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Filmic Hotel Reviews - You Can Now Post a Grand Budapest Hotel Review ...

There are tons of Wes Anderson fans that wish they could give a real Grand Budapest Hotel review of the Hungarian hotel, but it's sadly only real in the movies.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor

Wed Jul 30, 2014

KTNV-TV Las Vegas

TripAdvisor shines its headlights on top drive-in movie theaters

The top spots were ranked according to the TripAdvisor Popularity Index, which takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews on TripAdvisor.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, Theater, Arts, Saco, ME

The Island Packet

Beaufort drive-in theater named among best in America

A Beaufort drive-in theater has been named among the best in the country by TripAdvisor, the travel website announced today.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor

Travelution

TripAdvisor launches GreenLeaders programme to reward eco-friendly accommodation

The programme highlights hotels and B&Bs engaging in environmentally-friendly practices.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor

Forbes.com

Expedia's Second Quarter Results Likely Boosted By Travelocity Deal And Broader Roll Out Of ETP

In the first half of 2013, high competition in the travel industry negatively impacted Expedia by weakening the growth in direct type-in traffic, which is the most efficient traffic for customer loyalty and profitability, according to the company's management.

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Related Topix: Travelocity, Marketing, Financial Markets

PE Hub

Expedia completes PE-backed Auto Escape Group acquisition

Expedia, Inc. today announced completion of its acquisition of Auto Escape Group, one of Europe's leading online car rental reservation companies from private equity fund Montefiore Investment and certain members of the Auto Escape Group's management team.

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Related Topix: Expedia, Travel/Tourism, Venere

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Hospitality Net

The curious case of online travel - OTA consolidation, Metasearch...

There is much media interest in the consolidation taking place in the competitive online travel industry.

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Related Topix: Priceline, Travelocity, Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Internet, Science / Technology

Sys-Con Media

Ninety-Six Drury Hotels Receive Excellence Award From TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor has awarded 96 Drury Hotels with the 2014 TripAdvisorA Certificate of Excellence award.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor

Bangor Daily News

Kennebunkport ice creamery is America's best

We already told you that Rococo Artisan has the funkiest ice cream in Maine. Now the word is out that this Argentinean-style, gelato-like dessert is one of 10 top licks in the country.

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Related Topix: Kennebunkport, ME, Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, Berwick, ME

Forbes.com

Voyat Tries To Solve Broken And Disconnected Hotel Systems

Anyone who spends a lot of time staying in regular hotels will know just how backwards hotel systems really are.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, Social Software

Switched

The 10 Best Ice Cream Shops In America, According To TripAdvisor

We already told you about the great ice cream New England has to offer, but that's not the only place you can get a good scoop.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, New York, Cake, Baked Goods, Candy

Freshnews

TripAdvisor Appoints Lily Cheng As President, APAC, To Lead Regional Growth

TripAdvisor , the world's largest travel site*, today announced that Lily Cheng has joined its management team as President, APAC.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, Travel, Asia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel, Marketing

Hospitality Net

Get My Sunglasses! Manhattan Holiday Inn Copes With Stardom

The year-old, 132-room Holiday Inn NYC - Lower East Side hotel at the corner of Delancey and Suffolk streets in Manhattan is becoming something of a celebrity among its neighbors of upscale boutiques and trendy dining establishments.

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Related Topix: Lower East Side (New York, NY), Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, us Travel, Travel, North America Travel, New York City Travel

GuruFocus.com

This Acquisition Will Help Priceline Magnify Its Dominance

Restaurant reservation specialist Opentable has been acquired by Priceline . As a result of this merger, the likes of Groupon and Yelp will now confront serious threats to their business.

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Related Topix: Priceline, Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Star Online

White Desert Farafra, Egypt. - Photo from TripAdvisor

Nature just has a way of making us stop for a moment and ponder and gasp at it's work.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, Travel

MediaPost

Hotel Brands Can Do Better With Mobile Booking

A new report suggests that prestige hotels are missing opportunities to better compete with online travel agencies like Priceline and TripAdvisor when it comes to mobile booking.

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Related Topix: Priceline, Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor

Seeking Alpha

Earnings Preview: Expedia Q2 2014

Revenues: Analysts expect an increase of 19.3% y/y to $1.44 bln . Expedia, Inc. is slated to report 2Q 2014 earnings after the bell on Thursday, July 31st.

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Related Topix: Expedia, Travel/Tourism, Venere

Fox News

Why you need travel agents

In the age of online booking sites, using a travel agent may feel like going the way of the dinosaur.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, Travel

PSFK

Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Gets the TripAdvisor Treatment

Wes Anderson's 2014 film The Grand Budapest Hotel revolves around a fictional hotel in the equally fictional Republic of Zubrowka, where a lobby boy and a hotel manager are out to get a valuable painting in the backdrop of a massive war.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor

Skift

HomeAway's Boss Still Isn't Impressed by TripAdvisor's Vacation Rentals

How much emphasis will TripAdvisor really give to vacation rentals in the short term.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, HomeAway, Housing, Marketing

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