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Airbnb scraps some Amsterdam addresses for breaking rules

Holiday rental website Airbnb has scrapped at least 170 Amsterdam properties from its website for not keeping to the city’s rules, according to an …

The world's most romantic hotel bars

No one is visiting Egypt's pyramids — and hundreds of millions in tourism revenue are going out the window

Egypt's tourism industry has been decimated by years of political unrest and a recent increase in fears of terrorism. One government official said the country is losing hundreds of millions of dollars a month in tourism revenue.<p>Recently, 18-year-old daredevil Andrej Ciesielski traveled to Cairo. …

Egypt

What Hotels Say About Airbnb on Their Earnings Calls

When you’re labeled an industry disruptor, chances are your name is going to pop up a couple of times as your contemporaries/rivals discuss their …

Hospitality

Las Vegas' Cosmopolitan Hotel Finally Reports a Profit

For the first time since opening in 2010, The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino posted a quarterly profit.<p>The Las Vegas Strip high-rise earned $15.3 million …

Las Vegas

Security Expert Shows How Hotel Safes Are Not As Secure As We Think

Room safes are really the only option for protecting your valuables when you're staying at a hotel. But if you thought those safes were a sure way to keep your precious items secure, think again.<p>Thanks to a new YouTube demonstration from Jim Stickley, a cyber security expert, you can see just how …

Information Systems

New Study Says Marriott Has the Most Rewarding Hotel Loyalty Program

Ideaworks, a Wisconsin-based company that regularly issues reports on the travel industry, just released a new study (opens in PDF) looking at the …

Hotel Booking Scams A Much Bigger Problem Than Previously Known

The problem of “rogue” hotel booking websites is bigger than previously known and is creating enormous problems for both travelers and the hotel industry.<p>A recent survey done for the American Hotel & Lodging Association found that 6 percent of travelers who had booked a room online thought they …

Hospitality

The Pineapple Hop: A Delicious Reason to Pour Beer in Your Cocktail

As the weather warms and we dust off the ol' backyard grill, we're probably all thinking about hot dogs, burgers, potato salad, and beer. But I've been daydreaming about another beverage, too: a drink that <i>really</i> whisks me away from the regular grind to the gentle breezes of a faraway isle.<p>I'm …

Pineapple

Taco Bell Unveils 'Diablo,' Its Hottest Sauce Yet

Taco Bell wants you to feel the burn. And with the introduction of the company's new "Diablo" hot sauce, the fast food chain is on its way.<p>Diablo, which means "devil" in Spanish, is set to debut on May 5, otherwise known as "Cinco de Mayo."<p>According to Taco Bell spokeswoman Ashley Sioson, Diablo is …

Chipotle Will Now Deliver Burritos To Your Front Door -- For A Price

Do you love Chipotle's huge, environmentally conscious burritos, but hate walking along the counter to order? Do you often find yourself craving barbacoa soft tacos, but shuddering at the thought of getting off your couch? Do you smoke a lot of weed?<p>You're in luck. This week, Chipotle announced …

Ben & Jerry's BRRR-ito Is Bringing Ice Cream And Burritos Together At Last

Ben & Jerry's doesn't need to do anything to be the perfect treat for 4/20; it's already the go-to munchies satisfier. But the cheeky ice cream company always has something up its sleeve, and this year they're getting even closer to munchies nirvana.<p>On April 20, Ben & Jerry's scoop shops across the …

Demonstration

Watch the Trailer for Gordon Ramsay's 13-Year-Old Daughter's Cooking Show

Here's a trailer for the upcoming cooking show from shouty chef Gordon Ramsay's 13-year-old daughter, Matilda (who is also known as Tilly). The show — which is titled <i>Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch</i> — premieres today on BBC's children's offshoot CBBC. The clip features a bubbly Tilly running around the …

Gordon Ramsay

Ben & Jerry's Is Making Beer, Just Try To Contain Your Excitement

Ben & Jerry's? More like Beer & Jerry's.<p>According to an April 13 press release, the ice cream company is partnering with New Belgium Brewing to release a beer in the fall of 2015. The beer will be called "Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale," and it sounds delicious.<p>The beer will come in 22oz bottles …

Ice Cream

Building Disney's MyMagic+ Band: Insight's From Fast Company's Report

The most popular wearable functioning in the world right now isn’t the iPhone, it’s Walt Disney World Resort’s MyMagic+ band at the company’s theme …

