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Using the ITIL Framework to Manage the Boom in Blockchain | Simplilearn

There’s a lot of exciting activity taking place in today’s complex cyber world of the Dark Web, Bitcoin and blockchain. And while you’ve probably …

Finding Flow: 5 Steps to Get in the Zone and Be More Productive

Ever had a moment—perhaps while writing, designing, or working through a complex problem—where you're so focused on a task that the world around you …

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett All Use This Ancient Philosophy to Build Wealth

Figuring out what matters to you most may be the most important decision you can make.<p>Granted, philosophy may not sound like the most exciting subject to learn about in this day and age--how could the thoughts and opinions of ancient Greek philosophers of 300 BC, and dazzling minds such as Cicero, …

Self-improvement

Wireless mesh networks: Everything you need to know

You would be forgiven for thinking that wireless mesh networking is just another marketing bullet point for new Wi-Fi routers, a phrase coined to …

Home - adventure journal

Don't overlook the awesomeness and utility of the proper daypack.<p>Now in her 90s, her sense of wonder still never tires.<p>Bipartisan group of Senators …

Natural Beauty

Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi on what's working, what's not

Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia Inc, has been attending the PhoCusWright Conference in LA this year, where he’s one of the star …

Hospitality

What TripAdvisor's instant booking means for hotels

TripAdvisor’s new instant booking function is many things, but being instantly understandable isn’t one of them. The technical aspect is …

About Us | Kuby's Sausage House and European Market

In 1728, Friedrich Kuby opened a neighborhood meat market in Kaiserslautern, Germany, that specialized in fine sausages and specialty meats. After …

Our Story

The 21 Best Thoreau Quotes

<b>Like two of our other favorite legends of outdoor literature,</b> Ed Abbey and John Muir, Henry David Thoreau could be said to be a motivational speaker. …

The Definition of Adventure

<b>As I descended the corniced summit ridge,</b> I saw a climber coming up the same path. I hacked out a small ledge in the snow on the uphill side of the …

Harvey Butchart, Pioneering Grand Canyon Explorer

<b>Most hikers today won’t set foot in the Grand Canyon</b> without first researching their trips online, downloading GPS coordinates, and maybe buying a …

Startup pitch: IBM's Watson powers new travel advice tool WayBlazer

It’s only been a few years since IBM’s Watson technology beat Jeopardy! champions on US national TV.<p>Now Big Blue’s supercomputer is taking on an even …

Competition between Expedia and Priceline continues to burn brightly

While online travel retail sales are continuing their steady growth globally, consolidation is increasing among online travel agencies.<p>Both Expedia …

Where to Eat in the South in 2012

<b>A list of 50 restaurants that are redefining Southern food.</b><p>Southern food is fast becoming the nation’s new “it” cuisine. New York restaurants are all …

Google, James Bond and the Closed-Open world of hotel distribution

There is always plenty of interest and mutterings in the industry over what Google plans to do next in the travel industry.<p><b>NB:</b> This is an analysis by …

Hospitality

Is Your Hotel Ready for Business Intelligence?

The general consensus in business intelligence circles is that you shouldn't wait for your business to have perfect data to undertake a BI …

One click travel by 2020 via devices not even invented

The year 2020 doesn’t seem that far away so findings in a Switchfly study on future travel trends make for an interesting read in terms of people’s …

Sabre inks with South African Airways, Travelport signs WestJet, HotelsClick gets TripAdvisor, and more...

This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel DISTRIBUTION in tourism and hospitality for October 2014.<p><b>Tuesday 28 October 2014:</b><p>Sabre …

Big Data is not the Messiah coming to save travel personalisation

Over the last year I’ve exposed myself to a lot of Big Data blogs, articles, conferences, webinars, technologies, chats over beers, and industry …

Meta wins: Ongoing implications as bot scraping continues to be good business in travel

Deploying robot scripts to scrape content is nearly as old as the Internet itself – as the Web shifted from human-curated lists (think the original …

The trouble with travel distribution

It’s among the biggest e-commerce markets, and maybe its most turbulent. To compete, players must define their place in travel’s next wave.<p><b>A decade</b> …

Customer Experience

Homemade Ginger Beer

Unlike supermarket ginger ales, which are made with carbonated water, corn syrup, and ginger flavoring, this spicy ginger beer is made the …