Articles tagged “local”

Online Travel

Trivago and Kayak Split Over Travel Metasearch’s Future

Trivago is stepping into an arena where many companies before it have failed, namely travel inspiration presented considerably before people would be ready to book. If it succeeds, Trivago would be breaking relatively new ground among metasearch competitors.

Trivago and Kayak Split Over Travel Metasearch’s Future

Online Travel

Trivago Wants to Stay Engaged With Travelers Well After They Book Trips

There are no guarantees that Trivago will succeed in transforming itself, broadening its offerings to travelers, and becoming different enough from rivals to ensure its viability. But sitting still and not trying new things wasn't an option, either.

Trivago Wants to Stay Engaged With Travelers Well After They Book Trips

Online Travel

Intrepid Travel and Startup Local Purse Test Live Video Shopping for Travelers

It's an appealing idea to harness the growing trend in live-streamed e-commerce to support local artisans.

Intrepid Travel and Startup Local Purse Test Live Video Shopping for Travelers

Coronavirus

Trivago CEO Details How Company’s Coronavirus Pivot May Reflect the Immediate Future of Travel

Can Trivago really emerge from the coronavirus crisis in a stronger position? It appears to be making similar bets to what others are doing, but perhaps its speed can be an advantage. On the other hand, Google Travel will still be encroaching — with more than ample firepower.

Trivago CEO Details How Company’s Coronavirus Pivot May Reflect the Immediate Future of Travel
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Tourism

5 Ways Visit California Is Rethinking Destination Marketing With Visual Stories

For DMOs, first-person, locally told stories will be critical throughout recovery and beyond. Visit California is using visual stories to build trust and confidence among locals and visitors, foster stronger relationships with partners and stakeholders, and amplify local voices.

5 Ways Visit California Is Rethinking Destination Marketing With Visual Stories

Tourism

New Orleans Tourism Agency Engages Minority Business Owners Who Demanded Inclusion

When minority business owners spoke up in New Orleans, the city’s tourism marketing corporation responded by admitting the oversight and hiring a diversity and inclusion consultant. Hopefully these measures will have a lasting impact.

New Orleans Tourism Agency Engages Minority Business Owners Who Demanded Inclusion

Business Travel

Luxury Agents Try to Combine High-Level Service With Street-Level Experiences

Luxury travel advisors are experts at planning a five-star vacation for their clients, but agents are more frequently being asked to add a more local element to their plans. A lot of behind-the-scenes work goes into making sure these experiences go off without a hitch.

Luxury Agents Try to Combine High-Level Service With Street-Level Experiences

Tourism

No Need to Live Like a Local: All Tourists Welcome

It is time to reclaim the word tourist, and recalibrate it to mean something good. Tourists can see the world with fresh eyes, unencumbered with the daily accumulations of local life. A new hotel in North Adams, Massachusetts, seeks to do just that.

No Need to Live Like a Local: All Tourists Welcome

Tourism

Tourists Drift From Overexposed Aspen to Carbondale for Local Flavor

Anyone else have trouble telling the difference between midsize American cities? Seattle, Portland, Austin, Minneapolis, whatever, let's go to Carbondale then, until its distillery inn makes it the next Aspen, then we'll push the same design elements onto some other town.

Tourists Drift From Overexposed Aspen to Carbondale for Local Flavor

Hotels

Breaking Away From the Boutique Hotel Hype Formula

To avoid the sugar high and then the inevitable crash when launching a new property, brands need to adopt a mindset of reciprocity and be a participant, and not a drain on the artistic ecosystem of a city.

Breaking Away From the Boutique Hotel Hype Formula

Hotels

Interview: Bunkhouse’s Liz Lambert on Going Local With Hospitality Outsiders

Here's one of hospitality's most interesting thinkers on hiring, her approach to service, and the importance of community when launching a development.

Interview: Bunkhouse’s Liz Lambert on Going Local With Hospitality Outsiders

Hotels

Going Local in Hospitality Redefined With Grain Bin Cabins in the U.S. Midwest

Forget about treehouses, igloos or glamping. Grain bin cabins in Iowa are redefining the local hospitality trend in the U.S. Midwest. We've told you that travel trends cannot be siloed, but this may be the exception.

Going Local in Hospitality Redefined With Grain Bin Cabins in the U.S. Midwest