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Generator Hostels launches a new property in Barcelona

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From early 2013 guests can stay at Generator Hostel Barcelona. The latest addition to the Generator Hostel family is centrally located in ‘Distrito del Ensache’, a trendy new district in South Barcelona. Minutes from  the main Metro station ‘Diagonal’ Generator … Continue reading

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Titanic-like tragedy of Costa ripples cruise industry

The news media splashed stunning images of the stricken Costa Concordia flipped on its side that could cause short-term and even long-lasting consequences in part because of its timing: right at the peak of the reservation season in an industry … Continue reading

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Comfort on the Cheap: 6 Hostels for Grown-Ups

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The hostel scene in Canada has been growing these past few years and with all the added competition hostels have had to step up their game. In the process, they’ve realized that a good bargain doesn’t only appeal to university … Continue reading

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Planning and budgeting for social media marketing in 2012

The challenge that social media platforms posed for marketers in 2011 was about how to deliver value in the long term: for social media strategies to have longevity, they need to engage the users with stimulating, relevant content, and/or provide … Continue reading

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Hostel sale will not pay all trust creditors

BUSINESSES owed hundreds of thousands of pounds for work done on Alnwick’s new youth hostel will not be paid, despite a six-figure buy-out being agreed by county council chiefs. The authority’s ruling executive approved the use of capital receipts on … Continue reading

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New technologies and social change will combine to transform travel by 2020

A major new global study released yesterday outlines how transformative technologies and evolving social values and trends will combine to establish a new era of collaborative travel over the next decade and beyond. The report, ‘From chaos to collaboration: how … Continue reading

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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