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Travel Booking

‘Alexa, Book My Tour’: Viator and Amazon Give Hotels Voice Search for Travel Experiences

This isn't the first time Amazon has tried to bring voice-activated bookings to hotels. But in a collaboration with Viator, guests will be able to book over 300,000 travel experiences directly from their rooms.

‘Alexa, Book My Tour’: Viator and Amazon Give Hotels Voice Search for Travel Experiences

Tourism

Over 1,000 Die in Hajj Pilgrimage Amid Global Heatwave

As Saudi Arabia battles a fatal heatwave that has claimed over 1,000 lives during the Hajj pilgrimage, the global heat crisis continues to intensify.

Over 1,000 Die in Hajj Pilgrimage Amid Global Heatwave

Tourism

Fifth Tourist Dies in Greek Heatwave – Can European Destinations Do More to Prepare?

A fifth tourist has died due to high temperatures in Greece this month. The country is acting quickly to close down popular attractions. But this is only the start of the summer, and Southern European cities are likely to face one climate-related disaster after the next.

Fifth Tourist Dies in Greek Heatwave – Can European Destinations Do More to Prepare?

Tour Operators

Intrepid to Open Eco-Lodges and Slash Flights, CEO Says

Intrepid, known for its small group adventures, is inching into providing accommodations with a new investment. It's also working to reduce its carbon footprint by slashing flights.

Intrepid to Open Eco-Lodges and Slash Flights, CEO Says

Overtourism

The Town Behind Mallorca’s Mass Overtourism Protests: ‘A Summer Of Discontent’

This summer, the Mediterranean island of Mallorca finds itself grappling with an age-old question: How much tourism is too much? What's notable is that the protests have spread to areas far from the coastal centers because tourism has, too.

The Town Behind Mallorca’s Mass Overtourism Protests: ‘A Summer Of Discontent’

Tourism

Virgin Galactic to Launch Space Tourism Flight as Waiting Lists Grow

Virgin Galactic joins Blue Origin and Space Perspective in aspiring to make the final frontier open to all who can afford it. That's good news for travel agencies like RocketBreaks.

Virgin Galactic to Launch Space Tourism Flight as Waiting Lists Grow

Tour Operators

Contiki’s Gen Z Playbook for Tours: Small Groups and Fresh Destinations

Contiki's CEO, Adam Armstrong, is working to boost the company's technological offerings as the company spreads further into Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

Contiki’s Gen Z Playbook for Tours: Small Groups and Fresh Destinations

Hotels

Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy: Shift in Guest Preferences Sparks Rise in Non-Traditional Destinations

Marriott Homes & Villas saw growth to 160,000 homes and a 38% surge in international demand, combined with innovative use of generative AI for tailored guest experiences.

Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy: Shift in Guest Preferences Sparks Rise in Non-Traditional Destinations

Tourism

Finland’s Cities Lure Tourists With Promise of Sustainability

Tampere is only the latest Finnish city to market itself as eco-friendly, and there's definitely something to it. But a report published by the City of Helsinki found the Finnish tourism sector's emissions are 80% higher than the EU average.

Finland’s Cities Lure Tourists With Promise of Sustainability

Travel Technology

Headout Buys AI Startup Dabble to Boost Travel Experiences Search

In a strategic acquisition, Headout looks to enhance its AI capabilities by integrating Dabble.

Headout Buys AI Startup Dabble to Boost Travel Experiences Search