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Mobile travel is not ready for take-off

Most of the world's leading travel companies have struggled to deliver apps that function reliably or offer an engaging, intuitive experience. …

Mobile

SWOT Analysis of a National Tourism Market: Australia's Example

Australia has a robust and detailed tourism research infrastructure that puts data and numbers behind the tourism economy of the country. Tourism …

How to Do Social Customer Service Right — Digital Marketing News This Week

This week we’re talking about social media marketing.<p>For many travel brands, social media is maturing, evolving from a fun novelty into a legitimate …

Asian markets mixed amid fears over oil, Italy's referendum

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday as concerns over an OPEC oil production cut and Italy's constitutional referendum cast …

Stock Markets

The Mobile Hotel Room Where You Sleep Under the Northern Lights

There’s nothing quite like driving out to the countryside and away from the light pollutionto for a romantic couple of hours gazing up at the …

Northern Lights

U.S. companies hope Trump will stick to business roots, back Cuba ties | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. companies are looking for ways to persuade President-elect Donald Trump to soften his threats to cancel the Obama administration’s opening to Cuba, a reversal they fear could cost them hundreds of millions of dollars.<p>U.S. President-elect Donald Trump yells to members of …

Cuba

Sky-high Living in the Mountains: Luxury Ski Resort To Open in Park City

The 10-acre new development will offer 63 contemporary residences in Utah<p>A new development atop Canyons Village, Utah, is offering 63 residences to …

New tiny house design exposes framing and electrical

Looking unfinished on purpose<p>Further proof that you can fit just about any trendy decor style in a tiny house: the Bunk Box from Portland, OR-based builder Shelter Wise offers "industrial chic" vibes in a trim 125 square feet. Shelter Wise, whose Hikari model unveiled this past spring packs in 14 …

Manhattan’s Jenga Tower Tops List of Most Expensive Sales

Project that stalled in the midst of the financial crisis is now almost sold out<p>A penthouse at Manhattan’s “Jenga” tower topped the list of most …

Real Estate

This Ikea Hack For Families Who Cosleep Is Truly Genius

If your kiddos are the type to wake up in the middle of the night and crawl into your bed, or you got sick of that and already started cosleeping so …

How to Maintain Your Yoga Practice (For Free) While You Travel

<i>By Christina Garofalo for ShermansTravel</i><p>Every September, hotels ramp up their wellness offerings to honor National Yoga Month. While a discounted yoga package with your stay is nice, the beauty of yoga is that you can do it anytime, anywhere. As celebrity yoga instructor Rodney Yee once said: "The …

5 Luxury Trends That Changed the Way We Travel

Luxury Travel changes every single year, with more and more eccentric habits coming alive. Nowadays, a fancy hotel isn’t enough to be cool or have an …

Best Western joins franchising fray with SureStay

PHOENIX—After 70 years of focusing on being a membership organization that promotes annual agreements with the hotels in its system, Best Western …

Starwood Capital launching Principal, a luxury hotel brand

Starwood Capital is launching a luxury hotel brand in the U.K. called Principal.<p>The brand, which will be formed out of what’s now known as PH Hotels, …

Ritz-Carlton blurs lines between business and pleasure for corporate events

Image courtesy of Ritz-CarltonThe Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is innovating in the meetings and events space by encouraging organizers to book with …

Hospitality

Does ‘Million Dollar Listing’ End Up Selling Million Dollar Listings?

Plans for a $20 million Dubai development, a new city proposed for Australia, and other news from around the world<p>Backstabbing. Deal-making. …