Venezuelan Travel Agencies Get Creative in Reinventing Themselves After Very Tough Year

Apparently travel agents in Venezuela had a hard year. Not a lot of travel went on. They didn’t get much business which means their income wasn’t high. This tells how they have tried to change this. They’re reinventing themselves in creative and unexpected ways because they think it will attract customers and will improve their standing. Key...

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Expedia Trolled Trump on Inauguration Day With Anti-Wall TV Ad

Many think Trumps idea of building a wall to keep out Mexican immigrants is ridiculous. Expeedia apparently agrees since they spoofed it in an ad. It’s a clever ad and is reflective of the views of most of our nation. Ads like this are a godd way to get information out there. They allow the consumer to see this information quickly. Key Takeaways: A lot...

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Exclusive: Viator Officials Depart as TripAdvisor Installs Vacation Rental Execs as Replacements

TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer has decided to make dramatic changes in the leadership of the company’s attractions business, and that’s not unusual for an acquiring company. Still, the move to import executives from the company’s vacation rentals business to run a leading tours and activities business isn’t exactly being welcomed with open arms by the...

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Attrap’Rêves Bubble Hotel in Allauch, France

“Living in a bubble” is typically associated with people sheltered from the perils of society, but in southeastern France, the concept is taken to a new, literal level. Every night, tourists in the Marseille area of France swap a conventional hotel with a transparent, climate-controlled bubble. The Attrap’Rêves Bubble Hotel in Allauch, France features...

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For American Airlines New Technology Means Fewer In-Seat Screens

Forgoing in-seat screens tends save airlines money, in part because embedded systems add a considerable weight, requiring planes to burn more fuel. But some airlines — notably JetBlue Airways and Delta Air Lines — have kept them for domestic flights for a couple of reasons. First, not every passenger brings a device. And second, the airlines say many passengers...

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This Is What It’s Like To Join The Mile-High Club, According To Members

Sometimes the friendly skies get a little extra friendly. Just ask these members of the mile-high club. Some got frisky in the airplane bathroom (germs be damned!), others opted for some stealth beneath-the-blanket action in their seats. Some did it as a couple, others with a stranger. Below, 15 mile-high club members on Whisper ― an app that allows users...

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Found: A Giant Crack in the Arizona Desert

According to the Arizona Geological Survey, a two-mile fissure has been discovered in Arizona’s Tator Hills. Cracks similar to this started to appear in the Arizona desert during the early 20th century when people would pump water from ground aquifers at a faster rate than the aquifers could replenish. These deep fissures are hazardous because they can deepen...

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Interview: Ex-Starwood CEO on the Essentials to Disrupting Any Industry

You don’t have to be a hotelier or a business executive to appreciate the insights and tales shared by the former Starwood CEO in his new book. This is especially the case at a time when everything around us seems to be in a state of transition or disruption, no matter the industry. Key Takeaways: Van Paasschen, former CEO of Starwood, wrote a book because...

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Travel Megatrends 2017: Tours and Activities Are Finally Coming Into Their Own

Airbnb’s entry into the tours and activities market certainly brings the sector to the fore. If Airbnb sticks with a strategy to curate its tours and activities, going with unique and off-the-beaten-path experiences, then that is still important for the sector given Airbnb’s scale, but self-limiting. Competition is certainly a healthy thing and all the players...

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