Brandwatch Report on Social Listening a Head Turner for Hospitality

Social Listening & the Tourism Industry: A Snapshot

Brandwatch, the most powerful social media monitoring and analytics tool we’ve found, just released their travel and hospitality report for 2014 – Social Listening & the Tourism Industry: A Snapshot. The detailed report amounts to the first of its kind primer for travel executives to understand the impacts of social media on traveler decision making.

Four Family Friendly Beach Vacation Stays in Europe

Palmira Palace

Europe is such a vacation surprise, especially for families. The dual benefit of experiencing history, new cultures, memorable or even forgotten places, and especially world famous sun worshiping destinations, this all makes the “old continent” an everlasting touristic wonder. This week we focus on Europe stays you may not have heard of, but places you’ll never forget once you visit. Here’s four kid friendly hotels choices to investigate this summer.

VeggieHotels Gets the Healthy Nod

Courtesy Metohi Kindelis website

Holy Tomato, VeggieHotels, a site launched back in 2011, helps healthy vegetarians hook up with some 500-plus bed and breakfasts, hotels, spas and conference centers across 60 countries. Listing everything from five star Bali digs to bed and breakfast stays from Austin, Texas to Zanzibar (okay, maybe not that far), the VeggieHotels membership makes a lot of sense for those travelers so inclined. Getting the nod for covering the niche, VeggieHotels needs some more inventory.

Europe Hotels Get Thumbs Up from PWC for 2014


The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) European Cities Hotel Forecast is out revealing high expectations for growth in the coming year. According to the report economic signals show 17 to 18 major cities in Europe, many suggested to benefit from the 2014 European forecast.

SWISS Ramps Up Summer Flight Schedule


Zurich based SWISS is making major modifications to their European and intercontinental schedules for the 2014 summer period. According to the airline Palermo and Thessaloniki will be added to the network, while Geneva will also see new services to Corfu and Heraklion in Greece. The provider also announced service from Basel will also be expanded with seasonal flights to Ibiza, Olbiaand Palma de Mallorca.

Europe Rooms Looking Up According to Experts

The Blue Palace

Key people and analytical indicators predict a very positive Europe Hotel market going forward. With the European bond market ramping upward, and big hotel players making huge investments, most analysts agree Europe travel may be coming out of the recessive woods. Despite the positive signals though, price cramping and other considerations will continue to prove problematic for some hoteliers.

Carrier Wins Best Website: Here’s Why


Just announced at the Travel Marketing Awards 2014, tailor made luxury travel provider Carrier wins “Best Website” at the Grosvenor House gala held March 20. With engagement an every increasing part of the guest experience equation, it’s clear this company “gets it” for converting and keeping customers.