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December 19, 2014

11 Hotel Properties Debuting in 2015

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Still thinking about where to plan your next meeting or conference? Tour South Korea, Indonesia and Australia with this list of hotels opening in the upcoming year. From secretive new properties, massive remodels to picturesque coasts, there’s plenty to look forward to in 2015.

Read the source article at CNN.com International

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December 19, 2014

Cuba a Target for Hotel Companies

wpid curata  5ef68541ac17dc2996de159c6ca3b500 Cuba a Target for Hotel CompaniesAmid announcements of stabilizing foreign relations between the U.S. and Cuba, hotel companies are beginning to see expansion opportunities in the land of sunshine. Although Cuba is not fully open for mass U.S. tourism influx just yet, cruise lines may first to get a taste of the forbidden land as sanctions relax and relations improve.

Read the source article at Businessweek

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December 18, 2014

Will Apple Pay Become a Standard Option for the Travel Industry?

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Apple’s latest digital wallet release, Apple Pay, is beckoned to streamline payment services across many industries, the travel industry being one of them. Apple Pay’s simple, turn-key payment solution recently integrated with booking sites such as Priceline.com and HotelTonight. These integrations may echo a new era of on-the-go bookings and faster checkout processes that may change the travel industry in the long run.

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December 18, 2014

Top 6 New Luxury Hotel Openings of 2014

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Consisting of stunning new properties in Moscow, NYC, Orlando, Vienna, Beijing and Kyoto, these go-to luxury hotels were the talk of the town receiving rave reviews for their service, attentive staff and amenities in 2014. Take a tour of these exquisite properties and find out why they are becoming prime destinations for luxury travelers.

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December 18, 2014

Finding the Perfect Place for Your Event

perfect for your event Finding the Perfect Place for Your EventEvent planners have the same problems world-wide: Finding the right space for the right group at the right time.

Mike James works with Function Fixers, a United Kingdom-based event planning company that specializes in sourcing unique venues for events, and here he offers some tips from his point of view for finding the right space in a world full of unique venues.

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December 17, 2014

A Look at Travel in 2015

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From “botlers,” “braggies,” and the sharing economy, travel industry experts predict what’s ahead for next year. Expect Japan to be among the hottest destinations in 2015, as well as Thailand and Singapore. All indications are that technology will continue to change the travel industry and the sharing economy will shift how we book travel.

Read the source article at CNN.com

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December 17, 2014

Marriott Hotels Venture into Snapchat Territory

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Marriott’s latest strategy to reach millennial travelers is to launch a three month campaign on social media platform, Snapchat. The move to experiment with Snapchat is a way to partner with storytellers that produce compelling stories and reach an untapped younger market that is still developing.

Read the source article at skift.com

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December 17, 2014

Americans Traveling this Holiday Season to Increase by Four Percent

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AAA is projecting that 98.6 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles this holiday season. This trend marks the biggest forecast growth rate since 2009 and the highest travel volume for holidays on record. Gasoline prices and lower airfares are both positive effects on travel this season increasing disposable income and allowing families to save more money for travel.

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December 17, 2014

The Art of Storytelling at Events

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Stortytelling done well is an art that goes back to the beginning of time and continues to play an integral part in media we consume. Brand storytelling at events can have compelling elements that engage attendees and help them fall in love with your particular brand. See how you can improve your user experience at events and make attendees care more about your brand story.

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December 16, 2014

Ram’s Gate Provides Convenient, Luxurious Avenue for Comprehensive Wine Country Experience

Rams gate 1.1 Ram’s Gate Provides Convenient, Luxurious Avenue for Comprehensive Wine Country ExperienceLos Carneros, the very popular American Viticultural Area (AVA) just outside San Francisco, is Spanish for ram, so it’s apropos that the first winery you come to when you cross into Sonoma County off Highway 37 is Ram’s Gate. Perched atop a hillside across from Sonoma Raceway, Ram’s Gate makes quite the impression when visitors begin their exploration of Northern California’s Wine Country.

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