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UberEvents

UberEvents Serves Attendees with Prepaid RidesNewsPlannerTechnology NewsTravelTrends

Uber is working its way deeper into the meetings and events industry. Yesterday the ride-sharing company announced the beta program for UberEvents is moving nationwide—just in time for company holiday parties. UberEvents allows hosts and planners to arrange guest passes that set up rides for attendees to and/or from events. The host sets the amount…

airbnb and american express

Airbnb and American Express Team UpHotels & ResortsNewsTravelTrends

Just a few days after the Hotel Association of New York City broke out a report indicating Airbnb’s negative impact on the city’s hotel industry—and by extension, the hotel industry at large—the online-based home-sharing company announced a new program with a heavy-hitting partner. Airbnb and American Express are teaming up to expand benefits for customers…

airbnb

Airbnb Impact on NYC Estimated at $2.1 BillionHotels & ResortsNewsTravelTrends

They may try to mask it, but hoteliers are concerned about the rise of Airbnb. Despite calm, cool statements by C-level members of the hotel and hospitality industry meant to brush aside concerns about Airbnb encroaching on their business, a new report shows that the San Francisco-based startup had a negative impact on New York…

haunted hotels

10 Famously Haunted Hotels of AmericaDestinations

In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock gave American travelers a new fear of hotel showers. Just as in 1980, Stanley Kubrick and Jack Nicholson plucked the idea of menacing spirits lurking in the halls and ballrooms of historic hotels spread from colloquial folklore and planted it in our collective consciousness. Films such as Psycho and The Shining…

new app interface

QuickMobile Launches a New App InterfaceAppsGadgetsTechnologyTechnology News

There’s a good chance that the next meeting or event app you download is going to be a lot more intuitive and easier to use. QuickMobile, an industry leader in mobile enterprise meeting and event apps, today released a new app interface for its mobile app and analytics platform. The new UI recognizes the maturity…

grand rapids

Grand Rapids Is a Feast for All Five SensesDestinationsMeeting PlanningVenues

With heavy hitters such as Orlando, Las Vegas and Chicago hogging the spotlight in the meetings and events industry, it’s easy for planners to overlook medium-sized cities. Grand Rapids, Michigan, is one of these up-and-coming destinations that deserves a closer look from planners. A rich sense of culture and a friendly vibe fostered by Grand…

best airports

Ranking the World’s Best Airports in 2015AirlinesNewsTravel

The results are in for travel site The Guide to Sleeping in Airports’ survey of the world’s best airports, as determined by a reader survey the site performs every year. (The airports are not judged on how comfy they are to sleep in.) The reigning champion for nearly two decades kept its title, as Singapore…

online-booking-scams

Online Booking Scams Worse Than PredictedHotels & ResortsNewsTravelTrends

The message to travelers is clear: When booking a hotel online, be extra careful that you’re on the hotel’s official web site or that of a trusted online booking agency, such as Orbitz or hotels.com. A study released earlier this year by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) estimated that 2.5 million hotel bookings per…