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How Ineffective Hotel Audits Are Causing Companies to Overspend

How Ineffective Hotel Audits Are Causing Companies to Overspend

BCD Travel + Skift

Companies put a lot of time and effort into creating a successful hotel program–– but without regular rate auditing, they may be leaving money on the table.

2 months ago

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From Dreaming to Departure: How Pinterest Reaches Travelers Throughout The Entire Customer Journey

From Dreaming to Departure: How Pinterest Reaches Travelers Throughout The Entire Customer Journey

Pinterest + Skift

With nearly one in four online travel planners using Pinterest as a resource––often beyond the initial inspiration and ideation phase––marketers and advertisers looking to reach travelers should consider the value Pinterest has to offer.

2 months ago

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Step by Step: Creating a Destination Guidebook Using User-Generated Content

Step by Step: Creating a Destination Guidebook Using User-Generated Content

CrowdRiff + Skift

Creating a destination guidebook doesn’t have to be complicated, or even that expensive. Download this free step-by-step guide to learn more.

3 months ago

Chefs+Tech: TripAdvisor Says Restaurants Don’t Have Time to Market Like They Want

Chefs+Tech: TripAdvisor Says Restaurants Don’t Have Time to Market Like They Want

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

A focus on restaurant marketing can take a business to the next level, but according to this survey, most restaurants don't have the time — though they wish they did. One solution: building paid tools for restaurants to take best advantage of your platform in the least time possible.

3 months ago

Trump Travel Ban Setback Appealed by Justice Department to Supreme Court

Trump Travel Ban Setback Appealed by Justice Department to Supreme Court

Elliot Spagat and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press

At stake in the next few weeks is the fate of 24,000 refugees who had been approved to enter the United States but got snagged in the Trump travel ban. The longer-term repercussions, including the Constitutional issues, go way beyond the travel ban's fine print.

3 months ago

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How Faster Search and Automation Can Help Power Performance for Travel Brands

How Faster Search and Automation Can Help Power Performance for Travel Brands

Travelport + Skift

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and more sophisticated API-connected platforms are powering better speed, relevance, and accuracy of search and automating services across all touchpoints of the traveler journey—allowing travel providers and resellers to connect with customers more efficiently.

3 months ago

British Airways Power Outage Cost $102 Million as IAG Boss Apologizes

British Airways Power Outage Cost $102 Million as IAG Boss Apologizes

Christopher Jasper and Maria Tadeo, Bloomberg

Excluded in the estimate of $102 million in costs from British Airways' power outage is the brand-reputation tally. That is, likewise, substantial.

4 months ago

TSA Tests Fingerprint Scans at U.S. Airports to Replace IDs

TSA Tests Fingerprint Scans at U.S. Airports to Replace IDs

Michael Sasso and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

While some passengers may worry about privacy, this is a good development. The current system, in which an officer must compare a picture on an ID with a traveler, is not the most reliable. Humans make mistakes. This is a better approach.

4 months ago

Chefs+Tech: Roy Choi Works to Build a Humane Business

Chefs+Tech: Roy Choi Works to Build a Humane Business

Kristen Hawley

Locol is more than just a fast food restaurant. It's a way to build community, look to the future, and support underprivileged neighborhoods. Its intentions are laudable, but it also needs to be a sustainable business.

5 months ago

Chefs+Tech: Why Eat the Cake When You Can Look at It on Instagram?

Chefs+Tech: Why Eat the Cake When You Can Look at It on Instagram?

Kristen Hawley

You know we've reached peak internet when we’re more excited about a photo of a cake than eating the actual cake.

5 months ago

Route 66 and Tourist Towns May Lose National Park Service Backing

Route 66 and Tourist Towns May Lose National Park Service Backing

Russell Contreras, Associated Press

Between this, Brand USA's possible demise, and national monuments possibly losing their status, U.S. tourism may be in trouble with little chance of help from the Trump administration.

5 months ago

Bombardier Was Prepared to Build an Especially Small Plane for United Airlines

Bombardier Was Prepared to Build an Especially Small Plane for United Airlines

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

Flyers rarely hear about negotiations behind aircraft sales as manufacturers like to keep information private. But we're getting some good stuff about Bombardier's tactics because of a case Boeing bought before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

5 months ago