Walt Disney Company

The most expensive ice cream in the world is sold in Dubai — and it costs $817 a scoop

Scoopi Cafe in Dubai serves a dessert called "Black Diamond," which is considered to be the most expensive ice cream in the world with a price tag of $817. Like all varieties of ice cream served at Scoopi, the "Black Diamond" is made from scratch.<p>The ice cream's ingredients include Italian …

Ice Cream

Starwood's New Tribute Brand Is Inspired by Its Most Loyal Guests

Starwood Hotels and Resorts today introduced Tribute Portfolio, the group’s 10th brand and its second collection of independent hotels.<p>The brand will …

Hospitality

10 Amazing Places You Should Go While The Dollar Is Strong

Having to change dollars into foreign currencies may well be the most tedious part of international travel, but it also that means that budget-­wary travelers can save a lot just by keeping an eye on how the American dollar fares against other currencies.<p>To make that process easier, Hopper's …

European Travel

It's 'Bring Your Own Cup Day' At 7-Eleven This Saturday, So Prepare Your Largest Drinking Vessels

It's <b>Bring Your Own Cup Day</b> at 7-Eleven this Saturday and we have a feeling people are about to get <i>really</i> creative. They're also about to have the worst brain freezes of their lives.<p>According to a company press release, the event will take place at 7-Eleven locations around the nation on Saturday, …

Coming Soon: Taco Bell Delivery Service

Soon, there may be no need to run for the border.<p>It's Saturday night and you're watching TV at home when suddenly you feel that familiar rumble: the longing for seasoned chunks of meat bubbling under cheddar cheese oozing out of a crunchy corn tortilla. The desire is overwhelming, but then you look …

Food

'Holistic' Pop-Up Restaurant Specializes in 5-Course Dinners for Dogs

London has a well-established proclivity for bonkers pop-up restaurants — there's one that serves only canned food and another where you pay with hugs — but, a new pop-up just for dogs may just be the craziest concept yet. Called The Curious Canine Kitchen, the website notes that it is Britain's …

Lifestyle

SeaWorld Says Its Killer Whales are Thriving in New Ad Campaign

SeaWorld’s new CEO, Joel Manby, was slated to begin his duties today as the company kicked off a new advertising campaign, arguing that its orca …

Killer Whales

Google Street View Comes to Planes With SAS's Interactive Tours

SAS has launched an interactive Google Street View tour of its new long-haul cabin configuration which lets passengers navigate the aircraft, …

Google Street View

Yellowstone By Moonlight Time Lapse Video Is Awe-Inspiring

Yellowstone by Moonlight from Christopher Cauble on Vimeo.<p>If you're a travel or nature enthusiast, chances are you've seen your fair share of time lapse videos featuring a sunny day at Yellowstone National Park. But have you ever seen such time lapses lit by nothing but the moon?<p>In a new video …

Yellowstone National Park

Does The Hotel Maid Look Through Your Stuff?

(Photo: James Doberman/Getty Images)<p>Sometimes people do inappropriate things when no one is looking. Sometimes those people are hotel housekeepers, as was indicated in a hidden-camera video that went viral last November. A clip filmed at a "well-known American hotel brand" revealed a maid messing …

Hospitality

8 Stunning Hotel Suites You'll Have to See to Believe

<b>By Jennifer Tzeses for Architectural Digest.</b><p>With original architecture and artistic details, these hotels transport guests back to a bygone era.<p>Here are eight spectacular suites where time stands still.<p><b>HOTEL ALFONSO XIII, SEVILLE, SPAIN: THE ROYAL SUITE</b><p>The Andalusian-influenced Royal suite includes …

Dining Rooms

Italy: Plush new JW Marriott island resort in Venice opens early

Guests are staying at the new JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa on a private island in Venice's famed lagoon ahead of its grand opening planned for June 24.<p>What? A hotel opening early? But the resort did so quietly in March, debuting its 250 guest spaces in existing buildings on the island.<p>The …

Leonardo DiCaprio Is Opening A Resort On His Private Island In Belize

Belize is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. With its secret beaches, Mayan ruins and incredible snorkeling, Belize's mainland and islands are less-crowded, equally beautiful versions of Caribbean escapes. And now is one of the best times to visit, especially if you're interested in …

New Mexico

What Modern Hotel Brands Can Learn From Airbnb

Airbnb is a game changer. But not for the familiar reasons.<p>Sure, you can book a socially vetted room in just about any city from your phone. But the …

Hospitality