Articles tagged “tv”

Did the Trivago Guy Just Lose His TV Gig?

Did the Trivago Guy Just Lose His TV Gig?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Did the U.S. Trivago Guy just get William Shatnered? Like Shatner for Priceline.com, actor Tim Williams, who had become omnipresent on TV in the U.S. for Trivago, has hardly been seen over the last couple of weeks. It's good for brands to freshen things up and female empowerment ads are trending.

1 week ago

Discovery Licenses Its Name for Costa Rica Eco-Tourism Park Means Big Business

Discovery Licenses Its Name for Costa Rica Eco-Tourism Park Means Big Business

Gerry Smith, Bloomberg

Discovery is eyeing millennial travelers with its new park plans but it should consider that many younger travelers do enjoy exclusively sitting on a beach rather than learning about biodiversity.

1 week ago

Chefs+Tech: What Happens After the TV Cameras Stop Rolling?

Chefs+Tech: What Happens After the TV Cameras Stop Rolling?

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

When the TV cameras show up, restaurants should be concerned about who is in front of the camera, not just what's on the menu.

2 weeks ago

Best Travel Television Shows to Stream This Holiday Season

Best Travel Television Shows to Stream This Holiday Season

Sarah Enelow, Deanna Ting, Skift

2016 has officially overstayed its welcome, so we're just going to run out the clock bingeing these travel shows. Bring on the escapist reality TV and rigorous schadenfreude, just as soon as we make it through airport security.

4 months ago

Chefs+Tech: The Food Industry and the U.S. Election

Chefs+Tech: The Food Industry and the U.S. Election

Chefs+Tech

Find out what was important for the food industry this election, as well as see how McDonald's is trying to make fast food even faster with a mobile app. Yes, this is America.

6 months ago

Anthony Bourdain and President Obama on Parts Unknown Season Premiere

Anthony Bourdain and President Obama on Parts Unknown Season Premiere

Jason Clampet, Skift

While we'd love to have time with the president, choosing between him and a freshly cooked meal in Vietnam would be tough. Lucky for Bourdain he didn't have to choose.

7 months ago

Carnival Corp. Is Producing TV Shows That Star Its Own Ships

Carnival Corp. Is Producing TV Shows That Star Its Own Ships

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival Corporation is putting a lot of effort into getting its cruise ships, destinations, and shore activities in front of a massive audience. Smart travelers will realize they're seeing a highly produced, promotional version of a cruise experience.

7 months ago

A Supermodel, a Tiny Dog and How Priceline Turned William Shatner Into a Legendary Pitchman

A Supermodel, a Tiny Dog and How Priceline Turned William Shatner Into a Legendary Pitchman

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We don't know if it was really "a supermodel" and her tiny dog that William Shatner dispatched to Priceline.com headquarters in the late 1990s to do due dilgence on the company, but we do know that Shatner, who smashed a guitar during one shoot, was highly talented and broke new ground for an emerging brand.

11 months ago

Anthony Bourdain and President Obama Film ‘Parts Unknown’ Together in Hanoi

Anthony Bourdain and President Obama Film ‘Parts Unknown’ Together in Hanoi

Associated Press

Nothing like making a little history over a $6 lunch.

11 months ago

Top-Spending Travel Brands for U.S. TV Advertising So Far This Year

Top-Spending Travel Brands for U.S. TV Advertising So Far This Year

Dan Peltier, Skift

The first quarter is a popular time for travelers to start planning spring break and summer travel. Based on TV spending estimates for the first quarter, it's clear that the top spending brands such as Southwest Airlines, Trivago.com and Royal Caribbean are bent on getting Americans enamored with the thought of summer vacations.

12 months ago

Interview: Anthony Bourdain’s Ideal TV Audience Is Anthony Bourdain

Interview: Anthony Bourdain’s Ideal TV Audience Is Anthony Bourdain

Jason Clampet, Skift

A single-minded focus on what you think is best, rather than what others are telling you is best for you, can produce both victories and defeats. More than a decade in, it's clear which category Bourdain's travel TV is in.

1 year ago

China’s Love of TV War Drama Poised to Bring Tourists to South Korea

China’s Love of TV War Drama Poised to Bring Tourists to South Korea

Jiyeun Lee, Bloomberg

The phrase "content is king" carries a deeper significance in China than anywhere else in the world and this show illustrates the power of pop culture and content to influence Chinese travelers' decisions.

1 year ago