Exploring Scotland’s majestic Isle of Skye

Among Scotland’s countless islands, the favorite among travelers is the scenic Isle of Skye, with its narrow, twisty roads winding around the island in the shadows of craggy, bald mountains, and a coastline ruffled with peninsulas and sea lochs.
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Follow Me On A Different Sort of Holiday Getaway

Over the course of the last 8 years, I’ve developed a kind of holiday tradition of traveling to Europe the week or two before Christmas. It started as a way to take advantage of an air deal, but since then developed into a full-blown habit. I’ve stayed in rented condos, taken river cruises and enjoyed some incredible hotels from Belgium and France to Germany and Austria, all the way south to Italy and as far east as Hungary. It’s been a fun way to learn more about the Christmas traditions uniqu...
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Why you need to see Idaho in winter

Idaho is one of those places that conjures up very specific images. Mostly just potatoes. But to limit your perception of the Gem State to a starchy root vegetable is about as accurate as calling Mt. Everest a foothill. Idaho is a mountain lover’s paradise sprinkled with just enough urban action to satisfy the avid culture hound, and it’s best experienced in the winter. Here’s why you should brave the cold to go and how to take it all in. You can visit the site of America’s first chairlift. ...
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Hotels expect Christmas holiday season will be the best in 10 years

The hotel sector is expecting average occupancy of 70% during the Christmas vacation season, which would be the highest level in the past decade.
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Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Young Leader Award presented at IHIF

The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Young Leader Award presented at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin, Germany.
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Senegal – a rising star

As the potential for tourism investment in under-exploited Francophone Africa becomes ever-clearer, Senegal has been highlighted as an emerging economy that's ripe for further development.
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We took a million hotel photos: here's what we learned | By Dave Spector

When it comes to your hotel's presence across all online channels, photography is undoubtedly one of the most important elements to optimizing traffic and conversion. TripAdvisor found in 2016 that 86% of travelersconsider a hotel's photos vital to their final decision to book an accommodation.
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We now know where Seattle’s airborne heart was headed after flight was turned around

The human heart that missed a connection in Seattle was headed to a tissue processor.
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We see a lot of these around us during the fall and winter. They're there in summer, too, but they're more easily recognized (at least by me) after the leaves and flowers are gone. Teasel. Teasel is the English word for these cardères (dipsacus fullonum). I read that they are considered invasive plants in the US, but I don't remember seeing them there. [Author: wcs]
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Let’s Do A Road Trip In Europe Fin

Its that time of year again. It is the holidays and vacation, mirth and much merriment is upon us. Those of us who are lucky are able to take a few days to a few weeks off for vacation and can enjoy it abroad or do a staycation. A trip abroad is probably preferred, there’s so much to see and do, it would a pity to while the days away in your own hometown. Get a move on, grab your bags, get a ticket and jump on a plane to Europe. When you get there, rest for a bit and begin your road trip. Nothin...
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3 Links I Love: Neeleman Talks Moxy, California Pacific Troubles, Where is Tracy?

This week’s featured link: JetBlue Founder David Neeleman on How New Airline Moxy Will Change the Way We Fly – Condé Nast TravelerWant more info on Moxy? Here you go. This is a lengthy interview, and some if it seems conflicting. Where I shook my head was when Barbara asked what the “category killer” would be with this new operation. David said “The category killer is being able to charge half the price [of the going rate].” That’s been the business plan of pretty much every unsuccessful...
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Airbnb’s Deal for French Firm Could Signal Entry Into Property Management

To be honest, this acquisition is a bit puzzling, and has us wondering: Why buy when you can partner instead? But perhaps Airbnb is onto something.
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9 Factors That Make Fly Fishing Such an Immersive Experience

If you’re new to the wonderful world of fly fishing – you’re in the right place. This pastime has been delighting fans for decades, and for good reason. You might think it’s only for a certain sort of person, but fly fishing really could be for anyone – young or old, male or female. If you’d like to know a little more about why fly fishing is so great and why it could be for you, then keep reading. One important point to remember before you start fly fishing – standing in running water can be d...
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Guidelines for Cruise Ship Gratuities 2019

How to tip, how much, when and to whom? Your cruise is paid in full. All that’s left to do is pack your bags, head… The post Guidelines for Cruise Ship Gratuities 2019 appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Chinese spies reportedly behind massive Marriott hack

A Chinese intelligence-gathering effort was behind the massive Marriott hotels data breach that exposed the personal information of up to 500 million people, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
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A Guest-Centric Future Powered by AI: Taking Guest Relationships to the Next Level | By Raj Singh

Leisure travelers love to wait in lines, on-hold on phone calls, and spend a bunch of time on their device of choice researching and booking reservations, excursions, airport transfers, right? No, of course not! And yet, think about many of today's initial arrival and subsequent hotel guest experiences: Guests who have to wait in line to check in. Who arrive in their room and perhaps find some amenities missing or extras desired. Who have to navigate an imperceptibly-small, under-detailed...
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Ice hotels to stay in this winter

Most of us think of cozy beds and warm rooms after a day of playing in the snow. But those who love winter and unconventional lodgings would gladly trade memory foam mattresses and high-thread-count sheets for a night in an ice hotel that looks like Elsa’s frozen palace. Built by snow architects and artists, ice hotels are ephemeral and make for a very cool experience. Here are seven of the craziest ice hotels from around the world where you can spend a frosty night. 1. Ice Hotel Jukkasjärvi...
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U.S. Hotels - Who’s Buying?

