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The best guess for the future of travel is just a guess THE BEST GUESS FOR THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL IS JUST A GUESS

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Apr 16, 2020

Over the past few days, I've looked at a few dozen travel industry predictor graphs, from a number of very credible sources. Below, I've compiled them all onto one graph to create the last predictor you need to understand for the next few weeks. I can say with almost certainty that one, or a...

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This too shall pass - but travel will need to adjust THIS TOO SHALL PASS - BUT TRAVEL WILL NEED TO ADJUST

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Apr 13, 2020

Just over a month ago, many of us sat in our offices, surrounded by colleagues, engaged in deep discussions about how best to leverage the increasing demand in travel this year. As per the World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO) forecasts from earlier this year, international tourist arrivals were ...

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Here’s What Will Happen Next to Corporate Airfares HERE’S WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT TO CORPORATE AIRFARES

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Apr 07, 2020

To paint a picture of what corporate airfares will look like once planes return to the skies is becoming more difficult by the day — if not impossible. Airlines, for one, have more pressing matters to deal with as they fight for survival during the ongoing crisis. Most in the U.S. will be work...

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What positive travel trends could come from coronavirus? WHAT POSITIVE TRAVEL TRENDS COULD COME FROM CORONAVIRUS?

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Apr 07, 2020

Who’s ready for some good news? Well, we’re probably not going to hear any truly good news, especially in the travel world, for some time. But that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate about positive developments in the post-COVID world. From better environmental protections to mo...

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How will travel loyalty programs respond to coronavirus? HOW WILL TRAVEL LOYALTY PROGRAMS RESPOND TO CORONAVIRUS?

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Apr 03, 2020

During Q4 2019 I had multiple conversations with companies from the hospitality, retail and banking sectors that were either launching or redefining their loyalty programs. In all cases, companies were looking to provide greater value to their members and to stand out from the crowd of meaningless p...

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Data shows severe impact of coronavirus on global hospitality industry DATA SHOWS SEVERE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON GLOBAL HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

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Mar 26, 2020

Global hospitality data company STR has released hotel industry reports for the week ending March 21 and in nearly all markets, the metrics are continuing to get worse due to the ongoing pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19. The reports are based on data from 68,000 properties and 9.1 million rooms ...

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Corporate travel on the front line of global incidents CORPORATE TRAVEL ON THE FRONT LINE OF GLOBAL INCIDENTS

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Mar 18, 2020

As the effort to contain COVID-19 drives countries to close their borders and airlines to ground fleets, the corporate travel management community remains on the front line of getting people home or to their place of work. As much as most consumers can only watch the situation as it changes hour by ...

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How data is shaping the traveler experience HOW DATA IS SHAPING THE TRAVELER EXPERIENCE

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Mar 17, 2020

Travel managers have long looked for a way to improve the traveler experience. They’re providing new tools and services to the employees, hoping that this will increase compliance and reduce costs. However, these results are not often achieved, because tools are implemented without a true unde...

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Digital marketing in the age of coronavirus - what travel brands need to know DIGITAL MARKETING IN THE AGE OF CORONAVIRUS - WHAT TRAVEL BRANDS NEED TO KNOW

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Mar 12, 2020

As markets around the world reel from the turmoil of the COVID-19 coronavirus, companies of all sizes are feeling the effects - perhaps none more so than those in and adjacent to the travel industry. The crisis is forcing companies to reevaluate many aspects of their financial plans for the foreseea...

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Poor payment experience determines choice of travel provider POOR PAYMENT EXPERIENCE DETERMINES CHOICE OF TRAVEL PROVIDER

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Mar 11, 2020

Payments are now accepted as one of the areas adding friction to the traveler journey, from the booking process to being on a trip, according to new research. The Frictionless Travel Payments: From Complexity To Competitive Advantage report from Amadeus shows that 70% of consumers say a good payment...

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Travel Trends 2020 — Technology TRAVEL TRENDS 2020 — TECHNOLOGY

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Mar 09, 2020

Technology’s a double-edged sword, and it will just get sharper. On one hand, it’s wonderful to have a complete toolbox in one hand (camera, photo library and editor, tickets and itinerary, currency converter, maps and navigation) and access to the wider online world. On the other, it wi...

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Frequent flyer: will business travel bounce back from coronavirus? FREQUENT FLYER: WILL BUSINESS TRAVEL BOUNCE BACK FROM CORONAVIRUS?

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Mar 09, 2020

With trade shows cancelled and companies limiting or even banning travel, Mark Manduca, aviation analyst at Citi, recently raised the question: “Will corporate travel ever truly recover again?” When the coronavirus crisis is over, will companies that have managed just fine with video con...

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The Key to Ensuring Employee Awareness with Business Travel THE KEY TO ENSURING EMPLOYEE AWARENESS WITH BUSINESS TRAVEL

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Mar 06, 2020

The over-reliance of a large number of organizations on Travel Risk apps, SOS alert technology and 24/7 Global Security Operation Centers (GSOCs) foster a false sense of security among travelers. Even though they are a crucial part of a comprehensive risk management plan, the vast majority of SOS al...

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How 5G will transform air travel HOW 5G WILL TRANSFORM AIR TRAVEL

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Mar 06, 2020

SITA, the leading IT provider for the air transport industry, has made six predictions about how ultra-fast 5G networks will bring major change for airports, airlines, and passengers. With download speeds of up to 400MB per second, 5G will be a game-changer. The potential for innovation is huge and ...

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Promoting Tourism in the Time of Coronavirus Is a No-Win PROMOTING TOURISM IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS IS A NO-WIN

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Mar 05, 2020

One of the vulnerabilities of the tourism industry is that it is built entirely around a discretionary good. That is, most people don’t have to travel. They choose to. Despite the massive growth of the tourism industry since globally disruptive events like September 11 and the SARS crisis, tha...

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How modern companies are disrupting business travel HOW MODERN COMPANIES ARE DISRUPTING BUSINESS TRAVEL

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Mar 04, 2020

For decades, people had two ways to make travel arrangements. There’s the do-it-yourself (DIY) approach, beloved by individual travelers and small groups for its budget-friendliness and accommodation of various preferences. There’s also corporate travel management, used by business trave...

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Online Travel Trends to Watch out for in 2020 ONLINE TRAVEL TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2020

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Mar 03, 2020

Travel has seen an incredible digital transformation over the last decade. Technologies like AI and Mobile have produced large scale disruption. With the number of aspirant travelers continuously increasing and millennials outrightly discarding the concept of work-life balance, the tourism industry ...

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The Rise of Ultra-Long-Haul Flights Is Changing the Way We Travel THE RISE OF ULTRA-LONG-HAUL FLIGHTS IS CHANGING THE WAY WE TRAVEL

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Mar 03, 2020

Airlines for decades often sought to fly the biggest aircraft they could on routes between the largest cities, pushing passengers through megahubs in New York, Frankfurt, London, Tokyo, or Dubai, where they could switch to a smaller airplane to take them to Nashville, Osaka, or Nairobi. Two new airc...

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As travel giants circle, understanding the economics in tours and activities is vital AS TRAVEL GIANTS CIRCLE, UNDERSTANDING THE ECONOMICS IN TOURS AND ACTIVITIES IS VITAL

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Mar 03, 2020

In the past 24 months, the tours and activities sector has moved from, to borrow a Cinderella analogy, the cinders to the palace, where its untapped potential has moved into the sights of major travel retailers and investors. These retailers and investors, as we know, included Booking Holdings, Trip...

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Impact of coronavirus on the travel industry IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Feb 29, 2020

Since first being identified in late-2019 in the Wuhan region of China, coronavirus COVID-19 has spread to dozens of countries around the world. The virus primarily passes from one person to others during coughing or sneezing. The time between exposure and the onset of symptoms is around five days. ...

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How blockchain is reinventing travel loyalty programs for both brands and consumers HOW BLOCKCHAIN IS REINVENTING TRAVEL LOYALTY PROGRAMS FOR BOTH BRANDS AND CONSUMERS

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Feb 28, 2020

According to the latest Bond Brand Loyalty Report, memberships across industries continue to rise and now average 14.8 per person. But - considering total global spend on loyalty programs is estimated to be $323 billion in 2019 – a more critical statistic is: on average people are active in le...

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A realist’s take on travel advertising in 2020 A REALIST’S TAKE ON TRAVEL ADVERTISING IN 2020

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Feb 26, 2020

Given travel marketers’ established role in pushing the boundaries of advertising, a lot of the crystal-gazing that happens in our industry every year involves speculation about exciting developments in artificial intelligence, machine learning and other automated innovations. To be sure, thes...

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6 tips & tricks for planning business travel 6 TIPS & TRICKS FOR PLANNING BUSINESS TRAVEL

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Feb 25, 2020

There are many hints out there for how to get the most out of your business travel, thousands if not millions of tips and tricks. That’s why this condensed list of 6 is what we’ve found most useful when planning your first, second, hundredth or with the way society is now, millionth busi...

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How Security, Privacy, and Trust Can Help Travel Brands Offer a More Human Experience HOW SECURITY, PRIVACY, AND TRUST CAN HELP TRAVEL BRANDS OFFER A MORE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

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Feb 25, 2020

To deliver the richer, more fulfilling experiences that travelers crave, travel brands depend on a growing cache of customer data. More data can mean more opportunities to deliver an elevated human experience, personalized to each traveler’s needs and wants. But many brands are opaque about ju...

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Technology Transforming the Travel Industry TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMING THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Feb 24, 2020

The travel and leisure industry is undergoing a major evolution with personalisation. Travellers’ experiences can now be deeply customisable at every stage, from research and booking to tailoring the main event itself, and interactions after it has taken place. Choices are plentiful on the int...

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What is in for Travel insurance in 2020 WHAT IS IN FOR TRAVEL INSURANCE IN 2020

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Feb 24, 2020

Why do we travel? For seeking thrill, joy, tranquillity, knowledge, satisfaction, company, solitude, pleasant or off-beat experiences – there are many answers to this question. None of these might be your reason to set off on a trip, while for some it may be all of these and more. While we can...

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AI is the key ingredient for travel and hospitality sectors AI IS THE KEY INGREDIENT FOR TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY SECTORS' BUSINESS STRATEGY

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Feb 24, 2020

The very essence of travel and hospitality lies in connecting people to each other as well as to places and experiences. However, consumer behavior is constantly changing, competition continues to heat up, and the industry, though witnessing consolidation at various levels, continues to be highly fr...

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Predicting The Future Of Travel In 2040 PREDICTING THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL IN 2040

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Feb 22, 2020

By the year 2040, international travel will be a faster, easier and more ecologically sustainable activity than ever before, according to a report commissioned by Allianz Partners to help prepare for the travel-related needs of their customers in the future. Allianz Partners is a world leader in B2B...

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Booking.com Predicts the Top Travel Trends for 2020 BOOKING.COM PREDICTS THE TOP TRAVEL TRENDS FOR 2020

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Feb 21, 2020

Drawing on its expertise as a leader in travel and technology, Booking.com predicts 2020 will be a year of travel exploration like never before, fueled by technology as well as a growing sense of responsibility and deeper connection with the people and places we visit.

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How a travel club can better connect brands to their users HOW A TRAVEL CLUB CAN BETTER CONNECT BRANDS TO THEIR USERS

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Feb 19, 2020

As the number of travelers rises year after year, the number of members enrolled for travel-based rewards programs continues to rise along with it: According to one survey, about 56% of travelers were a part of one or more hotel loyalty programs, while 54% belonged to at least one airline loyalty pr...

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State of Artificial Intelligence in Travel STATE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN TRAVEL

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Feb 19, 2020

AI in travel life cycle and vertical segments / Using AI in the hospitality landscape to enhance hotel reputation, drive revenue and elevate the customer experience to the next level / Travel management companies intend to invest in chatbot technologies / OTAs are using AI to offer travelers deeper ...

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Loyalty goes the extra mile in travel LOYALTY GOES THE EXTRA MILE IN TRAVEL

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Feb 18, 2020

Checking out of a hotel room or disembarking a plane used to have a certain finality to it. Travelers and brands parted ways at the end of the journey, and customer loyalty didn’t go beyond collecting miles or points. Now, reimagined travel experiences are extending customer engagement beyond ...

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Where are the new openings for startups in the travel industry? WHERE ARE THE NEW OPENINGS FOR STARTUPS IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY?

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Feb 17, 2020

The travel and tourism sector is estimated to be worth a huge $8.8 trillion every year, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. Along with established players, the industry has an incredibly vibrant startup scene full of companies looking to disrupt the status quo and capture a slice of t...

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Will the travel industry adopt white box AI? WILL THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY ADOPT WHITE BOX AI?

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Feb 17, 2020

I recently attended a Venture Beat webinar entitled: 3 Keys To Moving Toward White-Box, Explainable AI. The panel discussed varying degrees of transparency in respect to understanding the output from artificial intelligence, the worst being a black box where the underlying decision is masked in AI a...

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Which Technologies Are Transforming Travel in 2020? WHICH TECHNOLOGIES ARE TRANSFORMING TRAVEL IN 2020?

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Feb 12, 2020

Like most industries, the travel and tourism sector is experiencing a tech revolution. Innovative new technology is disrupting old methods and transforming the shape of the industry. In fact, the travel and tourism sector is in a significant growth period, mostly driven by tech advancements. Certain...

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How Google Flights is shaking up the travel Industry HOW GOOGLE FLIGHTS IS SHAKING UP THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Feb 12, 2020

The internet is littered with the bodies of companies unable to adapt when Big Tech moved to offer a service for free. Possibly the most famous example in tech history remains Microsoft’s decision in 1996 to give away its browser Internet Explorer bringing Netscape’s skyrocketing share p...

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Why tourism providers are still working on travel personalisation WHY TOURISM PROVIDERS ARE STILL WORKING ON TRAVEL PERSONALISATION

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Feb 11, 2020

It should come as no surprise that even as we enter the new decade, industries such as retail and travel are seeing continued investments in digital platforms and solutions aimed at delivering hyper personalisation. The reason is that millennials have risen in purchasing power, becoming the dominant...

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FlightHub & JustFly on robots and travel FLIGHTHUB & JUSTFLY ON ROBOTS AND TRAVEL

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Feb 10, 2020

Over the past decade the travel industry has seen waves of technological trends: mobile booking, voice search, augmented reality, and more. The use of robots in travel is one such trend. It’s changing the way people travel and taking the world literally by storm. The potential impact of robots...

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Travel tech pros put sustainability behind economy as key challenges for 2020 TRAVEL TECH PROS PUT SUSTAINABILITY BEHIND ECONOMY AS KEY CHALLENGES FOR 2020

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Feb 10, 2020

Economic uncertainty is deemed to be the biggest challenge facing the travel industry, ahead of climate change and sustainability issues, according to new research. A survey by Travel Technology Europe, sister brand of PhocusWire, reveals that 53% of those polled put economic conditions at the top o...

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Safety should be at the forefront of improving business travel SAFETY SHOULD BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF IMPROVING BUSINESS TRAVEL

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Feb 07, 2020

When it comes to discussion about how to improve business travel, the conversation inevitably turns to the booking experience – specifically, how to make the process better for employees, who want the same relative ease and flexibility of booking leisure travel. What employees also want is ass...

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How Luxury Hotels Are Keeping Up With Green-Friendly Family Travel Trends HOW LUXURY HOTELS ARE KEEPING UP WITH GREEN-FRIENDLY FAMILY TRAVEL TRENDS

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Feb 06, 2020

Family travel will look a lot different in 2020 and beyond — especially in the luxury space. Not only is multigenerational travel on the rise, but Gen Z, in particular, is looking for sustainable operations that align with their values. Sure, the family cruise will still be around, but Gen Z w...

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2020s: Technology to Make Travel Easier Than Ever Before 2020S: TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE TRAVEL EASIER THAN EVER BEFORE

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Feb 06, 2020

As we enter a new decade it's natural to reflect on how far we've come in the last ten years. The travel industry, in particular, looks very different to how it did in 2010. Much of this has been made possible through the growth of technology. The last decade is when we finally started to se...

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How to Manage Business Travel Expenses HOW TO MANAGE BUSINESS TRAVEL EXPENSES

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Feb 05, 2020

In the global marketplace, in which we now all operate, travel is an inescapable element of business life. Despite video conferencing technology, there is still no substitute for a face to face meeting. Face to face meetings reduce the chance of misunderstandings, demonstrate respect and commitment ...

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Keep an eye out for these 5 business travel trends in 2020 and beyond KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THESE 5 BUSINESS TRAVEL TRENDS IN 2020 AND BEYOND

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Feb 04, 2020

Global business travel spending is expected to reach over $1.7 trillion by 2020, according to the Global Business Travel Association. Now is a good time to look ahead and see what’s in store for the business travel sector in 2020 and beyond, both as a way to optimise processes and improve cost...

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Major Travel Agencies Are on a Consolidation and Expansion Fast Track MAJOR TRAVEL AGENCIES ARE ON A CONSOLIDATION AND EXPANSION FAST TRACK

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Feb 04, 2020

Sparked by record sales and demographic trends, travel agency consolidation and expansion is happening at a fast pace. Just within the last few weeks, mergers between large and midsize agencies include Frosch International Travel’s acquisition of Luxe Travel, Direct Travel’s acquisition ...

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Are venture capitalists consciously focusing on sustainability in travel? ARE VENTURE CAPITALISTS CONSCIOUSLY FOCUSING ON SUSTAINABILITY IN TRAVEL?

