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Skift Global Forum 2015: Bluesmart CEO on Crowdfunding a Travel Startup

<b>Diego Saez-Gil, CEO and co-founder of Bluesmart will speak about launching a travel startup through crowdfunding at the Skift Global Forum on October</b> …

Content Marketing Trends in the Travel Industry

<b>Sponsored by:</b><p>Executive summary<p>For the first century of mass media, marketers had to essentially rent space on publishers pages and interrupt their …

Now You Can Choose Your Flight Based on the Availability of Free Food

Sure, you can spend hours—days!—searching for flights and agonizing over finding the best price. But is it worth it? The cheapest flight is rarely …

Air Travel

The 8 highest-rated travel apps

Applause, an app analytics company, recently released a study of the top-rated travel smartphone apps.<p>The company analyzed almost 400,000 app store reviews and then created a quality score, out of 100. While the average app received 47 points, each of the following ones scored at least 67 points, …

Apps

Understanding the Shopping Habits of Business Travelers

U.S. business travelers make more money than the average American, and stand at the online intersection of hotel and airline loyalty programs and the …

Emotion in Marketing: How Our Brains Decide What's Shareable

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>Every day it seems like we feel hundreds of different emotions – each nuanced and specific to the physical and social situations we find ourselves in.<p>According to science, it’s not that complicated by a long …

The era of Facebook is an anomaly

danah boyd’s SXSW keynote is sold out. When it’s over, a dozen fans rush the stage.<p>These fans aren’t young groupies hoping to get a closer glimpse at their favorite rock star, but full-grown adults hoping to hear one more word from boyd. She’s one of the world’s sharpest authorities on how teens …

No Bidding War for Concur as SAP Made the Only Acquisition Offer

There was no behind-the scenes bidding war for the acquisition of Concur as SAP, which plans to acquire Concur for $129 per share, or $8.3 billion, …

The Former Orient-Express Hotel Brand Touts Experience in First Ad Campaign As Belmond

UK-based Belmond, which rebranded earlier this year from its former name, Orient-Express Hotels, has launched its first advertising campaign, an …

The Changing Relationship Between Travel Brands and Instagram Influencers

Social media has turned destinations’ marketing strategies on their head and introduced a new player — the social media influencer — into the …

Behind Ace Hotel's Development of Its First Luxury Property

“So if you want to know the secret of Ace, it’s all about baking,” said Brad Wilson, president of Ace Hotel Group, during last month’s Hospitality …

You Forgot to Pack These 8 Things

Hey, you forgot something. It's okay. Everybody does it. We interviewed hotel concierges to find out which important items travelers tend to forget the most, and we got some advice on how to best deal with your loss. We even found one hotel chain that specially caters to the harried, the hurried …

Hospitality

Daily Travel Startup Watch: GetTreated, Mapstylr And More

Every day we alert our readers of new startups in the travel industry being listed on AngelList, as an early information service for those who keep …

Why Cities Are the New Frontier for Extended-Stay Hotels

<i>This week we launched our latest free report The Changing Business of Extended-Stay Hotels, brought to you in partnership with Homewood Suites by</i> …