ecuador, and Mexico this year, all of which makes him a “serious” flight risk, prosecutors said in a court filing Tuesday. […]

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