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Jan 28, 2020

Investment firm BlackRock, a previous backer of American Express Global Business Travel and Uber, announced on January 14 that sustainability should be its “new standard for investing.” “Our investment conviction is that sustainability-integrated portfolios can provide better risk-...

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Travel Advisors See Changing Cruiser Preferences for Peak Booking ‘Wave Season’ TRAVEL ADVISORS SEE CHANGING CRUISER PREFERENCES FOR PEAK BOOKING ‘WAVE SEASON’

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Jan 28, 2020

This year’s so-called wave season, that Black Friday-like period from January through March in which cruise lines entice travelers with early booking incentives, is already revealing new twists in passenger preferences. Many travel agencies do the bulk of their cruise business during this time...

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Travel Megatrends 2020: Travel Payments Find Path to Painless TRAVEL MEGATRENDS 2020: TRAVEL PAYMENTS FIND PATH TO PAINLESS

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Jan 27, 2020

Imagine that you want to sell a travel product — a tour or a flight, let’s say — to a customer living in another country. You could accept traditional forms of payment, such as credit cards and corporate cards. But you probably would also want to accept newer types of payment, such...

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What WHAT'S SHAPING TRAVEL MARKETING IN 2020? SOCIAL MEDIA, CONNECTED TV AND AN ALWAYS-ON APPROACH

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Jan 24, 2020

Last year, in a survey of more than 600 travel marketers, digital marketing company Sojern found that personalization and social media were primary areas of focus for advertisers in 2019. For the second edition of the report - The Future of Travel Advertising: 2020 State of the Industry Report - Soj...

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How Tech Has Changed The Way We Will Travel In 2020 HOW TECH HAS CHANGED THE WAY WE WILL TRAVEL IN 2020

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Jan 23, 2020

Online hotel bookings, e-visas, mobile app travel guides – technology has a huge impact on modern travellers. This, amidst stringent norms to ensure data security and privacy of personal information. 20 January 2020: The time to travel is now! According to the World Tourism Organisation, it is...

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Travel Trends for 2020 TRAVEL TRENDS FOR 2020

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Jan 22, 2020

The start of a new year is the perfect time to look at travel trends for 2020. From ethical safaris to minimalist holidays, we reveal some of the trends set to revolutionise travel. As the climate crisis gains momentum, it should come as no surprise that one of the top travel trends for 2020 is eco-...

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Make the most of your travels using tech! MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TRAVELS USING TECH!

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Jan 22, 2020

Technology has massively lowered the barriers for travel - and when your time away is limited, it enables you to really make the most of your trip. Here’s how.

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Personalisation is a key challenge for travel marketers in 2020, but what should it look like? PERSONALISATION IS A KEY CHALLENGE FOR TRAVEL MARKETERS IN 2020, BUT WHAT SHOULD IT LOOK LIKE?

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Jan 22, 2020

The demise of Thomas Cook was the big story of 2019 and though its fate was sealed by its crippling debts and economic uncertainty, there are obvious trends in the market – namely changes in taste (towards city breaks) and diminishing footfall at high street travel agents.

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How Travel Agencies Can Maximize Commissions and Boost Profitability in a New Era of Airfare Retailing HOW TRAVEL AGENCIES CAN MAXIMIZE COMMISSIONS AND BOOST PROFITABILITY IN A NEW ERA OF AIRFARE RETAILING

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Jan 21, 2020

Digitalization has revolutionized the way airline products and services are merchandised, marketed, and distributed. Today, airlines and travel agencies have improved tools to sell and distribute their products to tech-savvy consumers, delivering on the industry’s promise of a modern and perso...

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Expedia, Virtuoso weigh in on travel in 2020 EXPEDIA, VIRTUOSO WEIGH IN ON TRAVEL IN 2020

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Jan 21, 2020

When it comes to analyzing travel trends, Expedia has uncovered a variety of themes across flights, hotel stays, searches, bookings, and experiences. Based on robust analyses of U.S. traveler data, Expedia's 2020 Travel Trends show a hunger for roads less traveled this year. "When we looked...

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Travel 2020: how tech will enhance travel experiences TRAVEL 2020: HOW TECH WILL ENHANCE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

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Jan 21, 2020

The World Tourism Organisation estimates 1.8 billion tourists are set to travel globally by 2030. Going hand in hand with this travelling populace is a technological revolution of sorts. Among the most important and common smart travel offerings are solutions like electronic visa on arrival, eVisa p...

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Tech trends enabling customer acquisition and end-to-end engagement in 2020 TECH TRENDS ENABLING CUSTOMER ACQUISITION AND END-TO-END ENGAGEMENT IN 2020

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Jan 20, 2020

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to keep a finger on the pulse of expected travel trends to 2020… good news! You can do it right here. For the last four years, Travelport has produced comprehensive reports on travel trends to watch out for. 2020 is no different. The most recent ...

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Travel Megatrends 2020: The Future of Travel Will Be Driven by Urban Living Innovations TRAVEL MEGATRENDS 2020: THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL WILL BE DRIVEN BY URBAN LIVING INNOVATIONS

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Jan 20, 2020

As travelers both seek experiences that reflect the unique characteristics of the places they visit and desire the comforts of home while abroad, cities making the strongest and smartest investments in new models and concepts of urban living have become more attractive destinations. As city life cha...

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2020 travel tech, accommodation, co-living and co-working trends rolled up 2020 TRAVEL TECH, ACCOMMODATION, CO-LIVING AND CO-WORKING TRENDS ROLLED UP

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Jan 20, 2020

Does everything in travel and accommodation need to be an experience and edgy? During the last month or so, lots of trend lists have hit your news feeds, and candidly, it’s just too much! The T5 Strategies Team and No Vacancy Team are cutting through the clutter to share what you need know to ...

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Five must-have essential to travel in 2020 FIVE MUST-HAVE ESSENTIAL TO TRAVEL IN 2020

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Jan 17, 2020

Frequent travelers must be prepared to deal with a number of challenges, such as the lack of WiFi or forgetting one’s medication. However, you can rest easy if you spend enough time preparing for your trip in advance. Having said that, here are five must-have essentials that will give you the ...

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4 Ways Technology Will Reshape the Travel Experience in 2020 4 WAYS TECHNOLOGY WILL RESHAPE THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE IN 2020

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Jan 16, 2020

Over the last decade, there has been a vast amount of innovation in the travel and tourism industry. And most of it has been driven by advancements in technology that has come to the front, since the last few years. From planning and booking to arriving at your destinations, everything has become ea...

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3 trends that will shape travel experiences in 2020 3 TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES IN 2020

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Jan 16, 2020

Travelport unveiled the 2020 Trends that will shape travel experiences this year. The leading technology company conducted independent research with thousands of global travellers, including 500 in South Africa. Commenting on the trends, Adrian Roodt, Country Manager for Southern Africa at Travelpor...

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The future of travel in 2040: Faster, easier and ecologically sustainable THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL IN 2040: FASTER, EASIER AND ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE

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Jan 14, 2020

Authored by futurologist Ray Hammond, ‘The World in 2040’ futurology series has predicted developments and trends that will impact international travel and the traveller experience over the next 20 years. According to the report by renowned futurologist Ray Hammond, commissioned by Allia...

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2040: What Does the Future Hold for the Travel Industry? 2040: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY?

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Jan 14, 2020

Looking 20 years into the future, Futurologist Ray Hammond, on behalf of Allianz Partners, has predicted what the travel industry will look like, in ”The World in 2040” Series. “The face of travel as we know it will change dramatically over the next 20 years,” predicted Hammo...

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5 Tips for Adventure Travel in 2020 5 TIPS FOR ADVENTURE TRAVEL IN 2020

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Jan 14, 2020

Here in 2020, the idea of “adventure travel” is a loaded concept. Sometimes it's associated with active, athletic activities, like hiking, biking, snorkeling and scuba diving. Other times it is used to express the idea of getting off the beaten path, like taking a safari, visiting a ...

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Top 10 travel risks for 2020 – 5 is already happening TOP 10 TRAVEL RISKS FOR 2020 – 5 IS ALREADY HAPPENING

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Jan 13, 2020

Travellers face several risks when they travel. Some are small like getting lost in a city or sudden change in the itinerary; others are big like travelling to a dangerous place or getting sick abroad. There are big outside forces that can affect our mobility. The impact of climate change and the po...

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Are you ready to create and manage a green travel policy? ARE YOU READY TO CREATE AND MANAGE A GREEN TRAVEL POLICY?

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Jan 13, 2020

As we enter 2020, an entirely new decade is opening up full of incredible opportunities to improve the climate impact from the corporate travel program (and the wider travel industry) as well as change how we behave as travelers on a daily basis. Looking back at the past 10 years, it is fair to say ...

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Travel Megatrends 2020: Subscription Travel Is the Next Frontier of Loyalty TRAVEL MEGATRENDS 2020: SUBSCRIPTION TRAVEL IS THE NEXT FRONTIER OF LOYALTY

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Jan 13, 2020

The travel industry tends to view its products as a must-have for consumers. This mindset has led the sector to lag behind the entertainment and e-commerce world when it comes to building lasting relationships with digital-first consumers. Travel competes, both as a consumer good and an entertainmen...

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THE TECH SIDE OF TRAVEL THE TECH SIDE OF TRAVEL

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Jan 10, 2020

In the next five to ten years, technology will give us many new ways to enjoy travel—from the planning phase to the actual trip. Tomorrow’s travel will look nothing like it does today, and the travel adventures anyone can go on will be limited only by our imagination. So what are some of...

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Will Concierge Fashion Services Shape Luxury Travel? WILL CONCIERGE FASHION SERVICES SHAPE LUXURY TRAVEL?

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Jan 10, 2020

When Rent the Runway first launched, it seemed like the perfect solution to the conundrum of what to wear to a black-tie wedding. Because, let’s be honest, you’re only going to wear that extravagant dress once. Now the service has, logically, expanded into travel, partnering with W Hotel...

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7 biggest challenges facing the travel industry 7 BIGGEST CHALLENGES FACING THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Jan 09, 2020

The biggest challenge facing the travel industry in 2020 is ‘economic uncertainty’, according to 53% of those polled in a recent Travel Technology Europe survey. Issues surrounding sustainable travel and climate change were flagged as concerns by 45% and 44% of respondents respectively. ...

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Yes, sustainable tourism is within reach YES, SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IS WITHIN REACH

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Jan 08, 2020

Imagine going on a vacation. You take public transportation to the airport. An electric shuttle brings your luggage to the plane. You order an in-flight meal on an app before you board, reducing food waste. You board a hybrid-electric plane to your regional destination. Upon arrival, you check in to...

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Five things you can do today to empower women in travel technology FIVE THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY TO EMPOWER WOMEN IN TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY

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Jan 08, 2020

I am one of the lucky ones. At the age of 32, I happen to find myself at a mid-size travel tech company that is in many ways a unicorn. No, we’re not valued at more than $1 billion (yet!), but we are incredibly unique in another big, big way. Nearly 40% of our technical roles are filled by wom...

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The Megatrends Defining Travel in 2020 THE MEGATRENDS DEFINING TRAVEL IN 2020

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Jan 07, 2020

Megatrends is our largest collective editorial undertaking of the year with planning beginning back during the summer. We strive each year to bring you smarter, big-picture trends that will shape travel. Skift editors and researchers don’t take our trends lightly, putting the ideas through rig...

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Solo travel and its promising business opportunity SOLO TRAVEL AND ITS PROMISING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

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Jan 06, 2020

Until recently, solo travel would have been a daunting concept for many people – a style of travel more often reserved for seasoned executives, uninhibited backpackers and intrepid researchers. As humans, we have an inherent desire to connect with others and be part of a community, which is wh...

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HOW THE RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL MOVEMENT WILL DEFINE THE 2020S HOW THE RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL MOVEMENT WILL DEFINE THE 2020S

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Jan 06, 2020

Responsible travel has now worked its way into popular consciousness, but the industry has yet to face deep scrutiny on its contribution to global heating and environmental degradation. This decade, that will change. Tourism must embark on a radical programme of carbon reduction, tackle biodiversity...

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8 Trends Redefining Luxury Travel 8 TRENDS REDEFINING LUXURY TRAVEL

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Jan 05, 2020

The 2010s were the decade when travel became easier. The arrival of short-term lodging services, the embrace of “second cities,” and the rapid growth of budget airlines both shrunk our globe and made it more intriguing. And the siren song of social media sent us to far-flung corners in s...

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Top travels trends for 2020 TOP TRAVELS TRENDS FOR 2020

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Jan 03, 2020

As we enter not just a new year but a new decade, our travel needs, behaviours and wants continue to evolve. Booking.com predicts that 2020 will be a year of travel exploration like never before, fuelled by technology as well as a growing sense of responsibility and deeper connection with the people...

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Here Are The Ways In Which Technology Has Improved Travelling HERE ARE THE WAYS IN WHICH TECHNOLOGY HAS IMPROVED TRAVELLING

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Jan 02, 2020

Planes are zipping overhead, and cars are busily moving about; everyone’s going somewhere, and they want to get there fast. Travelling used to be a time-consuming and often arduous experience, but the global travel industry has changed a lot in the last 20 years. Some things, like crying child...

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11 Travel Trends to Look For in 2020 11 TRAVEL TRENDS TO LOOK FOR IN 2020

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Jan 02, 2020

2020 promises to be another monumental year for travel but there are some trends poised to emerge or grow even more popular in the new year as travelers develop new interests, seek fresh experiences and attempt to squeeze more meaning out of their globetrotting. Here are some trends to watch for in ...

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Five business travel trends for 2020 FIVE BUSINESS TRAVEL TRENDS FOR 2020

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Jan 02, 2020

With a new decade stretching ahead, here are some of the key trends set to shape and define the future of the travel industry. We are officially entering a new decade, so what can we expect from the year ahead? After a year of poor performance, the global economy is expected to grow 3.4 per cent in ...

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The next decade of change in the travel industry THE NEXT DECADE OF CHANGE IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Dec 30, 2019

When we ring in this new year, we’ll also be welcoming a new decade. It’s a time to not only place bets for the years ahead, but for a retrospective to show how far our industry has come. Since 2010, industry conversations and predictions have been diverse: The industry was recovering fr...

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19 Epic Vacation Ideas for 2020 19 EPIC VACATION IDEAS FOR 2020

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Dec 29, 2019

With a new decade upon us, now may be the perfect time to plan any bucket list trip you’ve had in mind. If you need inspiration, these vacation ideas will take you far off the beaten path to see parts of the world most people only dream about.

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10 travel trends to watch out for in 2020 10 TRAVEL TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2020

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Dec 27, 2019

As a new year and a new decade approach, travel experts have been weighing in on the trends that they think will shape the industry in the months ahead. We’ve waded through their predictions and singled out the ones that we think sound the most likely. Here are 10 to look out for over the next...

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Agoda Research Reveals Travel Trend Expectations for The 2020s AGODA RESEARCH REVEALS TRAVEL TREND EXPECTATIONS FOR THE 2020S

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Dec 27, 2019

Single apps for all travel needs, passport free travel, and mobile app check-in are the top three ‘new travel norms’ expected by travelers in the next decade, according to new research by Agoda, the world's fastest growing digital travel platform. With the continued advancement of te...

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Is this the end of social media travel? IS THIS THE END OF SOCIAL MEDIA TRAVEL?

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Dec 26, 2019

Is it the end of perfectly-filtered Instagram travel photos? Skyscanner’s new 2020 Travel Trends report is in and the findings might just inspire you to look at your next holiday through a different lens. The report, which surveyed more than 7,800 travellers across seven markets in Asia-Pacifi...

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10 Things to Do Before You Travel 10 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU TRAVEL

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Dec 26, 2019

Traveling is one of the most expensive hobbies in the world, but also the most exciting. Indeed, is there anything more exciting than when you travel to a country you have never been to before? Well, maybe there is some more exciting activity, but traveling is definitely high on the list. However, v...

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8 ways travel will change in 2020 8 WAYS TRAVEL WILL CHANGE IN 2020

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Dec 24, 2019

The 2010s were the decade when travel became easier. The arrival of short-term lodging services, the embrace of “second cities,” and the rapid growth of budget airlines both shrunk our globe and made it more intriguing. And the siren song of social media sent us to far-flung corners in s...

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What curated itineraries and social apps tell us about how people will travel in 2020 WHAT CURATED ITINERARIES AND SOCIAL APPS TELL US ABOUT HOW PEOPLE WILL TRAVEL IN 2020

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Dec 24, 2019

Remember culture shock? A common phenomenon for travellers a decade ago, where travellers would arrive in a new place and step outside of their comfort zone to pursue the unfamiliar. It was often accompanied by the shock of a new environment, with new people and a new way of life. In today’s c...

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How technology can create a frictionless online travel experience HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN CREATE A FRICTIONLESS ONLINE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

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Dec 23, 2019

Technology has not just transformed the booking process for travellers – it has influenced the entire trip and changed the way travel businesses connect with consumers, creating an ‘always on’ relationship which starts even before a customer has booked, and never really ends. Influ...

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Tech for travel sector in 2020 TECH FOR TRAVEL SECTOR IN 2020

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Dec 23, 2019

A range of new tech solutions and ideas has entered the marketplace this year with significant investment being made into the travel sector. In the last five years alone travel startups have received over £1 billion in new investment. The online travel market, for example, is expected to grow ...

