Smartphones Trump Tablets in Mobile Booking This Summer

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Nucleus, a London-based brand consultancy with focus on travel and hospitality, released a series of mobile web browsing metrics on Tuesday. According to a survey, mobile traffic grew to 43% of all travel website traffic in June 2014. The survey revealed that Apple continues to retain a leading position, with 77.9% OS share and 87.8% […]

Aloft Hotels to Open a Second Hotel in Silicon Valley

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Aloft Hotels, a brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., will open a new hotel in Silicon Valley in December 2014. The hotel, named Aloft Sunnyvale, will have 85 loft-style rooms, furnished to satisfy business class demands, and contemporary technology that will integrate the hotel in the industrial trend that made Silicon Valley famous […]

Virgin America Files a Registration Statement as it Prepares for IPO

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After reducing its long-term debt last year by 13% last year, Virgin America continues with other strategical moves to keep its air-fleet flying. The company filed yesterday registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The official announcement however fails to specify a date, price […]

Expedia’s TAAP Gives Agents Improved Inventory Access

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According to new from Expedia this morning, the world’s largest full service online travel site just released the Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP). TAAP gives US travel agents access to Expedia’s global inventory and allows them to earn commissions on hotels, package travel deals , and more.

Priceline Says Aloha! to OpenTable and Sayonara! to Competition

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Priceline buying restaurant reservation website OpenTable for $2.6 billion shows the expansion of the hospitality space growing ever more competitive. It was only a matter of time until restaurants became a bigger part of the tourism mix. If ever there were an “all in one” travel company emerging, Priceline may have just bid Sayonara! to its competition.

FIFA World Cup & Brazil’s Painted Streets Via Google Streetview

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With the FIFA World Cup hitting Rio Brazil has become the stage where the world gathers to play out maybe the greatest game in all sport. Soccer (football) carries with it, in these championships, the hopes, and vivid colorful dreams of billions of fans.