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Five early-stage travel startups that want to make planning simpler

Seeking travel advice, finding trip companions, and coordinating flights with friends: no one said the planning process was easy. This week’s roundup …

17 Stress-Less Travel Lessons

I love making up little rules for myself when I travel, even if I break most of them. ("Just 30 more minutes online and then I'll go outside.") There is, though, one rule I come back to, over and over again, and it's flexible enough that it can be applied to almost any travel quandary: Be where you …

The hardest trick in mobile design: making the product simpler

New York-based startup Foursquare began in 2009 as a mobile application for sharing your location with friends. It still does that, but in order to grow beyond its early users, who are heavily concentrated in the United States and Indonesia, Foursquare has added a slew of new features, fashioning …

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The lobby tablet that's solving all of hotel's concierge problems

Hotels to guests: Put down your iPads and SmartPhones. There’s something much more visually appealing to distract you in hotel lobbies these …

Dispelling Four Misconceptions About Travel to Cuba

You've probably heard the chatter that music superstars Beyoncé and Jay-Z recently celebrated their five-year wedding anniversary in Cuba. Their trip reignited questions about whether Americans can travel to Cuba legally. From what I've seen in the media, there are still many misconceptions about …

Abu Dhabi is trying to become the next Dubai, but should it want to?

It feels like Abu Dhabi has been trying to assert its authority over Dubai ever since it bailed out its brasher neighbour when the property boom …

Portugal's tourism boosted by plans for $121 million luxury resort

Portugal’s efforts to upgrade its tourism industry got a boost on Friday with the announcement of plans for a $121 million luxury resort whose …

Exploring Argentina and Chile by bus

First-time visitors to the southern cone of South America arrive in Buenos Aires or Santiago with visions of glaciers, waterfalls, penguin colonies, vineyards, the baby whales off the Patagonian coast and the dramatic spires of Torres del Paine.<p>Argentina and Chile have all of this, and more – but …

North Korea: Facts on the Ground

Here are some of the things we know about the notoriously secretive country.<p>So much about New Korea is unknown—the progress of its nuclear weapons industry, the hierarchy of its power elite, the range of its missiles, the extent of its industry hidden underground. And now the world is wondering if …

5 Reasons Businesses Should Care About Hashtags

Earlier this month, Facebook announced they were going to begin supporting hashtags, joining the ranks of Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and other networks. These are keywords or phrases with the prefix “#” in front of them (i.e., #ThankYouForReading #Forbes). Sometimes words are …

10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week: Money Map, Gates Condom, And More

<b>1. A New Map Of The U.S., Created By How Our Dollar Bills Move</b> <i><br>Co.Exist</i><br>They way money travels may be a better way to define communities and states. Check it out.<p><b>2. 5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome</b> <i><br>Fast Company</i><br>Following these steps could result in tremendous success or epic …

How to Travel on a Budget

We're on CTV News Express today again and we love having our posts go along with what we're talking about on air. Seven minutes isn't a lot of time …

12 Useful 'Easter Eggs' Hidden In Your iPhone

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26 Secrets to Save on Travel

Follow our guide to bagging the best bargains on your next vacation.<p>A good economy is bad for travel deals. More people around the world are looking …

How to Plan Your Next Great Adventure - Part 1 of 2

Old man winter is slowly creeping back into his cave. If you're starting to get the itch for summer travel, you're probably not alone. However, depending on how adventurous your itinerary is, planning for a trip can be frustrating and a deal breaker for some folks. Having completed a …

Hotels save costs and build brand by trading amenities for experiences

Hotels are taking their concierge role to a new level, offering tailored experiences that expose guests to the history, foods and attractions of the …

TripAdvisor users pick San Juan Island over Hawaiian islands

Hawaii’s islands are not the top choice of travelers using TripAdvisor.com.<p>Not quite sure how this happened, but Kauai (No. 2), Maui (No. 5) and …

The changed travel purchase cycle in a digital world

Travel was one of the first sector that went online, with airline and hotel sectors being the first ones to make the transition. And the travel …

The Overpacker's Guide to Carry-on Success (Video)

Hello, my name is Quia Querisma and I am an overpacker. It doesn't matter where I'm going, I need multiple pairs of shoes, a swimsuit, pajamas, multiple handbags, and wardrobe options. Just that statement alone probably triggers thoughts of "her royal highness's matched luggage." Believe it or not, …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

New Orleans proposed hotel sales tax increase could affect conventions business

The tourism industry, one of New Orleans’ main economic engines, will be keeping one number in mind as lawmakers debate Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposed …

Airbnb doesn't pose a big threat to hotel industry: analyst

Euromonitor expects that both hotels and vacation rental accommodation types will see similar growth, with hotels growing by 20% over the next five …

Australia streamlines visa process to attract highly-skilled workers

The Australian government has simplified its visa application process while introducing a new scheme for highly skilled workers.<p>The announcement will …