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8 strange things about airline bag fees

8 strange things about airline bag fees | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
The Coast Guard has begun unannounced inspections of cruise ships at U.S. ports.
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A New Hotel Booking Site Brings Bidding to Posher Properties

A New Hotel Booking Site Brings Bidding to Posher Properties | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
Amid a glut in unsold boutique lodgings, Stayful lets shoppers bid on rooms—and charges hotels a far lower fee than the big travel sites
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How a South Pacific tourism authority uses an iron fist to maintain its online reputation

How a South Pacific tourism authority uses an iron fist to maintain its online reputation | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
Online reviews obviously have an impact not only on products such as hotels but also on a country's wider reputation amongst travellers.
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Spirit Airlines thrives in the cheap seats

Spirit Airlines thrives in the cheap seats | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
MIRAMAR, Fla. — At the headquarters for low-cost Spirit Airlines Inc., the word "cheap" is not an insult. It's a business philosophy championed by the airline's chief executive, Ben Baldanza.
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Inside the murky world of gaming hotel reviews (and TripAdvisor’s stealthy response)

Inside the murky world of gaming hotel reviews (and TripAdvisor’s stealthy response) | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
It's a concept that has been talked about for years - companies that work on behalf of hoteliers to deliberately seed reviews on TripAdvisor for a fee.
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This Is What a Travel Site Should Look Like | Autopia | Wired.com

This Is What a Travel Site Should Look Like | Autopia | Wired.com | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
Travel sites suck. The design firm responsible for rebooting USA Today has the solution.
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How to Cut the Airport Line

How to Cut the Airport Line | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
The TSA will launch a new enrollment process for PreCheck, its expedited security service
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Why you should never walk away from a hit-and-run in your rental

Why you should never walk away from a hit-and-run in your rental | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
In an ideal world, every customer-service problem would solve itself. Thanks to Punit Joshi, we're one story closer to that world, in a small way.
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Kayak ponders deeper dive into airline merchandising opportunities

Kayak ponders deeper dive into airline merchandising opportunities | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
Kayak is considering the development of further options for airlines to display products and ancillary offers.
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The story of Google Maps - Telegraph

The story of Google Maps - Telegraph | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
Since 2005, Google has mapped 28 million miles of road in 194 countries. And it won't rest until the whole planet is on its servers. Tom Chivers reports on the mammoth operation and asks: is it ruining the way we travel?
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See the World: Why Travel Makes You Think Big

See the World: Why Travel Makes You Think Big | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
Do you remember your first road trip or even your first trip on a plane? Travel changes you and how you see the world. It helps you think BIG.As CEO of one of the biggest hotel companies in the world
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Visiting Walt Disney World Without Kids

Visiting Walt Disney World Without Kids | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
Lauren Lipton reports on the pleasures and pains of a vacation in Walt Disney World without any children, including trips to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, the Grand Floridian Resort, and the Animal Kingdom Lodge.
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What Airline Boarding Innovation Overlooks: Human Behavior

What Airline Boarding Innovation Overlooks: Human Behavior | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
I see there are discussions again about the airline boarding process, as American Airlines is letting people without carry-on bags board first so as not to clog the aisles.American’s
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Accor executive posted dozens of anonymous TripAdvisor reviews

Accor executive posted dozens of anonymous TripAdvisor reviews | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
A communications manager in Sydney for one of the world's largest hotel chains has confirmed to Tnooz that he wrote at least 105 reviews anonymously on TripAdvisor, in an apparent breach of the site's rules.
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Time to get real about real-time airfares

Time to get real about real-time airfares | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
Sue Marcus was looking for a flight from Washington to Tulsa. Instead, she found trouble.
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One reason airline food is so bad? Your own tastebuds - NBC News.com

One reason airline food is so bad? Your own tastebuds - NBC News.com | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
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Travspire wants to inspire travellers to experience handpicked activities

Travspire wants to inspire travellers to experience handpicked activities | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
Even when the travel industry is trying to go online, be digitally accessible, trying to offer all services online, taking advantage of SoLoMo features, we have a startup that goes back to basics.
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Don't forget to confirm your hotel reservation

Don't forget to confirm your hotel reservation | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
A two-night stay at the Driftwood Inn in Chestertown, Md., was supposed to cost Bruce Romano $138 through a Web site called HotelPlus Destination Portal, as long as he prepaid for his accommodation...
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Digital travel trends and some common sense take aways

Digital travel trends and some common sense take aways | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
Digital design agency Huge has drawn together some of the current trends in online travel in its What Matters Now report.
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Accor Exec Busted for Phony Reviews Raises the Question: Do You Trust TripAdvisor Anymore?

Accor Exec Busted for Phony Reviews Raises the Question: Do You Trust TripAdvisor Anymore? | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
Accor Exec Busted for Phony Reviews Raises the Question: Do You Trust TripAdvisor Anymore? || HotelChatter
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Why outlandish business ideas can be the best

Why outlandish business ideas can be the best | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
A look at how Virgin Atlantic got off the ground...
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It's time to regulate frequent flier programs

It's time to regulate frequent flier programs | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
Peter Bauer is mad.His wife, Susan, a loyal United Mileage Plus member, can't seem to redeem her hard-earned points for what she'd been promised: "free" flights — or "free"
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Are Your Customers Too Desperate For A Deal? Then You Must Run An Airline

Are Your Customers Too Desperate For A Deal? Then You Must Run An Airline | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
What would you do for a cheap airfare?If you said "anything" then you're probably going to love flying in the future. It's a place that will be filled with steals and deals, and for a lucky
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5 Airline Fees You Can Avoid (and 4 You Can’t)

5 Airline Fees You Can Avoid (and 4 You Can’t) | Travel & Tourism | Scoop.it
The latest numbers are in from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. For 2012, U.S. airlines collected more than $6 billion in ancillary fees.
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