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Chatbots: Making the Future of Travel a Social Experience

We all know that the way we book and enjoy travel has changed. We’re no longer a global community wandering the planet with guidebooks in our hands, printing out photos for albums and booking through high street travel agents. But aside from the obvious switch to online booking, more rapid developments have been taking place […]

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Pokémon GO: What Is It, and How Can My Hotel Profit From It?

As I’m writing this, Pokémon GO is being downloaded in the UK faster than you can say “Bob’s your uncle.” Chances are pretty good that by the time you start reading this, your street is enjoying an increase in foot traffic. Not because it’s summer, but because there’s something bringing people (and their cell phones) […]

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3 Global Travel News Sites that Hoteliers Need to Read

Hotels big and small benefit significantly when their managers are up to date on the latest global travel trends and news. When major industry players announce acquisitions of smaller brands or launch new applications for hoteliers and hospitality professionals, you need to know, as such happenings can without a doubt impact your business. When you’re in the […]

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5 Must-Read Books for People in the Hospitality Business

Great books inspire, educate, and have a way of nourishing the soul. Whether they are fictitious or factual matters little when it comes to their appeal. I might be so bold as to claim that if we don’t read, we’re missing out on an opportunity for even greater emotional and intellectual growth. Learning through the written word as […]

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10 Web Apps Every Hotelier Should Use

Being a hotelier requires exceptional organisational and multitasking skills. Managing a hotel and having a family life at the same time is the daily reality of many hoteliers. So I’m going to give you a list of 10 Web apps that’ll help you juggle the pieces of your hectic lifestyle. I selected and tested each one myself. You’ll notice they […]

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Last-minute Hotel Bookings Are on the Rise

Last-minute hotel bookings are no passing trend. The number of stays booked during the same week as arrival represents a behavioural shift in the way people travel, especially travellers in their 20s and 30s.  And it’s in large part our mobile-dependent lifestyle that has spurred this change. Every day, travellers are turning increasingly to their mobile devices to take care of […]

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The Rise of the Foodie: A Travel Trend Hotels Should Jump On

“Wait, don’t eat that yet! Here, take a picture. Turn off the flash and take it from above. Yeah, that’s it. Let’s see? Here, let me take one of mine.”  I hear this almost verbatim, several times a week. The words are uttered by all kinds of people, in places such as cafés, hotel bars, and restaurants. […]

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People Still Prefer Hotels Over Shared Accommodations

Just a few years ago, bunking up in a shared accommodation rented out by a private property owner seemed like a bizarre practice to many travellers. Not anymore. But what is even more noteworthy is the impact this practice has had on travel, culture, and business. Also interesting is the generation at the forefront of this movement, known as […]

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trivago Is Headed to the Travel Distribution Summit 2016

The Travel Distribution Summit, or TDS Europe 2016 as it’s more commonly known, starts tomorrow in London. Hosted by EyeforTravel, this is the biggest meeting place for European travel executives. And it’s about to change the way that you think about the travel sector. Digital disruption If you’ve been in the business for a while, you know first-hand that how […]

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Web 2.0 Can Save Your Hotel’s Online Reputation

In our previous blog post ”Worried about Your Hotel’s Online Reputation” we discussed how important online reputation has become for hotels. We looked at how the booking habits of travellers have morphed over the years and examined the shift from static offline hotel marketing to today’s multifaceted digital approach. Now we’re going to take it […]

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