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1 min ago | Chicago Tribune

Orbitz buffs up its low-cost travel website

Orbitz Worldwide on Wednesday will launch a retooled version of, its lesser-known U.S. travel agency aimed at travelers who strive for the lowest prices.


Related Topix: Orbitz, Business News

4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Home-Rental Firms Wall Street Built Say Grow or Go: Real Estate

Alexander Philips joined the rush to buy foreclosed U.S. homes four years ago, spending $40 million on houses in California and Nevada to operate as rentals.


Related Topix: Scottsdale, AZ, Hotels, Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide, Foreclosures, Housing, Science / Technology

Tue Jul 22, 2014

4 Hoteliers

Marijuana's effect on Denver tourism.

Denver and the state of Colorado have seen a spike in travel interest since the sale of recreational marijuana was legalized to anyone 21 or older at the start of the year, according to search data from .


Related Topix: Marijuana, Hotelscom, Pitkin County, CO

Asia News Network

MANILA: Cruise tourism in Philippines

Among the economic priorities of the Aquino administration, tourism is often cited as a low-hanging fruit given the number of destinations that the Philippines has to offer.


Related Topix: Travel, Philippines Travel, Asia Travel, Life, Fruits, Food, Royal Caribbean Cruises


Carlson Wagonlit Travel to 'gamify' mobile app

Travel managers can tap into points-based methodology on the platform within the CWT To Go app and turn it to their advantage by creating a reward-based culture for corporate travellers.


Related Topix: Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Air New Zealand to 'liberate travellers' with Skycouch, unique...

Air New Zealand is the launch customer for the 787-9 Dreamliner and will offer its passengers a choice of four classes - Business Premier , Premium Economy, Economy Skycouch and Economy.


Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, Air New Zealand, TripAdvisor

Copenhagen Post

Danes are not as beautiful as they think

Danes may see a muscular Adonis or a sleek, long-legged bombshell when they look at themselves in the mirror, but they may not be as beautiful to others as they may think.


Related Topix: Hotelscom, Online Dating

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

Yorkshire offers great opportunitie... )--Starwood Preferred Guest , the award-winning loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. , is giving members courtside seat... )--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "In Vitro Diagnostics Global mar... )--Kroll Bond Rating Agency downgraded the Financial Strength Rating ... (more)


Related Topix: Hotels, Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide, Financial Services, Banco Esprito Santo SA

Tripadvisor (TRIP) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday

Tripadvisor is set to announce its Q214 earnings results on Wednesday, July 23rd.


Related Topix: TripAdvisor, VirtualTourist

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Orbitz's largest shareholder to sell off most of its stake

Orbitz Worldwide begins a new era Tuesday in which it's not being controlled by a single shareholder, as its largest investor officially sells off the majority of its stake in the Chicago-based online travel agency.


Related Topix: Orbitz, Travelport, Business News


Smart phone money-saving tips for an affordable trip

TripAdvisor, the largest travel site, chose Myrtle Beach as a top value destination for summer vacation rental.


Related Topix: VirtualTourist, TripAdvisor, Myrtle Beach, SC

Indiana's NewsCenter

Top 10 Amusement & Water Parks

Still planning on taking a late summer vacation? Well here are some ideas on where to go, if you like the hustle and bustle of amusement parks and water parks.


Related Topix: TripAdvisor

Silicon Alley Insider

Airbnb Host: A Guest Is Squatting In My Condo And I Can't Get Him To Leave

Since it was founded in 2008, Airbnb has become a hugely popular way for people to temporarily rent their homes over the Internet.


Related Topix: AirBnB, Home Buying, Home, TripAdvisor, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, us Travel, Travel

'Four Seasons' tops list of hotels

Four Seasons hotels tops J.D. Power's list of top hotel choices. Four Seasons takes the lead in the luxury field.


Related Topix: Four Seasons Hotels, Hotels

USA Today

Rock 'n' roll on these cruises

Musical group Queensryche will be among bands performing on next year's Monsters of Rock cruise on the MSC Divina.


Related Topix: Queensryche, Pop/Rock, Night Ranger, Reo Speedwagon, Styx, Celebrities, James Hong, Carnival Cruise

The Macon Telegraph

Carnival is rockin' the boat with shipboard concerts

The cluster of fans crowding the stage on the Carnival Ecstasy didn't exactly constitute a mosh pit - well-behaved, with no body slamming, just clapping, shoulder-shimmying and a little restrained fist-pumping when Olivia-Newton John broke into "Physical."


Related Topix: Carnival Cruise, Comedy Movies, Grease, Musical Movies, Olivia Newton-John, Pop/Rock, Xanadu, Celebrities, World News, The Bahamas

AME Info

Prince Alwaleed tops 2014 '100 Most Influential Personality' list ...

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company , has been ranked number one in the '100 Most Influential Personality' list in Saudi Arabian Social Media in the online publication Almarsad Alsaudi for social media.


Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Twitter, Four Seasons Hotels, Hotels

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

ACCC puts Wotif, Expedia deal under the microscope

The competition regulator has launched its inquiry into Expedia's proposed $703 million purchase of Holdings, seeking information from interested parties on whether the deal could hinder competition in the online accommodation booking sector.


Related Topix: Expedia

Turtle Back Zoo a Top Place to Visit, Travel Site Reviews Say

The Turtle Back Zoo has been rated among the top travel sites, according to


Related Topix: Essex County, NJ, TripAdvisor, VirtualTourist

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Winning the war for talent: A tourism perspective.

As a prelude to Asia's premier travel and tourism week, TravelRave 2014, the Singapore Tourism Board kick started this year's multi-city media roundtable series with a panel discussion on 'Asian Travel & Tourism Industry Dialogue: Developing Human Capital & Talent Management'.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, China Travel


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