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Canadian travellers: do’s and don’ts when travelling and staying in vacation rentals

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 20:13

The annual 2019 Airplane and Hotel Etiquette Study results are released by Expedia, offering a deep dive into Canadian travellers' preferences, behaviours, and pet peeves. And while we all have ... Read More

Days Hotel by Wyndham comes to New Zealand

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 18:54

Days Inn by Wyndham came to New Zealand with the opening of a new landmark hotel, Days Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Hamilton. The addition bolsters the Company's presence in ... Read More

Smart City Policy Group hosts first short-term rental regulations summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 02:15

Smart City Policy Group will host a first-of-its-kind short-term rental regulations conference - Smart City Policy Summit - on August 16, in Austin, Texas. The summit will feature attendees from ... Read More

Red Roof® re-branding: Exclusive rewards and perks

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 02:33

Red Roof is amping up its successful loyalty program, Redicard™, re-branding it as RediRewards™ and adding a slew of enticing, intuitive, components that reward guests on every level. RediRewards™ invites ... Read More

Sonesta Hotels announces its new credit card

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 19:09

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation launched the new Sonesta World Mastercard® to reward loyal guests and Sonesta Travel Pass members in the United States. Offered in partnership with Bank of America, ... Read More

World Travel Awards 2019: Complete list of winners for Africa & the Indian Ocean

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- June 4, 2019 02:16

The World Travel Awards took place in Mauritius. Businesses from all over Africa were competing to be the best of the best. This is the 26th Wrld Tavel Awards organized ... Read More

Anguilla Tourist Board unveils spectacular costumes for Summer Festival

editor editor- May 29, 2019 19:05

BEYOND EXTRAORDINARY TROUPE *Grand Parade of Troupes Takes Place Friday, August 9*  Anguilla enjoyed an impressive 2019 winter season with record breaking numbers of tourist arrivals, and to sustain the ... Read More

Washington’s new short-term rental law to ‘even playing field for local hotels’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 18:50

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1798, concerning short-term rentals, into law. This bill was a top priority for the Washington Hospitality Association during the 2019 Legislative Session. ... Read More

Most Dazzling Blue Flag Beaches are in Spain this summer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 16:10

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced this week the beaches, ports and sustainable boat tour operators in Europe for 2019. Spain boasts 669 Blue Flag awards including 566 Spanish ... Read More

European Tourism: Positive start to 2019, but challenges lie ahead

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019 22:11

According to the European Travel Commission's latest quarterly report, "European Tourism - Trends & Prospects 2019", Europe kicked off 2019 on a positive note following an impressive 6% growth in ... Read More

Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

editor editor- May 1, 2019 02:58

Hawaii Senate Bill 1292 just squeaked by passing which will allow the Aloha State to collect transient accommodation and general excise taxes from short-term rentals with a vote of 13 ... Read More

Tourism boom: Travelers visit Puerto Rico at an unprecedented pace

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 00:20

Discover Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico's first-ever Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), announced today that 2019 Q1 lodging demand is on par with 2017 Q1 levels just fourteen months post-hurricane Maria, signaling ... Read More

Marriott International launches Homes & Villas by Marriott International

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 23:45

Today, Marriott International announced Homes & Villas by Marriott International, a home rental initiative offering 2,000 premium and luxury homes located in over 100 destinations throughout the United States, Europe, ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority finally under experienced leadership

editor editor- April 26, 2019 03:22

Tourism leader Chris Tatum  may very well be the most important person in the US State of Hawaii. The largest industry in Hawaii is tourism, and even if someone is not ... Read More

10 travel tips to help you to get the most out of your summer vacation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 19:16

Summer is around the corner, and many travelers all over the world are busy planning their vacations. In an effort to help travelers enjoy their trip and get the most ... Read More

National child safety advocate calls for ban on Airbnb hidden cameras

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019 16:30

National child safety advocacy group, Stop Child Predators, called on state and local government leaders in the U.S. today to ban hidden cameras in Airbnbs and other short-term rentals, and ... Read More

Driving in the 10 most-visited cities in Mauritius

editor editor- April 12, 2019 22:18

While there are many ways to get around Mauritius, car rentals remain a popular option. From visits to quant villages to coastal drives, to visiting cultural attractions and, of course, ... Read More

VISIT FLORIDA launches accessibility travel hub

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 19:16

In an effort to promote the Sunshine State as a top destination for special needs travel, VISIT FLORIDA launched a travel hub that features a range of resources for travelers ... Read More

