Last month Argo Travel News caught up with web celebrity and fashion model Diipa Khosla after a photo shoot with influence startup Bebang* in Prague. Diipa helped reveal for Bebang, and for brands there, the power and value of influence marketing. More importantly though, the digital call for “experience sharing” instead of broadcast advertising, catches hold.
UK multinational beverage company Diageo, has just named Barbara Bajorate (at left) regional director for Europe in Travel Retail. The newly created role focuses on growth in the travel retail sector in Europe and in Russia.
Nowadays, the sophisticated traveler does far more than just check travel guide sites and book travel services online. Modern day travel requires a higher degree of sophistication and more documentation. We use digital maps, we check online review sites and more. One particularly interesting phenomenon in the travel industry is the activity of travel blogging.
Everybody knows about Airbnb by now. What started as a vacation rental website like 1000 others, has now taken the hospitality world by storm. The world’s leading vacation stay booking destination is now paying tribute to the hosts that make guests’ holidays special. Join me in celebrating my friend VanGos Tsourlakis today, by voting for […]
With doubt cast over European business amid east-west tensions of late, finding a business person positive about growing in this market, it’s pretty rare. The latest investment/development made by Russian entrepreneur Yelena Baturina, owner of the Grand Tirolia hotel in Kitzbuhel, Austria, bears scrutiny today, if for no other reason than shining a ray of hope on European progress.
If your business or organization plans on featuring former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a speaker, get ready for some steep demands. According to the New York Post, Clinton is not above demanding the Presidential Suite when she stays at hotels. The wife of former President Bill Clinton also demands to be ferried to the destination via private jet.
In another expansive move, Priceline Group, the largest online travel agent in the US, will invest $500 million in China’s biggest online travel entity Ctrip.
We love images, and especially those of places we love to visit most. To share a bit of photographic love of Crete, Greece with you, here’s a selection of images from Flickr users we love. Enjoy the Island famous for Filoxenia.
Nominations for travel’s most influential women are being taken by The Association of Women Travel Executives (AWTE). The search will lead to an announcement of this today’s 60 most powerful voices in tourism and travel.
Guy Langford succeeds Adam Weissenberg as Vice-Chairman of Deloitte, according to a press release by the firm today. Deloitte LLP, and leader of the Travel, Hospitality & Leisure in the US, serves about 80 percent of all Fortune 500 travel.
In hospitality people moves, Accor has named Laurent Picheral as CEO Hotel Services Germany, Poland and Central Europe. Effective July 1, Picheral becomes a member of the executive committee of the group. Steven Daines is also slated to take over those operations for Benelux and beyond.
Eurovision Song Contest variant 2014 was won by Austria and Conchita Wurst last night in Copenhagen. ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’, the more than somewhat controversial offering, grabbed the most points to take the prized title. Netherlands came in second behind Austria in the latter’s first win since 1966.
Gay traveler “go to” entity, Out Traveler has announced having partnered with Gay Europe, Inside & OUT for The Out Traveler Ambassador Contest. According to the news the contest is set to run from May 12 to May 18, 2014.
TUI Travel has just announced their Group Director of Sustainable Development, Jane Ashton, and Managing Director Thomson Airways, Chris Browne having been honored at the 2014 British Travel Industry Hall of Fame annual dinner. Held at the Savoy in London last night, the TUI’s Ashton was presented with the ‘Ambassador Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Travel’ and Chris Browne was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Nordic Choice Hotels has just announced having named former hotel manager Malin Lanner as Head of Shared Services. With ambitions to optimized central services across the Nordic Choice properties, Lanner will be tasked with developing and managing operating supplies and hotel opening teams.