It’s always the way to go, go against the grain and you’re going to get people to complain that things were better as they were, and restaurants that don’t enforce a reservation policy are no different. . Truly popularized only in the past decade or so, some people think this position of trust means more …

Ah, the cheeky. Since Expedia changed its name from Expedia Inc. to Expedia Group in March, it has marketed itself as “the world’s travel platform”. At the company’s partner conference in December, executives took to the stage in Las Vegas and variously described the company as either already “the world’s travel platform” or aspiring to …

The holiday season is a prime time to find a low room rate in Las Vegas. Las Vegas Advisor researchers surveyed every casino in town, looking for the best lodging options in December. These rates were available either on casino sites, on third party reservation sites or by using reservation codes on LasVegasAdvisor.com. Even if …

Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday deals have faded, making the entire post-Thanksgiving weekend an opportunity for travelers to save on their 2019 vacation. If you can’t find your favorite hotel or resort on this list, search online. All the major travel providers offer some sort of savings for Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday. Here’s what …

Jeff Katz wants to make travel better for consumers, and he’s partnered with some of the biggest companies in the industry to help him do it. If this sounds vaguely familiar, it should. Katz founded and directed Orbitz, which started in Chicago in 2000, supported by five major airlines, and was absorbed by Expedia in …

Tis the season to grab the deals. I’ve compiled a list of some of the best I’ve come across – but hurry! Escape to Exhuma and Save at Grand Isle Resort & Spa Tourism in the Bahamas Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Bahamas On a mile-long stretch of Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, Bahamas, Grand …

Map Founded around 18 months ago, Mapify is a mobile platform that aims to improve the travel planning experience. The startup has raised $1.3 million to date and counts Airbnb among its partners. The company is currently focused on millennial travelers in Europe, but it has global content and plans to establish a US presence …

In an ongoing effort to atone and absolve itself from recent allegations of racial discrimination, Airbnb, the online home-sharing platform, announced earlier this week that it no longer allows rental hosts to request a guest photo before accepting a reservation contract. While Airbnb currently does not require guest photos for the millions of individual and …

Ozzy Osbourne’s case against AEG was dismissed, Billboard reports. Earlier this year, Osbourne filed an antitrust class action lawsuit against AEG over their conditional reservation tactics. The lawsuit alleged the powerful entertainment promoter illegally tied the booking of its London and Los Angeles locations to their condition called the Staples Center pledge. The pledge prohibited …

Are you tired of missing out on those hotel and airline deals that everyone seems to grab before they even know they exist? While there are many resources to help expose pricing and offer errors, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are some of the best sites that could increase your …

Coinciding with the European Heritage Days celebrations, UNESCO will launch the first-ever web platform dedicated to World Heritage and sustainable travel. Supported by the European Union, the platform features 34 selected World Heritage Sites across 19 European Union countries and was developed in collaboration with National Geographic. The launch will take place when UNESCO Headquarters …

Skift grip BridgeStreet is bringing shared flats and hostels to its platform to provide more variety for business travelers. The key will be to find success with travel managers by making it easier for them to book stays outside of traditional extended-stay hotels. Andrew Sheivachman, Skift When extended-stay booking provider BridgeStreet Global Hospitality relaunched its …

The school calendar says summer is over. The thermometer in Phoenix, not so much. What should a heat-sick Phoenician do? Jump in someone else’s pool and order room service with the air conditioning turned down to 65. Labor Day weekend offers one last chance to stay at a cheap (plus) hotel and resort in Metro …

Skift take It is so rare to see anything new in online travel. The added benefit of Expedia appears to be a new wrinkle, and HotelTonight’s Today’s Daily Drop is a flash sale variant that wears off in 15 minutes. Both offer hoteliers new ways to target travelers, who can find great deals. Dennis Schaal, …

Floating around the backyard pool is fine. The annual neighbor barbecue with a Cool Whip flag cake and sparklers is quite fun. But for a lively 4th of July celebration without leaving town, splurge on a resort getaway in Phoenix or Scottsdale. Order froufrou drinks by the pool and turn the air conditioning in the …