The Internet knows you are planning a vacation and will charge you more

editor editor- April 5, 2019 01:05

People are starting to plan their summer vacation, and for many, the planning process itself is the beginning of a well-deserved rest. However, it does cause frustration when after a ... Read More

VISIT FLORIDA launches accessibility travel hub

editor editor- April 5, 2019 00:52

In an effort to promote the Sunshine State as a top destination for special needs travel, VISIT FLORIDA launched a travel hub that features a range of resources for travelers ... Read More

Air Partner appoints Ed Warner as non-executive Chair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2019 06:01

Ed Warner has been appointed as Non-Executive Chair of the Air Partners as of April 1, 2019. Ed will also chair the Nomination Committee and join the Remuneration Committee. Ed Warner ... Read More

misterb&b expands to LGBTQ hotels

editor editor- March 29, 2019 22:29

misterb&b, short-term rental marketplace dedicated to the Gay community, has launched a Wefunder campaign to give guests, hosts, and the public the opportunity to invest in the company to help ... Read More

Short Haul, Easy Travel & Lifetime Experiences is Nepals message to Malaysia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 18, 2019 05:34

Nepal successfully participated in the latest edition of the MATTA Fair held at Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur from March 15-17, 2019. The fair was led by ... Read More

Visiting Mauritius: What is the best way to rent a car in Mauritius?

editor editor- March 14, 2019 04:14

Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, welcomes visitors with its exotic beaches and fine hotels. It is a great destination for holidays and relaxation. As Mark Twain said: ... Read More

City of Santa Monica prevails against Airbnb and HomeAway in court

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 22:35

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed the City of Santa Monica's Home-Sharing Ordinance in the face of a challenge brought by Airbnb and HomeAway.com. This ruling confirms the ... Read More

New ministry-level leadership in British Virgin Islands tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 19:15

The British Virgin Islands has new leadership in the pivotal Tourism sector with the recent election of Premier and Minister responsible for Tourism, Hon. Andrew A. Fahie and Territorial At-Large ... Read More

Airbnb’s acquisition of Hotel Tonight increases its appeal ahead of eventual IPO

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 17:15

On March 7, 2019 that San Francisco-based travel giant, Airbnb announced that its has agreed to acquire Hotel Tonight. Following the announcement, Nick Wyatt, Head of R&A, Travel & Tourism ... Read More

Texas is latest US state to blacklist Airbnb for anti-Israel actions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 18:25

Texas is adding home sharing firm Airbnb to a short list of companies that cannot receive state investments because it removes Israeli-owned rentals in the controversial West Bank. Airbnb is ... Read More

US State Department Travel Advisory for Bahamas: What it really means for visitors?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 3, 2019 10:48

The recent travel advisory issued by the U.S. State Department alerting the 6 million US travelers vacationing in the Bahamas every year could have a devastating impact on the travel and ... Read More

KDG Capital acquires Snow King Resort Hotel in Jackson, WY

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2019 18:08

KDG Capital, a Florida-based real estate private equity firm, has purchased the Snow King Resort Hotelin Jackson, Wyoming. Benchmark will continue to operate and market the 230-room property, located at ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism issues report on accommodations in the Aloha State

editor editor- January 28, 2019 21:45

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has issued the 2018 Visitor Plant Inventory Report, which shows total visitor accommodation units throughout the Hawaiian Islands have increased slightly to 80,751 units (+0.1%) ... Read More

How Services like Airbnb and Skyscanner Changed the Attitude to Traveling

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2019 07:39

Two decades ago, a simple traveler could hardly imagine buying cheap flights in a few clicks or staying at the world’s most authentic places affordably while traveling. And then the ... Read More

Japan Airlines and Ascenda announce strategic partnership

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2019 20:05

Japan Airlines (JAL), the national airline of Japan, and Ascenda have signed a strategic partnership to launch a series of market-leading rewards offerings for JAL Mileage Bank members. Under the ... Read More

Globetrotters meet travel industry trendsetters at Berlin Travel Festival

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2019 17:30

A forward-looking trade show for a new generation of travelers: following its successful launch in 2018 the second edition of the Berlin Travel Festival will be taking place from 8 ... Read More

Snowbird travel stress decreased with driveaway service

editor editor- January 1, 2019 00:35

Ever thought of the idea of visiting a destination, be it for holiday or work, and getting to drive your own car upon reaching the destination or airport via a ... Read More

Marriott manager takes on Hawaii Tourism: What is his vision?

editor editor- December 28, 2018 01:05

The new President and CEO of the HTA, Chris Tatum, has his roots in Hawaii’s tourism. Read More