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Travelers in These Three States Take the Most Vacation Days

Travelers in These Three States Take the Most Vacation Days | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Travelers from Colorado, Virginia, and Arizona take more of their vacation days compared to people in other states, according to new research from Project: Time Off, while residents of Montana, Delaware, and Rhode Island are at the bottom of the pack for taking vacations.
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10 Travel Writers, 10 Favorite Hotels - The New York Times

10 Travel Writers, 10 Favorite Hotels - The New York Times | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
From an English country inn to a Caribbean beach resort, places our correspondents love to stay (you will like them too).
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What’s the Right Number of Taxis (or Uber or Lyft Cars) in a City? - The New York Times

What’s the Right Number of Taxis (or Uber or Lyft Cars) in a City? - The New York Times | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Technology has made it easier to identify and manage the optimal supply, but it also depends on which problem you’re trying to solve.
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Still Time -- 10 Unique Summer/Fall Travel Suggestions: Cruises, Spas, Golf, Tours, Private Island

Still Time -- 10 Unique Summer/Fall Travel Suggestions: Cruises, Spas, Golf, Tours, Private Island | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Deluxe, unique world experiences
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Avid, a New Budget Hotel Brand from InterContinental, to Open Across the U.S.

Avid, a New Budget Hotel Brand from InterContinental, to Open Across the U.S. | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Their approach: the basics done very, very well.
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New York City Approves Short-Term Measure to Curb Uber and Lyft Growth –

New York City Approves Short-Term Measure to Curb Uber and Lyft Growth – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
New York’s city council dealt a political blow to Uber Technologies Inc. and other app-based car-for-hire companies by approving a one-year industrywide New York’s city council dealt a political blow to Uber Technologies Inc. and other app-based car-for-hire companies by approving a one-year industrywide cap on new licenses and giving the city Taxi & Limousine Commission authority to set minimum pay standards for drivers.
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Top 6 Millennial, Gen Z Travel Trends to Watch | Travel Agent Central

Top 6 Millennial, Gen Z Travel Trends to Watch | Travel Agent Central | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
From experiential travel to the rise of Gen Z, a new report offers a number of updates on six trends reshaping the travel industry. Take a look.
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More Than Cutting Costs: Travel Managers Now Consider Employee Comfort - The New York Times

More Than Cutting Costs: Travel Managers Now Consider Employee Comfort - The New York Times | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Airline lounge access and early boarding are more than V.I.P. perks. Companies want their employees relaxed and ready to do business when they land.
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The 21 Uncomfortable Truths That I Have Learned About the Travel Industry –

The 21 Uncomfortable Truths That I Have Learned About the Travel Industry – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
I started exploring the travel industry in the fall of 2010, when I first began thinking about doing a consumer travel startup, after I had sold my first
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Overheated Laptop Could Bring Down a Commercial Airplane, Says New Study –

Overheated Laptop Could Bring Down a Commercial Airplane, Says New Study – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
A single personal electronic device that overheats and catches fire in checked luggage on an airliner can overpower the aircraft’s fire suppression A single personal electronic device that overheats and catches fire in checked luggage on an airliner can overpower the aircraft’s fire suppression system, potentially creating a fire that could rage uncontrolled, according to new government research.
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Hotel keys: These lodgings keep tradition alive

Hotel keys: These lodgings keep tradition alive | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it

“The securest way not to get hacked,” he said, “is to be offline and to use keys.”

What’s more, electronic key card locks don’t always work as intended. On the third and last day of his stay at the W Hotel in West Hollywood, California, last year, Sidney Chua, a New York-based financial analyst, discovered by chance that the door to his room hadn’t been locking even though the door “clicked” shut. 

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Free eBook: How Destination Marketers from the 50 U.S. States are Using Facebook Advertising –

Free eBook: How Destination Marketers from the 50 U.S. States are Using Facebook Advertising – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Destination marketing organizations (DMOs) are using Facebook to advertise to potential travelers in a variety of ways –– but some campaigns are more
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What's Missing in Wellness Hospitality? –

What's Missing in Wellness Hospitality? – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Wellness is a hot topic in hospitality right now. Walk into most five-star hotels, and the gyms are first-rate, with spas offering thoughtful, nuance
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A New Wave of Spirits-Driven Travel - The New York Times

A New Wave of Spirits-Driven Travel - The New York Times | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Tours, tastings and events that focus on gin, whiskey, bourbon and other spirits have multiplied, as have the distilleries themselves.
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The Dangerous Decision Air Passengers Keep Making

The Dangerous Decision Air Passengers Keep Making | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Fliers too often insist on taking their luggage with them when heading for the emergency exits, a choice that could be fatal.
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ASTA to Rebrand, Bring NACTA Under the ASTA Banner

ASTA to Rebrand, Bring NACTA Under the ASTA Banner | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
ASTA will drop 'agents' from its name in favor of 'advisors.'
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IHG CEO: Amazon Is a Threat to Online Travel Agencies, Not Hotels –

IHG CEO: Amazon Is a Threat to Online Travel Agencies, Not Hotels – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
At a time when many in the travel and hospitality industry are pondering the possibility of Amazon re-entering the travel space, as well as the At a time when many in the travel and hospitality industry are pondering the possibility of Amazon re-entering the travel space, as well as the inevitability of booking a hotel room by using your voice, one hospitality CEO sees the tech and e-commerce giant as yet another distribution opportunity, rather than a potential threat.
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A Sunscreen-Spraying Startup Is Driving Cocktail Sales at Hotel Pools –

A Sunscreen-Spraying Startup Is Driving Cocktail Sales at Hotel Pools – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Nothing will ruin your beach vacation faster than a sunburn. Get scorched, and suddenly everything that was meant to be fun isn’t: Massages at the spa Hotel guests spend an average of $26 more per person, per day on poolside food and beverage service when there’s a complimentary SnappyScreen booth nearby.
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Decoding Your Airbnb: Adventures in Voyeurism - The New York Times

Decoding Your Airbnb: Adventures in Voyeurism - The New York Times | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
With Airbnb came a revolution of sorts — in the world of vacation travel and, in many ways, in the author’s own life and writing career.
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Who Spends the Most on Travel?

Who Spends the Most on Travel? | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it

"Trim also broke down its results by age group. The big spenders straddle Gen-X and Millennial generations, ages 35-44 years old."

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Fuel Prices Climb and 8 Other Aviation Trends This Week –

Fuel Prices Climb and 8 Other Aviation Trends This Week – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
U.S. airlines got a little fat and happy when fuel prices were at historically low levels. Passengers loved it too, because prices on competitiv
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Co-working for business travelers is on the rise.

Co-working for business travelers is on the rise. | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it

“People are more mobile than ever before, and traditional co-working like WeWork are really expensive,” says Andrew Levy, co-founder of KettleSpace. “At the same time coffee shops are crowded, and there are beautiful restaurants all over that are sitting underutilized.”

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Mobile-Friendly Hospitality and Mobile-First Strategies for Hotels |

Mobile-Friendly Hospitality and Mobile-First Strategies for Hotels | | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
By Noel Connolly, SVP Global Head of Sales Air & Hospitality at CellPoint Mobile Now that mobile technology is defining what’s expected from hotels, many operators I’ve talked to find themselves in a good position to [...]
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