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FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE: HERE ARE THE MOST LUXURIOUS HOTELS IN THE WORLD

USA TODAY | October 03, 2018

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Forbes Travel Guide has for the first time created a verified list of the world’s most luxurious hotels. The guide named 58 hotels to the list. It also chose the 30 most luxurious spas. The lists were decided on by Forbes’s inspectors who stayed at the properties incognito. They used more than 900 different standards to judge them. The guide uses the same standards to name its annual four- and five-star properties. “In a time when so many properties claim to be luxurious...

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TRAVELEADS JOINS ADVANTAGE BUSINESS TRAVEL

Buying Business Travel | January 13, 2020

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Traveleads has joined Advantage Business Travel, bringing the consortia’s 2019 total for new members to 15. Listed on the 2019 BBT Leading 50 TMCs, Traveleads was established in 1971 and has service centres manned by travel consultants in Leeds, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Southampton. It currently employs 100 people and has plans to further develop its brand, team, service offering and systems in 2020. Group head of marketing Hayley Collingswood (pictured) commented: “We’re incred...

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CAPITA TRAVEL AND EVENTS CELEBRATES 2019 TECH RELEASES

Buying Business Travel | January 13, 2020

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Capita Travel and Events said its clients and their travellers are benefitting from easy bookings, enhanced wellbeing and cost savings as a result of 93 pieces of new technology released in 2019. According to the TMC, the technology was built by an in-house team and comprises 251 new product features and five new products. One new solution is the iris suite, which features communications to influence booking behaviours; the iris:go mobile app providing travellers access to their accommodation, a...

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GOOGLE VACATION RENTAL PARTNERS DIVERGE ON WHETHER TO NAME GUESTS IN REVIEWS

Skift | January 13, 2020

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Airbnb, TripAdvisor, and Holiday Lettings are active participants in Google’s year-old vacation rentals feature, but they have a curious approach to guest reviews on the platform — no usernames. If you read a guest review of an Airbnb-provided vacation rental listing on Google’s travel pages in Chicago, London, or Bangkok, all of the reviews seemingly come from what is labeled as an “Airbnb.com reviewer” instead of Hazel P. or Betty M., for instance. That’s a ...

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FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE: HERE ARE THE MOST LUXURIOUS HOTELS IN THE WORLD

USA TODAY | October 03, 2018

Forbes Travel Guide has for the first time created a verified list of the world’s most luxurious hotels. The guide named 58 hotels to the list. It also chose the 30 most luxurious spas. The lists were decided on by Forbes’s inspectors who stayed at the properties incognito. They used more than 900 different standards to judge them. The guide uses the same standards to name its annual four- and five-star properties. “In a time when so many properties claim to be luxurious...

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TRAVELEADS JOINS ADVANTAGE BUSINESS TRAVEL

Buying Business Travel | January 13, 2020

Traveleads has joined Advantage Business Travel, bringing the consortia’s 2019 total for new members to 15. Listed on the 2019 BBT Leading 50 TMCs, Traveleads was established in 1971 and has service centres manned by travel consultants in Leeds, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Southampton. It currently employs 100 people and has plans to further develop its brand, team, service offering and systems in 2020. Group head of marketing Hayley Collingswood (pictured) commented: “We’re incred...

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CAPITA TRAVEL AND EVENTS CELEBRATES 2019 TECH RELEASES

Buying Business Travel | January 13, 2020

Capita Travel and Events said its clients and their travellers are benefitting from easy bookings, enhanced wellbeing and cost savings as a result of 93 pieces of new technology released in 2019. According to the TMC, the technology was built by an in-house team and comprises 251 new product features and five new products. One new solution is the iris suite, which features communications to influence booking behaviours; the iris:go mobile app providing travellers access to their accommodation, a...

Read More
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GOOGLE VACATION RENTAL PARTNERS DIVERGE ON WHETHER TO NAME GUESTS IN REVIEWS

Skift | January 13, 2020

Airbnb, TripAdvisor, and Holiday Lettings are active participants in Google’s year-old vacation rentals feature, but they have a curious approach to guest reviews on the platform — no usernames. If you read a guest review of an Airbnb-provided vacation rental listing on Google’s travel pages in Chicago, London, or Bangkok, all of the reviews seemingly come from what is labeled as an “Airbnb.com reviewer” instead of Hazel P. or Betty M., for instance. That’s a ...

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