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Articles tagged “nyc”

Hotels

TripIt users play it safe by booking major hotels brands in U.S. cities

TripIt’s data suggests that the travelers value big-brand loyalty programs and have an expectation of service and quality that they’re not willing to gamble on.

TripIt users play it safe by booking major hotels brands in U.S. cities

Ground Transport

Uber, GetTaxi, Hailo and others coming to New York City for one-year trial period

The trial period will allow the TLC and app developers to work out kinks, but as one commissioner noted: "This trial period is like a marriage -- it's a lot easier to get into than out of."

Ground Transport

Taxi apps to be allowed on one-year trial basis in NYC if it passes the vote tomorrow

It is inevitable that these mobile cab hailing and scheduling apps will become the norm, but the process to reach there has to be followed, instead of the bluster approach that a brash and heavily funded startup like Uber loves.

Taxi apps to be allowed on one-year trial basis in NYC if it passes the vote tomorrow

Tourism

New York A.G. and U.S. Dept. of Justice file antitrust suit against New York tour bus operator

It's quite striking that such a sophisticated monopoly is represented on the streets around Times Square by a distinctly un-sophisticated team of salesmen hawking tickets from corners while holding bent, laminated signs.

New York A.G. and U.S. Dept. of Justice file antitrust suit against New York tour bus operator

Hotels

Video: Choice Hotels CEO is very bullish about company’s upbranding efforts

Hotel demand has been on a steady upswing for the past three years in the U.S. prompting properties placed firmly in the economy sector to renovate or rebrand slightly higher than in the past.

Airlines

FAA moves ahead with LaGuardia departure changes that anger locals

It sounds as though the FAA didn't adequately take into account local residents' concerns about noise problems.

Hotels

The local fines that Airbnb doesn’t want users to know about

Airbnb does not want to warn its hosts of their legal obligations because doing so would not only scare away tens of thousands of listings, it would put the Achilles' Heel of their business model in full display.

Online Travel

Spindle lets tourists tap into local newsfeeds for a here-and-now snapshot of cities

Spindle is tapping into the power of social content shared directly by businesses to create a city guide that has the potential to become a customized suggestion stream by integrating users' online interests.

Spindle lets tourists tap into local newsfeeds for a here-and-now snapshot of cities

Tourism

Where will the next spurt of growth for NYC tourism come from?

Global potential is big, but offline events/campaigns cost a lot, so NYC's tourism will need to develop digital and social media chops to use all cost-effective channels, something it is lacking for now.

Where will the next spurt of growth for NYC tourism come from?

Airlines

The effect of airline mergers on New York City and other U.S. markets

After American Airlines is settled we'll likely see a period of relative normalcy in the U.S. market now that mergers, labor negotiations, route closures, and standardization of fees have given the industry a restart.

The effect of airline mergers on New York City and other U.S. markets