As of YTD 2018, hotel transaction volume in the United States reached $29.7 billion, more than a 25 percent year-over-year increase, with private equity groups representing 37 percent of hotel acquisitions in the United States, or $11 billion.
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Berlin completes new addition to Museum Island complex

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin has completed a new addition to its Museum Island complex aimed at complementing the popular museums there and making it more user-friendly. The five-museum complex, a UNESCO world heritage site built in neoclassical style from 1830 to 1930, has undergone far-reaching restoration over recent years. It includes the Pergamon Museum, home […]
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In winter, lowland hikes beckon — and Deception Pass delivers

If hiking satisfies your soul but slogging through snow gives you cold feet, give lowland hiking a try. Here are three routes to consider at Deception Pass.
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Royal Caribbean Moves Oasis of the Seas to East Coast

Bye-Bye Port Canaveral – Hello East Coast!  Royal Caribbean just announced that their 5,400-passenger Oasis of the Seas will move to the east coast.  It… The post Royal Caribbean Moves Oasis of the Seas to East Coast appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Best Christmas gifts for bartenders

Bartenders, mail carriers , your building’s super — we all deserve a little love over the holidays. But finding a thoughtful Christmas gift for someone who pours drinks for a living is not as easy as it may seem. Here are nine gifts that all the bartenders in your life would appreciate this holiday season. 1. A pair of sensible clogs Photo: Dansko Footwear/Facebook Non-slip clogs bring joy to anyone who stands on their feet for a living. Any bartender can crush a 10-hour shift with ease i...
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Kodaikanal Lake. September 2018. [Author: R Niranjan Das]
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Female Rock Climbers – True Power

Guest post by Brandon Villatoro (Travel Experta’s son) Women climbers are some of the best and most interesting to watch as they master the hardest routes indoor and on the rock. These are by far some of my favorites. Not only are they master climbers, but super inspirational. 5 Top Female Rock Climbers to Watch Ashima Shiraishi She is a professional American rock climber who started climbing at the age of six at Rat Rock, Central Park Manhattan. Now she is considered one of the best climb...
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Oyo’s Push Into Southeast Asia Is a Wake-Up Call for Budget Hotel Chains

On its own, Oyo entering Southeast Asia should concern existing budget hotel players. Oyo with Grab should make them go shaky in the knees. Consolidation or new alliances will not surprise anyone.
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Most beautiful Indian temples

India has an area of 1.3 million square miles, a population of 1.3 billion, and a history tracing back at least 30,000 years, and still, the Taj Mahal hogs all the attention. Yes, it’s a crowning achievement of architecture. And sure, you probably want one of those photos that makes it look like you’re holding it by the dome. But it’s easy to lose sight of just how much the subcontinent has to offer beyond its big marble tourist cluster — including its two million plus temples. While holy sit...
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Save On Your Dream Road Trip With These 5 Financial Tips

Staycations are can be wonderful experiences in that they give you the chance to lie around the house for a few days, maybe hang out at your favourite place or catch up on old chores that need completing. However, road tripping, while taking a lot of effort, is always a better alternative to staying at home. For one, it can be a great change of scenery that is almost like a refresher and can make going back to work bearable. Today’s road trips do not even have to be expensive, as travel apps...
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Deloitte Global Technology, Media & Telecommunications Predictions 2019

Smart speakers, already a rapidly growing market in English-speaking countries, are poised to invade the non-English-speaking world in 2019 and beyond - setting the stage, in the long term, for making computing accessible to all.
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Our Guide to the Best Things to Do in Turin, Italy

While many of Italy’s cities are overcrowded with tourists, Turin remains off the tourist trail – for now. This city of culture, history, cuisine, and breath-taking views of the Alps won’t stay a secret for long. Find out why in our guide to the best things to do in Turin, Italy. Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice; when people think of Italy, those are usually the cities that come to mind first. While travelling to any of these places will likely result in a fantastic trip, these are major tourist ...
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Sustainable Travel in the Jungles of Ecuador

Most of the jungle lodges in Central America and South America claim to be running a sustainable travel operation, but how you define that word can make a huge difference in how valid those claims are. Have they eliminated plastic? Are they powered in a way that doesn't use any fossil fuels? Do they compost waste? Do they grow some of their own food? Are the employees locals who are getting training? Although each of these elements is admirable on its own, there are a lot of individual parts t...
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