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Top Travel Technology Trends for 2020 TOP TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR 2020

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Dec 20, 2019

Technology has come a long way since commercial aircraft first carried passengers in the 1920s. Back then, airplanes were cold, loud, and unpressurized. They carried fewer than 20 people and flew at a maximum of 3,000 feet. Although the technology must have seemed amazing at the time, there’s ...

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How Travel Agencies Are Winning Over Customers and Airlines in a Fragmented Industry HOW TRAVEL AGENCIES ARE WINNING OVER CUSTOMERS AND AIRLINES IN A FRAGMENTED INDUSTRY

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Dec 20, 2019

New kinds of distribution channels, connections, digital storefronts, and partnerships in the airline industry are facilitating wider distribution of airline content and increasing fragmentation of data. Online travel agencies, aggregators, global distribution systems, and all other players in the a...

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How the 2010s shaped the way we travel HOW THE 2010S SHAPED THE WAY WE TRAVEL

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Dec 19, 2019

This was also the decade when we started to ask hard questions about travel: Is flying hurting the planet? Should we do less of it? Is Airbnb hurting communities? Will my bucket list create a burden? Should wild animals in captivity be part of tourist attractions? Read on for the trends that revolut...

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How global holidaymakers foresee the future of travel HOW GLOBAL HOLIDAYMAKERS FORESEE THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL

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Dec 19, 2019

Online travel company eDreams ODIGEO has polled 10,000 customers across the USA, UK and Europe to reveal the ways consumers predict how travel will look in 20 years’ time. According to data gathered from the survey, among the top of the customer’s wish list for flight travel services are...

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What to expect for 2020 in hospitality and tourism WHAT TO EXPECT FOR 2020 IN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

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Dec 18, 2019

Are you ready for the holiday season? Are you excited about 2020 and a new decade too? In just two weeks, we are going to welcome a new year and, more importantly, a new decade. I hope everybody is celebrating the fruitful year of 2019. In 2019, I shared a total of 24 discussions, if not counting th...

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Predictions for the next decade of travel PREDICTIONS FOR THE NEXT DECADE OF TRAVEL

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Dec 17, 2019

As the year winds down, it also closes the chapter on a decade of immense evolution within the travel industry. Change has been the only constant throughout the 2010s, and there’s no sign of it slowing down. Just five years ago, not many people in the travel industry knew the degree to which I...

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Why 2020 will be the "Year of Airbnb" WHY 2020 WILL BE THE "YEAR OF AIRBNB"

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Dec 17, 2019

Over the past decade, the alternative accommodation sector has experienced huge growth. This has been driven by the meteoric rise and proliferation of online travel agencies, spearheaded by Airbnb, that have very effectively tapped into a huge well of pent-up consumer demand - both from business tra...

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Buyers put wellbeing at top of the agenda for 2020 BUYERS PUT WELLBEING AT TOP OF THE AGENDA FOR 2020

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Dec 17, 2019

Traveller wellbeing and content accessibility are among the top priorities for travel managers in 2020, according to a new study. The latest annual survey of travel managers by the Institute of Travel Management (ITM) in conjunction with FCM Travel Solutions found almost half of respondents have alr...

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Six ways travel marketing will advance in 2020 SIX WAYS TRAVEL MARKETING WILL ADVANCE IN 2020

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Dec 16, 2019

With more than $8.8 trillion dollars flowing into the travel and tourism market every year, it’s no surprise that brands and agencies in this industry tend to be ahead of the curve when it comes to innovative marketing efforts. As among the first to embrace and capitalize on new technologies a...

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Travel with safety in mind: Six ways to stay safe when you’re travelling TRAVEL WITH SAFETY IN MIND: SIX WAYS TO STAY SAFE WHEN YOU’RE TRAVELLING

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Dec 16, 2019

No one likes to anticipate the worst. However, when you’re travelling across continents, meeting new people every day, immersing yourself in new cultures and barely finding enough time to sleep between airports, it’s always worth investing in your safety. Of course travelling is fun and ...

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How Wellness Travel Became a Thing in the Past Decade HOW WELLNESS TRAVEL BECAME A THING IN THE PAST DECADE

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Dec 13, 2019

As the decade comes to a close, it’s inevitable that we’d start thinking about how wellness travel has changed over the past 10 years. With more people interested in fitness than ever before, there has been an uptick in people working out while traveling. ClassPass recently made this ann...

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What Will Travel Look Like in 2030? WHAT WILL TRAVEL LOOK LIKE IN 2030?

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Dec 12, 2019

We are living in an unprecedented time of growth in travel. The global travel industry is expected to top almost $3 trillion sales by 2024, according to Euromonitor’s latest Megatrends Shaping the Future of Travel survey, and it's not expected to stop there. “We live in an era of rap...

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WHY THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY NEEDS TO TAKE CYBERSECURITY SERIOUSLY WHY THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY NEEDS TO TAKE CYBERSECURITY SERIOUSLY

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Dec 11, 2019

Cybersecurity isn’t the sexiest topic, especially when you work in an industry as interesting as travel. And that was the consensus when roger millar took to the stage at the travel tech. Summit in sydney last week. It was mid-afternoon towards the end of a packed day of conferencing when voya...

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Flexibility in Payments: How Travel Companies Can Bring Back Early Bookings FLEXIBILITY IN PAYMENTS: HOW TRAVEL COMPANIES CAN BRING BACK EARLY BOOKINGS

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Dec 11, 2019

It’s no secret that travel and holiday companies want every customer to book their holidays as early as possible. Filling flights and hotels is the goal of every single one of these companies, and the earlier they can do this, the better – which is why it’s often cheaper to book a ...

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THE 7 TRAVEL TRENDS TO KEEP AN EYE ON IN 2020 THE 7 TRAVEL TRENDS TO KEEP AN EYE ON IN 2020

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Dec 10, 2019

It’s an exciting time for the travel and tourism industry. Change and evolution are more fast-paced than ever, with shifting demographics and developing technology giving way to new trends. Here are seven of the most notable trends that i feel will impact the travel industry in 2020:

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Top 5 tech business travel trends for 2020 TOP 5 TECH BUSINESS TRAVEL TRENDS FOR 2020

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Dec 09, 2019

Business travel has been greatly enhanced by the emergence of new technologies. Travel technology company Amadeus released a paper on “The Future of Corporate Travel”, where experts identified the top tech business travel trends for the coming year. The trend of “B-leisure” t...

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7 Key Technology Trends Emerging in the Travel & Tourism Industry 7 KEY TECHNOLOGY TRENDS EMERGING IN THE TRAVEL & TOURISM INDUSTRY

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Dec 09, 2019

For businesses in the travel industry, as well as their customers, technology plays a vital role. It has the capacity to increase the efficiency of business operations and also improve the customer experience, but it is critical that hotels and other companies keep up-to-date with the emerging trave...

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The top trends transforming travel in 2020 THE TOP TRENDS TRANSFORMING TRAVEL IN 2020

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Dec 09, 2019

Using technology to create a better experience for travelers is at the heart of what we do at Amadeus. There is a virtuous circle – as the technology gets better, what we can do with it gets better, the travel experience improves. The processes we strive to improve are end-to-end, starting at ...

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Better, faster, easier: How business travel will transform by 2025 BETTER, FASTER, EASIER: HOW BUSINESS TRAVEL WILL TRANSFORM BY 2025

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Dec 06, 2019

Approaching 2020, we’ve seen some incredible transformation in what’s possible when combining the latest machine learning-driven personalization with extensive flight, train, lodging and rental car choice, plus proactive, global 24/7 live travel agent support. But there’s been an a...

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4 business travel trends to look out for in 2020 4 BUSINESS TRAVEL TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2020

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Dec 06, 2019

2020 will bring with it new and innovative trends. The Westin Cape Town hotel general manager Leon Meyer shares four business travel trends to look out for in 2020: Mobile technology has transformed the way travellers search, book and pay for travel, with the majority of business travellers opting t...

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The big travel payment trends coming in 2020 THE BIG TRAVEL PAYMENT TRENDS COMING IN 2020

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Dec 03, 2019

Just a few years ago it was customary to pay for travel with cards, or perhaps even cash in some markets. We knew PSD2 was being introduced but most in the industry hadn’t heard about the new “Strong Customer Authentication” (SCA) requirements, let alone devised a plan to implement...

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Top 10 destinations for UK holidaymakers in 2020 TOP 10 DESTINATIONS FOR UK HOLIDAYMAKERS IN 2020

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Dec 03, 2019

Online travel company eDreams ODIGEO has analysed booking data from over 18 million customers to predict the top destinations consumers are set to visit next year in its annual European Traveller Insights Reports. The OTA has analysed booking data from over 1.7 billion monthly searches across its fo...

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Here’s the tech that shapes the future of travel HERE’S THE TECH THAT SHAPES THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL

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Dec 02, 2019

Sabre Red 360 sets a new standard in travel booking — through its website-like design and API integration, it delivers more content, more flexibility and more customisation. The platform was designed with travel consultants in mind. It brings an unprecedented level of travel information into c...

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Technology’s impact on tourism marketing TECHNOLOGY’S IMPACT ON TOURISM MARKETING

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Dec 02, 2019

The impact of technology on most industries can’t be overstated—more so in the hospitality and tourism industry. After all, for at least 10 years now, we all browse reviews on TripAdvisor and search for flights, hotels, rental cars, tourist information and more online. In this age of &ld...

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Predictive Tourism: The Merger Of Big Data In Travel Industry PREDICTIVE TOURISM: THE MERGER OF BIG DATA IN TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Dec 02, 2019

Data science has shifted the existing ether bringing in new marvelous opportunities to many industries. In line with these immense possibilities, comes rapid changes and challenges. And in this case, the travel and tourism industry is no exception here. Travel industry may not be the first to inculc...

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These 5 travel trends are set to dominate 2020 THESE 5 TRAVEL TRENDS ARE SET TO DOMINATE 2020

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Nov 28, 2019

"Slow travel" will top the pile for 2020 travel trends, a new report claims. The annual list has been compiled by ABTA, leading trade association for travel agents and tour operators, based on data from their members collated throughout the year. Flexi-travel, digi-travel, eco-travel &ndas...

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Your Guide to AmEx Travel Insurance YOUR GUIDE TO AMEX TRAVEL INSURANCE

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Nov 28, 2019

No one wants to think about a potential accident or baggage loss when planning a trip, but sometimes these unfortunate events happen. When booking a major trip, having travel insurance is always advisable. If you hold a travel credit card, these cards usually come with a bunch of travel insurance be...

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Travel industry embracing crypto payments TRAVEL INDUSTRY EMBRACING CRYPTO PAYMENTS

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Nov 27, 2019

Using crypto payments for hotel bookings was once a big hassle, but the travel industry is making things easier than ever. Travelers can now book all of Booking.com’s destinations worldwide with a variety of cryptocurrencies through Travala.com. This includes bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin. Al...

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5 of the best health gadgets for frequent travellers 5 OF THE BEST HEALTH GADGETS FOR FREQUENT TRAVELLERS

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Nov 27, 2019

Whether you’re interested in health apps and technology to get fit, to enhance your performance or you just want to keep tabs on your general wellbeing, there is something out there for everyone. For most people, a simple fitness tracker will do the job but there are many more health aspects y...

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How Technology Can Redefine Travel Concierge Services HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN REDEFINE TRAVEL CONCIERGE SERVICES

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Nov 26, 2019

There is massive growth in the demand for travel concierge services, as more and more banks and credit card companies are offering travel services to attract customers and increase loyalty, particularly among the big spenders. As disposable incomes, card spendings and millennial travel rise, so will...

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How Travel Firms can leverage Ancillaries to Boost Revenue & Customer Loyalty HOW TRAVEL FIRMS CAN LEVERAGE ANCILLARIES TO BOOST REVENUE & CUSTOMER LOYALTY

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Nov 26, 2019

With a plethora of online travel agencies emerging globally and regionally, the competition is growing at breakneck speed, which in turn is leading to thinning profit margins. Moreover, booking patterns have seen a drastic change as travelers are spoilt for choices. In such a scenario, incorporating...

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How to Manage Corporate Travel for Growing Businesses HOW TO MANAGE CORPORATE TRAVEL FOR GROWING BUSINESSES

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Nov 25, 2019

When we think about travel policies, we often think of large companies. Surely there’s only a need to manage corporate travel when you have hundreds of people flying across the world? Well, not exactly. You can’t avoid implementing a decent travel policy in large-scale organizations &mda...

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How Business Travel Should Change HOW BUSINESS TRAVEL SHOULD CHANGE

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Nov 25, 2019

Traveling for work isn’t always fun. Waking up early to jump on a 6AM flight, spending hours in a steel tube with noisy passengers and bringing your jet lag into your first meeting — the reality of travel is not as romantic as it sounds. And if you’re a frequent business traveller,...

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Is Voice Search Becoming Part of Travelling? IS VOICE SEARCH BECOMING PART OF TRAVELLING?

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Nov 22, 2019

Who does not know Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft's Cortana, or Apple's Siri? Three best names for the perfect virtual assistant anyone can ever dream off. But are they ready to conquer the world? Voice Search is one of the most overrated features in Apple or Android phones or any gadgets. Wit...

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A Simple Guide to Creating a Successful Travel Content Strategy A SIMPLE GUIDE TO CREATING A SUCCESSFUL TRAVEL CONTENT STRATEGY

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Nov 22, 2019

Creating a successful content strategy will take you a long way toward developing a successful website, but it is something that very few travel businesses pay enough attention to. Some businesses are still to be sold on whether investing in content is a good idea, but when you look at websites like...

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Amadeus: “We’re democratising AI in travel” AMADEUS: “WE’RE DEMOCRATISING AI IN TRAVEL”

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Nov 21, 2019

AI systems are set to provide a USD14 trillion boost to the global economy by 2035. In the travel industry, this technology has the potential to produce USD400 billion of value, more than double the value achievable through traditional analytics. Moreover, AI is becoming indispensable for travel&rsq...

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Why voice is the travel marketers’s next destination WHY VOICE IS THE TRAVEL MARKETERS’S NEXT DESTINATION

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Nov 20, 2019

According to a recent Booking.com study, social media is increasingly influencing the choices users make when booking a holiday. Another study by Schofields Insurance found that 40% of consumers under 30 prioritized how Instagrammable the potential destination was in driving purchasing decisions. Th...

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6 technology trends that are changing how we travel 6 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS THAT ARE CHANGING HOW WE TRAVEL

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Nov 20, 2019

Technology is playing an increasingly important role in the travel sector. It not only impacts the products and services companies provide, but how they’re offered as well. Travelers benefit from improved customer service throughout their journey. Businesses increase operational efficiency. It...

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How Data is Changing the Way US Travelers Visit Europe HOW DATA IS CHANGING THE WAY US TRAVELERS VISIT EUROPE

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Nov 19, 2019

A record number of U.S. travelers visited a foreign country in 2018, and big data just may be an underlying reason behind the significant jump in tourism numbers. Reports indicate that 93 million Americans traveled outside the country in 2018, for both business and leisure. Of those international de...

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Slow Travel and Micro Escapes: Trends to watch out for in 2020 SLOW TRAVEL AND MICRO ESCAPES: TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2020

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Nov 19, 2019

Slow Travel is coming up tops in 2020. Registering a 20%increase from the previous year, Slow Travel came in as the Top Travel Trend for 2020 with almost 19% of Singaporeans opting to travel slower in the coming year. With the World Health Organisation officially recognising burnout as an occupation...

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Here are the best trips to take in 2020 HERE ARE THE BEST TRIPS TO TAKE IN 2020

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Nov 19, 2019

Where will you go next? Our editors and explorers pick the planet’s 25 most exciting destinations for the year ahead. To create our annual Best Trips list we collaborated with the editorial teams of National Geographic Traveler’s 17 international editions and with our own globe-trotting ...

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Amadeus talks trends, Innovation and platform AMADEUS TALKS TRENDS, INNOVATION AND PLATFORM

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Nov 18, 2019

If the current hospitality industry could be summed up in a single word it could be this: evolution. Nearly everything we know about the guest and the industry is evolving. What has not been evolving at the same pace, however, are the core technology solutions hoteliers rely on to manage their opera...

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Do business travelers still hail cabs? DO BUSINESS TRAVELERS STILL HAIL CABS?

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Nov 18, 2019

We’ve often associated cabs with expensive bills, luxury business rides and Carrie Bradshaw. But the last years have made us nostalgic for those frustrating long waiting minutes and the extra arm hailing exercise. Numbers don’t lie. In NYC alone, Uber cars have surpassed the yellow medal...

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This Is the Safest Place to Travel in 2020 THIS IS THE SAFEST PLACE TO TRAVEL IN 2020

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Nov 18, 2019

International SOS, a medical and travel security risk services company, just updated its Travel Risk Map, which assesses every country based on travel and security medical risks, as well as road safety. Conclusion? If safety and well-being are important to you, head to Nordic lands. As Forbes notes ...

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The Future of Food Tourism in Thailand THE FUTURE OF FOOD TOURISM IN THAILAND

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Nov 15, 2019

Food tourism has become a major force in travel these days. In a recent survey, Skift found that four in five consumers specifically seek out local food while on a trip. More than half visit food shops or markets to experience local flavors. And almost half of all recent travelers have “gone o...

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5 OF THE BIGGEST BUSINESS TRAVEL MYTHS 5 OF THE BIGGEST BUSINESS TRAVEL MYTHS

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Nov 14, 2019

For those who don’t often travel for business, it’s easy to glamorise it. But those who do travel face the sometimes tedious routine of packing, catching flights, taking taxis and getting ready for meetings. But it doesn’t have to be like this.Flight Centre Business Travel has put ...

