Skift Acquires Gadling Travel From AOL

Skift Acquires Gadling Travel From AOL

Filed under: Business, Talking TravelThe Skift team — now the Gadling team, too — in Iceland this May. It’s been quiet here for a while, but that’s about to change. I’m happy to announce that Gadling is becoming part of the Skift family. You may have read about us in this Gadling interview when we launched nearly two years ago. Since then, Skift has become the largest travel industry news and information site in the world. Over the short two years of our existence, our brand has become the lingo in travel. As AOL has decided to focus on MapQuest as the center of its travel strategy, it wanted to find a good home for Gadling. That’s us. Additionally, we’re excited to

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$7.2 Million Cash Found in Suitcases at Panama City Airport

$7.2 Million Cash Found in Suitcases at Panama City Airport

Filed under: Panama, Airports, News, Central America Newsy Travel tip: If you’re trying to smuggle cash into Panama, start using the train. Three Honduran men were arrested at Panama City’s international airport after police found $7.2 million, mostly in $100 bills, in secret compartments in eight pieces of luggage. According to this video from Newsy (Newsy? Really? Really.), officials in Panama believe the money was connected to a drug cartel. Thirty-two officers and airport security staffers have been suspended as a result of the find.Continue reading $7.2 Million Cash Found in Suitcases at Panama City Airport$7.2 Million Cash Found in Suitcases at Panama City Airport originally appeared on Gadling on Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:04:00 EST. Please see our terms for use

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Another Boeing 787 Dreamliner Has a Battery Problem

Another Boeing 787 Dreamliner Has a Battery Problem

Filed under: Asia, Japan, Airlines, News Getty Images Japan Airlines grounded a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft today “after detecting smoke or gases that may have come from faults with the main battery,” according to the BBC. Last year, all 787s were grounded for three months, CBS reports, after a “fire in a lithium ion battery aboard a Japan Airlines 787 parked at Boston’s Logan International Airport. That was followed nine days later by another battery incident that forced an emergency landing in Japan by an All Nippon Airways 787.Continue reading Another Boeing 787 Dreamliner Has a Battery ProblemAnother Boeing 787 Dreamliner Has a Battery Problem originally appeared on Gadling on Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use

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Top 5 Family Travel Destinations for 2014 (and Possibly Beyond)

Top 5 Family Travel Destinations for 2014 (and Possibly Beyond)

Filed under: Business, Europe, North America, Denmark, Iceland, Belize, United States Aol On Winter break just wrapped up–so it’s time to think about what to do when the kids are out of school this summer. Here, the “Wall Street Journal” and Lonely Planet share their top five family travel destinations for 2014. Can’t get to these places this year? Don’t worry, most of them are likely to still be around in 2015.Continue reading Top 5 Family Travel Destinations for 2014 (and Possibly Beyond)Top 5 Family Travel Destinations for 2014 (and Possibly Beyond) originally appeared on Gadling on Thu, 09 Jan 2014 13:09:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments Powered by WPeMatico

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Off-Broadway Comedy ‘Craving for Travel’ Showcases Travel Agents Trying to do the Impossible

<div>Off-Broadway Comedy ‘Craving for Travel’ Showcases Travel Agents Trying to do the Impossible</div>

Filed under: Arts and Culture, North America, United States Facebook/Craving for Travel Joanne and Gary, rival travel agents compete for their industry’s top honor, the Globel Prize, while trying to address their clients’ impossible demands in an Off-Broadway comedy that debuts this week, “Craving for Travel.” The 85-minute, two-actor, 30-character comedy was commissioned and produced by Jim Strong, president of the Dallas-based Strong Travel Services travel agency. “Travel agents are always asked to do the impossible, and this play shows how that is done, from finding the impossible rooms to making dreams come true,” Strong told the “Dallas Morning News.” “I decided to bring it to life on stage as a comedy in New York.” From “Craving for Travel’s” press release: With

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Travel Blogging Turns 20 Today

Travel Blogging Turns 20 Today

Filed under: History, Blogs HP Virtual Museum Today marks the 20th anniversary of what’s believed to be the first travel blog post. So happy birthday to us, and maybe you too! In honor of the occasion, travel bloggers worldwide are raising a glass (ok, they were probably doing that anyway), Jeff Greenwald, the author of that first travel blog post, uploaded from the tourism bureau in Oaxaca, Mexico, reflected back on the experience for “Wired.” A recently-released program called Mosaic was revolutionizing what might be possible on the World Wide Web. “What we hope you’ll do,” the editor [at O’Reilly Media] said, “is write columns for us – from the road. We’ll publish them live, on the GNN [Global Network Navigator, O’Reilly’s

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