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Are you a Travel Agent or Tour Guide Manager?

If you are like me, all you want to do is “see everything” once you get to a new country or city. I just want to go out and explore every inch of the …

How Dubai Turned Into Little Italy

<i>Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images</i><p>As Milan is gearing up for the EXPO 2015, which will see a transformation of the Italian fashion capital its landscape, Dubai is next in line for EXPO its 2020 edition. That’s not all the two twin towns have in common however. The recently concluded second edition …

Interview: Hotelier Awards China Honors Best Of The Best In Hospitality Industry

The Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai. (Courtesy Photo)<p>For a culture that places a heavy emphasis on official accolades and rankings, it may come as a …

Hospitality

Tech Innovations That Are Changing The Hospitality Industry

Technology has come a long way. It wasn’t all that long ago that hotels everywhere excitedly added the words “color TV in every room” to their …

Hospitality Industry Finally Getting with the Mobile Program

Although countless hotels and resorts have begun warmly embracing many aspects of mobile marketing and digital communications with patrons, the …

Hospitality

Increase Hotel Profits by Keeping Your Employees Happy

The hospitality industry is thriving, but with that success comes responsibility. Hotel and restaurant owners need good management practices in order …

Free Webinar: How To Effectively Personalize Marketing Across Travel Sectors

This post comes from our partner <br>Follow @boxever on Twitter<p>Travelers use multiple devices and multiple methods of engaging with your organization as …

15 natural wonders of the Middle East you’ll have to see to believe

<i>[Editor’s note: Several of the images below are available for use through a Creative Commons license, but others are not. In those cases, the</i> …

Hikes Near Me: 25 Gorgeous Hikes Across the Country

25 Gorgeous Hikes You Have to Do in Your Lifetime<p>Allow us to introduce you to your hiking bucket list<p>Research shows that spending time outside is vital to our health—and that exercising outdoors is more satisfying and can burn more calories. Luckily, you can get a workout and a hefty dose of …

The 25 Best Cities In The World, According To Travelers

Is your favorite on the list? Read about all the best hotels, resorts, islands, spas, and cruise lines in the world in Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards 2014.<p>Readers' Choice Awards 2014<p>The Tourist Attractions That Are Actually Worth the Wait<p>The 10 Most Underrated American Cities<p>15 Places You Won't …

The 10 Cities You'll Be Talking About In 2015

Lonely Planet is on a roll. The travel company released their Best in Travel lists this week, including the countries you need to be visiting (hint: Singapore) and the budget destinations to hit up next year.<p>Also on the list, of course, are the 10 cities you should be visiting in 2015. You're …

The 11 Friendliest Cities In The World, According To Travelers

This year's list of friendliest cities in the U.S, as chosen by our readers, boasted a lot of Southern hospitality, but what do you get when you widen the list to include the whole world?<p>The results may surprise you.<p>Readers' Choice Awards 2014<p>The Tourist Attractions That Are Actually Worth the …

The Best Airlines in the World: Readers' Choice Awards 2014

The results are in: Singapore, Emirates, and Virgin America airlines are our readers' favorite airlines in the world this year.<p>The results are in: Singapore, Emirates, and Virgin America airlines are our readers' favorite airlines in the world this year. If there’s one theme that stands out in the …

Travelzoo Picks Best Travel Deal Destinations for 2015

Travelzoo Deal Experts have combed the world over looking for destinations where U.S. travelers will get the biggest bang for their buck in 2015. We present the <b>Wow Deal Destinations for 2015</b>: Brazil, Puerto Rico, Texas Hill Country, Cruising Asia and Dubai -- based on travel trends, national events …

Writing Tips: How to Come Up With 50 Topic Ideas in 30 Minutes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The core issue for many content marketers is this: How do I come up with article topics? Without topics, you have no articles, no content, and therefore no content marketing. It’s obvious that we need to figure out how to come up with …

4 Reasons Why Your Startup May Never Be Successful

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a company is one of the hardest things you can ever do – and often the outcome isn't a billion-dollar exit or even a company deemed successful. The high failure rate that occurs in the startup world can be attributed to many …

Learn How to Memorize a Speech Successfully

Memorizing a speech can be an almost impossible task for many, especially if the speech is a long one. One example of this is that it’s extremely …

How to Master the 4 Big Social-Media Platforms | Inc.com

Think of how you act with your friends versus how you act with your clients. You behave differently based on your environment. Social media is the same thing. Every platform is like a different meeting, a different room, and you have to be cool or quality depending where you are. Most people think …

Selling

How to Build a Digital Reputation When You Have No Time

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs, we know the importance of building a strong digital reputation. These days, the Google search result for your name is equivalent to your resume. But building up your online reputation takes time – something a lot of …

4 Questions You Must Think Critically About Before Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are an eager bunch. That’s part of what makes us so great!<p>We’re go-getters. We wake up early. Mondays excite us. (Okay, maybe that last one is a bit of a stretch.)<p>I’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of …

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

Landscape Photography

5 Morning Rituals To Keep You Productive All Day

But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits and ill-designed time management, we're only churning out high-quality work a portion of each day.<p>Here are five practical steps to incorporate into any morning routine to optimize your time at the office and …

5 Tips to Stay Healthy If You Sit at a Computer All Day

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …