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Hotels

New Free Report: The Changing Business of Extended-Stay Hotels

The extended-stay segment might be considered a unique animal, but its performance begs to be considered the king of the jungle. Understand why and understand who the leaders are who are driving the trends.

New Free Report: The Changing Business of Extended-Stay Hotels

Airlines

Lufthansa Partners With German Online Food Retailer to Deliver Airline Food On The Ground

People rarely like airline food in the air, so it's hard to see how serving it to them on the ground could ever catch on. It does, though, speak to how airline food service companies are looking for new business beyond the skies.

Lufthansa Partners With German Online Food Retailer to Deliver Airline Food On The Ground

Media and PR

Top 10 Travel Destinations on Social Media for September 2014

Here's how the top destinations on social media are winning this month.

Top 10 Travel Destinations on Social Media for September 2014

Tourism

User Reviews of High-End Hotels Pick Up Speed in Latin America

As Latin American countries grow as destinations, it is in the interests of properties and review sites like TripAdvisor to generate more reviews from Latin America travelers to really round out the perspective.

User Reviews of High-End Hotels Pick Up Speed in Latin America

Online Travel

How Travel Brands Can Use Geo-Fencing and Wearables to Personalize a Trip

While the use of Big Data in personalized marketing efforts is a goal for a number of businesses in the travel industry, making it a reality is a tougher sell.

How Travel Brands Can Use Geo-Fencing and Wearables to Personalize a Trip

Tourism

International Visitation to the U.S. Rises in the First Half of 2014

Keep track of inbound tourism trends is essential to crafting outreach strategies that reach markets with the greatest potential for growth; however, inbound visitation can vary depending on the specific U.S. location.

International Visitation to the U.S. Rises in the First Half of 2014

Ground Transport

Avis Budget CFO Weirdly Cites 3 Acquisitions in Process

You gotta love it when big companies speak of "tuck-in" acquisitions. One acquisition that Avis Budget is close to nailing would be for more than $50 million, and that's larger than its acquisition of Payless last year. Small, inconsequential stuff in the world of Avis Budget, and M&A.

Avis Budget CFO Weirdly Cites 3 Acquisitions in Process

Online Travel

Daily Travel Startup Watch: Facebooking.org, Get Out and More

Daily Travel Startup Watch: Facebooking.org, Get Out and More

Hotels

Starwood Taking Headquarters Roadshow to India to Pursue Deals

If timing is everything in life and lodging, then Starwood is picking an opportune time to get in the air and head over to India to pursue the art of the deal.

Starwood Taking Headquarters Roadshow to India to Pursue Deals

Airlines

How Sky Chefs Make Up for Dwindling In-Flight Meal Services

All of this activity and diversification is a big help to the airline, whose pilots have continued their industrial action with another strike today cancelling 25 long-haul flights.

How Sky Chefs Make Up for Dwindling In-Flight Meal Services