If you use a travel site to plan, remember that someone is trying hard to sell you an offer that may not be at all. GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – School is out and it’s time to think about summer vacation. One of the costliest items on your trip will be your hotel room, so this …

PATNA: The Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC) will launch online ticket booking for its buses starting next week. “Currently online booking is only available for one bus on the Patna-Ranchi-Patna route per day. From next week, tickets can be booked online for all BSTDC 34 vehicles, including eight small buses, two caravans, one passenger, …

WHY IT RATES: Travelers Can Save Big This Summer On An Unforgettable Nassau Paradise Island Vacation—Eric Bowman, TravelPulse Editor With summer just around the corner, Paradise Island of Nassau Hotels are urging travelers to upgrade their tropical Caribbean beach vacation with a variety of new hotel deals and value-driven packages. See below for a selection …

Hotels and resorts can’t survive Phoenix and Scottsdale in the summer without lowering their rates. But bargains are in the eye of the beholder. Here are 12 of the best deals we’ve found for budget-conscious travelers. Most start at around $100 a night — but that starting rate is more readily available during the week …

Google Ventures led a $15 million investment in Rocketrip, the tool that rewards employees for “traveling smart.” The Series C round brings the US-based company’s total funding amount to date to $32 million. Other backers include Bessemer Venture Partners and Canaan Partners, both of which have backed the company with previous investments. Erik Nordlander, a …

If you’re the type to hate the thought of getting old, we’ve got a reason you’ll love celebrating your next birthday. Discounts! You don’t have to be a senior to get better rates at most hotels. Some of the breaks start happening once you hit 55. According Moneytalksnews.comif you’re 55 or older, you can save …

Meetingsbooker.com, the global leader in online meeting room bookings, has scoured its data to compile a detailed report outlining key trends surrounding online meeting venue discovery and booking. The report titled “Online Meeting Bookings Brings in the Numbers You Need to Know” highlights the rapid digitization of this multi-billion dollar industry from an offline transaction …

Meetingsbooker.com took a look at their data to compile a detailed report outlining key trends surrounding online meeting room discovery and booking. The report titled “Online Meeting Bookings Brings the Numbers You Need to Know” highlights the rapid digitization of this multi-billion industry from an offline transaction to a fast online solution. Meetingsbooker.com, the global …

UPDATE: An ongoing battle between AEG Presents and Live Nation, the world’s two biggest concert promoters, came to light on Wednesday when a fiery letter to AEG from Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne’s manager, was delivered by a publicist to the media. In the letter, Sharon criticizes AEG and shares a drafted letter, which she refused …

Google Search is a powerful search engine and it doesn’t hurt to focus on data because the brand goes far beyond just search results. They have now introduced a new feature that allows you to find the best hotel deals by browsing the map and booking flight tickets directly. While it’s known that Google certainly …

Winter is the perfect time to sneak away for a weekend. You can cozy up in a cafe somewhere, go wine tasting or, if you’re heading to the sunny central coast, take a hike or bike ride. Hotels and the San Luis Obispo Visitor Center hope to entice visitors to head out this winter with …

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – January 23, 2018 – As the world’s largest diver training organization, PADI® is committed to growing the scuba diving and freediving markets by attracting new people to this sport and motivating existing divers to dive more often. To that end, PADI has introduced the all-new global PADI Travel™, featuring an …

American Airlines, the world’s largest carrier, has formed a partnership to access up to 549 million potential passengers in China. The Fort Worth-based carrier has partnered with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s travel platform Fliggy. The arrangement allows Alibaba users to book American Airlines flights and allows members of Fliggy’s loyalty reward to earn elite status …

TORONTO – The Toronto Public Library board voted Monday night to change its rental policy following a controversial memorial at a western branch this summer. The memorial was held in July for Barbara Kulaszka, a lawyer whose clients included Marc Lemire, the leader of the now disbanded white supremacist group Heritage Front. An announcement for …

