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Hotels

Hotels change brands to attract travelers and improve their bottom lines

The deals hotel brands and building owners are making now -- as opposed to those made in 2007 -- are much more likely to be sensible and sustainable for everyone, and allow properties enough wiggle room to improve things for guests.

Hotels change brands to attract travelers and improve their bottom lines

Hotels

The tricky balance between legality and innovation in the sharing economy

As disruptive companies in the sharing economy take hold, local laws in some cases will change to accommodate them. That is beginning to happen.

The tricky balance between legality and innovation in the sharing economy

Cruises

QE 2 hotel plans appear to be scrapped

With all its history, the QE 2 may end up on the scrap heap and that would be a shame.

QE 2 hotel plans appear to be scrapped

Hotels

Not surprisingly, D.C. hotels not as busy for Obama’s 2nd inaguaration

Besides the novelty factor wearing off, the political gridlock isn't inspiring too much inspirational political travel these days.

Not surprisingly, D.C. hotels not as busy for Obama’s 2nd inaguaration

Hotels

Google Plus tries another angle to attract reviews: free goodies

Google's at the mall now, but perhaps it will try direct-mail and billboards next to prod people to write restaurant and hotel reviews for Google+.

Google Plus tries another angle to attract reviews: free goodies

Hotels

Airbnb updates its iOS app to make the mobile and web booking experience more similar

As Airbnb’s mobile bookings increase, it only makes sense that it strive to make the process as easy as possible, especially in terms of language as the company races to infiltrate foreign markets ahead of its competitors.

Airbnb updates its iOS app to make the mobile and web booking experience more similar

Airlines

Google rebuff to TripIt, WorldMate and TripCase with new reservations search tool

TripIt, WorldMate and GateGuru focus on their itinerary management and flight-tracking specialties, but Google has given them all something to think about with its new search service for flight, hotel and restaurant reservations.

Google rebuff to TripIt, WorldMate and TripCase with new reservations search tool

Hotels

Vacation rental association continues its listless push for distribution

The vacation rental switch will be used by professionally managed properties for wider distribution and this would give travelers more reliable options when staying in vacation homes.

Vacation rental association continues its listless push for distribution

Hotels

Peninsula Hotels launches new global ad campaign to capture its “special moments”

If done well, the campaign will allow the hotel to show off the characteristics of each of its locations, while still portraying a standard of quality that remains consistent around the globe.

Peninsula Hotels launches new global ad campaign to capture its “special moments”

Hotels

Hilton Head collects $150,000 from vacation rental owners after identifying VRBO “properties of interest”

The free tax ride may be over for vacation rental owners listing their properties on sites such as VRBO and HomeAway.