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The Evolution of the Spa and Wellness Vacation

<i>Recently, we came out with a report in our Skift Trends series, Health and Wellness in the Travel Industry. Below is an extract.</i><p><i>Get the full report</i> …

Hospitality

La Quinta CEO Defends Single Brand Strategy

La Quinta CEO Wayne Goldberg isn’t buying the multi-brand strategies of Marriott, Hilton Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels Group and Choice Hotels …

Hospitality

TripAdvisor Acquires Restaurant Reservations App in Portugal

TripAdvisor helped itself to another European restaurant reservations app as it reportedly acquired BestTables in Portugal.<p>BestTables operates in …

Hospitality

Best Travel Ads This Week:

This week’s series of travel ads focus on destinations that each use a different technique to tell a story about their culture and attractions. …

Tourism

Car Bomb Explodes at Tourist Mall in Koh Samui, Thailand

Officials say a car bomb has exploded at a shopping mall on a Thai island popular with foreign tourists for its pristine beaches, injuring seven …

Thailand

The Unlikely Duo Behind New York’s Most Popular Boutique Hotels

Ira Drukier and Richard Born were bored. Facing an early midlife crisis three decades ago, they decided to ditch their careers in engineering and …

Real Estate

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Travel marketing’s must-have tool: User generated content

Consumers begin dreaming about and planning trips as a result of content that captures an experience they would also like to have.<p><b>NB:</b> This is an …

Marketing

The unspoken reality of the online travel agency sector (hello, frenemies)

Should Booking.com and Expedia be worried about the formation of what is being touted as a “shift in the hierarchy” of the online travel agency world …

Hospitality

Startup pitch: Beyond Pricing seeks to boost revenue for property rentals

A few weeks ago Beyond Pricing gained some column inches for attracting seed funding of $1.5 million in a round led by Resolute Ventures.<p>The startup, …

Hospitality

How to modernize the travel payment process and win the connected customer

Travelers continue to become more educated and tech savvy, and increasingly they want diverse, complex itineraries that are tailored to a highly …

Webinars

Global distribution and new markets key benefits for Concur sale to SAP

There were many questions following the close of SAP’s deal to buy Concur for $8.2 billion, such as retaining independence, governance and overall …

Customer Experience

TripAdvisor boosts restaurant booking strategy, buys BestTables in Portugal

More moves from TripAdvisor in the restaurant sector with confirmation that it has bought Portuguese booking site BestTables.<p>Terms of the deal are …

Hospitality

Thinking about conversion channels for former hotel guests

Hoteliers spend a lot of time and money marketing their properties to new visitors. But an often-overlooked way to gain future business is to …

Marketing

Meta is the place for Expedia - Trivago doubled its revenue in just one year

Ever wondered why the online travel agency giants decided to take metasearch so seriously?<p>One reason, presumably, is that the likes of Expedia and …

Tourism

HDR makes panoramic images of hotels pop, says TripAdvisor's Oyster

Oyster, the hotel reviews brand, says that HDR, or high-dynamic-range imaging, is the secret to making panoramic images look their faithful …

Hospitality