Back from Thanksgiving vacation and dreaming about your next trip? Book these exclusive offers. Save over $ 2,000 on Villas at Sailrock Resort (Turks and Caicos) Get half less on this gorgeous Sailrock Resort villa. Sailrock seaside resort Thanksgiving until Cyber ​​Monday, Sailrock Resort, a new resort located in South Caicos in the Turks and …

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) – Air New Zealand said on Wednesday it had teamed up with Swiss travel startup Winding Tree to explore blockchain-based applications that could help New Zealand’s national carrier improve efficiency and security of services such as booking and baggage tracking. An Air New Zealand Boeing Dreamliner 787 takes off …

In order to attract visitors, some hotels in Napa offer attractive offers. At the high end Meadowood Napa Valley, customers who book a three-night stay through a travel agent get a fourth night free. The offer is valid from November 15 to April 30, 2018 and rates start at $600. Those who book their stay …

PHOTO: Look for Pokémon in Times Square. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock) Whether it’s a luxury getaway or a budget reservation, Pokemon Go players can save on last-minute stays in New York with Secret getaways which are close to some of the best spots in town. THE ADVERTISEMENT trendy now New York’s Central Park has 843 …

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Direct bookings of Greek hotels via the Internet increased by 107.49% in the period January-August 2017 – compared to the corresponding period in 2016 – while the revenue from direct bookings also increased by 75.28%. The results were released Thursday by the companies Axia Hospitality and Nelios, at an event in Athens. In addition, both …

There are many solutions when a traveler wants to rent a property: sites like Airbnb, local agents, hotels, private properties to name only the most obvious. When it comes to luxury properties, the options are a bit scarce. Luxury travel is estimated at $25-30 billion per year. So far, only OneFineStay and LuxuryRetreats come closest …

Click on the image to watch TVC. MakeMyTrip has added another campaign to its online hotel reservations push by offering a first night’s stay free on the first booking. The new TVC featuring brand ambassadors Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh tells a story of childhood friends with a dash of humor. Through a slew of …

“Goodbye summer.” “Enjoy the last days of summer.” “Happy summer journey.” Resort locations for Labor Day getaways in Phoenix and Scottsdale are a bit of a teaser for locals. We all know that summer goes nowhere when the calendar swings into September. Heck, Labor Day doesn’t even signal the start of the school year like …

Get more for your money on your next vacation with these handy travel tips… ( Image: GETTY) When it comes to booking a vacation, sometimes you can feel like you’ve blown your budget just on hotel prices, and that’s before you’ve even planned the rest of your trip! When it comes to last-minute booking, while …

The vacation booking company has added the Caribbean island to its list of destinations Beautiful day in Havana: the Cuban capital is a must Expedia announced that it now offers online reservations for hotels in Cuba ! The vacation booking company has partnered with 25 of its Expedia partner hotels, including Barcelo, Blue Diamon, Sercotels, …

Skift take Businesses can now expand their use of online platforms to book small meetings in creative venues, as they now have the ability to send messages directly to venues in real time and integrate compliance requirements. Greg Oates, Skift The future of meetings and events The last few years have seen an increase in …

Cherry Blossom Deals in DC The National Cherry Blossom Festival runs through April 16 in Washington, DC, and many hotels offer themed packages. The Embassy Row Hotel package includes two nights of accommodation, two Metrorail day passes and a sake tasting (from $179). The Washington Hilton includes two cherry blossom cocktails, unlimited coffee and hot …

Last-minute hotel deals used to be hard to come by, but that’s no longer the case. Thanks to major advancements in booking and inventory technology, hotels can be much smarter about managing their rooms every night. The result? Many of these efficiencies are passed on to customers. Not only can customers now wait until the …

US online travel agencies (OTAs) continue to rise and have increased their share of the total travel market. Driven mainly by the hotel and mobile industries, OTA online reservations are now growing faster than those of suppliers, which are on the decline. Photo: Phocuswright The share of OTAs in the online travel market reached 39% …

