Student Travel Is Booming But Study Abroad Programs Provide Scant Information When Tragedy Strikes

When students are traveling abroad there are pros and cons. It’s good for them to learn a new culture. It also allows them to gain experience. One of the cons is a lack of communication when something goes wrong. It’s hard for students to get enough info about bad things which happen and this is bad because they need to prepare. Key Takeaways: Many...

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Trivago Outspends TripAdvisor on U.S. TV Ads and 5 Other Digital Trends This Week

Many travel campaigns won at Cannes Lions. Among those were Carnival and Trivago, they spent more money and put more effort into their ads. Skift posts a lot of stories from the traveling industry and they review them every weekend. Trivago has spent three times more on U.S. TV ads than TripAdvisor. Key Takeaways: Carnival Corp. said its cruise lines have made...

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Travel Journalists Pivot to Custom Luxury Travel Planning

Journalists have long been enamored with the travel industry itself. But now they are making a move to follow luxury travel planning. Customized luxury travel planning is becoming more popular. Follow the Essentialist, which is a new digital venture just launched on June 20th. That site has the potential to facilitate some of these goals as needed. Travel...

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Air France Pilots Pose Obstacle to Plans for New Low-Cost, Long-Haul Airline

Air France has worked to secure lower cost flights for passengers. But that could cut the money earned by their pilots. Some pilots have refused to fly with that low cost airliner. Air France simply cannot do without its reliable pilots for these flights. Jean Marc Janaillac is the new CEO for the company recently. He has pledged to make a few changes for...

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Data Breach at Sabre Hits Four Seasons and Other Hotels

Sabre is a popular third party reservation provider online. They have coordinated with many outstanding hotel chains in the world. But a data breach has put customers at risk in certain ways. That includes Four Seasons and other hotels, to the dismay of these companies. Sabre has hired a cyber security firm to fix these flaws whenever possible too. Data...

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Norwegian Cruise Line Is Sending a Second Ship to Cuba as Demand Stays Strong

The Trump administration’s travel restrictions are going to cause flights to Cuba to become less and less. Norwegian Cruise Line’s are expecting to get more business due to less flights. They said Monday that they will have a second ship going to Havana as of May 2018. The cruise line has sailings as”all-inclusive” due to unlimited free...

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Interview: TripAdvisor CEO on How Attractions and Restaurants Fit Into Overall Strategy

This is good info from the CEO of Trip Advisor. It talks about how they use info about restaurants and other attractions. When you are planning a trip you need to know about these because they’ll give you something to do. You want to plan fun activities and you also need good places to eat. Key Takeaways: TripAdvisor’s Activities business is a bright...

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Blockchain Will Disrupt Expedia and Airbnb, TUI CEO Says

Readers should note that Blockchain is the technology behind Bitcoin. But it could be causing a controversy because of service disruption. Expedia and Airbnb are popular services, which may have been disrupted by Blockchain. Debate is circling around whether the disruption should be continued. Surprisingly, both sides have their own argument about the idea. Blockchain...

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Trump Administration Blocks Startup Visa Program Tech Companies Supported

A new startup visa program has been blocked by the Trump administration. That could deny entry to the country by new applicants. Some wonder whether that will derail attempts to diversify certain industries. Trump has claimed he wants to promote economic growth. But the administration’s stance has left many questions about how that happens. Trump Administration...

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