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Roadtrip Guide: Cruising the California Coastline from LA to SF

So, you want to take the famous drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Too many people decide to roadtrip the fastest and easiest route (state …

California

Why I Went to Hong Kong for a Three-Day Weekend—And You Should, Too

Look, I hear you; it’s insane to fly across the world for a quick trip. When my family found out I was heading from New York to Hong Kong for only four and a half days (<i>including</i> travel time), I got an earful. “You’re going for <i>how</i> long?” “Are you crazy?” “Why are you wasting your money like that?” …

How Virtual Reality Is About to Transform the Travel Industry

VR has obvious value when it comes to entertainment. But its best use may lie in tourism.<p>2016 is set to be the year of virtual reality: Familiar names like Facebook, Google, Sony and Samsung are all vying for the attention of mainstream audiences across the globe. And while these VR headsets are …

Virtual Reality

Expedia Relentlessly Tests the Science of User Experience and Vacation Planning

On a Monday morning in mid-October, in a suburb of Seattle, a young woman named Megan went online to make some travel plans.<p>She and her parents, …

Hospitality

Hotel sector is in turmoil, but not due to the sharing economy

One might assume (if you read only the kowtowing Airbnb-friendly media) that hoteliers are running scared from threat of the sharing economy.<p>That may …

Hospitality

The biggest hotel company in the world

The Hotel Mogel By Larry Mogelonsky <i><br>Larry Mogelonsky, principal, Hotel Mogel Consulting Ltd., Toronto</i><p><i>(The views and opinions expressed in this blog</i> …

Skift CMO Interviews: Hyatt Hotels CMO on Engaging Consumers on Their Own Terms

<i>Editor’s Note: Following our previous CEO interview series in online travel, hospitality, and destinations, Skift is launching a new series, this</i> …

Hospitality

Hotels Flexed Some Muscle in Corporate Rate Negotiations

After months of negotiations, hotels have emerged with higher rates for corporate customers in 2016.<p>But increases are likely not as high as hotels …

Marriott to offer direct booking rewards

News<p>Marriott to offer direct booking rewards<p>Starting on April 11, Marriott will introduce lower room rates for Marriott Rewards members who book …

Marriott Is Promising Cheaper Hotel Rates For Rewards Members

How much cheaper? Marriott won't say.<p>Marriott Rewards members are about to be rewarded again: The chain has announced it will offer new lower booking …

Hospitality

The Biggest Hotel Brands for TV Advertising in 2015 in the U.S.

Marriott International outspent all other hotel chains in U.S. TV advertising in 2015, shelling out an estimated $47.2 million when considering the …

A Radical Thought: Do Millennials Really View Travel Differently?

Forget what you think you know about traditional travel marketing principles and crafting effective loyalty programs. There aren’t many differences …

Hospitality

9 social media tips for 2016

GLOBAL REPORT—Hotel marketers have never seen such rapid and overwhelming change like the one happening in social media. However, there are ways to …

Why Airbnb Won't Be Great at Selling Hotel Rooms

Investors have been consumed with the notion that Airbnb is gunning for the online travel agencies and that it will eventually turn from apartment …

Hospitality

Renaissance Hotels' New Minority Report-Inspired Flagship

Every morning at 4 a.m., the server at the new Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel pings the server at the Time Out New York media company to pull new …

Hospitality

Why an Alaska Airlines Bid for Virgin America Makes Sense

Alaska Airlines Group is one of two carriers said to be submitting bids to acquire Virgin America. Here's why the Seattle-based airline would benefit …

International Visitor Spending in the U.S. Took a $4 Billion Tumble in 2015

International visitors to the U.S. spent nearly $4 billion less last year than they did in 2014 as many foreign currencies lost strength against the …

Tourism

What Do Millennials Want? Hotels Have Some Ideas

Hotels are concluding that millennial travelers want three things: customized experiences, digital convenience and relevant information on social media.<p>Call it Canopy by Hilton, Moxy by Marriott or Element by Starwood, traditional hotel chains are catering to the tastes of young adults who have …

Starwood Uses Instagram Fashion Influencers to Drive Bookings for Its Newest Tribute Portfolio Hotels in Paris

The power of Instagram as a social media marketing platform, and that of user-generated, or earned content, is increasingly being harnessed into a …

TripAdvisor claims $478 billion boost to travel economy from reviews

Bragging rights for the week go to TripAdvisor, which has made some massive claims as to its ability to generate money for local economies and the …

Tourism

Capture millennials with community connectivity

News<p>Capture millennials with community connectivity<p>It takes more than a clever hashtag and well-shared selfie to win greater guest appeal and …

How to reach Chinese millennials on social media

News<p>How to reach Chinese millennials on social media<p>Finding alternatives that allow socially proactive organizations to place better advertising and …

Social Media

How hotels can localise their website to compete with Airbnb

The “Live There” campaign from Airbnb reveals an intention to target a new demographic – after traditionally looking to connect with Millennials, it …

Hospitality

Study Finds Which Stage Of Vacation Gives The Largest Boost Of Happiness

Discover when you are most happy while planning your vacation, and learn how you can best achieve happiness through the entire holiday experience.

3 Essential Apps for Your Wanderlust Experience

Look inside your pocket and pull out your phone. It’s amazing how this little buzzer is the connection and outlet to the world around you. From …

Apps

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San Francisco Gems You Never Knew Existed. Thanks, Instagram.

There's only so many times you can take a similar picture of the Golden Gate Bridge. So, even though we do love it, we've compiled an alternate guide …

San Francisco

The Time Is Now: Why More Millennials Are Choosing World Travel Over Steady Careers

You've seen the articles and photos from young travel bloggers as they backpack their way through Europe and relax on tropical beaches. It seems like such a glamorous life, but is it really all it's cracked up to be? Millennials are making it their mission to find out.<p>I moved abroad five years ago …

Canadian tourism industry losing out as millennials travel abroad

The Canadian tourism industry is grappling with a demographic problem that could threaten its future: Millennials are spending far more of their travel dollars outside the country than at home.<p>The industry is so worried about this trend that it has created a campaign to try to keep younger …

How Millennials Are Changing Travel

A disillusioned, recession-battered generation is investing in overseas experience—and hoping the bet pays off.<p>In the summer of 2012, at age 24, I left home to travel the world. In just over a year, I backpacked through South America, South Asia, Western Europe, and the western United States. I …