Get hotel deals via text or Facebook Messenger faster than you can say “Honey, pack your bags!” Last name: GetSnapTravel.com What he does: The website uses private chat tools to reveal low hotel rates typically found on opaque travel inventory sources such as Priceline and Hotwire. Get started at GetSnapTravel.com, select a travel destination and …

Are you one of those people who still haven’t bought Christmas presents, let alone planned a holiday getaway? Well, for once, waiting until the last minute could have paid off. Although the AAA just announced that holiday travel will set a new record in 2016, this news could actually benefit you. Why? Data from HotelTonight …

It’s not too late to plan a Christmas getaway By Andre Bui/December 8, 2016 9:45 p.m. EDT While it’s true that the holidays are the most expensive time of year to travel, the tourism industry is hiding a dirty little secret: the days leading up to Christmas are actually the best time for great hotel …

Skift take Online hotel bookings remain much more valuable than online short-term rental bookings and will experience greater online growth in the long term as more travelers use their devices to book a room and stay. move away from alternative booking methods. Dan Peltier, Skift There is no doubt that short-term rentals have caused a …

Ryanair will require all customers booking through its Irish website or app to join ‘My Ryanair’ from 1 November. As of the beginning of next month, all customers using Irish Ryanair.com The Irish website and mobile app will need to automatically enroll in the ‘My Ryanair’ program before finalizing flight bookings, the airline announced today. …

Travelers will be able to plan a trip more easily with the new mobile functionality of Booking.com. Photo: Pexels BOOKING.COM, a popular travel and hotel booking website, has launched a new in-app feature that will use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to deliver more personalized experiences for its customers . The feature, called Booking …

West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 18, 2016 Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, but leisure travel isn’t ready to slow down just yet. According HotelPlanner.com, more people are traveling and booking hotels over the holiday weekend compared to a year ago thanks to lower gas prices, affordable accommodation rates and a …

HOLLYWOOD – NOVEMBER 01: General view of hotel exterior at AFI FEST presented by Audi Opening Night Gala of ‘Bobby’ After Party held at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on November 1, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Some hotels ask guests at checkout if they would like to donate to …

The story behind Kind traveler, a new platform that reveals exclusive hotel deals and discounts when you donate to charity, is a story most travelers are familiar with. On a trip to Belize in 2012, founders Jessica Blotter and Sean Krejci, both entrepreneurs who had worked with startups, came face to face with the kind …

Travel sparked India’s e-commerce boom, and companies like MakeMyTrip and Cleartrip are still among the best-known names among Indian online businesses. But as many have noted, this is a category where top performers are busy optimizing the details of their business, and there’s plenty of room for disruption. SavvyMob, which raised funds in January, is …

Low-cost airline flydubai has partnered with Booking.com to add hotels and accommodation options to its website. The move will make the airline’s website more comprehensive and could see it offer bundled deals to customers. Dubai’s flagship carrier, Emirates, already offers hotel, tour and car rental bookings through its site. Hotels.flydubai.com will feature a selection of …

Your friends and neighbors are leaving town for the 4th of July long weekend. The wash up in Southern California. Camping in northern Arizona. Fishing from a family cabin in Minnesota or Michigan. What’s a family staying in sweltering Phoenix to do? Book a backyard vacation – no airfare or baggage fees required. Check into …

When you book a hotel room, do you book directly with the hotel or through an online booking site like Expedia or Priceline? If you answered that last question, hotels are trying to change that. And you could win it. A few weeks ago, Hyatt Hotels began offering discounts to members of its loyalty program …

A guide on how to book a hotel on a budget – from the best chain hotel deals to villas, airbnbs and rural lodges These booking offers can help you find a luxury hotel at an unbeatable price A London hotel has been named one of the world’s best for family vacations, according to TripAdvisor’s …