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Blockchain: How Digital Currencies will affect Business Travel BLOCKCHAIN: HOW DIGITAL CURRENCIES WILL AFFECT BUSINESS TRAVEL

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Nov 14, 2019

In the last few years, seemingly from nowhere, Bitcoin has made its way firmly into public consciousness. Even if you don’t trade in this digital currency, you’ll surely be aware of it as it seeps into mainstream business operations. While the very idea of a digital currency was initiall...

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Stress-Related Mental Health Risks Are Rising for Business Travelers STRESS-RELATED MENTAL HEALTH RISKS ARE RISING FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS

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Nov 14, 2019

While the concept of travel risk often conjures up an image of physical violence or disease outbreaks, the reality for corporate travelers is often very different. Mental health is making up a rapidly growing number of calls to risk management companies, with stress-induced symptoms of anxiety and d...

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How Smart Buildings Can Help the Tourism Industry be More Responsible and Profitable HOW SMART BUILDINGS CAN HELP THE TOURISM INDUSTRY BE MORE RESPONSIBLE AND PROFITABLE

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Nov 13, 2019

Walk into the Yotel in New York City, and you’ll find a robot waiting to store your luggage. At Wynn Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas, you can control the room curtains and lights with a voice command. Hilton has added keyless check-in, that lets guests use a mobile app to unlock and access the...

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Things to Do in Las Vegas in November THINGS TO DO IN LAS VEGAS IN NOVEMBER

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Nov 13, 2019

Vegas in November is always a fun time. The weather is cooler, but our lineup of entertainment is still scorching hot. We have you covered for comedy shows, concerts, Thanksgiving menus and electrifying sporting events that you will only see here in Vegas. If you are looking for things to do in Vega...

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Five tech trends that will impact corporate travel in 2020 FIVE TECH TRENDS THAT WILL IMPACT CORPORATE TRAVEL IN 2020

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Nov 12, 2019

Managing employee travel effectively forms a vital part of any organization's success. Providing a frictionless travel experience is important to allow employees to focus more time on doing business, rather than travel planning. Seamless travel also means greater efficiency for the business over...

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What are the Best Travel Insurance Companies? Complete Guide WHAT ARE THE BEST TRAVEL INSURANCE COMPANIES? COMPLETE GUIDE

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Nov 12, 2019

Traveling is exciting. Whether you’re flying to a new country or visiting friends out of state, experiencing new cultures and places broadens your worldview. Have you ever got off of a plane, only to find that the airline misplaced your luggage? Maybe you took an unofficial taxi to your hotel,...

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POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS

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Nov 11, 2019

It’s a well-documented trend that the rise of digital channels such as webchat, apps, FAQs, etc., has led to a change in the way contact centers handle interactions. The routine, “easy” interactions are now handled by self-service channels. Deflecting these low-value interactions h...

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The 5-step Plan To Travel & Expense Management Automation THE 5-STEP PLAN TO TRAVEL & EXPENSE MANAGEMENT AUTOMATION

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Nov 10, 2019

Automating your expense management is a relatively simple project that will save your company many unproductive man hours because employees no longer have to deal with tedious expense reports, yield an ROI of up to 500 percent and increase your employees’ happiness. Choosing the right travel &...

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5 crazy solo female travel facts that will blow your mind 5 CRAZY SOLO FEMALE TRAVEL FACTS THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

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Nov 10, 2019

Traveling solo is one of the biggest travel trends at the moment, and women are leading the pack. FINALLY. Times a million. It feels like I have been waiting all my life for solo female travel to be normal and not just on the fringe. I was really getting tired of people staring at me like I grew a s...

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How do you balance your travel expenses and your client satisfaction? HOW DO YOU BALANCE YOUR TRAVEL EXPENSES AND YOUR CLIENT SATISFACTION?

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Nov 08, 2019

This is an important question to answer beforehand, since mismanagement of travel expenses can, and usually will, be detrimental to your reputation within your firm and your consulting career. Your project leader and colleagues will help making decisions on which travel expenses are relevant and app...

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How Airbnb is changing the world of business travel for good HOW AIRBNB IS CHANGING THE WORLD OF BUSINESS TRAVEL FOR GOOD

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Nov 07, 2019

The problem is not that hotels are bad, but just that they often lack character. It’s an impersonal experience, highlighted by crowded check-in desks, boring restaurants and cookie-cutter rooms. After years of being bound to the confines of the traditional hospitality industry, it’s no w...

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2019’s top places for holiday travel 2019’S TOP PLACES FOR HOLIDAY TRAVEL

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Nov 07, 2019

Have you made holiday travel plans yet? You may be running out of time, at least when it comes to getting the best deals. The holiday season typically sees the most concentrated volume of leisure travel, and early indicators show that we are headed for a record holiday season. Hotel chain Best Weste...

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5 road trips that every foodie should take 5 ROAD TRIPS THAT EVERY FOODIE SHOULD TAKE

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Nov 06, 2019

The best part of every road trip is stopping in a rest area and looking for a home-grown restaurant as local dishes reveal a little about the region’s culinary history, culture and tradition. Embark on a food road trip and taste the unique cuisine from every place. Below are the five countries...

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Luxury Travel Has to Make Sense of All 5 Senses LUXURY TRAVEL HAS TO MAKE SENSE OF ALL 5 SENSES

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Nov 06, 2019

If luxury hotels want to provide sensual experiences, then they need to focus more on the senses all five of them.Indoors, we tend to rely most heavily on two senses sight and touch (unless we are eating). But some luxury travel marketers are starting to realize that bringing our other senses into t...

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Best Places to Visit in Seattle BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN SEATTLE

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Nov 05, 2019

Seattle is one of the highly growing cities in the world, courtesy to the industrial and economical development this country has shown over last few years. Most of you may have visited this city for business purpose but you will be stunned to see its traveling gems. From buzzing lifestyle to rich cu...

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Best Women Friendly Destinations To Travel In Europe BEST WOMEN FRIENDLY DESTINATIONS TO TRAVEL IN EUROPE

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Nov 05, 2019

Many women are coming forward now with changing times to plan their own travels and find themselves through solo travel. For such amazing trips and experiences, Europe just offers everything but best- from snowcapped landscapes to rich heritage and culture and with sandy beaches, Europe is a solo fe...

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Insurtech innovation can digitally transform the travel sector INSURTECH INNOVATION CAN DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THE TRAVEL SECTOR

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Nov 04, 2019

Digital transformation has the potential to radically reshape the world around us, from healthcare and government to banking and retail. But nowhere is the opportunity greater than in the travel sector. Here, emerging technologies are already enabling travel companies to create highly personalized u...

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2020 Travel Trends to Consider 2020 TRAVEL TRENDS TO CONSIDER

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Nov 04, 2019

A new decade has crept upon us. We’re about to head into 2020, and face a whole new wave of travel trends – many of which are enabled by new technology. We’ve picked out a handful of trends to consider when planning your 2020 marketing strategy.

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Top Three Benefits of Bundling Best-in-Breed Travel and Expense Technologies TOP THREE BENEFITS OF BUNDLING BEST-IN-BREED TRAVEL AND EXPENSE TECHNOLOGIES

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Nov 01, 2019

A travel booking platform and an expense platform are two different applications with two different missions: travel booking is focused on finding the optimal travel solutions at the best prices; expense is focused on tracking all the ways employees spend money, travel being only one way. Why bundle...

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How Companies Can Meet Employee Needs with the Right Corporate Travel Partner HOW COMPANIES CAN MEET EMPLOYEE NEEDS WITH THE RIGHT CORPORATE TRAVEL PARTNER

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Nov 01, 2019

Business travel demand is slowing down, and many companies are tightening corporate travel budgets. In 2020, travel pricing is set to slow globally, according to data released by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and travel management company CWT. What’s driving the drop? “It...

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Business Travelers Resist All-in-One Corporate Travel Platforms BUSINESS TRAVELERS RESIST ALL-IN-ONE CORPORATE TRAVEL PLATFORMS

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Nov 01, 2019

A lot of great tools to book and expense corporate travel are already on the market and in common use. Now companies are trying to bring all these tools together on one platform, where travelers can book and change flights and hotels, order cars, track spending, and so on all without leaving the app...

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Curious where social media is going? The travel industry leads the way CURIOUS WHERE SOCIAL MEDIA IS GOING? THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY LEADS THE WAY

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Oct 30, 2019

Travel has always been social. Not simply traveling with friends and family, but sharing our travel experiences with others. Before the rise of today’s social media giants, travelers were eager to provide social media-type feedback to family, friends and strangers around the globe. What used t...

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Revolutionising how tour management works is iZZi when you know how REVOLUTIONISING HOW TOUR MANAGEMENT WORKS IS IZZI WHEN YOU KNOW HOW

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Oct 30, 2019

The tour guide is an essential cog in the travel industry. And it is through their enthusiasm and specialist knowledge of a destination, and all the wonderful possibilities that can be found therein, that can turn a holiday or mundane business trip into a fond memory that will last a lifetime. Indee...

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Top 5 luxury experiences in Africa TOP 5 LUXURY EXPERIENCES IN AFRICA

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Oct 29, 2019

Often Africa is left aside when looking for a luxury escape from everyday life. But the dark continent has a lot to offer, and not only for budget travelers but also for the ones that aren’t shy to spend some cash in return for the most exclusive travel experiences out there. Here are a few of...

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Travel Tips for First Time Travelers TRAVEL TIPS FOR FIRST TIME TRAVELERS

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Oct 28, 2019

Travelling is an important part of life as it adds real spice to your monotonous schedule and teaches you vital lessons that you will remember entire life. If you are one of those first time travelers then you definitely want to make your first tour memorable that will give you significant amount of...

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What makes you a good tourist? WHAT MAKES YOU A GOOD TOURIST?

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Oct 25, 2019

Transfer provider Taxi2Airport.com surveyed 1,822 Americans for their thoughts on what makes a good tourist in a new report. The majority of Americans (79%) believe that travellers should make the effort to learn a few basic words and/or phrases such as hello, thank you, please and more, before goin...

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Best Places to Visit in Beijing BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN BEIJING

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Oct 24, 2019

Beijing is a versatile city and it has huge contribution in different aspects of China including scientific, financial, historical and cultural. Whether it is Beijing weather or its spectacular sightseeing, you will have plenty to explore in this city. If you want to experience all the sides of Chin...

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Why zero‐friction is the future of the travel industry WHY ZERO‐FRICTION IS THE FUTURE OF THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Oct 24, 2019

The modern traveler expects nothing less than a frictionless experience and the travel companies that deliver this have the best chance of thriving in the future. In fact, it could be said that today’s travelers expect great digital experiences - travelers are savvy navigators of the trends, o...

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Global luxury tourism is on the rise GLOBAL LUXURY TOURISM IS ON THE RISE

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Oct 23, 2019

As of this year, global tourism revenue amounted to $5.9 trillion, while high-end tourism currently has a global value of $831 billion. Over the next five years, tourism in general is expected to increase with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4 per cent, while luxury tourism is expected to ...

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Why Luxury Travel Brands Don’t Make the A-List WHY LUXURY TRAVEL BRANDS DON’T MAKE THE A-LIST

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Oct 23, 2019

Why don’t luxury travel brands resonate among consumers the way that high-end fashion or automobile brands do? As we report in today’s top story, according to Interbrand’s new and closely watched ranking of the world’s top brands, luxury travel names don’t make it into ...

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BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE

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Oct 23, 2019

If you’re like me, one of the first things you do when you leave the house in the morning is put on your headset. I may be joining a meeting, calling a friend, getting coffee – sometimes all three – before I even set foot in the office. When I get to work, I’m collaborating w...

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POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS

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Oct 22, 2019

It seems like every photo shown of a business in action these days features a bunch of people in a huddle room, looking productive – just like our own Poly beauty shot below. But the technology that is IN the room really matters most to the people who are joining remotely – the people NO...

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Meridian Adventure: The environmentally friendly future of luxury travel? MERIDIAN ADVENTURE: THE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FUTURE OF LUXURY TRAVEL?

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Oct 22, 2019

Private clubs have long been a part of the life of the ultra-wealthy, but in recent years, they have burgeoned over the world offering a panoply of experiences that can entice people to connect. From London to Shanghai, Dubai to San Francisco, private clubs are capturing a new space in people’...

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Automating the travel industry needs an intelligent approach AUTOMATING THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY NEEDS AN INTELLIGENT APPROACH

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Oct 22, 2019

It’s a no brainer that businesses should automate, right? Whether an online travel agency, travel management company, travel agent or indeed any business operating in the travel industry, automation saves time and allows resources to be diverted elsewhere. Companies can be run more efficiently...

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The evolution of ancillary services in the travel industry THE EVOLUTION OF ANCILLARY SERVICES IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Oct 22, 2019

Ancillary services have become integral to the airline industry and have been a prominent feature in travel trends for many years. Whether you’re doing leisure travel or just a normal business trip, you will notice that ancillaries are everywhere. They’ve become a huge factor in airline ...

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What fails in the adoption of Corporate Booking Tools WHAT FAILS IN THE ADOPTION OF CORPORATE BOOKING TOOLS

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Oct 22, 2019

Corporate booking tools are an essential element for all corporate travel. When working correctly, these tools can significantly ease the burden of booking both for the travel manager and for the corporate traveler. A variety of booking tools can be used by a corporate travel agent as well as his or...

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Save money on your next vacation with these tips and tricks SAVE MONEY ON YOUR NEXT VACATION WITH THESE TIPS AND TRICKS

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Oct 21, 2019

Booking travel can be costly and overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin. Luckily, there are a ton of ways to save money on airfare, hotels and transportation before you even get on a plane. So, the next time you find yourself daydreaming at your desk, wishing you were sunbathing on a tr...

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These are the best credit card and loyalty programs for travelers THESE ARE THE BEST CREDIT CARD AND LOYALTY PROGRAMS FOR TRAVELERS

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Oct 18, 2019

Travel isn't always cheap – sometimes it's free! At least that can be the case for those who leverage the vast network of miles and points programs out there. Credit cards, frequent flyer programs and hotel loyalty clubs allow travelers to earn free or discounted travel, sometimes just...

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How Your Travel Company Can Use a CRM HOW YOUR TRAVEL COMPANY CAN USE A CRM

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Oct 18, 2019

If you run any kind of service for travelers, your customer relationships and insights on their needs are your lifeblood. This is where CRM software can help. Customer relationship management involves useful tactics and strategies to not just maintain but strengthen the bond that companies share wit...

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10 reasons why travelers are flocking to Portugal 10 REASONS WHY TRAVELERS ARE FLOCKING TO PORTUGAL

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Oct 16, 2019

There's something about Portugal that gets under your skin in a marvelous way. Until recent years, what the world knew most about this small country bordering Spain and the Atlantic Ocean was its soccer hero, Cristiano Rinaldo, one of the best players of all time. While he might still be the fac...

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The Real ID Transition: Everything You Need to Know THE REAL ID TRANSITION: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Oct 15, 2019

By October 2020, all domestic travelers planning to use a driver’s license for ID will need to update to the new, most secure option. Getting the new ‘Real ID’ requires some extra steps and further documents, so it’s probably a smart idea to start getting your ducks in a row ...

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Building a corporate travel policy. BUILDING A CORPORATE TRAVEL POLICY.

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Oct 14, 2019

A corporate travel policy is a tool designed to help both employees and company executives make effective decisions. It explains what you expect from traveling employees and what they can expect in return. Some types of corporate policies are simple. For example, your company allows X number of sick...

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Business Travel in the U.K – 5 Best Hotels to Book for Your Next Trip BUSINESS TRAVEL IN THE U.K – 5 BEST HOTELS TO BOOK FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP

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Oct 14, 2019

Hotels are one of the most important travel needs of every business traveller. Everything now can be booked online using a trusted mobile app. Since most travellers now are using modern technology, companies should invest and partner up with an online booking company that can always cater your needs...

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Duty of Care for Travelling Employees – Top Reasons You Should Care DUTY OF CARE FOR TRAVELLING EMPLOYEES – TOP REASONS YOU SHOULD CARE

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Oct 13, 2019

Business traveling is something every person under the business industry would look forward to experience. However, behind this great opportunity lies various possible complications that can stop anyone from achieving a successful trip. One of these hindrances is an unexpected accident, which is why...

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How to Manage Travel Costs with an Affordable Business Travel Agency HOW TO MANAGE TRAVEL COSTS WITH AN AFFORDABLE BUSINESS TRAVEL AGENCY

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Oct 13, 2019

Well, your company might be more inclined to tackle corporate travel management if you knew how much time and money growing companies are already saving using more efficient travel management solutions. The upfront cost of outsourcing business travel management can actually end up helping you save h...

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Measuring the True ROI of Marketing Events MEASURING THE TRUE ROI OF MARKETING EVENTS

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Oct 13, 2019

When measuring the ROI of a marketing event, most companies look only at the exhibition cost. But in order to get a true understanding of the investment and the value it’s provided, you also need to look at the travel and expense spending for everyone attending from your company. Unfortunately...

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6 Essential Travel Tips 6 ESSENTIAL TRAVEL TIPS

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Oct 13, 2019

Vacations are for reducing stress, not adding to it. Unfortunately, things can happen to make any vacation a stressful experience, no matter how beautiful the locale or destination. Some things you are not able to control, such as the weather or flight delays. Other things, such as missing documents...

