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Dozens of passengers on Royal Caribbean cruise fall ill, company says

Dozens of passengers on Royal Caribbean cruise fall ill, company says | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
Dozens of passengers on a Royal Caribbean cruise come down with a stomach illness, the company says.
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Boeing 2013 Jet Deliveries Soar to Record After 787’s Grounding

Boeing 2013 Jet Deliveries Soar to Record After 787’s Grounding | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
Boeing Co. reported record jet
deliveries for 2013 as the world’s largest planemaker sped the
production tempo of its 787 Dreamliner after battery fires
grounded the aircraft for three months early in the year.
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Boeing handed over 648 planes

 

10 jets a month

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Cruise Lines Are Ready for Some Football

Cruise Lines Are Ready for Some Football | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
Carnival Cruise Lines has a promotion-focused partnership with the New Orleans Saints, and Anheuser-Busch will take over a Norwegian Cruise Line ship for the Super Bowl.
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The usual carrots will be offered: free tickets to a game, autographed Saints merchandise and, of course, the chance to win a free cruise.

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Hotwire Reveals Americans Spend $72 Billion on Obligatory Holiday Travel - PR Newswire (press release)

Hotwire Reveals Americans Spend $72 Billion on Obligatory Holiday Travel - PR Newswire (press release) | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
Hotwire Reveals Americans Spend $72 Billion on Obligatory Holiday Travel
PR Newswire (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov.
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Ryanair Wants To Be Your Friend. Will You Believe It?

Ryanair Wants To Be Your Friend. Will You Believe It? | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
Ryanair holds an infamous spot in airline industry lore. It's seen, rightly or wrongly, as the Irish airline that "unbundled" everything in a plane ticket, making passengers pay for the things that used to be included.
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National Cruise Vacation Week Delivers Deals

National Cruise Vacation Week Delivers Deals | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
Ready to snap up a bargain vacation? Get ready for National Cruise Vacation Week (October 20-27, 2013), dubbed The World's Largest Cruise Sale by the Cruise Line International Association.
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promotions offered; mostly onboard credit

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Airbnb Says It Generated $632 Million In Economic Activity in New York

Airbnb Says It Generated $632 Million In Economic Activity in New York | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
Airbnb generated $632 million in economic activity in New York in one year and supported 4,580 jobs throughout all five boroughs.
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Lines roll out incentives for National Cruise Vacation Week - Travel Weekly

Lines roll out incentives for National Cruise Vacation Week - Travel Weekly | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
Travel agents have a flood of special cruise offers to entice customers this week, the third annual National Cruise Vacation Week.
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32pc of millennial business travelers book via smartphone: report - Research - Mobile Commerce Daily

32pc of millennial business travelers book via smartphone: report - Research - Mobile Commerce Daily | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
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Not All Is Good With Norwegian Cruise Lines Future Belize Port

Not All Is Good With Norwegian Cruise Lines Future Belize Port | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
A special feature showing that not everything is as good as it seems with NCL's Harvest Caye Development in Belize

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Grand and Sea Princess compensation payments settled

Grand and Sea Princess compensation payments settled | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
Cruise lines hate to pay out compensation because they know they did something wrong, although in this case it is not as simple as that. Princess Cruises has had to pay over £120,000 in compensatio...

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Xylon Xianyin Wang's curator insight, September 23, 2013 11:12 PM

see how they handle the issue.

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Google, car makers to bring Android to dashboards

Google, car makers to bring Android to dashboards | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
Google has announced that Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai, and chip manufacturer Nvidia in creating a partnership that brings Android to the car.
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could employ Android computing not just for infotainment, but for a host of demanding functions such as driverless travel

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Infinity Moving & Storage, a New York City Moving Company, Offers Holiday Moving Deals

Infinity Moving & Storage, a New York City Moving Company, Offers Holiday Moving Deals | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
Infinity Moving & Storage, a New York City moving company, will be offering holiday deals to make moving easier this December.
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Infinity Moving & Sto
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Discounts of 25 percent to 65 percent

Complimentary boxes

Complimentary box delivery to anyone in the tri-state area

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Six ways travel brands are using social for content strategy

Six ways travel brands are using social for content strategy | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it

If content is king, then social is definitely queen. With a fast growing digital society that loves to post and boast, social media has become a fundamental tool in a content marketer’s kit.


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Delta Air Lines Rolls The Dice On A $199 Bundle of Fees

Delta Air Lines Rolls The Dice On A $199 Bundle of Fees | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
Delta Air Lines is trying another new variation on airline fees.
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Mandarin Oriental gets insider's view of Hong Kong via Instagram contest - Luxury Daily - Advertising

Mandarin Oriental gets insider's view of Hong Kong via Instagram contest - Luxury Daily - Advertising | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
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Too Big to Sail? Cruise Ships Face Scrutiny

Too Big to Sail? Cruise Ships Face Scrutiny | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
After a string of disasters at sea, lawmakers and regulators push for more accountability and question the size of the newest ships.
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Queue-Jumping Apps Aim to Boost Buzz at British Pubs

Queue-Jumping Apps Aim to Boost Buzz at British Pubs | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
At Frank’s, a hipster hangout atop a parking garage in South London, drinkers keen for a Negroni or Aperol spritz had to line up for 25 minutes at the height of the summer season. Ben Floyd has a way to jump the queue.
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Leading Hotels of the World transfers fast load-times, clean images to mobile site - Luxury Daily - Advertising

Leading Hotels of the World transfers fast load-times, clean images to mobile site - Luxury Daily - Advertising | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
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Happy Monday from HoJo: Free $25 Gas Cards with Midweek Stays | Wyndham Worldwide

Happy Monday from HoJo: Free $25 Gas Cards with Midweek Stays | Wyndham Worldwide | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
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Hotels should gamify loyalty programs - Tnooz

Hotels should gamify loyalty programs - Tnooz | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
Hotel chains can increase customer loyalty and share of wallet by turning their loyalty programs into social games. Gamification is profitable.

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Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein's curator insight, September 20, 2013 3:20 AM

Thanks Youri for sharing your insights into the gamification of loyalty programs.

 

It's clear that hotels and other industries need to engage across all social media channels. The more they can engage their loyal customers with the rest of their friends, positive results should follow.

 

What are everyone's thoughts on gamification of loyalty programs?

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Carnival Cruise Lines launches groundbreaking new 'Great Vacation Guarantee' - Sun-Sentinel (blog)

Carnival Cruise Lines launches groundbreaking new 'Great Vacation Guarantee' - Sun-Sentinel (blog) | Hospitality and Travel | Scoop.it
KSDK Carnival Cruise Lines launches groundbreaking new 'Great Vacation Guarantee' Sun-Sentinel (blog) Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines announced Thursday a new vacation guarantee for cruisers traveling aboard its ships, which it called...

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