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Let the Games Begin

Inside Flipboard / February 7, 2014<p>Welcome to the 2014 Winter Olympics, which starts today in Sochi, Russia. And not a moment too soon. With a run-up …

Travelers More Likely to Book Hotels on Day of Arrival Than Any Day Prior

More travelers today book a hotel room the day of their arrival than any other time.<p>Same-day bookings accounted for 29 percent of all U.S. hotel …

This App Is Like a Remote Control for Your Hotel's Concierge

Guests arriving at certain boutique hotels in the U.S. will soon be able to order room service, book a spa, or reserve a table all with a few taps.<p>A …

New York City's Huge Hotel Inventory Keeps Prices Low for the Super Bowl

For football fans looking to experience at least one Super Bowl in person, New York City is offering visitors the most bang for the buck.<p>The average …

Marriott CEO Interested in Buying More Hotel Operators to Add Brands

Marriott International Inc., the owner of such brands as the Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance, would consider buying more hotel-management companies …

The 42 Biggest Travel Don'ts

In our never-ending quest to not be <i>that traveler</i> when we go abroad, we're always looking for hacks to make sure we're tipping right, ordering right and basically being polite wherever we go.<p>There are some big taboos you might not be aware of, so before you head off on your next adventure, take heed.

4 reasons employers should hire travelers

FINDING WORK when you’re traveling can be difficult, as employers don’t like the idea of bringing in somebody they know isn’t sticking around. But …

New Skift Trends Report: The Rise of the Millennial Traveler

For our second <b>Global Trends Report</b> of 2014, we look into a travel demographic that’s top of mind for hotels and destinations: the Millennial Traveler.<p>…

Best Hotels in the USA 2014

Choosing the right hotel for your next stateside getaway is no easy feat: A property's quality can be difficult to measure until you're standing at check-in with luggage in tow. That's where <i>U.S. News & World Report's</i> annual Best Hotels in the USA rankings come in. In recent years, high-end hotels …

Blaze kills pilgrims in Saudi Arabia's Medina

A fire at a hotel in Islam's holy city of Medina in Saudi Arabia has left 15 pilgrims dead and injured 130 others, according to the state-run news agency SPA.<p>Officials quoted by SPA did not identify the victims but said about 700 pilgrims had been staying at the hotel in the western city of Medina …

Concerns rise as hotel chains disclose data breach

SEATTLE -- The disclosure of consumer data breaches at certain Marriott, Holiday Inn, Sheraton and other major hotels managed by White Lodging Hotels comes as Congress is getting briefed about how cybercriminals are taking advantage of flaws in systems that collect and store sensitive data.<p>News: …

New Orleans Visitor Numbers Rebound Eight Years After Katrina

One of the most popular visitor destinations in the U.S., New Orleans finally has shrugged off the devastating tourism effects of Hurricane …

Yelp to Supply Listings and Reviews to Yahoo for Local Search

Internet portal Yahoo is partnering with consumer reviews website Yelp to beef up local results in its search engine, the Wall Street Journal …

Tampa Bay Tourism Says Winter Storms Are Driving Visitor Bump

Winter’s pain is Tampa Bay’s gain.<p>Tourism officials had the good fortune and timing to launch their annual winter advertising campaigns in the …

This Is Exactly How Spring Break Evolves Throughout Your Life

Most of us think of spring break as a chaotic and debaucherous era of sleazy white T-shirts, empty Corona bottles, and memories that get forgotten before they're made.<p>But spring break hasn't always been that way. And nor will it always be. Over our lifetimes (assuming we have fabulous lifetimes …

5 Best Travel Ads to Watch This Week

This week’s roundup of travel ads represents a range of companies including airlines, booking sites, and destinations. All of the ads are similar in …

Seattle Children’s Hospital Suing Obamacare after Denying Coverage to Kids

Seattle Children’s Hospital is taking legal action to correct a “false promise” of Obamacare. With only two out of the seven plans offered under …

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Hotels Expand Mobile Check-In Options

Related<p>Furnished and serviced apartments provider Oakwood Worldwide has appointed Mandeep Singh as COO. He...<p>Hilton named Martin Rinck as global head …

U.S. Government Looks Into How Hotels Handle Emergency 911 Calls

A Texas grandfather’s initiative to allow hotel guests to dial 911 without having to press 9 first — spurred by his granddaughter’s inability to call …

Startup Raises $500,000 to Add Smart Hotel Bookings to Productivity Apps

OLSET, a company that personalizes hotel recommedations for business travelers, announced today that it raised $500,000 in seed funding.<p>The round was …

Best Western To Use Electric Shuttle Vans For Green Energy and Financial Savings

VIA Motors has announced an $80 million purchase agreement with its Canadian distributor, Sun Country Highway, to deploy 1,000 of Via’s …

4 Best Hotel Companies to Work For According to Fortune's Top 100 List

Four hospitality companies — Kimpton, Marriott, Four Seasons, and Hyatt — made it onto Fortune Magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work …

The Tiny Hotel Group From Texas That's Rethinking the Lodging Experience

The most unique hotel marketing copywriting in existence might be the Mañanifesto of El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas (pop. 2,121). It’s much more than a …

Hawaii Reports Another Year of Record Tourism Growth for 2013

Hawaii tourism had another record year in 2013.<p>Last year’s $14.5 billion in visitor expenditures contributed $1.5 billion in state tax revenues, the …

Airbnb CEO Is 'Optimistic That There Isn’t Going to Be a War' With Hotels

The chief executive of Airbnb, the fast-growing internet service for people who want to rent out spare rooms to tourists, has hit back at claims he …