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Tips on Holiday Travel with Kids TIPS ON HOLIDAY TRAVEL WITH KIDS

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Oct 13, 2019

If you have kids, no doubt you love them to bits and relish spending time with them over the holidays. But travelling with them can feel like it’s taking the sheen off what should be a special time. It needn’t be that way. Luane Lavery, Brand Communications Manager for kulula.com offers ...

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Why Travel Agency Needs SEO to Succeed Online? WHY TRAVEL AGENCY NEEDS SEO TO SUCCEED ONLINE?

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Oct 11, 2019

Have you ever thought about how to increase booking on your travel website? Did anyone think about SEO for travel website before? Well...many have questions about why SEO is necessary for tour and travel agency. Many digital marketing companies in New York are competent to offer seo services for tra...

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The Best Destinations to Solo Travel to in Your 40s THE BEST DESTINATIONS TO SOLO TRAVEL TO IN YOUR 40S

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Oct 10, 2019

Solo travel is not just for teenagers and millennials. Even those in their 40s can go solo backpacking too and enjoy the world! In fact, traveling in your 40s can even be more rewarding and, well, easier. After all, you are mature, aware, and adeptly in tune with what you love. Isn't that the pe...

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7 Family-Friendly Destinations You Can Visit This Halloween! 7 FAMILY-FRIENDLY DESTINATIONS YOU CAN VISIT THIS HALLOWEEN!

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Oct 10, 2019

Traveling this Halloween may not be the best option because, well, it's Halloween and it's supposed to be scary. However, that shouldn't be the case for you and your family. In fact, it can be a perfect time for parents and kids to bond and have fun (for real!). Here are some family-frie...

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Why Short-term Business Travel Is Good for You WHY SHORT-TERM BUSINESS TRAVEL IS GOOD FOR YOU

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Oct 09, 2019

From secret spots and bucket-list destinations to life-changing gadgets and booking tips, here's your round-up of travel stories and delights. Business travelers, you know the deal: frequent quick trips to visit an international client can leave you feeling physically exhausted. But did you know...

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Travel Tips TRAVEL TIPS

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Oct 09, 2019

In a world where we are constantly connected, cyber security cannot be limited to just the home or office. When you are traveling, whether domestic or international, it is always important to practice safe online behavior and take proactive steps to secure Internet-enabled devices. The more we trave...

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Digital Transformation in the Luxury Travel Industry DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE LUXURY TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Oct 08, 2019

Online Travel Agencies are clocking massive bookings, with online travel sales expected to generate over 800 billion US dollars by 2020. Still, you should continue focusing on direct bookings because it offers certain ignorable advantages over third-party bookings. With new marketing technology rede...

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What billions of GDS data signals tell us about traveler booking behavior WHAT BILLIONS OF GDS DATA SIGNALS TELL US ABOUT TRAVELER BOOKING BEHAVIOR

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Oct 07, 2019

Personalization in the travel industry is undergoing a major evolution. New tools and technologies enable travel brands, particularly online travel agencies to create a unique experience for every traveler.However, creating those experiences rely not only on the technologies that enable personalizat...

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5 Golden Tips for Senior Solo Travellers 5 GOLDEN TIPS FOR SENIOR SOLO TRAVELLERS

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Oct 07, 2019

Being a senior solo traveller is not what it used to be, and today’s seniors are embracing the freedom that the experience can provide. These five tips can help them make the most of the experience.

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What Is the Future of Packaged Vacations After Thomas Cook’s Collapse? WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF PACKAGED VACATIONS AFTER THOMAS COOK’S COLLAPSE?

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Oct 03, 2019

In the wake of Thomas Cook’s demise, if you think that the package holiday business is “screwed, it’s over,” as Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary believes, then you’d be wrong.At least, that’s the case in two very important European outbound markets, the UK and G...

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Here’s how mobile technology can enhance your travel experience HERE’S HOW MOBILE TECHNOLOGY CAN ENHANCE YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2019

The world is changing and so too is the way we travel. From booking flights and accommodation on apps to order take out and keeping track of loved one while they’re on the road, mobile technology is transforming the way we travel.Just a few years ago, your cellphone was only used to send and r...

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4 Ways Mobile Technology Is Enhancing the Travel Experience 4 WAYS MOBILE TECHNOLOGY IS ENHANCING THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

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Sep 30, 2019

Millennials are one of the most travel-savvy demographics, traveling roughly 35 days each year—more than any other generation. This desire for travel often stems from this generation’s exposure to adventure at a young age. According to research from airport lounge provider Club Aspire, 6...

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The Best Hotels In San Francisco For Business Travelers, 2019 THE BEST HOTELS IN SAN FRANCISCO FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS, 2019

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Sep 27, 2019

For the glitz and glamorous lovers, San Francisco is an ideal destination to go. But interestingly, San Francisco is also a hub for technological innovation and much entrepreneurs across the globe.San Francisco is a breathtaking destination for landscape lovers with natural valleys and proximity to ...

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As business travel increases, here’s how to stay connected to work. AS BUSINESS TRAVEL INCREASES, HERE’S HOW TO STAY CONNECTED TO WORK.

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Sep 26, 2019

The relatively small size of our domestic market means that for many Irish businesses, exports are the key to growing sales. That inevitably means business travel, but as more Irish companies diversify beyond their traditional markets, managing roaming arrangements for countries beyond the EU can be...

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HOW BLOCKCHAIN CAN TRANSFORM TOURISM HOW BLOCKCHAIN CAN TRANSFORM TOURISM

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Sep 26, 2019

Blockchain technology is poised to revolutionize the way we travel. The use of blockchain in tourism is going to provide a new experience altogether in the way we book travel tickets and hotel rooms, providing a seamless user experience.The global tourism market crossed USD 8 trillion in 2017. It is...

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Is Tour Operator Cox & Kings the Next to Fall? IS TOUR OPERATOR COX & KINGS THE NEXT TO FALL?

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Sep 26, 2019

Concerns are mounting over whether Cox & Kings is next on the chopping block following Thomas Cook Group’s demise earlier this week.The India-based tour operator shuttered its Australian/New Zealand operations last week and received a vote of no confidence from Virtuoso after it cut ties t...

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How Mobile ID Can Provide Frictionless Travel HOW MOBILE ID CAN PROVIDE FRICTIONLESS TRAVEL

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Sep 25, 2019

Try to remember the last time you traveled.How many times did you have to show some form of identification? More importantly, how much time did all that take?My guess is a lot, but it shouldn’t. With the technologies available today, we shouldn’t have to waste so much time having to prov...

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Corporate travel distribution is broken - now some blame the GDSs CORPORATE TRAVEL DISTRIBUTION IS BROKEN - NOW SOME BLAME THE GDSS

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Sep 25, 2019

The introduction of NDC to the corporate travel ecosystem has its share of supporters and detractors, but the one thing they can all agree on is the distribution model needs overhauled.What precisely that looks like (is it NDC? Is it something else?) is still up for debate, and - based on a fiery ex...

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It’s time to use AI to plan your travel IT’S TIME TO USE AI TO PLAN YOUR TRAVEL

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Sep 24, 2019

51% of US travellers have said that once they have decided to go on a trip, they spend less than one week conducting research. With such a short period of time to make an impact, travel companies have recognised the importance of personalised, user-centric interactions.A company specialised in small...

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The Best Travel Backpacks 2019 THE BEST TRAVEL BACKPACKS 2019

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Sep 24, 2019

Whether it's a day trip in the city or a long-haul flight to the next continent, the best travel backpack is the one that lets you comfortably carry your laptop, all manners of portable chargers and anything else that you need for a long trek. These backpacks vary widely, offering a range of des...

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Can Thomas Cook’s Surviving Brands Find New Homes? CAN THOMAS COOK’S SURVIVING BRANDS FIND NEW HOMES?

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Sep 24, 2019

The collapse of Thomas Cook in the early hours Monday saw the downfall of one of the biggest names in travel but some of its smaller brands continue to live on.Through a series of mergers and acquisitions, it had built up a mini-empire of tour operators and airlines that once stretched over the glob...

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The Rising Trend of Experiential Travel: Unlocking Opportunity for Entrepreneurs THE RISING TREND OF EXPERIENTIAL TRAVEL: UNLOCKING OPPORTUNITY FOR ENTREPRENEURS

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Sep 23, 2019

Undoubtedly, the experiential and adventure activity segment perfectly conveys the idea of more local, adventurous, immersive, and active forms of travel. Nowadays, travelers believe that excursions, attractions, events, and activities make their travel experience better at an emotional level. Long ...

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What Employers Need to Know about Bleisure Travel WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BLEISURE TRAVEL

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Sep 23, 2019

There is a new term trending in business travel and it looks like it is here to stay – “bleisure travel.” Bleisure travel is used to describe business travelers who extend their work trips for leisure purposes. According to a Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) study*, 89% of...

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5 tips to make your holiday travel stress-free 5 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY TRAVEL STRESS-FREE

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Sep 17, 2019

As autumn arrives, its time to start thinking about your holiday plans. That fast-approaching time of year is stressful enough as it is and getting a jump on your travel arrangements can significantly reduce the amount of anxiety you’re due to face. With that in mind, Orlando Melbourne Interna...

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Trust and finding the right option are top traveler frustrations online TRUST AND FINDING THE RIGHT OPTION ARE TOP TRAVELER FRUSTRATIONS ONLINE

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Sep 17, 2019

Travelers continue to be frustrated with online travel, with many unsure of who to trust and annoyed at the time it takes to find the right option.Travelports latest Global Digital Traveler study reveals that half of travelers are frustrated at not knowing who to trust online, an increase of 6% on t...

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Working Visas Around the World WORKING VISAS AROUND THE WORLD

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Sep 16, 2019

Travel experts at MyBaggage.com have simplified some of the jargon surrounding visa applications in countries such as Canada, Australia and China.Deciding which visa applies to you and the country you’re travelling to can be a minefield, especially if you’re heading to Australia which ha...

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The Best Things to Do In a Cyprus Vacation THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN A CYPRUS VACATION

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Sep 16, 2019

Thats why its not surprising when it has over 4 million visitors arriving each year. You can visit the ancient city of Kourion and see the House of Eustolions. Or you can visit the seaside beauty of Larnaca, where you can find the Agios Lazaros. Now that your destination is set, all you have to do i...

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HOW SMARTPHONE TECHNOLOGIES ARE TRANSFORMING BUSINESS TRAVEL IN 2019 HOW SMARTPHONE TECHNOLOGIES ARE TRANSFORMING BUSINESS TRAVEL IN 2019

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Sep 16, 2019

Technology has fundamentally changed the way business is done in the travel industry across continents. Corporate travel depends on travel tech as it eases the travel agencies job by simply connecting them with their customers and promoting their travel products. Similarly, the need for a personaliz...

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HOW CHATBOTS ARE SHAPING THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS TRAVEL HOW CHATBOTS ARE SHAPING THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS TRAVEL

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Sep 15, 2019

Have you ever noticed a chat window popping up when you visit a website saying, “Hi, how can I help you?” offering to help you out? That’s a chatbot in motion. Today, in the age of digital revolution, chatbots - one of the most common AI-based enterprise application, has become the...

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The Role of Sales in Sales Enablement THE ROLE OF SALES IN SALES ENABLEMENT

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Sep 10, 2019

However, with a regular commute time that consumes a couple of hours each day, I have shifted my focus to podcasts and audiobooks. One of my favorite podcasts is the Inside Sales Enablement series by Scott Santucci and Brian Lambert. In their last episode, they spent time reviewing their thoughts an...

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Implementing Buyer Enablement in Your Sales Enablement Strategy (2019) IMPLEMENTING BUYER ENABLEMENT IN YOUR SALES ENABLEMENT STRATEGY (2019)

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Sep 10, 2019

The majority of the time I only had access to two TV channels, three on a good weather day, and I vividly remember when I first saw a color television. At this time, products and services were limited, and buyer choices were almost non-existent. Fast-forward to 2019. Not only do I have access to hun...

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Perfect Starry Skies: A New Draw for Travelers to Southern Africa PERFECT STARRY SKIES: A NEW DRAW FOR TRAVELERS TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

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Sep 09, 2019

While some destinations trade on the buzz of bright lights to entice tourists, a handful of wilderness lodges in southern Africa are turning that approach on its head, touting the darkness of the skies above as a major draw card.

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An Inside Look at the Progress to Make Booking Biz Travel Easier AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE PROGRESS TO MAKE BOOKING BIZ TRAVEL EASIER

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Sep 06, 2019

Basically, airlines, travel management companies, and global distribution systems need to do a better job at working together if so-called New Distribution Capability is going to live up to its potential. One of the things business travelers like best about New Distribution Capability, or NDC, is it...

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7 Digital Advertising Trends for the Travel Industry in 2020 7 DIGITAL ADVERTISING TRENDS FOR THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY IN 2020

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Sep 06, 2019

Digital advertising plays a critical role in the travel consumer’s path to purchase. But the strategies, ad formats, and techniques industry marketers use to engage travelers are evolving. In this report, we offer a cheat sheet to the most important trends that will shape travel industry adver...

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7 WAYS YOU CAN TRANSFORM YOUR TRAVEL-TECH EMAIL MARKETING CAMPAIGNS 7 WAYS YOU CAN TRANSFORM YOUR TRAVEL-TECH EMAIL MARKETING CAMPAIGNS

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Sep 06, 2019

The multi-billion travel-tech industry is not only alive and well, it is thriving. According to Statista, 1.2 million people traveled internationally around the world generating global revenue of U.S $1.26 million. The future seems even more promising as millennials love to travel and comprise the t...

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8 SURPRISING STATS ABOUT TRAVELTECH SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISING 8 SURPRISING STATS ABOUT TRAVELTECH SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISING

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Sep 06, 2019

Social media is irrefutably a force to reckon with. For B2B traveltech companies, social media and the whole social ecosystem is like an oasis where it can find its prospective customers, if not perpetually, then time and again. The digitalization of travel is witnessing a huge influx of travel tech...

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HOW TECHNOLOGY IS REVOLUTIONIZING THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY? HOW TECHNOLOGY IS REVOLUTIONIZING THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY?

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Sep 05, 2019

Technology is revolutionizing? It has already revolutionized. We are heading into 2020 and technology is all around us. Check your pocket, you might have one or two, it might even be how you are reading this blog! This is the world of technological advancement which has already revolutionized the wa...

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How SCA will affect the travel industry HOW SCA WILL AFFECT THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Sep 05, 2019

As part of the EU Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2), Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) requirements will come into effect for merchants from 14 September 2019.This article provides the most recent information from Mastercard on the timeline and milestones for the SCA roll-out and the impac...

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On-site travellers: How to attract last minute booking conversion ON-SITE TRAVELLERS: HOW TO ATTRACT LAST MINUTE BOOKING CONVERSION

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Sep 04, 2019

In many cases, simply practicing your tours or activities is the best form of marketing.If your tour takes place in - or passes by - a busy or iconic tourist location, let people around you know what you do and who you are.In TrekkSoft’s hometown Interlaken, Switzerland, the paragliding instru...

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Are Staycations a threat to leisure travel abroad? ARE STAYCATIONS A THREAT TO LEISURE TRAVEL ABROAD?

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Sep 04, 2019

The growing domestic tourism market in the UK is posing increasing challenges to leisure travel abroad.The latest research from Microsoft highlights the greater popularity of domestic holidays compared to leisure travel abroad, as well as offering new insight into online purchase journeys of leisure...

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Do Americans lack travel medical cover? DO AMERICANS LACK TRAVEL MEDICAL COVER?

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Sep 04, 2019

ITIJ recently reported from a study undertaken by the US Travel Insurance Association (USTiA), which analysed the travel insurance habits of US travellers. And while there were some positive headline figures, with overall purchases of travel cover by Americans increasing by more than 40 per cent in ...

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My Method... How Expedia thinks about cloud migration MY METHOD... HOW EXPEDIA THINKS ABOUT CLOUD MIGRATION

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Sep 03, 2019

Much hype surrounds the cloud and the need for travel companies to migrate to it.It is no small endeavor and there are many pitfalls to be aware of, as well as the the opportunities it presents. Over three years ago Expedia Group began the journey to cloud migration, moving its travel platform from ...

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Managing risk and the role of your travel management company MANAGING RISK AND THE ROLE OF YOUR TRAVEL MANAGEMENT COMPANY

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Sep 03, 2019

A global travel risk policy is a legal requirement as part of duty of care. But when companies are operating in up to 50 countries, a worldwide policy may leave employees exposed, according to energy sector travel and logistics specialist, Wings Travel Management, in their White Paper ‘Travel ...

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17 THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN TAIWAN 17 THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN TAIWAN

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Sep 03, 2019

Every country in Asia is beautiful, but Taiwan is special for many reasons. The people are warm and hospitable. In March 2019, Taiwan was listed as the happiest place in East Asia. While it might be a small island, you would be amazed at the never-ending variety of sights and fun things to do here. ...

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Booming travel industry a boon BOOMING TRAVEL INDUSTRY A BOON

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Aug 30, 2019

Tourism is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. According to the World Tourism and Travel Council, its contribution to the world economy was US$8.8 trillion in 2018, and it is set to multiply manifold in the future. The tourism sector has witnessed continued growth and deepening diver...

