Jean-Baptiste

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What cities have been most Googled in the world so far this year?

If you want to get to the latest popular travel destination before the crowds, it’s time to start planning a trip to Reykjavik, Havana, Toronto, Mexico City or Tokyo.<p>Those five cities have seen the greatest increase in travel-related searches this year, according to research from Google. The …

Travel

Follow These Three Tips for Designing the Perfect Podcast Icon

So you're starting a podcast. You've spent untold hours hammering out the format, and sweat the details on everything from subject matter to episode …

Graphic Design

World's tallest and longest glass bridge closes after just two weeks

A 430-metre-long glass bridge in China has closed after just 13 days after opening due to being "overwhelmed" by visitors.<p>The Zhangjiajie Grand …

TripAdvisor Wants a Piece of Hotels' Book-Direct Special Rates

TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer wants hotel chains such as Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and InterContinental Hotels Group to offer their special, …

These Incredible Hotel Bathrooms Will Leave You With Serious Wanderlust

If beautiful bathrooms are right up your street, you're about to be served a serious dose of wanderlust and envy.<p>There's nothing better than taking …

Hilton CEO Heaps Praise on His 'Good Partners' the Online Travel Agencies

In February, Hilton Worldwide launched its biggest advertising campaign yet, pointed very directly at one main target: online travel agencies (OTAs), …

9 Quick Brunch Recipes to Compensate for Daylight Savings Time

Spring forward with these quick brunch dishes.<p>Just because you're losing an hour of sleep this weekend, doesn't mean you can't still sleep in and …

12 unusual, strange and downright bizarre hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — When it comes to travel, most of us usually look for hotels that are conveniently located, affordable and comfortable. But sometimes, we want something out of the ordinary.<p>Need inspiration? These 12 eccentric hotels highlighted by TripAdvisor provide an unforgettable sleep:<p>1. Inntel Hotel …

Celebrity-owned hotels: Check in with Clint Eastwood, other stars | CNN Travel

Top hotel concierge secrets revealed

Concierges are often overlooked as a resource for insider information on any given destination—called upon instead for last-minute theatre tickets, restaurant reservations, and the like—but they're also experts at the destinations they represent.<p>"Certified Indigenous," a new book released by The …

Emilia-Romagna: Italy's gastronomic paradise

The original home of balsamic vinegar, Parmesan cheese, Parma ham and Bolognese sauce, the region of Emilia-Romagna is one of Italy’s culinary superstars. Here, eating well is a simple fact of life. How could it be otherwise in this abundantly fertile region, an agricultural powerhouse since Roman …

Is This the Most Romantic Restaurant in the World?

Grotta Palazzese has drawn praise for its atmosphere and beauty, but some visitors say the food was overpriced and lacked flavor. Traveler readers suggest where spend Valentine's Day instead.<p>Objectively speaking, the Grotta Palazzese in Puglia, Italy, is sweeping with romance: Tucked inside a …

10 great European road trips you must do in your lifetime

Driving need not be the chore that it has become for many of us as we struggle along stop-start commuter routes, or Britain’s overcrowded motorways. It can be a brilliant way to explore a landscape and enjoy the sights en route. To help inspire you, our experts have selected 10 of the best drives …

New train recreates hotel atmosphere with wood interiors and views from the foot of Mount Fuji

It’s <b>a much better way to enjoy Mount Fuji</b> than from a speeding bullet train.<p>When visitors to Japan travel between Tokyo and Osaka by Shinkansen, a …

5 Reasons to Love the Four Seasons App

The best travel tech innovations – like immediate, discreet access to the Hotel Concierge – keep the focus on precious holiday experiences, rather …

2015 in Review: Hotel Industry Trends, Digital Hotel Marketing and Revenue Management

The 11 most important hotel openings of 2016

A new year brings new everything -- new goals, new challenges, new plans, and (fortunately for us) new hotels. We've already gone the nostalgic route, taking you on a tour of the hot new hotels of 2015, so now we're looking ahead at the brand-new hotels that will open their doors in 2016.<p>Of course, …

Hospitality

6 Charts Showing Which Countries Have Strongest Tourism Brands

There are never a shortage of factors contributing to travelers’ interests in and perceptions of destinations and one needs to look no further than …

World's Best Cruises for 2016

It's a new year, with new horizons ahead—which can be explored quite literally, when you set sail on one of these noteworthy cruises. From innovative …

The most photographed hotels in the world according to Instagram -

If you live in the world of travel, food or fashion, it’s likely that Instagram has taken over your life. With more and more people posting holiday …

Peking Duck Burgers Take on McDonald's and Its Big Macs in China

BEIJING — It's hamburger versus duck burger in China's capital.<p>China's leading Peking duck chain, Da Dong, is deploying the iconic Chinese dish along with an American twist to take on giant rival McDonald's.<p>A new branch of the restaurant's chief offering is the Classic Crispy Lean Roast Duck …

McDonald's

Where Flight Search Engines Fail

This post has long been an overdue explanation of why we started Flystein. If you don’t know what Flystein is, then you need to know two things about …

San Francisco

The Most Viewed Travel YouTube Videos of 2015

This year’s in-flight safety videos became a little more sociable and hotel videos portrayed how guests can belong anywhere — add in a taste of …

Porto on a plate: a perfect day in Portugal's food capital

When it comes to talent in the kitchen, Porto knows few rivals in Portugal. With the Atlantic on its doorstep, the Douro vineyards rolling east and the Trás-os-Montes producing smoked meats in its <i>fumeiros</i> and tangy cheeses <i>-</i> the city cherry picks the finest regional produce.<p>So loosen the belt and …

Paris by pastry: five patisserie icons and where to find them

Even the mildest sweet tooth will be unable to resist the allure of Paris’ patisseries. They are designed to tempt: the glisten of glaze on a strawberry here, the fluffy puff of cream there, the sheen of perfectly tempered chocolate over there… Fortunately, Paris is about nothing if not giving in …

The First Floating Hotel in Paris to Open on the Seine

Paris is about to get a hotel in the middle of the Seine. Called Off-Paris Seine, the new three-star property will be housed in a converted catamaran …

What Marriott's Purchase of Starwood Means for Your Hotel Reward Points

Travelers are expecting the worst.<p>The announcement that Marriott is purchasing Starwood, thereby creating the world’s largest hotel company, has …

Booking.com announces it will list 400,000 hotels for direct booking on TripAdvisor<p>Two of the world’s biggest travel companies - Tripadvisor and Booking.com - have announced a strategic partnership that sees new battle lines drawn between the leading online brands.<p>Booking.com, which dominates the …

Hospitality

The 13 Coolest Abandoned Hotels and Resort Towns

<b>By Nicole Theodore</b><p><i>This article originally appeared on Playboy.com.</i><p><i>PHOTO COURTESY OF BINOMIALPHOTO / FLICKR</i><p>Located in some of the most luxurious and coveted spots around the world, these hotels and resorts used to have guests filing in and out for summer getaways and honeymoons. Now, the only things …

9 High Protein Breakfast Ideas That Can Keep You Fuller

Adding protein to breakfast can help you feel full longer and decrease snacking. Here are 9 high protein breakfast Ideas that are healthy and …