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New Report Details Six Future 'Traveler Tribes'

<i>Photo courtesy of Thinkstock</i><p>Look back at the last 15 years, look at how much the world has changed, and imagine what our world will look like in …

The Sharing Economy Is On The Brink Of Disrupting Business Travel

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dan Ruch is the founder and CEO of Rocketrip.</i><p>The foundations of the business-travel ecosystem are under more strain than ever before. U.S. companies are projected to spend $310 billion on business travel in 2015 (up 6.2 percent from last year), but <i>how</i> they spend that money has become …

The Future of Meetings: How Planners and Destinations are Leveraging Knowledge to Drive Attendance

Destination marketing organizations (DMOs), convention bureaus, hotels and venue owners are differentiating their meetings product in new and …

Sustainable travel | National Geographic Traveller (UK)

The first hotel on Lake Garda to be awarded five stars was Lefay Resort, a spa retreat on the Riviera dei Limoni in Gargnano, one of the prettiest …

Amazon Pushes Into Yet Another Business -- Hotels

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- <b>Amazon</b> (AMZN) on Monday quietly launched a new feature called Amazon Destinations as a subset of its deals app Amazon Local …

Hospitality

Equinox to Open a Gym-Centric Hotel at Hudson Yards

Upscale fitness chain <b>Equinox</b> has announced plans to open at many as 75 fitness-centric hotels around the world, and the first one is going to be located in the Hudson Yards megaproject on Manhattan's West Side. (This makes sense, as the project's developer, Related, acquired Equinox in 2006.) The …

Hotels

Rethinking Hotel Communications for a Multi-Screen World

This is an excerpt from our latest FREE Skift Trends Report, <b>Travel Brands in a Multi-Screen World</b>, brought to you in partnership with <b>Adobe</b>.<p>A …

Amazon Travel Launches New Brand, Amazon Destinations

Amazon pulled the trigger and has quietly launched its much-awaited new hotel product and brand, Amazon Destinations.<p>Skift broke the story in …

Zuckerberg sees ‘virtual travel’ in future

During a written question-and-answer session available at his Facebook page on Wednesday, Zuckerberg said that the technology will one day let people …

Morning News: JetBlue May Enter the Airport Hotel Business

The airline is in talks to develop a hotel at New York’s JFK International, The Wall Street Journal reports.<p>JetBlue is joining MCR Development in talks to develop an airport hotel inside Eero Saarinen’s historic Terminal 5 building at JFK. (Andre Balazs was considering a property there but “dropped …

Airlines

Historic Astor Hotel to Join Curio – A Collection by Hilton

Hilton Worldwide Welcomes First Curio in Paris<p>April 14, 2015 | This information originated in U.K. English.<p>Gallery Photos...<p><b>PARIS, and McLEAN, Va. -</b> …

Airbus manages to cram another seat in every row of economy

Anyone who has flown economy class in recent years knows that airline seats are bigger and more comfortable than ever, making the air travel experience a pleasure.<p>Ahaha. Just kidding.<p>To the contrary, of course, seats are getting small enough that federal regulators are concerned, as they could be a …

Alibaba launches Alitrip into hotel IT solutions space

Alibaba Group has made the first big announcement regarding its standalone travel business alitrip.com, and it’s all about the “hotel of the …

How Apple Is Changing The Attendee Hotel Experience

Since the beginning of the millennium, Apple has had a profound impact on the world, and those effects have played a big role in each of your …

Generator Paris

"Hostel" isn't the first word that comes to mind when you step into the freshly opened Generator Paris—from its sheer size alone (916 beds across eight floors) to the supremely Instagrammable communal spaces (where Tom Dixon lights are paired with flea market scores) that could give boutique hotels …

Hotels

VisitBritain welcomes £10m funding for Northern tourism

Announced on Friday (27 March) by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Culture Secretary Sajid Javid, the funding is expected to pump £177m into the …

Rio de Janeiro Deal with Airbnb Adds Olympic Lodging Options

Online home share startup Airbnb has signed a deal to become the official “alternative accommodations” sponsor of the 2016 Olympics.<p>Official Olympic …

<b>The Future of Meetings: How Planners and Destinations are Leveraging Knowledge to Drive Attendance</b><p>Meetings and events have always revolved around …

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Interview: Starwood Founder Launches His New 1Hotels Brand

If you’re the person who created W Hotels and St. Regis Hotels, where do you go after that?<p>Barry Sternlicht, founder and CEO of Starwood Capital …

Hotel chains dominant online despite OTA growth

Throughout 2014, OTAs spent aggressively on advertising, both digital and traditional, to drive incremental booking activity and increase …

In an Age of One-to-One Marketing, Hospitality Class Prepares Students for an Industry Transformed

Sign up for LivingSocial Escapes, select Washington, D.C., as your location, and you might be offered “featured hotel deals for you,” such as a room …

Americans traveled by air in record numbers in 2014

Airlines flew a record number of passengers in the U.S. last year, and Los Angeles International Airport again was the second-busiest airport in the nation.<p>The number of passengers in the U.S. soared 2.5% to a record high of 848.1 million in 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation said. …

Airports

Catering Tips Everyone Must Know To Throw A Spectacular Corporate Event

When you are holding a corporate event, for whatever reason, it is important that you plan everything right down to the tiniest detail. After all, …

Customer Service

STA Travel Launches New Business Travel Brand Aimed at Millennials

<i>Photo courtesy of Thinkstock</i><p>STA Travel is targeting young business travelers with the launch of its latest brand, STA Travel Business, according to …

The State of Luxury Hotel Marketing Organizations According to Their Top CEOs

In the vast space between independent hotels and global hotel brands sit several hospitality consortia and organizations that provide some of the …

Customer Experience vs. Customer Engagement: What's the Difference?

We all have a love-hate relationship with business talk. On one hand, it gives a standard set of terms that allow us to communicate efficiently, and …