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The future of travel insurance THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL INSURANCE

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Aug 29, 2019

We have looked up to the sky and wondered what was up amongst the stars for millennia. Fifty years ago marked the start of space exploration, in a way never thought possible before, putting people on the moon whilst probes are sent to planets millions of miles away. Now, as we look at the developing...

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How smart technology enhances travel safety HOW SMART TECHNOLOGY ENHANCES TRAVEL SAFETY

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Aug 29, 2019

A more aggressive approach to travel safety is needed these days. That includes thoroughly researching a destination or maybe, just maybe, employing a little countersurveillance. Recent reports of vacation rental owners spying on guests or hotel locks being compromised by the staff can make one para...

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Top 5 Places To Go To On A Solo Trip TOP 5 PLACES TO GO TO ON A SOLO TRIP

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Aug 29, 2019

The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands. – Sir Richard Burton. Traveling is a gift which we give to ourselves. Traveling solo, of all, can be an experience which brings you closer to yourself.It teaches you to rely on yourself and makes you more confident. It gives ...

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Capturing Social Impact on Travel Services Industry in 2018 CAPTURING SOCIAL IMPACT ON TRAVEL SERVICES INDUSTRY IN 2018

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Aug 28, 2019

Travelers today, have a lot of options – driven more so by choice, reviews and experience brought on by digitalization. In turn, for Travel companies, social has become one of the key channels for customer service – from personalized online interactions to bookings, recommendations to re...

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3 Ways How Blockchain Will Disrupt the Travel Industry 3 WAYS HOW BLOCKCHAIN WILL DISRUPT THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Aug 28, 2019

The travel industry has seen high levels of digitalization over the past years. According to Adobe Digital Insights, 41 percent of business and 60 percent of leisure travel arrangements are nowadays made online. Of course – who wants to have a hassle when booking a holiday. It’s supposed...

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THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Aug 28, 2019

So far the impact of technological breakthrough has been so prevalent in our lives that we hardly bat an eyelid at the prospect of new possibilities. These same developments have made way into the traveling industry, shaping the way we travel and promising an even more exciting experience in the yea...

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This is the ultimate bucket list experience for most travellers THIS IS THE ULTIMATE BUCKET LIST EXPERIENCE FOR MOST TRAVELLERS

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Aug 27, 2019

The latest survey from smarTours reveals that most travellers want to see the Northern Lights at least once. 47% of travellers listed the Northern Lights as their ultimate bucket list travel experience.smarTours surveyed more than 1,100 travellers on their top international bucket list experiences. ...

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Discovering the merits of solo travel through a one-woman exploration of Portland DISCOVERING THE MERITS OF SOLO TRAVEL THROUGH A ONE-WOMAN EXPLORATION OF PORTLAND

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Aug 27, 2019

Solo travel is something everyone should try at least once. Even taking a weekend trip by yourself can be enriching and refreshing, and that's precisely what I did on a spontaneous trip to Portland, Ore. I live by myself, and I've traveled alone before while interning or studying abroad. I&#...

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10 countries perfect for a backpacking trip 10 COUNTRIES PERFECT FOR A BACKPACKING TRIP

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Aug 26, 2019

Ever get the urge to grab your backpack and go explore new places, new cultures and meet new people? Backpacking is an amazing way to see the world without the expensive price tag.While any type of travel is exciting, when it comes to backpacking, its a whole new level of adventure. However, you wan...

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Budgeting for your travel plans BUDGETING FOR YOUR TRAVEL PLANS

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Aug 26, 2019

Are you a frequent traveller? If you spot a great travel deal or receive an alert from the various travel portals you are listed on, do you tend to opt for it immediately? Are you able to travel without worrying about money? Here’s how you can make your plans guilt free:

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Business travellers more health-conscious on trips BUSINESS TRAVELLERS MORE HEALTH-CONSCIOUS ON TRIPS

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Aug 22, 2019

New research reveals business travellers are growing more health-conscious while on the road, with those in some regions more aware of their habits than others.Globally, 42 per cent of travellers surveyed by travel management platform CWT said they work hard to adhere to their health and wellness ro...

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Are You A Responsible Traveler? ARE YOU A RESPONSIBLE TRAVELER?

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Aug 22, 2019

Wanderlust is a term that excites a lot many of us, especially for those, who own a thrill for travel and adventure. If planning for a holiday or a vacation gives you primary packing goals and sets make the Goosebumps on your skin come out, then consider yourself a traveler, who cannot sit idle all ...

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How tourism trails give a modern take on Egyptian heritage HOW TOURISM TRAILS GIVE A MODERN TAKE ON EGYPTIAN HERITAGE

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Aug 21, 2019

Tourism trails are allowing tourists to discover Egypt in a new light. Visitors can now follow the footsteps of the ancient Egyptians.British explorer Ben Hoffler, who was responsible for creating the first long-distance trail in mainland Egypt five years ago, shows off the route to Red Sea Mountain...

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Creating Content That Improves CX: A Q&A with Lionbridge & Aprimo CREATING CONTENT THAT IMPROVES CX: A Q&A WITH LIONBRIDGE & APRIMO

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Aug 21, 2019

Today’s brands face numerous challenges. They need to create a customized, excellent experience for each and every customer worldwide. To do that, they need to create high-quality, on-target content. They need to create that content quickly, effectively, and for audiences who speak multiple la...

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Going Global 101: How Your Competition Can Be Your Best Resource GOING GLOBAL 101: HOW YOUR COMPETITION CAN BE YOUR BEST RESOURCE

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Aug 20, 2019

Lace-up your sneakers and step up to the starting line: you’re ready to reach countless customers in new markets. You’ve secured your spot in the Global Marketplace (whether by default or design). But before you sprint away, take a good look around you. You are not alone in this race. Yo...

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12 Techniques for Making Business Travel More Affordable 12 TECHNIQUES FOR MAKING BUSINESS TRAVEL MORE AFFORDABLE

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Aug 20, 2019

Even though technology has significantly reduced the necessity of travel, entrepreneurs still need to go places for a variety of reasons. Without smart management of modern business expenses, or figuring out the best methods of traveling and accommodation, such trips can end up costing your company ...

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Blending Business and Travel BLENDING BUSINESS AND TRAVEL

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Aug 20, 2019

Travelling entails an experience that cannot be undertaken on a daily basis. Some travel for fun, some for business reasons and some do it as a source of income. Travelling is not just moving from point A to B or to reach a destination, for some it gives sentimental value

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Are Cultural Tours Built on Exploitation? ARE CULTURAL TOURS BUILT ON EXPLOITATION?

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Aug 19, 2019

Lets say a tour group visits a Native American community, buys some jewelry, listens to a storyteller, tastes some fry bread, then leaves. Questions arise that might not apply to a generic walking tour of Chicago.Who brought in the tourists? Who controls the storytelling? Whos making money off this?...

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Could digital ID be the key to achieving a frictionless travel experience? COULD DIGITAL ID BE THE KEY TO ACHIEVING A FRICTIONLESS TRAVEL EXPERIENCE?

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Aug 19, 2019

Technology today is more advanced than ever before, enabling new opportunities for efficiency and personalization in the travel experience. Yet at the same time, data privacy and traveler security demands are increasing, while infrastructure cannot keep pace with the growth in the number of traveler...

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Top 10 tips for seamless business travel TOP 10 TIPS FOR SEAMLESS BUSINESS TRAVEL

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Aug 16, 2019

While travelling for business can be a rewarding and exciting experience, it can also be stressful if you are unprepared.In this short blog post, we will give you our top 10 tips for seamless business travel that you can use time and time again. The key message is, be organised.

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What Should be in a Travel Risk Policy? WHAT SHOULD BE IN A TRAVEL RISK POLICY?

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Aug 16, 2019

A travel risk policy needs to address the three essential elements of a travel risk management (TRM) program: 1) help the organization and traveler avoid problems; 2) provide help when the traveler needs it; and 3) protect the business from financial loss. In addition to addressing these, the policy...

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What’s next for Google’s expansion into vacation rentals? WHAT’S NEXT FOR GOOGLE’S EXPANSION INTO VACATION RENTALS?

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Aug 16, 2019

Over the past few months, Google has started to work with a handful of software providers in order to provide a more seamless search and reservation experience for customers wishing to book a vacation rental for their next trip.The search giant has been relatively slow to move into the burgeoning al...

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6 THINGS KEEPING YOU AWAY FROM GENERATING TRAVEL-TECH QUALIFIED LEADS 6 THINGS KEEPING YOU AWAY FROM GENERATING TRAVEL-TECH QUALIFIED LEADS

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Aug 15, 2019

The most prevalent question in the travel tech industry for marketers is “How do you get quality leads?” A business cannot survive without a constant inflow of leads. According to Statista, business travel makes a total global economic contribution of 1.23 trillion U.S. dollars. There is...

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5 REASONS WHY DISPLAY ADVERTISING IS AS IMPORTANT AS EMAIL MARKETING IN TRAVELTECH 5 REASONS WHY DISPLAY ADVERTISING IS AS IMPORTANT AS EMAIL MARKETING IN TRAVELTECH

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Aug 15, 2019

Travel industry is booming and marketing is playing a crucial role in the development of this industry. Advertisements have been the backbone and an integral part of this industry. Whether its B2B or B2C, advertisements have been effective in reaching larger audiences leveraging on new digital techn...

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THE ANATOMY OF LEAD GENERATION FOR TRAVELTECH COMPANIES THE ANATOMY OF LEAD GENERATION FOR TRAVELTECH COMPANIES

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Aug 15, 2019

There is a shift going on in the business world led by digital media. The world of business travel is also changing and lead generation can seem overwhelming here. But, once you understand marketing and how to generate leads, you can pretty much control any niche.

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

What character appears in the most films and television programs? Dracula? God? Santa Claus? All of those make the top ten list, but none is the correct answer. Satan (or The Devil) is a character is more than 840 projects – more than any other character. If you limit the list to mortals, the ...

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CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST? CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST?

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Aug 14, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles on creating, maintaining, and optimizing great customer experiences in the context of mounting concerns about privacy and increasingly strict regulations governing data processing. We address topics such as consent strategies, the role of trust, the elements...

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Top trends for luxury UK travellers this autumn and festive season TOP TRENDS FOR LUXURY UK TRAVELLERS THIS AUTUMN AND FESTIVE SEASON

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Aug 14, 2019

With the summer nearly behind us, UK holidaymakers’ sights are already set on Christmas and New Year for their next getaway.Luxury travel network Virtuoso is revealing where, how and why travellers are looking to go. The company surveyed its UK-based affiliated travel advisors to uncover exper...

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Most (and least) expensive cities in the world to be a tourist MOST (AND LEAST) EXPENSIVE CITIES IN THE WORLD TO BE A TOURIST

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Aug 14, 2019

Travelling to certain destinations can put a hole in one’s pocket. DayBreakHotels carried out research to find out the most expensive city in the world to be a tourist.The platform researched seven major tourism spots around the world (Paris, New York, Milan, London, Rome, Dubai, and Berlin) a...

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How travel marketers can capture the "momentary market" HOW TRAVEL MARKETERS CAN CAPTURE THE "MOMENTARY MARKET"

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Aug 13, 2019

Digital transformation has reached saturation point. The very fact that digital has reshaped entire industries through to people’s worldview and expectations means we have entered a new era where the digital capabilities and advantages that were once seen as differentiators are now available t...

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Trends in Travel: Where Is The Industry Headed As You Read This TRENDS IN TRAVEL: WHERE IS THE INDUSTRY HEADED AS YOU READ THIS

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Aug 12, 2019

When looking at the travel and hospitality industry, many of the megatrends we see emerging are like those in other adjacent industries. Companies are seeing value in producing more tailored and personalized experiences for customers, while simultaneously improving the way in which they deliver prod...

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Investing in a Premier Travel Franchise INVESTING IN A PREMIER TRAVEL FRANCHISE

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Aug 11, 2019

I didnt even realize there was an option to consider a travel franchise because I thought travel agencies were brick and mortar plus, I didnt realize travel agencies still exist, and are alive and thriving,explained a Cruise Plannerstravel advisor, Dave Rodrigues. He is right travel agencies are ver...

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HOW TO KICKSTART YOUR SEO CAMPAIGN FOR TRAVELTECH HOW TO KICKSTART YOUR SEO CAMPAIGN FOR TRAVELTECH

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Aug 11, 2019

What’s a corporate travel management without a winning SEO strategy? Pretty much irrelevant and unnecessary. Not only is the corporate travel industry one of the fastest growing domains to work in, but it also houses a large number of different business models, including airlines, business tra...

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More than gender: Why travel tech companies need to hire diverse talent MORE THAN GENDER: WHY TRAVEL TECH COMPANIES NEED TO HIRE DIVERSE TALENT

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Aug 09, 2019

Travel is, broadly speaking, a worldwide phenomenon, and it follows that the technology supporting travelers and suppliers is similarly global.But global by definition implies inclusivity and diversity - for something to be global, everyone must be allowed to participate on equal terms. Can we reall...

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What Will It Take to Disrupt the Corporate Travel Space? WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO DISRUPT THE CORPORATE TRAVEL SPACE?

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Aug 09, 2019

The reigning buzzword in the business travel world is New Distribution Capability, or a communications standard that enhances airlines ability to sell ancillary services. New partnerships between travel management companies, global distribution providers, and airlines are regularly being announced, ...

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Removing friction from the global travel space REMOVING FRICTION FROM THE GLOBAL TRAVEL SPACE

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Aug 08, 2019

The payments cycle has evolved to a point where it is almost invisible to the consumer. Making real-time purchases with the simple tap of a screen versus having to consciously type in an account number is becoming second nature. The industry shift to adhere payments processes to its consumer-driven ...

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The Rising Relevance Of The Online Travel Industry: Why We Can’t Do Without Instant Travel Plans? THE RISING RELEVANCE OF THE ONLINE TRAVEL INDUSTRY: WHY WE CAN’T DO WITHOUT INSTANT TRAVEL PLANS?

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Aug 08, 2019

Online travel has become the pulse of the travel and tours industry. Travel is not only a means of recreation but also an essential part of many MNCs and businesses with global presence. In addition to leisure travel and business travel, Medical tourism and educational tourism are gaining popularity...

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Top 10 Travel Startups to Watch in 2019 TOP 10 TRAVEL STARTUPS TO WATCH IN 2019

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Aug 08, 2019

When Airbnb was founded in 2008, few industry professionals thought that the company was anything more than a flash-in-the-pan. Now, 10 years later, Airbnb has transformed the travel and hospitality sector and redefined how an entire generation approaches travel. Airbnb redefined hospitality within ...

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Companies ‘losing time and money’ to outdated travel management COMPANIES ‘LOSING TIME AND MONEY’ TO OUTDATED TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

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Aug 06, 2019

Inadequate tools and outdated travel management could be costing businesses up to 15 per cent of employees’ time and US$12,000 per year per traveller on admin tasks, according to new research.A study by Kickstand Communications commissioned by agile travel managementcompany Lola.com found a st...

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DO’S AND DON’TS FOR SUCCESSFUL MULTI-CHANNEL TRAVELTECH ADVERTISING DO’S AND DON’TS FOR SUCCESSFUL MULTI-CHANNEL TRAVELTECH ADVERTISING

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Aug 06, 2019

Travel business is flourishing. According to a research from Deloitte, the travel industry's growth has skyrocketed over the last ten years. However, a thriving industry like this still presents a problem for business travel management companies.

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Solo Travel Upswing SOLO TRAVEL UPSWING

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Aug 01, 2019

Independent travel has been a trend for years, with more and more of those travelers going solo on their adventures. The upswing in solo travel really took hold with the Millennials as they prioritized travel over purchases of material goods. They freely take to the road and explore, sometimes with ...

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9 business travel hacks everyone should know 9 BUSINESS TRAVEL HACKS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

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Aug 01, 2019

If you are a frequent business traveller, staying on top of your game in the face of long flights and contrasting cultures is essential. Here are nine essential hacks everyone should know.

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5 things you should do before traveling abroad 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE TRAVELING ABROAD

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Jul 31, 2019

All enjoyable and fun trips generally are the result of good planning. This is especially true when traveling abroad. Unfortunately, many people start fantasizing about their dream vacation and forget to double-check a few essentials. In truth, checking a few key things can make your travels a lot l...

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Cool things to do in Florida this Summer COOL THINGS TO DO IN FLORIDA THIS SUMMER

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Jul 31, 2019

Cool Things To Do in Florida This Summer Florida is a popular holiday spot every year for both visitors at home and abroad. However, it’s always those well-known spots that get the most mentions when it comes to top places to visit on a stay in the area. If you’re looking to explore Flor...

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How Much Do Americans Spend on Summer Travel? HOW MUCH DO AMERICANS SPEND ON SUMMER TRAVEL?

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Jul 31, 2019

The heat of summer causes people to hit the road in search of beaches, pools, theme parks, or maybe just a change of scenery. Its a season of good weather (or at least warm weather), the kids are off from school, and many adults use that as an excuse to take a trip.Last summer, the average American ...

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Are You Aware of Different Cultures When Travelling? ARE YOU AWARE OF DIFFERENT CULTURES WHEN TRAVELLING?

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Jul 31, 2019

When travelling abroad, it can be challenging to be aware of all the different cultures you might experience. Stepping out of your comfort zone is never easy, but in doing this you will learn some amazing things, such as new lifestyles and social cultures. In this post, we are going to explain some ...

