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#Russia's falling fortunes take a toll on #Dubai visitor numbers

#Russia's falling fortunes take a toll on #Dubai visitor numbers | Travel | Scoop.it
Jumierah Group says Russian visitors have fallen down the league table of guests at their luxury establishments in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
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3 engagement strategies for cruise marketers to win with consumers 

3 engagement strategies for cruise marketers to win with consumers  | Travel | Scoop.it
With a long research-to-book window, cruise marketers need to rethink their engagement strategies to attract and retain customers in the digital age.
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How the iPhone has been making its mark on travel 

How the iPhone has been making its mark on travel  | Travel | Scoop.it
The iPhone is 10 years old this year so Travelport has taken the opportunity to look at how it has impacted travel so far
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Slow-burn travel influencer partnerships in order to grow faster

Slow-burn travel influencer partnerships in order to grow faster | Travel | Scoop.it
Travel marketers are told to embrace travel influencers: those demi-gods of social media who can wave a magic wand and everything suddenly becomes rosy.
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My trip back home / Mon voyage au Népal

My trip back home /  Mon voyage au Népal | Travel | Scoop.it
My trip back home /   Mon voyage au Népal End of October: at last, I am on holidays; I now have a work permit in France and I work i
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The Newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Can Easily Visit

The Newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Can Easily Visit | Travel | Scoop.it
Last week, UNESCO designated 21 new World Heritage Sites. They join a group of 1,052 protected places around the world that are awarded status for their “o
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Candid images reveal daily life of the last nomadic people of Nepal

Candid images reveal daily life of the last nomadic people of Nepal | Travel | Scoop.it
These images of the Raute people were take by photographer Andrew Newey in the Surkhet region of eastern Nepal. There are fewer than 150 of these nomadic people in the world.
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Definitive Oral History of Online Travel

Definitive Oral History of Online Travel | Travel | Scoop.it
Two decades after the birth of online travel, more than two dozen founders and key players exclusively tell Skift how it all happened.
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Mobile messaging among travellers on the rise

Mobile messaging among travellers on the rise | Travel | Scoop.it
Global News mobile messaging, Phocuswright Mobile messaging among travellers on the rise Younger travelers – millennials aged 18-34, but also 35-44 year olds – are driving the use of mobile messaging.
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More travel companies testing the virtual reality water 

More travel companies testing the virtual reality water  | Travel | Scoop.it
Virtual reality projects from YouVisit (Yosemite) and Tourism Australia show how the technology is catching on
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Booking.com launches a chat tool to connect hotels and travelers

Booking.com launches a chat tool to connect hotels and travelers | Travel | Scoop.it
Booking.com, the largest travel company in the world, will tomorrow announce a chat communication service that allows its millions of users to interact more easily with the hotels before and after their stays.
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An Uber Point of View on Airbnb 

An Uber Point of View on Airbnb  | Travel | Scoop.it
As of this writing, my home city of Toronto has been locked in a bitter, years-long feud between the established taxi
companies and Uber, with legislation moving back and forth through the halls of municipal government. The taxis'
position is that Uber drivers don't have to go through anywhere near the same number of legal hoops (read: upfront
expenses) in order to serve customers, all while Uber drivers simply keep on driving.
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Google Is Planning on Launching a Travel Assistant App

Google Is Planning on Launching a Travel Assistant App | Travel | Scoop.it
Is it telling that Google will be rolling out a beta of "a new travel assistant app" this week and that it will be certain members of its Local Guides prog
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The pros and cons of using Snapchat in tourism marketing ·

The pros and cons of using Snapchat in tourism marketing · | Travel | Scoop.it
The pros and cons of using Snapchat in tourism marketing
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Facebook and its new battle for the attention of travelers in a destination

Facebook and its new battle for the attention of travelers in a destination | Travel | Scoop.it
There’s never really been a forceful value proposition for a social network for travelers - Facebook’s dominance has kept the competition at bay.
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10 secret ways to save on your next hotel stay

10 secret ways to save on your next hotel stay | Travel | Scoop.it
Once you have decided on your destination, you should book your hotel room immediately.
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Tourism in times of terror - Close to half of all tourists worldwide are changing their travel behaviour

Tourism in times of terror - Close to half of all tourists worldwide are changing their travel behaviour | Travel | Scoop.it
The threat of terrorism significantly influences holiday planning – major differences in the safety image of individual
destinations – ITB Berlin and IPK International analyse global changes in travel behaviour – enthusiasm for travel is
nevertheless unbroken
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You Can Now Book Icelandair Tickets on Facebook Messenger

You Can Now Book Icelandair Tickets on Facebook Messenger | Travel | Scoop.it
Seeking to attract tech-savvy customers who increasingly book on mobile devices, Icelandair is trying a unique experiment — it now allows customers to book
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Attractions platforms target local tourism with white labels

Attractions platforms target local tourism with white labels | Travel | Scoop.it
B2B players are seeing there is action to be had in the hyper-local marketplace for attractions.
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Iceland plans Airbnb restrictions amid tourism explosion

Iceland plans Airbnb restrictions amid tourism explosion | Travel | Scoop.it
Move to tax people who rent out properties through website as officials and residents express concerns over visitor impact
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5 Travel Apps That Set the New Mobile Standard for the Industry

5 Travel Apps That Set the New Mobile Standard for the Industry | Travel | Scoop.it
My last column advocated for a more human-centric approach to hospitality, and not caving to the cost-cutting temptations that artificial intelligence and
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What Does Sustainable Travel Mean to Consumers Today?

What Does Sustainable Travel Mean to Consumers Today? | Travel | Scoop.it
In celebration of Earth Day 2016, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of
incredible places to stay, has revealed findings from its global Sustainable Travel Report[1] , identifying what the term
"sustainable travel" means to consumers, how sustainable accommodations are viewed, and what the future holds for
eco-conscious travelers.
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AI and the sharing economy: how Expedia views the future of travel 

AI and the sharing economy: how Expedia views the future of travel  | Travel | Scoop.it
Expedia has reaped the rewards of being the world’s first online travel giant – but in a market heavily prone to disruption, staying on top requires a cutting-edge approach to innovation
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Travel influencers - a giant echo chamber, or a unique voice after all?

Travel influencers - a giant echo chamber, or a unique voice after all? | Travel | Scoop.it
Travel bloggers have often been accused of mostly preaching to the converted when it comes to their outpourings on social media.
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Surviving a dirty hotel stay

Surviving a dirty hotel stay | Travel | Scoop.it
Maybe the real problem with hotels that ignore basic standards is that they're tolerated.
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