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Winter is coming: The 52 coldest cities in America

Winter is coming: The 52 coldest cities in America | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
'Tis the season for chills! But these 52 cities have it worse than the rest of us.
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Booking Holdings' Agoda Takes a Distinctive Approach on Short-Term Rentals –

Booking Holdings' Agoda Takes a Distinctive Approach on Short-Term Rentals – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Much has been said about how online travel agency Booking.com in the past two years has played an aggressive game of catch-up in alternative Agoda, the online travel agency brand owned by Booking Holdings, has ramped up the marketing and promotion of its short-term rental inventory.
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Airlines Fight Push to Regulate Ticket-Change Fees

Airlines Fight Push to Regulate Ticket-Change Fees | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
U.S. carriers are battling with Congress to keep control of the nearly $3 billion passengers pay annually to change their flights.
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Facial Recognition Goes Mainstream

Facial Recognition Goes Mainstream | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Restaurants, airlines and others want to use the technology in everyday commerce. If, that is, customers let them.
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Expedia Believes Tech Is Key to Helping Travelers Plan the Perfect Vacation –

Expedia Believes Tech Is Key to Helping Travelers Plan the Perfect Vacation – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
It's easy enough for a traveler to book a flight, choose a place to stay, or pick something to do on their trip. But the real challenge for travel It's easy enough for a traveler to book a flight, choose a hotel room, or pick something to do on their trip.
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Five Packing Tips for the Traveling Couple - The New York Times

Five Packing Tips for the Traveling Couple - The New York Times | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
If you’ve traveled with a significant other, you may have run into some luggage-related stress along the way. Here are some ways you can both pack your way to happier vacation memories.
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The Airport of the Future Is Here. And It Doesn’t Need Humans

The Airport of the Future Is Here. And It Doesn’t Need Humans | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
“Airports are getting bigger and bigger and need to process higher and higher volumes of passengers,” said Jeffrey Lowe, managing director at Asian Sky Group in Hong Kong. “Given the need to provide quick and efficient — seamless — service to passengers, automation is the only way to do this on a large scale.”
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The USA's best small cities for travelers

The USA's best small cities for travelers | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it

So many travelers are turning to smaller cities, which can offer equal quality amenities and experiences in a less stressful setting. National Geographic Traveler has unveiled a new list of Best Small Cities for 2018, using a unique formula that rates them according to fun factors like "musically groovy" and "sudsiest." From great craft beer in New Mexico to Instagram-worthy cityscapes in Maine, see its picks for great American small cities for travelers in the slideshow above. 

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The 12 Best Tropical Destinations for Solo Travelers

The 12 Best Tropical Destinations for Solo Travelers | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it

"It was my first solo trip, and I was in Miami long enough to get to know the area, as well as embrace the independence and solitude of traveling solo. Miami is a fantastic locale for solo travel: the people I met were all super welcoming, the food is phenomenal, and you have the options to explore the city, do outdoorsy activities, or live that beach bum life.” 

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Hilton Commits to Growing Its Portfolio of All-Inclusive Resorts –

Hilton Commits to Growing Its Portfolio of All-Inclusive Resorts – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Hilton is the latest major hospitality player to enter into a niche, but growing sector of accommodations. Hilton announced Monday its partnership with Today, Hilton announced its partnership with all-inclusive specialist Playa Hotels & Resorts to grow Hilton's portfolio of all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Latin America.
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TripAdvisor Digs Deeper Into Social Travel With a Personalized Recommendation Feed –

TripAdvisor Digs Deeper Into Social Travel With a Personalized Recommendation Feed – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
TripAdvisor is unveiling the "all-new TripAdvisor," a beta on desktop and mobile that includes what it characterizes as the first travel-specific feed of TripAdvisor was a social travel site even before the beta launch of its new personalized travel feed, and it has resources that many failed startups didn't have — a massive user base, a global brand, and profits.
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A Peddler of Fake Reviews on TripAdvisor Gets Jail Time –

A Peddler of Fake Reviews on TripAdvisor Gets Jail Time – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
An Italian court handed down a nine-month prison sentence to a person who wrote fake hotel reviews on TripAdvisor in exchange for money from hotels aiming An Italian court has ruled that writing fake TripAdvisor reviews using a false identity is illegal and sentenced someone to nine months in prison.
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At These Hotels, Ways to Recharge Your Mind and Your Body - The New York Times