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How To Be An Eco Friendly Traveller HOW TO BE AN ECO FRIENDLY TRAVELLER

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Jul 31, 2019

Eco friendly and travelling – two phrases that seem almost contradictory. How can flying halfway around the world possibly be eco-friendly? With growing awareness of carbon emissions and the long-lasting effects that travelling can have on our planet, it’s not surprising that travellers ...

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Which wonder of the world is most popular on social media? WHICH WONDER OF THE WORLD IS MOST POPULAR ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

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Jul 31, 2019

Throughout the years, there have been several lists of World Wonders that were compiled from ancient monuments to wonders of the present day.One of the most notable lists is the New7Wonders of the World. This list was initiated by the Swiss corporation New7Wonders Foundation, which asked millions of...

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Should I get a credit card with travel rewards? SHOULD I GET A CREDIT CARD WITH TRAVEL REWARDS?

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Jul 30, 2019

Credit cards have undoubtedly become a valuable and necessary item when traveling. After all, they make it far more convenient and safe to not carry a pile of cash with you when venturing far from home. They are also great for making reservations, including airline tickets, and hotel rooms, not to m...

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10 airports perfect for business travellers 10 AIRPORTS PERFECT FOR BUSINESS TRAVELLERS

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Jul 30, 2019

Travelling for business and for leisure obviously have different requirements for a traveller; luggage will generally be a lot less in volume, different items will need to be packed and even the cost of the ticket may be subsidised by your company.New research by the team at Globehunters has delved ...

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5 hacks to rack up miles on business travel 5 HACKS TO RACK UP MILES ON BUSINESS TRAVEL

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Jul 30, 2019

Business travel divides people. Some see it as an exciting opportunity to visit new places on someone else dime. Others see it as a headache, and a hindrance to family life.Regardless of which side you fall on, we can all agree on one thing: if you need to travel for work, you might as well make it ...

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How artificial intelligence has changed the travel industry HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE HAS CHANGED THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Jul 29, 2019

From bots booking reservations to towel-delivering robots, the hotel industry sees technology as a way to improve guest service and employee routine. With constant innovations in tools and services, technology continues to transform the global tourism industry, with ever better and more affordable t...

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HOW YOUR CLIENTS CAN TRAVEL LIKE A LOCAL HOW YOUR CLIENTS CAN TRAVEL LIKE A LOCAL

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Jul 29, 2019

Experiencing a new way of life, a new culture, foreign smells, sights and sounds. Nothing beats it. Its why we travel.There is also no amount of research or independent planning that can give you a truly local experience when you travel overseas, leaving you prey to tourist traps and inauthentic exp...

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Flying solo: Why traveling alone is the way to go FLYING SOLO: WHY TRAVELING ALONE IS THE WAY TO GO

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Jul 29, 2019

I can vividly remember the exact moment I decided I was never traveling with people again.It was a crisp fall day in Germany, and I was sitting at Berlin Schönefeld Airport, propped up on my backpack in a state of exhaustion. I was waiting for a budget airline to carry me through my layover in ...

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Tips to Avoid Common Mistakes Travel Agents Make TIPS TO AVOID COMMON MISTAKES TRAVEL AGENTS MAKE

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Jul 28, 2019

Whether you are brand new to the industry or an experienced agent looking to further elevate your business, its important to know some of the most common pitfalls that threaten travel agents success and how to avoid them. Here are some routine missteps agents make every day.

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Australian travelers – the biggest spenders in Vietnam in 2018 AUSTRALIAN TRAVELERS – THE BIGGEST SPENDERS IN VIETNAM IN 2018

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Jul 26, 2019

Last year, Australian travelers were the biggest spenders in Vietnam, followed by the Russians and Americans.According to the Vietnam Tourism Annual Report published by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, each Australian tourist spent VND36.6 million ($1,570) while traveling in Vietnam l...

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Travel and tourism ‘fastest growing sector’ in UK TRAVEL AND TOURISM ‘FASTEST GROWING SECTOR’ IN UK

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Jul 26, 2019

Travel and tourism is the fastest growing sector in the UK accounting for 11.9% of all jobs, new research has revealed.This puts the industry ahead of financial services (8.9%) and banking (3.4%), generating £231.6 billion to the nation’s GDP.Travel and tourism is the fifth largest secto...

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Things You Should Not Forget to Bring When Traveling THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT FORGET TO BRING WHEN TRAVELING

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Jul 26, 2019

Everyone loves to travel and experience the thrill of a new adventure and being exposed to other cultures. However, we often get caught up with the glamour of it all and forget some things that we should have packed on our trip. In order to truly enjoy your trip, be sure to check these items below o...

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10 destinations that are in everyone’s bucket list 10 DESTINATIONS THAT ARE IN EVERYONE’S BUCKET LIST

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Jul 25, 2019

Everyone has a place where they would like to go before they kick the bucket. Global travel site Big 7 Travel has released the official list of the Top 50 Bucket List Destinations 2019.Following on from sample survey results of our 1.5million social audience, we found out which destinations across t...

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South Korea: An Eid and summer hotspot for Middle East travellers SOUTH KOREA: AN EID AND SUMMER HOTSPOT FOR MIDDLE EAST TRAVELLERS

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Jul 25, 2019

Cathay Pacific and Korea Tourism Organisation have joined hands to provide travellers with even more reasons to explore Seoul, Jeju and Busan. Listed as one of the airlines top Eid and summer hot spots, South Koreas green mountains, bustling cities and picturesque hideaways provide the ideal destina...

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10 Places To Explore In The South Pacific 10 PLACES TO EXPLORE IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC

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Jul 24, 2019

Home to so much more than simply the greatest beaches imaginable, the islands of the South Pacific unfold to reveal unique histories and cultures that welcome travelers and proudly showcase the natural wonders surrounding them.Travelers can dive to the ocean floor and explore shipwrecks and coral re...

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How to Take Your First Luxury Vacation HOW TO TAKE YOUR FIRST LUXURY VACATION

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Jul 24, 2019

Backpacking through Europe or road-tripping across the U.S. may be fun when you are young, but when the thought of shoving your carry-on into a crowded overhead compartment or staying in a no-name motel makes you want to reconsider your vacation altogether, you know its time for a luxury trip. (That...

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Complexity of online travel offers limitless opportunities COMPLEXITY OF ONLINE TRAVEL OFFERS LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES

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Jul 23, 2019

The world is more connected than ever, and our accessibility to travel content and booking is easier than ever before. There are approximately 2 million destinations around the world that people are actively looking to visit. There also are roughly 10 or more ways a traveler can describe their accom...

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The latest evolution in business travel: Personalization THE LATEST EVOLUTION IN BUSINESS TRAVEL: PERSONALIZATION

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Jul 22, 2019

I have seen a fundamental shift in the way corporations view the travel experience. There was a time when there was business and then there was travel for business. The two never intersected. Travel took you to where you did the business. That is less and less the case now.To improve the business tr...

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5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of A Destination 5 WAYS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF A DESTINATION

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Jul 22, 2019

Travelers are always looking for new ways to get the most out of their travels. While the points and miles game can get you to your destination, what do you do when you get there? How do you get the most out of your time there and see beyond the hotel?I Have been traveling the world regularly since ...

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Five affordable things to do in Yogyakarta FIVE AFFORDABLE THINGS TO DO IN YOGYAKARTA

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Jul 21, 2019

Yogyakarta has long been among the most favorite destinations in the country. With its rich traditions and natural beauty, Yogyakarta is filled with alluring activities for tourists.Included in many locations in the city are prime holiday destinations, some of which are free.

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Sounding Off: Is the future of travel .... travel? SOUNDING OFF: IS THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL .... TRAVEL?

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Jul 19, 2019

Technologist and author Samantha Radocchia points to a myriad of changes that could be felt across the travel industry if (or perhaps, crucially, when) blockchain-underpinned technology comes to the fore.Most are exciting, many are kind of obvious when you think deeply about what the technology can ...

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Being your own boss - the importance of web content for tour and activity providers BEING YOUR OWN BOSS - THE IMPORTANCE OF WEB CONTENT FOR TOUR AND ACTIVITY PROVIDERS

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Jul 19, 2019

If you run a tour or activity company in 2019, you cannot succeed without a high‐performing website. More tourists than ever before plan their entire trips themselves, all through online channels. Beyond UX and encouraging visitors to your site to actually buy your products, you need to encourage pe...

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10 Greek islands that are becoming popular 10 GREEK ISLANDS THAT ARE BECOMING POPULAR

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Jul 19, 2019

Greece big-name destinations face increasing competition from their under-the-radar neighbours. The Independent and specialist tour operator Sunvil recently analysed search volume for Greek islands – the number of times per month that people in the UK search online for terms including each isl...

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5 Tips for Planning a Corporate Incentive Travel Programme 5 TIPS FOR PLANNING A CORPORATE INCENTIVE TRAVEL PROGRAMME

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Jul 18, 2019

Business leaders, managers and HR executives are forever looking for meaningful ways to incentivise and engage their employees. The fact is, extrinsic motivators like cash bonuses simply arent as effective in this day and age. Employees are looking for something more. They want excitement, the oppor...

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Travel-bound generation TRAVEL-BOUND GENERATION

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Jul 18, 2019

Travelling and seeing the world is the most important investment for the ages 16-24 Generation Z, according to research by Booking.com.The research was conducted online from May 1-16 among a sample size of 5,456 respondents ages 16-24 in 29 countries, including Thailand.The Gen Zers prioritise trave...

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Sustainable tourism: Key to a sustainable future SUSTAINABLE TOURISM: KEY TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

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Jul 18, 2019

Sustainable tourism or sustainability is the new buzz word, which has taken the travel industry by storm. There is no denying that tourism is one of the fastest-growing industries and a major source of income for millions of people. However, very few realise that it is one of the key sectors that is...

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5 Of The World’s Most Relaxing Travel Destinations For 2019 5 OF THE WORLD’S MOST RELAXING TRAVEL DESTINATIONS FOR 2019

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Jul 18, 2019

With the world deteriorating every day, it gives us relief and pleasure to know that there are still some places left that are peaceful and would bring a sense of tranquillity in our mind. Following are a few of the quiet, serene, and harmonious places for you to plan a getaway from the chaotic worl...

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A few travel trips – especially for flying A FEW TRAVEL TRIPS – ESPECIALLY FOR FLYING

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Jul 18, 2019

Ever travel and marvel at what other people were thinking as they prepared for their trip? Do you wonder what you should be wearing, or worry about finding yourself uncomfortable – either too hot, cold or too crunched up in your airline seat?Travel, by whatever means, is difficult enough &ndas...

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Responsible Tourism: What Does It Actually Mean? RESPONSIBLE TOURISM: WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY MEAN?

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Jul 17, 2019

Travellers are, generally, curious people. And so they have plenty of questions, especially when it comes to responsible tourism. We want to stimulate debate around responsible tourism, encourage activism and get people thinking. But we also want to show how responsible tourism is so not about havin...

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The coolest trend in the travel industry THE COOLEST TREND IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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Jul 17, 2019

Technology has fostered changes in the travel industry. Now, we can book our flights everywhere using our smartphones. We can also snap a couple of photos and upload them on our social media accounts while on a trip to Baguio, or while hanging out with some friends at a local pub. Indeed, we are liv...

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Travel and technology: how we TRAVEL AND TECHNOLOGY: HOW WE'LL BE HOLIDAYING IN THE FUTURE

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Jul 17, 2019

A driverless car picks you up from your home and drops you outside the terminal of the airport you are flying from. Inside, you head for the check-in counter, where a machine scans your face, iris and fingerprints. A biometric token is delivered to your smartphone. It will serve as your ticket, boar...

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Wi-Fi Access at Hotels Is More Important to Business Travelers Than Room Rate WI-FI ACCESS AT HOTELS IS MORE IMPORTANT TO BUSINESS TRAVELERS THAN ROOM RATE

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Jul 16, 2019

Wi-Fi is important to 84 percent of business travelers choosing a hotel, while room rate is important to only 81 percent, the same as for distance from the business site, according to a RoomIt by CWT survey between Nov. 28and Dec. 14 of 660 business travelers over 18 years old in the U.S., Canada, U...

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10 long-haul destinations for UK travellers this summer 10 LONG-HAUL DESTINATIONS FOR UK TRAVELLERS THIS SUMMER

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Jul 16, 2019

Summer is here and Brits are planning for long haul travel.A research conducted by Travelport found out that the United States, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are among the most popular long-haul destinations for travellers in the United Kingdom (UK) this summer.

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TripAdvisor: How reviews impact bookings TRIPADVISOR: HOW REVIEWS IMPACT BOOKINGS

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Jul 16, 2019

TripAdvisor has unveiled the results of new research looking into how significantly reviews influence booking decisions.The global study, conducted in partnership with Ipsos MORI, polled over 23,000 TripAdvisor users across 12 markets on the use of online reviews and their role when booking hotels, ...

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TipTapGo! Escape to Europe with Klook TIPTAPGO! ESCAPE TO EUROPE WITH KLOOK

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Jul 16, 2019

There has been a surge in bookings for Europe with an increase of more than 180% from 2018 to 2019. This was revealed by booking activities platform Klook. Based on their research, the platform has unveiled a new campaign titled TipTapGo, where travellers can enjoy great prices for activities in Lon...

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Holiday ideas come from TV shows, not Instagram HOLIDAY IDEAS COME FROM TV SHOWS, NOT INSTAGRAM

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Jul 16, 2019

While choosing where to go on a holiday, British travellers still are influenced by TV and not social media channels like Instagram. Social media influencers and bloggers on sites like Instagram are in decline as a source of holiday inspiration. This was revealed in the recent survey of 2,000 UK adu...

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Wellness + Travel = Success WELLNESS + TRAVEL = SUCCESS

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Jul 16, 2019

Give yourself the peace of mind when traveling by purchasing Travel Insurance. Travel insurance protects both you + your wallet against a variety of unforeseeable incidents that may affect you or your travel plans. You can depart for vacation with a sense of calm knowing that you will be reimbursed ...

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SailPoint Levels-Up their ABM Strategy with Intent Data SAILPOINT LEVELS-UP THEIR ABM STRATEGY WITH INTENT DATA

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Jul 15, 2019

The buyer’s journey has changed in a way which leaves many sales and marketing teams struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. However, many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical new way customers engage and buy today by collecti...

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Duo Security Sets BDRs up for Success with 6sense DUO SECURITY SETS BDRS UP FOR SUCCESS WITH 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

The role of a Business Development Rep can be a daunting one. Knowing where to prioritize when you have over 1,000 accounts and knowing what content to reach out to them and engage them with can be an impossible task. But if you have the right intent data that can show you where the account is in th...

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Chinaboo: A deeper look at Chinese tourism in SEA CHINABOO: A DEEPER LOOK AT CHINESE TOURISM IN SEA

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Jul 15, 2019

Chinese tourists are ubiquitous across the globe. Anywhere you turn, Chinese is present; even in the most remote tourist area in Africa. It could almost be said that there is no tourist spot on the planet without Chinese visitors.

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Traveling safe: Tips to keep you secure while on the road TRAVELING SAFE: TIPS TO KEEP YOU SECURE WHILE ON THE ROAD

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Jul 15, 2019

Because summer can be big travel months for many businesses, we put together the following list of tips to help keep you safe while away from home.

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How technology-driven tools and platforms have reinvented travel and hospitality HOW TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN TOOLS AND PLATFORMS HAVE REINVENTED TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY

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Jul 12, 2019

If you compare todays travel and hospitality sector to previous incarnations, youll notice thattechnology has transformed how business gets conducted. It has eased the lives of travellers, service providers, aggregators and every single party involved in any stage of the travel process. Not to forge...

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5 Things To Know Before Traveling To The Great Sahara Desert 5 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING TO THE GREAT SAHARA DESERT

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Jul 12, 2019

The Great Sahara desert is the largest hot desert in the world and covers most parts of North Africa. It is one of the most popular places in the African continent, and if there is anything that you would most certainly know about Africa, it is Sahara.

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Things To Remember While Applying For A Tourist Visa THINGS TO REMEMBER WHILE APPLYING FOR A TOURIST VISA

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Jul 12, 2019

Traveling to a foreign land and exploring the wonders of nature, experiencing different cultures and discovering new cuisines is a dream of many travel enthusiasts. Turning this dream into reality largely depends on the approval of your tourist visa.

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Breathtaking Sea Destinations In Americas For 2019 BREATHTAKING SEA DESTINATIONS IN AMERICAS FOR 2019

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Jul 12, 2019

North and South Americas are the best continents for longest coastlines and amazing sandy beaches. Sea is the best way to rejuvenate the soul and mind with its beautiful sand, blue waters and breathtaking sunsets.

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Musings from the Skift Tech Forum: How to empower, inspire and delight travelers MUSINGS FROM THE SKIFT TECH FORUM: HOW TO EMPOWER, INSPIRE AND DELIGHT TRAVELERS

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Jul 12, 2019

As society becomes more technologically advanced, its increasingly important that innovation focuses on the benefits to peoples lives and businesses abilities. Travel is no different than any other industry. If anything, its even more demanding. This very special business we are in is all about emot...

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10 Travel Trends To Add To Your Bucket List (& How To Do Them Well) 10 TRAVEL TRENDS TO ADD TO YOUR BUCKET LIST (& HOW TO DO THEM WELL)

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Jul 10, 2019

Traveling not only offers the ability to see a variety of cultures, but it can also help people with health ailments. Travel has become almost a cardinal standpoint for some, while others just have an overwhelming travel bug that they cant seem to get rid of. Whatever your reasons to explore the Ear...

