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The augmented reality game is one of the stories of the summer, but it’s more than a passing fad.What connects a recent spate of local news stories …

Why Does the $7.6T Travel Industry Discriminate Against Single Moms?

As a single mom, Kayt Sukel traveled with her kid. A lot. The freelance science writer and partner at TravelSavvyMom and her son, now 10, have visited more than 25 countries — and a whole lot of resorts, hotels, airlines and tours.<p>Sukel is often frustrated by the lack of options for single …

Parenting

The Week in Travel Stats: Learn Where Your Clients Could Be Headed Next

Travel Companies Social Media | Deloitte | Consumer-Business

WEBINAR VIDEO - How to make mobile travel booking six times faster

Online travel agency bookings have undergone a massive shift.<p>For the first six months of 2014, over 40 percent of consumers booked travel …

Singtel sells stake in travel services firm Abacus

SINGAPORE: Local telco Singtel on Thursday (Jul 30) said it will sell its 30 per cent stake in travel services company Abacus Travel Systems for US$3 …

TripAdvisor adds Hyatt to instant booking, so now 235K hotels are instantly bookable

Since February, TripAdvisor’s market cap has soared by about a third to $13.4 billion, despite a dip after second quarter earnings were announced …

Chinese tourism - a case study in tech as a disruptor

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research is the latest to release a report into the Chinese tourism sector, covering lots of familiar ground but also …

Study: At upscale hotels, guest acquisition costs are devouring room revenue growth

Guest acquisition costs are escalating at the same clip as room revenue growth, according to a new, multi-year study of upscale and luxury hotels in …

Best Airline Suites and Where to Fly Them

Airlines want you to escape the crunch at the back by buying up in the front of the plane.<p>But where are those higher fares best spent?<p>Aviation’s …

TripAdvisor's Rise and More Digital Trends We're Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

TripAdvisor’s Reviews Won’t Change Even as It Becomes the Next Big Booking Site

Now that TripAdvisor has increasingly become a hotel booking site, with 235,000 properties shown that guests can book right on TripAdvisor through …

8 Charts That Show the Outlook for Global Airfares and Hotel Rates in 2016

The increased worth of the U.S. dollar during the past year has already shown clear signs that it will impact travel and will continue to help raise …

Tourism Bureaus Need to Stop Thinking Like Tourism Bureaus

The primary role of tourism bureaus is to choreograph the overall destination experience, because with all of the talk about Google, Uber, and …

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 …

The Best Time of Year to Book Airfare, in One Graphic

You can read all of the infographics and data you want about when to book for the cheapest airfare but sometimes it's easier to have someone spell it …

Travel

Nepal Tourism Is Back On

Despite concerns about safety and infrastructure following the earthquakes earlier this year, Nepal has gotten the all-clear for tourism, including on Mt. Everest.<p>Following devastating earthquakes this spring, Nepal has officially been cleared to welcome tourists again, just in time for peak hiking …

Travel

Europe's wild places: landscapes alive with the spirit of adventure in pictures

The Great Wide Open photography book by Gestalten showcases the work of a new generation of adventurers. These explorers have journeyed across mountains and lakes, forests and rivers, documenting the beauty of these places along the way. We’ve picked out some of their most striking European …

Photography

Mapped: All the world's 1,031 World Heritage Sites

In 1978, when Unesco published its first list of protected places, there were just 12 World Heritage Sites.<p>These included:<p>The Galapagos Islands and Quito (both in Ecuador);<br>• Yellowstone National Park and Mesa Verde National Park (both in the US);<br>• L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Park and Nahanni …

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World Legacy Awards

In honoring the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, congratulations to all of the 2017 Winners and Finalists of the World Legacy Awards, who are leading the way to a brighter sustainable tourism future.<p>CHAIRMAN'S UPDATE for 2018<p>At National Geographic, we are always pursuing our mission …

Tourism