Big hotel chains are becoming aware of competition from online travel portals as more and more travelers choose to book online. Online travel agencies or OTAs like MakeMyTrip and Yatra typically charge a 10-12% hotel commission on each accommodation booked. “We want more online bookings to go through our own channels, where the cost is …

Sometimes there may be a little too lots of disturbances. So goes the thesis of Joost Schreve, the former head of mobile for TripAdvisor, who left the company last November and launched his own startup, KimKim, in December. The fledgling company — backed by million-dollar investors including NFX Guild — caters to the many people …

MUMBAI: In a bid to push online bookings and payments, midsize chain Keys Hotels has partnered with a holding company towards e-commerce. As part of the partnership, Keys Hotels customers can manage their reservations and payments across all Keys hotel brands using Paytm. Currently, the hotel chain obtains 20 to 25% of its reservations via …

Switch to “Opaque” and save If you didn’t book your last hotel room through Priceline or one of the other “hidden” hotel deal sites, sorry – you just paid too much. Hidden or “opaque” hotel deals — the kind where you don’t know where you’re staying until you’ve made the reservation — can save you …

Whether for business or pleasure, traveling is not cheap. So a company with a lure like half-price hotel deals is sure to generate interest. But thrifty travelers who want a bargain like this should know there’s a catch – you have to be prepared to share a room with a stranger. The Winston Club plans …

Virgin Atlantic increases online bookings with SaleCycle remarketing solutions 09/12/2015, by WiT, in Marketing, Sectors Virgin Atlantic, one of the UK’s leading long-haul airlines, has seen an increase in online bookings of more than 5% thanks to SaleCycle’s email and on-site remarketing solutions. The behavioral marketing company said booking abandonment was a huge challenge for …

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – for bargain hunters! Savvy shoppers know that Black Friday through Cyber ​​Monday is THE weekend to pick up gifts at a fraction of their usual price. But did you know that trips are also reduced to unbeatable prices? We’ve rounded up some top hotel deals, so …

Monterey County, which stretches along California’s central coast from Moss Landing to Big Sur, sees more tourists during the winter months, once a slow season for the region. According to the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau, hotel occupancy in the area increased an average of 17% from 2011 to 2014 from December to February. …

Online travel agencies (OTAs) which were instrumental in sustaining occupancy rates during the difficult years of the 1990s have been accused of exploiting their position of strength in a way that violates the rules of fair competition. Following a number of actions and investigations in the UK (Med Hotels, Skoosh, IHG), class actions in California …

The Middle East travel market is poised to experience significant growth over the next few years, according to a new study from travel industry research authority Phocuswright. Jeff Strachan: Growing Middle Eastern Online Channel. As internet penetration increases, so does the population of young adults ready to travel, and as the region’s technological infrastructure improves …

The St Moritz, a 48-room luxury resort with 13 self-catering apartments and 34 self-catering villas, located in Cornwall, has seen online bookings skyrocket thanks to its new website and online booking platform of Guestline (www.stmoritzhotel .co.uk). The resort needed a fully integrated solution that would drive direct bookings and increase revenue through a professionally designed …

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sam’s Club Travel, a savings-focused travel booking portal exclusive to Sam’s Club members, is now offering deals of up to 75% off “Internet Price*” for select hotels booked for stays from July 2 to 5. Starting at $33 per night, Independence Day travelers can find hotel deals in Orlando, Miami, San Diego, Las …

Qunar, one of China’s largest online travel booking platforms, plans to expand its mobile business with a new $500 million investment led by Silver Lake. Silver Lake’s share of the investment totals $330 million in convertible bond purchases, while $170 million will come from another undisclosed investor. Other Qunar backers include Chinese search giant Baidu, …

Hotel Tonight launched two new discount programs on mobile-only rates this week. It’s the latest proof that mobile booking is fast becoming the industry standard, rather than a quirky perk for millennials. Hotel Tonight, a private company with over $80 million in venture capital, pioneered last-minute smartphone booking in 2010. Today, the company faces competition …