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The Best Country In Asia To Visit Each Month Of The Year THE BEST COUNTRY IN ASIA TO VISIT EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR

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Jul 09, 2019

From the cherry blossoms of Japan to the wartime tunnels of Vietnam to the mountain temples of Bhutan, Asia is full of enriching experiences. When it comes time to choose an Asian destination, its helpful to know that different countries thrive at different times of the year.

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TOP 5 MOST STYLISH TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD TOP 5 MOST STYLISH TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD

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Jul 09, 2019

With the summer holidays upon us, you are probably looking for the perfect location for your next trip away, and if you are looking for somewhere unique and stylish then there are plenty of destinations that you should add to your travel bucket list. While different people go away for various reason...

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The 10 Most Beautiful Countries For Botanical Tourism, Ranked THE 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL COUNTRIES FOR BOTANICAL TOURISM, RANKED

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Jul 09, 2019

Plant enthusiasts have plenty of choices when it comes to botanical tourism. Nearly every major city you visit will have at least one stunning botanic garden filled with native and exotic plants. Many iconic travel destinations also boast national parks and rainforests, as well as festivals speciall...

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10 Historical Egyptian Sites You Need To See Before You Die 10 HISTORICAL EGYPTIAN SITES YOU NEED TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE

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Jul 09, 2019

Egypt is the home of the great pyramids and pharoahs. When going to South Africa, it is a must to stop by the amazing historical site and if you dont, youll regret it. The country has been seeing international tourists and experiencing the benefits since the 1950s.However, now the people of Egypt de...

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Top 5 Sicilian Destinations High-Profile Vacationers Are Traveling To In 2019 TOP 5 SICILIAN DESTINATIONS HIGH-PROFILE VACATIONERS ARE TRAVELING TO IN 2019

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Jul 09, 2019

The ultra-rich spend most of their time working, but they surely know how to kick back and relax in style, comfort and luxury. When it comes to summer vacations, executive business travelers look for exclusivity, privacy, sophistication, authentic experiences and digital detox to relax both their mi...

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One trip, three islands – here’s how to island hop in 5 destinations ONE TRIP, THREE ISLANDS – HERE’S HOW TO ISLAND HOP IN 5 DESTINATIONS

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Jul 09, 2019

When one island paradise isnt enough, fly to these destinations and enjoy several sea-wrapped slices of heaven, without spending all your buried treasure. You can make the most of your precious annual leave by turning your next holiday into a life-changing island-hopping adventure – and it doe...

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Best Russian Cities For Solo Travelers, Ranked BEST RUSSIAN CITIES FOR SOLO TRAVELERS, RANKED

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Jul 08, 2019

Factually, Russia is the largest country in the world. With its towering forts, large cathedrals, and massive castles, it is quite a sight to see.Russian cities mirror the same elegance and scale that the country as a whole represents. Russia almost developed in a microcosm of its own, with European...

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The Future of Hospitality Industry in Colombia THE FUTURE OF HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY IN COLOMBIA

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Jul 08, 2019

On November 24, 2016, the signing of the Final Agreement for the Termination of the Conflict between the Colombian State and the Revolutionary Army Forces of Colombia (FARC) put (at least formally) an end to the oldest and largest civil war in the Americas. Already the expectations or even the hope ...

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EXPLORE THE STUNNING TOP 5 DIVING SITES IN JAMAICA EXPLORE THE STUNNING TOP 5 DIVING SITES IN JAMAICA

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Jul 08, 2019

Deeperblue.com, a popular diving website, has listed the five best dive locations in Jamaica. While Jamaica is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, its desirability as a destination for diving has been somewhat under-promoted. In fact, Jamaica has more than 100 active dive sites, and th...

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Why Sales Leaders Need to Digitally Transform Their Teams WHY SALES LEADERS NEED TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS

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Jul 08, 2019

Three key trends are driving the need for sales leaders to digitally transform their organizations. First, b-to-b buyers are conducting more of their purchase journey in the digital arena and demanding the same kind of frictionless and seamless customer experience they enjoy as consumers. Second, th...

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The Most Important Metric for Sales Leaders in Subscription Businesses to Track and Use to Drive Revenue Growth THE MOST IMPORTANT METRIC FOR SALES LEADERS IN SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES TO TRACK AND USE TO DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH

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Jul 08, 2019

Subscription businesses that charge customers monthly for using their offerings are expanding rapidly in response to consumers’ and b-to-b buyers’ desire to try a product and walk away easily if they’re not achieving the expected value. However, the subscription-based business mode...

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2019 Innovators in Hospitality and Travel: Summer Edition 2019 INNOVATORS IN HOSPITALITY AND TRAVEL: SUMMER EDITION

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Jul 08, 2019

Here are some of the most inspiring innovations in design, service, and guest experience in hospitality and travel so far this year. The more the industry can cross-pollinate, learn from others, and experiment, the better it will be

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Top Monument Destinations In The The United States TOP MONUMENT DESTINATIONS IN THE THE UNITED STATES

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Jul 08, 2019

The United States has the privilege of some rich history and heritage and breathtaking monuments for the global traveler. The inspirational story of the USA’s struggle to independence and the progressive thought process of the inhabitants is one strong motivator for the global traveler to visi...

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10 Of The World’s Least Visited Castles You Should Travel To 10 OF THE WORLD’S LEAST VISITED CASTLES YOU SHOULD TRAVEL TO

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Jul 06, 2019

Everyone loves castles. We see them in movies, read about them in literature, and romanticize them when it comes to our dream vacations. Many times, we picture something grand and opulent in a place such as Ireland or Scotland, or perhaps even the countryside in England. However, some of the best ca...

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10 European Cities Perfect For Budget-Savvy Travelers 10 EUROPEAN CITIES PERFECT FOR BUDGET-SAVVY TRAVELERS

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Jul 06, 2019

The world consists of seven different continents and none of them are more culturally diverse and widely appealing than Europe. Even though its the second smallest of the world's continents, it is a melting pot of language, culture, history, tradition, and people truly unlike anywhere else.

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12 Companies That Will Pay You to Travel the World 12 COMPANIES THAT WILL PAY YOU TO TRAVEL THE WORLD

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Jul 05, 2019

Youve been bitten by the travel bug. But you dont have to wait for your vacation days to kick in to travel the world; you can go global with your job instead. These companies are searching for employees who are willing to travel on the job.

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EXPLORING THE VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK – BEST DAY TRIPS FROM LAS VEGAS! EXPLORING THE VALLEY OF FIRE STATE PARK – BEST DAY TRIPS FROM LAS VEGAS!

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Jul 04, 2019

Interested in visiting the Valley of Fire State Park from Las Vegas?We had an amazing day out exploring what we consider the best of the day trips from Las Vegasdriving and hiking through this incredible park. Down below are our tips on the best Valley of Fire things to do!

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DON’T MISS THESE 11 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN ARCHES NATIONAL PARK UTAH DON’T MISS THESE 11 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN ARCHES NATIONAL PARK UTAH

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Jul 04, 2019

Looking for tips on the best things to do in Arches National Park Utah?We spent almost two days exploring this park, and down below are our tips on what to do in Arches National Park including the best hikes, scenic drive points, how to get there, where to stay, and much more. Keep reading!

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8 great reasons to visit Abersoch in North Wales 8 GREAT REASONS TO VISIT ABERSOCH IN NORTH WALES

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Jul 03, 2019

I recently had the good fortune of visiting Abersoch for a few days. Id frequently been to nearby Pwllheli for various sailing events (Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre, is there) but never knowingly made it as far as Abersoch, despite hearing a number of great things a...

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The best day trips outside of Barcelona THE BEST DAY TRIPS OUTSIDE OF BARCELONA

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Jul 03, 2019

As a city, Barcelona has it all; we dont know many other places that have a metropolis core, a stunning coastline, and a beautiful mountain range, all within the same place. It’s the ultimate holiday destination for every kind of traveller, but we’re not the only ones in love with the ci...

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Everything You Need to Know About Travel Insurance EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE

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Jul 03, 2019

Travel insurance protects both you + your wallet against a variety of unforeseeable incidents that may affect you or your travel plans. Having it gives consumers peace of mind when booking a trip that they will be reimbursed for part of or all their expenses should an undesirable event occur which p...

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10 Most Beautiful Places Visit Italian Coast 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES VISIT ITALIAN COAST

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Jul 02, 2019

Italy is a unique blend of history, tradition, and lush lifestyle. From world-famous cosmopolitan cities to quaint villages, unspoilt countryside, and epic beaches, this country really knows how to define la dolce vita.While Italy is beautiful all year round, it has a universal appeal in summer. Mil...

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The 7 Fascinating Adventure Spots To Travel In Europe, 2019 THE 7 FASCINATING ADVENTURE SPOTS TO TRAVEL IN EUROPE, 2019

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Jul 02, 2019

Europe is one of those breathtaking continents which has the best of everything- from landscapes to food to unique culture. With its rich history and heritage, Europe gives a memorable experience for the adventurous traveler.Despite the predominant cold climate, Europe offers great opportunities for...

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How Travel Agencies Should Think About New Airline Distribution Tech HOW TRAVEL AGENCIES SHOULD THINK ABOUT NEW AIRLINE DISTRIBUTION TECH

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Jul 02, 2019

New Distribution Capability (NDC) from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) sets new standards for how data is transmitted between various airline systems. Though NDC is still in its early stages of adoption, it has disrupted the industry significantly with the promise of new and impro...

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Rhodes Greece: The Complete Travel Guide RHODES GREECE: THE COMPLETE TRAVEL GUIDE

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Jul 01, 2019

When we did some island-hopping in Greece, Rhodes was my favorite of the places that we stopped. Although Santorini is lovely and picturesque, and Mykonos is known for the best parties, I found the combination of history and scenery on Rhodes Greece just right for stealing my heart. This is one of t...

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Exploring Cozumel’s Natural Treasures EXPLORING COZUMEL’S NATURAL TREASURES

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Jul 01, 2019

Cozumel, a Mexican island in the Caribbean, has long since been known as an ideal spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. It’s home to Chankanaab, and eco-park offering visitors a place to snorkel and swim with dolphins and other marine life.

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Explore Australia on your own EXPLORE AUSTRALIA ON YOUR OWN

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Jul 01, 2019

Visiting Australia is not about ticking off tourist spots on a checklist. If youve seen the most iconic sights of Australia, its time to get off the beaten path and discover the lesser-known, but equally spectacular, parts of the country.Why not strike out on your own, where you can plan your own it...

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Melbourne, here we come MELBOURNE, HERE WE COME

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Jul 01, 2019

You would have surely seen the cute AirAsias Ah Ma In Melbourne trailer on YouTube by now what a fun idea of featuring a senior citizen with her grandchildren going walkabout all over the glorious city of Melbourne and its surrounds, all of which looked incredible in the short trailer. Melbourne is,...

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Combining wellness with luxury travel: how to find the best places to stay COMBINING WELLNESS WITH LUXURY TRAVEL: HOW TO FIND THE BEST PLACES TO STAY

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Jul 01, 2019

Yoga vacations, healing holidays, detox breaks.. wellness tourism is here to stay. With such a plethora of options available, undoubtedly the hardest part about combining wellness with luxury travel is finding the right retreat.Yoga, health and wellness retreat specialist Yovada . com collaborates w...

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10 Tips And Tricks To Backpacking Safely On Your Next Trip 10 TIPS AND TRICKS TO BACKPACKING SAFELY ON YOUR NEXT TRIP

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Jun 29, 2019

Backpacking can be a thrilling experience and is the preferred style of travel for many people. Living from a backpack while exploring new territory is liberating and empowering, but if you dont take the right precautions, it can also be dangerous.Those who backpack without packing the right items a...

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Discovering Unique Ports in Southeast Asia DISCOVERING UNIQUE PORTS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

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Jun 28, 2019

Being at sea is a captivating experience, but its the ports of call that make a cruise such a unique form of travel for people. Not only does cruising allow travelers to conveniently visit more than one destination in the same trip, but they are also immersed in some of the best spots that aren&rsqu...

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Visit These Places In Mauritius For A Memorable Trip VISIT THESE PLACES IN MAURITIUS FOR A MEMORABLE TRIP

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Jun 28, 2019

Lying in the Indian Ocean, 800 kilometers east of Madagascar, Mauritius is like a piece of heaven on earth. Popular for its sapphire waters, white-powdery beaches, and luxury resorts, Mauritius is a great place to visit for anyone with a love for nature and exploration. From long and peaceful nature...

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10 Must Have Credit Cards For Frequent Travelers 10 MUST HAVE CREDIT CARDS FOR FREQUENT TRAVELERS

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Jun 27, 2019

A solid travel rewards credit card for frequent travelers should let you earn unlimited rewards on your travel purchases, a bonus if it also lets you earn unlimited rewards on your everyday purchases the likes of gas, groceries, dining, shopping and more.While each credit card is different, you want...

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Easy Language Learning by Vera F. Birkenbihl – The Decoding Method EASY LANGUAGE LEARNING BY VERA F. BIRKENBIHL – THE DECODING METHOD

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Jun 27, 2019

Forget about cramming vocabulary: the best way to learn a language is by using decoding exercises. Translate a German sentence word-by-word into your native language – thus you will learn the word’s meaning as well as the language’s grammar. Decoding means to “decipher”...

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Personalization: The new trend of the Travel & Tourism sector PERSONALIZATION: THE NEW TREND OF THE TRAVEL & TOURISM SECTOR

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Jun 27, 2019

Tourists around the world are increasing every year.If in 1990 they were only 400 million tourists, and only 900 million in 2010, today they have reached 1.4 billion. In 2017 the annual growth in the number of tourists around the world was 7%.The growth of tourism confirms that the sector is one of ...

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Business travel packing list for every Trip BUSINESS TRAVEL PACKING LIST FOR EVERY TRIP

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Jun 26, 2019

You leave home, get well on our way to your destination, and realize you forgot a crucial thing on your packing list. Nowhere is this possibility more terrifying than on a business trip, where forgetting an essential part of your packing list can have tough consequences for both you and your company...

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Top 4 Most Romantic Travel Destinations TOP 4 MOST ROMANTIC TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

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Jun 26, 2019

In this busy and hectic schedule of our lives, who doesnt need a getaway with their one and only? Take some time out for your companion and show them how you have not forgotten them in your compact and exhausting schedule.Travel and reminisce your moments with the taste of the romantic culture. But ...

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Here are the top destinations in Europe HERE ARE THE TOP DESTINATIONS IN EUROPE

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Jun 25, 2019

A wild, rugged, mountainous region of Slovakia dotted with plunging waterfalls and lakes and hiking trails has been named the top European destination of 2019 by the travel experts at Lonely Planet.High Tatras, Slovakia takes the top spot on LP annual list, for its crooked peaks and plunging waterfa...

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How to Optimize Your Conversion Funnel, from ToFu to BoFu HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR CONVERSION FUNNEL, FROM TOFU TO BOFU

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Jun 24, 2019

No matter who your customer is or what you’re selling, it’s more likely than not that your customer will have to go through several steps before choosing to buy your product or service. Think about your own shopping habits: you don’t just buy the first thing you see. The first thin...

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21 Ways to Triple Your B2B E-Commerce Conversions 21 WAYS TO TRIPLE YOUR B2B E-COMMERCE CONVERSIONS

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Jun 24, 2019

It takes thoughtful work to scale an e-commerce store. I’m sure you’ve had a few growing pains of your own getting to the point where you are today. However, you’re reading this because you may not be content with where your conversions are at this precise moment. You may not even ...

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Could the Breadcrumb Technique Help Boost Your Landing Page Conversions? COULD THE BREADCRUMB TECHNIQUE HELP BOOST YOUR LANDING PAGE CONVERSIONS?

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Jun 24, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “less is more”. And we’ve been told this applies for landing pages too. I.e. your forms should be short and only ask for only the bare minimum of required information if you want to convert. As an example, one of the main questions someone typically h...

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Traveling this summer? 5 ways to save money and nab last-minute flight deals TRAVELING THIS SUMMER? 5 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AND NAB LAST-MINUTE FLIGHT DEALS

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Jun 24, 2019

One of the best ways to save money on a flight is to plan ahead. But sometimes, you dont have the luxury of advance notice.Here is how to find cheap last-minute flights, whether you are traveling for a family emergency, a business trip on short notice or a spontaneous escape.

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8 Reasons To Travel To South-East Asia 8 REASONS TO TRAVEL TO SOUTH-EAST ASIA

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Jun 24, 2019

There are numerous places in this world which offers great reasons to travel to, South-East Asia is one such region, which includes countries like Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, etc. Although it doesn’t top the chart of frequently visited place by tourists, it ...

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A Passion for Travel is All You Need A PASSION FOR TRAVEL IS ALL YOU NEED

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Jun 24, 2019

Many people have an interest in travel and find themselves assisting friends and family with planning vacations. The thought crosses their mind that maybe they could start their own travel agency, but it quickly passes as they realize they don’t have any prior travel industry experience.

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Save on Adventure in Riviera Maya This Summer SAVE ON ADVENTURE IN RIVIERA MAYA THIS SUMMER

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Jun 23, 2019

A trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico can be filled with adventure, especially if an Experiencias Xcaret tour is on the agenda. From snorkeling with exotic marine life and ziplining through the forest to driving amphibious vehicles and kayaking, these adventure parks have it all. If you’re headed to ...