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How Well Do You Know Hotel Brands?

Did you know that a whopping 146 hotel brands are parts of the worldwide portfolios of only ten lodging brands? Those lodging companies include, in …

Decentralized Travel Distribution Platform Eliminates Middlemen to Make Your Trips Cheaper

Outbound trips worldwide had grown by 3.9 percent in the first eight months of 2017, according to the ITB World Travel Trends Report. With low-cost …

Blockchain

Marriott's Revamp of Aloft and Element Points to the Future of Select Service Hotels

After Marriott purchased Starwood Hotels & Resorts for $13.3 billion in September 2016, a tough question emerged: What would Marriott do with all …

Hospitality

AI, virtual reality make inroads in tourism sector

A hotel room automatically adjusting to the tastes of each guest, virtual reality headsets as brochures: the tourism sector is starting to embrace …

Virtual Reality

The brands and hotel rooms of Marriott International, by the numbers

Marriott International became the largest hotel company in the world when it purchased Starwood Hotels and Resorts last year.<p>Prior to that, it was a family company started by John Willard Marriott in 1927. The company began with a root beer stand in Washington, D.C. The stand had nine stools, and …

Why Expedia or Priceline Might Just Be the Next Great Hotel Brand

What if Expedia, Priceline, and TripAdvisor had their own hotels?<p>What if there were less need for hotel owners to rely on hotel management companies …

Hospitality

Jumeirah Group Launches New Upscale Hotel Brand

To keep up with the growing demand for unique travel experiences, The Jumeirah Group has launched a second upscale brand.<p>The Dubai-based luxury hotel …

Square has acquired a 32-year-old restaurant delivery company

Square has acquired Entrees On-Trays, a 32-year-old restaurant delivery platform. The plan is to expand the footprint of its on-demand food delivery service, Caviar, in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area.<p>There were a few factors Square took into consideration in its acquisition of Entrees On-Trays, …

Airbnb has just made booking easier for cash-strapped travellers

We’ve all been there – desperate to book the perfect vacation in a lovely Airbnb and without the necessary funds to pay for it. But, thanks to a new feature from the home rental site, travellers who are low on dough will be able to put down a payment for their accommodation, and save the rest of …

Travelers

More Americans Are Drinking Coffee Every Day This Year

More Americans are drinking a daily cup of coffee in 2017, a reversal of four years of declines, as gourmet brews gain in popularity, according to an …

Gourmet Rainbow Popcorn

Make snacking the best part of your movie-going experience by digging into this gourmet rainbow popcorn. Each one-pound bag of this yummy snack …

Bauer launches Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Card

Share Email Comments<p>Bauer Media’s <i>Gourmet Traveller</i> has teamed up with Edge to launch a new self-branded restaurant card. The Gourmet Traveller …

Cloughmills crochet knitting image hooks village

<b>It's Cloughmills, but not - or knit - as you may know it.</b><p>The County Antrim village has been painstakingly recreated in wool over the last seven months by 30 members of the Cloughmills Crochet Club.<p>May Aitcheson started the club six years ago.<p>"I went to Cushendall to see a small model village people …

Gin craze sees number of UK distilleries double in five years

The UKâs love affair with gin is showing no signs of drying up, and the craze for craft varieties of the spirit has seen the number of distilleries …

Can You Build A Downtown From Scratch? Londonderry, N.H. Is Going To Find Out

Nearly 300 years since its founding, the town of Londonderry is about the get something it’s never had before.<p>Private developers are looking to …

Where to find the best pub grub in Northern Ireland

In the last few years pub grub has really upped its game, with pub-goers being treated to menus that are tasty, seasonal and well executed.<p>Take for …

Northern Ireland notches up a year without a government

THIS year will mark two decades since the Good Friday Agreement brought an end to years of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. But as the …

Great Britain

Pubs in Ireland to open on Good Friday after 90-year-old ban is lifted

Irish pub owners are celebrating after a 90-year-old ban on the sale of alcohol on religious holidays was lifted.<p>The ruling means that pubs in the country can serve alcohol on Good Friday for the first time in almost a century.<p>The law, entitled the intoxicating liquor bill 2017, was unanimously …

Free National Drinking Water Network Aims To Fight Plastic Bottle Waste

You could fill up for free at thousands of shops and cafes.<p>Sami Sert via Getty Images<p>The scheme aims to prevent the use of tens of millions of …

Water sports center is built from old shipping containers

<b>The project in Denmark is a good object lesson.</b><p>Designboom shows a new water sports center in Halsskov, Denmark, that is built out of old shipping …

The Latte Levy Is Coming Because You Can’t Recycle A Starbucks Paper Cup

<i>By: Bill McCool</i>So that Starbucks paper cup in your hand? Yeah, you can’t recycle that.While the paper on the cup itself is made from recyclable …

The surprising solution to ocean plastic

Can we solve the problem of ocean plastic pollution and end extreme poverty at the same time? That's the ambitious goal of The Plastic Bank: a …

26 eco-friendly alternatives for things you use every day

As I'm writing this, it isn't possible for millions of humans to live on Mars. The closest we've gotten so far is watching Matt Damon try to grow …

Event Organizers Benefit From Personalized Emails

Email marketing technology and automation company Vision6 announced a partnership with Eventbrite on Wednesday that is intended to make event …

Email Helps Drive Event Marketing, Study Says

Email marketing ranks a close second as a useful tool for promoting in-person events, according to a new study by Certain. Of 151 event marketers …

Marketing

Learn What Event Management Is and How It Differs From Planning

“<i>What kind of work do you do?</i>” is a commonly asked question upon meeting someone for the first time. If your reply is, “I am in event management,” …

Project Management

How Tech Will Transform Event Management [Infographic]

In-person events are valuable for the benefits that come with meeting people, networking, and learning off-screen, but technology is playing a larger …

Here's how many tourists came to Nashville last year, setting a new record

Nashville remained a tourist hot spot in 2017, attracting a record 14.5 million visitors. That's a 4.6 percent increase from 13.9 million visitors in …

Digital Trends 2018: Are Brands and Customers on the Same Page? [Infographic]

Last year, digital agency Code Computerlove looked at how brands and consumers react to various technology trends, and then summarized its findings …

Revolutionize Your Event Planning With These 7 Technological Innovations

These 7 tech tools can help your next event go off without a hitch.<p>Event planning can be a nightmare when your team members are operating on different wavelengths. Minor details end up triple-checked while mission-critical items are overlooked, meaning you're fighting even more of an uphill battle …

Event Planning