French Riviera road trip! Cute villages in the South of France

Come along as we road trip through the south of France with Renault Eurodrive! We explore the beautiful seaside cities of Cannes and Nice, and small mountain villages such as Grasse, Biot, Mougins, and Saint-Paul de Vence. We also check out the incredible Rothschild Villa to take in the gardens and the amazing views of the French Riviera.

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Luxury Travelers Are Paying Premium Prices to Stay in Unheated Igloo Hotels


The Gstaad Igloo Village in Switzerland. Iglu-Dorf

Skift Take: These igloo villages are in the Swiss Alps, with snow tunnels connecting the huts to a sauna, hot tub, and an icy dining room. The rooms β€” including all the furniture – are carved entirely out of snow, and it’s so cold most travelers only stay for one night. Well, these stays certainly fit into the experiences trend.

β€” Isaac Carey

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Jonas Software Rolls Up Hospitality Tech Group to Compete Against Bigger Players

Lisa Diederich / Bobby Hotel

A photo of the lobby of the Bobby Hotel in downtown Nashville. The property uploaded this photo for distribution to online marketing channels via the tech platform Leonardo, which was recently bought by Jonas Software, which has put together a hospitality technology company through acquisitions of Leonardo, MSI, Springer-Miller, and BookAssist. Lisa Diederich / Bobby Hotel

Skift Take: The hotel tech group that Jonas Hospitality has put together through acquisitions of Leonardo, MSI, Springer-Miller, and BookAssist is admittedly small. But its creation says a lot about the pressures to consolidate in hotel tech. Experts debate the pros and cons of such roll-ups.

β€” Sean O’Neill

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Hotels Should Be Careful Not to Underestimate the Impact of the U.S. Government Shutdown


An historic clock tower at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. The partial U.S. government shutdown at area hotels has taken a toll. Bloomberg

Skift Take: As yet another day is added to the shutdown, the impact is felt more deeply. If hotels are forced to send employees home, even more Americans will miss out on paychecks.

β€” Isaac Carey

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TSA Airport Screener Absences Reach 10 Percent as Shutdown Drags On


TSA screeners aren’t being paid through the government shutdown. Many are no longer coming to work. Bloomberg

Skift Take: Except at a few U.S. airports, lines have been moving quickly, despite fewer screeners showing up. But this can’t last forever. Ten percent of all screeners didn’t come to work on Sunday, and that number is increasing each day. Things could get bad.

β€” Brian Sumers

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