At These Hotels, Ways to Recharge Your Mind and Your Body - The New York Times | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
A new generation of hotels invite you to expand your mind with seminars and discussions as well as relax while you travel.
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How San Antonio’s Smart Urban Vision Connects Locals and Convention Groups –

How San Antonio’s Smart Urban Vision Connects Locals and Convention Groups – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
San Antonio is the 7th largest metropolitan region in America, but it doesn’t really feel that way due to the close proximity of so many independent
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Enjoy Free Admission at Nearly 1,500 US Museums This Saturday

Enjoy Free Admission at Nearly 1,500 US Museums This Saturday | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Saturday marks Smithsonian magazine's annual Museum Day celebration.
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Airlines Are Raising the Cost of Checked Bags - The New York Times

Airlines Are Raising the Cost of Checked Bags - The New York Times | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
As carriers face higher fuel and labor costs, some are increasing their fee to $30 from $25.
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Why Fast Wi-Fi Is Still a Big Deal for Planners –

Why Fast Wi-Fi Is Still a Big Deal for Planners – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Flexible meeting spaces have caught on worldwide, but not every market is created equal. New research shows that meeting planners in Latin America have New research shows that meeting planners in Latin America have embraced stronger technology packages for events,
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How Hotels Need to Balance the Amenities We Want Versus Those We Actually Use –

How Hotels Need to Balance the Amenities We Want Versus Those We Actually Use – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Our anticipated use of certain hotel amenities is often greater than our actual use, according to the findings of a new study from the Cornell University Our anticipated use of certain hotel amenities is often greater than our actual use, according to the findings of a new study from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration's Center for Hospitality Research.
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One Future Vision of Restaurants Involves Tickets and Questionnaires

One Future Vision of Restaurants Involves Tickets and Questionnaires | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Chef Eric Rivera started serving multi-course meals to two people at a time inside his home. He recently expanded with Addo, a combination of restaurant and incubator for unestablished chefs and bakers. Using Instagram, a ticketing system, and questionnaires, Rivera thinks he has some ideas on how young chefs can attract new customers.
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Trend Report: Creating the Hotel of the Future With Ancillaries –

Trend Report: Creating the Hotel of the Future With Ancillaries – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
We’re publishing a new Skift Trend Report in partnership with iSeatz: Winning the Engagement War: Creating the Hotel of the Future With Ancillaries, that
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Sweden to End Twitter Experiment Letting Ordinary People Be Nation’s Voice - The New York Times

Sweden to End Twitter Experiment Letting Ordinary People Be Nation’s Voice - The New York Times | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
For seven years, Sweden has given control of the @sweden Twitter account to a different person each week, yielding quirky, surprising and provocative results.
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When Being Separated From Your Luggage Is a Good Thing - The New York Times

When Being Separated From Your Luggage Is a Good Thing - The New York Times | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Remote baggage check, offered by airlines and private services, appeals to frequent fliers. “To remove the bag from the journey is to change the journey,” the head of one service said.
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Tours and Experiences: The Next Great Untapped Market in Online Travel –

Tours and Experiences: The Next Great Untapped Market in Online Travel – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
What, exactly, is a tour? Depending on who you ask, you’ll get a very different answer. For some, the idea of going on a tour conjures images of a packed Venture capital is flowing into the tours and activities sector, with investors betting on the future of the sector as the next great untapped market in online travel.
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Hotels are trying to compete with Airbnb by making travelers feel like locals

Hotels are trying to compete with Airbnb by making travelers feel like locals | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Hilton is partnering with Foursquare to help you find employee recommendations at the push of a button. Consumer expectations for recommendations have increased thanks to companies like Airbnb offering local residences and, more recently, local experiences through their platform. To keep up with the shifting desires of travelers, hotels are attempting to integrate more personalized and localized expertise into their services. 
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Why Hamburg is Europe's Most Innovative City for Meetings and Events –

Why Hamburg is Europe's Most Innovative City for Meetings and Events – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
home to Europe’s largest urban redevelopment, which the city and convention bureau are leveraging as a test laboratory for the future of urban mobility, livability, placemaking, and community engagement.
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