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Digital Platform Disruption and 3 Other Digital Trends This Week

Digital Platform Disruption and 3 Other Digital Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the digital trends we were talking about this week.

24 hours ago

North American Tourists Are Spending More in Post-Brexit Britain

North American Tourists Are Spending More in Post-Brexit Britain

Andy Bruce, Reuters

England is definitely on sale if you're coming with dollars. It's been a long time since it's been so cheap.

1 day ago

Obama’s Travel Legacy and 15 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Obama’s Travel Legacy and 15 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the tourism trends we were talking about this week.

1 day ago

One of the Most Zen Hotels on Earth Opens in Frenetic Tokyo

One of the Most Zen Hotels on Earth Opens in Frenetic Tokyo

Sierra Tishgart, Bloomberg

Travelers used to have to leave bustling Tokyo for the countryside to sample a traditional Japanese inn, or onsen ryokan. But in 2016 the Hoshinoya Tokyo hotel opened, bringing serene lodging to the city's center — topped off with a dollop of luxury.

2 days ago

Time Is Running out for a Final Ride on the Classic 747

Time Is Running out for a Final Ride on the Classic 747

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Aviation enthusiasts who want one last ride on a U.S.-operated 747 have limited time (and route options) left. But will avgeeks go out of their way to fly on an aircraft that no longer has wide appeal for passengers?

2 days ago

Sevnica, Slovenia Is Hoping for a FLOTUS Tourism Bump

Sevnica, Slovenia Is Hoping for a FLOTUS Tourism Bump

Marja Novak, Reuters

Make Slovenian tourism great again? We doubt the nation is on the bucket list for most Trump supporters, but curiosity may spur internal tourism.

2 days ago

Marriott CEO on Trump and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Marriott CEO on Trump and 5 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the hospitality trends we were talking about this week.

2 days ago

Low-Cost Carriers Reinvent the Transatlantic Market and 10 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Low-Cost Carriers Reinvent the Transatlantic Market and 10 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These are the aviation trends we were talking about this week.

2 days ago

A Roundup of the Oddest Hotel Jobs in the World

A Roundup of the Oddest Hotel Jobs in the World

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

This list is a testament to the wide-ranging job opportunities you can find in the hospitality industry. (Also, how do I learn how to become a dog masseuse?)

2 days ago

U.S. Warns Tourists Following Mexico Shootings

U.S. Warns Tourists Following Mexico Shootings

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press

Continued shootings in Mexico resort towns is not good news for the country's tourism industry during its period of highest demand.

3 days ago

Expedia Tries to Read Traveler Minds by Wiring Up Volunteers

Expedia Tries to Read Traveler Minds by Wiring Up Volunteers

Jeremy Kahn, Bloomberg

Last summer, Expedia opened a user-experience lab in London, similar to the one at its headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. While a reporter researches a trip, a computer tracks their eye movement and electromyography sensors track their facial reactions.

3 days ago

Trump Supporters and Protesters Help Fill Washington D.C. Hotel Rooms This Weekend

Trump Supporters and Protesters Help Fill Washington D.C. Hotel Rooms This Weekend

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

If it wasn't for the protesters flooding in from around the nation, this inauguration would likely be a dud for Washington, D.C. area hotels.

3 days ago