No plans for Labor Day? Why not get out of town, even if it’s just for one night. Same-day hotel booking app Hotel Tonight will offer last-minute rooms from $59 to $99 in major cities nationwide. The app’s Endless Summer promotion can save up to 45% off room rates, the company says in a statement. …

Long-time point hunters will remember, with nostalgia, a time when “system-wide promotion” of a hotel chain was just that: system-wide. In other words, stays at all properties in that hotel company’s network would count towards earning regardless of the bonus. In recent years, however, the trend has been for an increasing number of individual hotels …

Online and mobile travel booking is often seen as a game for young men only, with some companies rightly targeting the younger demographic who seem to be constantly tethered to their smartphones; However, research shows that 23% of the total Internet population is over the age of 55, a significant proportion of users which shows …

Deep discounts ranging from 10-50% off public rates will be offered to Egencia customers at approximately 7,200 hotels worldwide beginning in mid-February. These offers are available to business travelers using Egencia’s new smart travel companion app, Egencia® Trip Navigator. US and Canadian travelers will also be able to access “mobile-only” hotel deals through Egencia’s mobile …

Four Seasons Hotel New York Availablity: Low (11% to 30% availability) Room type available: Deluxe King Room with City View, from $ 1,100 Holiday offer: New Year’s Eve at the Bar: Dance, free photo booth, Brut Premier champagne toast at midnight. From $ 150 per person. Email [email protected] for reservations and additional information. Palm springs …

WASHINGTON DC Melrose Georgetown Hotel Enjoy a room rate of $ 89 per night. Stay between December 6 and January 10, excluding New Years Eve. Loews Madison Hotel Up to 40% reduction on the best Loews rate; Free internet access in the room during the stay. Travel from November 29, 2013 to April 30, 2014. …

Black Friday isn’t just about deals on gifts, clothing, and electronics. The day after Thanksgiving is also a great time to book that desperately needed winter vacation right now, and cheaply. So, while you bask in a tryptophan coma, browse resorts and hotels eager to grab hundreds of discounts on your next stay. But beware: …

You can’t get much out of a hotel room waiting in a big box parking lot tomorrow morning before dawn. You can jostle for a position with dozens of other sleep-deprived shoppers and scour the aisles for maybe – maybe – scoring a next-gen gaming system or TV. But if you’re looking for travel deals, …

Skift grip Putting tonight’s deals only in the Groupon app isn’t going to put HotelTonight or other competitors out of business, but it does add a competitor with a huge user base. Game on. Dennis Schaal, Skift let’s group acquired Madrid-based evening-only deals specialist Blink in September and plans to integrate these HotelTonight-like same-day hotel …

Travelers looking to book a hotel at the last minute should be able to find better deals with Travel Startup Hipmunk starting today, thanks to the launch of a new feature called Tonight Only. The feature, available only in Hipmunk’s mobile app, will include hotel deals offering rooms with up to 60% off standard rates. …

Premier Inn — Photo by RateTiger With the growth of online bookings, Premier Inn India felt the need to move from the SimpleDistribution web-based channel manager to the more sophisticated RateTiger RTSuite to better manage the various aspects of distribution to maximize online reach and revenue. The group uses the new RTSuite 3.0 to centrally …

This is a guest post from Wendy S. Goffe, a lawyer specializing in trusts and estates with Stoel Rives in Seattle. You can follow her on Twitter. As spring break approaches, some travelers are scouring the internet for one last ski trip or a warm-weather getaway to replenish their vitamin D levels. I’m in Maui …

Whether you’re already at the airport or considering your options at a local restaurant, one of the most frustrating parts of using smartphone apps to book a hotel at the last minute is all the information you you have to type, with the inevitable typos and multiple screens to navigate. But the new free app …

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No wonder people are still turning to travel agencies to book their trips. When things go wrong for travelers, they expect someone to help them. It’s frustrating to wade through electronic phone prompts to reach an airline reservation agent or online travel agency customer service. Companies like Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Quikbook, and Hotels.com (and, to …