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In praise of hostelling

“For reasons of money (none) and nostalgia (heaps) we booked into a youth hostel in the Highlands for New Year. Yeah, I can totally picture your face right now, but hear me out. It was fantastic. You don’t have to … Continue reading

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How Expedia Plans to Make Travel More Social

On a recent Monday afternoon, executives at online travel agency Expedia invited 16 bloggers for lunch at a Mexican restaurant in Seattle’s trendy Capitol Hill neighborhood. The steak burritos and green chile enchiladas were richly aromatic, but the bloggers had … Continue reading

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Business intelligence is critical for driving revenue in travel industry

A survey at the World Travel Market (WTM) show has revealed that the vast majority of the travel industry’s executives (89%) regard XML web services as significant for revenue generation, yet as many as 37% travel organisations don’t monitor their … Continue reading

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747 Jumbo Hostel in Stockholm

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Few of us can afford to turn left on an aircraft. The most we get to see how the other half live, at least when it comes to flying, is a quick, envious glimpse of flat beds and smiling air … Continue reading

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Travellers have ‘deep distrust’ of user reviews

British travellers have a deep sense of distrust over user review websites such as TripAdvisor and star-based holiday rating systems, according to a study out today. Only 19% always trust postings on user-review sites and just 20% of holidaymakers trust … Continue reading

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Mondial unveils holiday ‘to do’ list widget

A free widget designed to help travellers create a holiday preparation ‘to do’ list has been created by Mondial Assistance UK. The application for mobile devices and computer desktops helps users create and customise a list of items to pack, as … Continue reading

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Using The Social Media For Tourism

The major upheavals that took place across the Arab world this year are once again proof of the power of social media. The social media proved to be a major communication vehicle that spread across the region like wildfire. The … Continue reading