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Is this mistake hurting your hotel tech sales? | By Jeremiah Magone

If sales haven't been as strong as you'd hoped in 2018, there are probably as many reasons for that as there are ads on the Internet… But over the past 6 years, as a copywriter and marketing strategist for hospitality tech companies, I've found that a lack in sales generally comes down to one key problem: sending the right message, but at the wrong time. The big problem with this is - if you don't address that issue first, you're going to keep struggling. Because even if you have the be...
Tags: Travel, Japan, US, Ppc, San Diego, MGM, Nomura, Jeremiah, Dominguez, HEDNA, Jeremiah Magone, Tecolote Canyon Looking, Michael Dominguez


Travel Inspiration – 4 best Places for a Gap Year

Work, school and stats homework; they all take a toll on the body and mind. So the best thing you can do to refresh your body is to go on a gap year. Your reasons for such trips might be different from others. But whatever the reason behind your decision, a gap year will undoubtedly be one of the best times of your life. It’s a good time to unwind and explore other places you have been dreaming of visiting. So, if you are thinking of where to spend your gap year but can’t figure out an ideal loc...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Japan, Spain, Rome, La Liga, New Zealand, Tokyo, Rome Rome, Europe Spain, Takayama Matsuri, Barcelona Valencia Madrid, Seville Watch


UK passport drops to sixth in global power index

Henley Passport Index ranks passports around the world according to visa-free travel, with Japan topping the 2019 list The UK has slipped to joint-sixth in a table of the world’s most powerful passports. The Henley Passport Index ranks countries according to the number of destinations passport holders can visit without a pre-arranged visa, which decreased for the UK this year.In 2015, the UK was ranked joint-first, alongside the US, but has dropped down the listings each year since. The number o...
Tags: Travel, Japan, UK, US, UK News, World news, Turkey


Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Featured, Air Travel, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Regions, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, Cruises & Boat Travel, Health & Safety


Norwegian liquor travels the world

People have different definitions of what it means to be well-traveled. For some, it means a big portion of your time is spent exploring new places. To others, it simply means racking up passport stamps. Every drop of Linie Aquavit, a spirit from Norway, is well-traveled regardless of how you define it. In fact, all of the Linie sold since 1821 has seen more of the world than the vast majority of humans. Before being bottled, Linie is aged in 500-liter barrels that previously held Oloroso she...
Tags: Travel, Japan, New York, Instagram, Australia, Kentucky, Scotland, Singapore, US, New Hampshire, Norway, Scandinavia, Baltimore, Panama, Caribbean, Tacoma


The healthiest countries to move to

Being healthier is one of the most popular of New Year’s resolutions. For some, this may include making big life changes — like moving — that make it easier to get and stay healthy. And healthy places aren’t just those with lots of gyms and juice bars. Places to make lifestyle changes are those that share a worldview of health — where physical health is important but so are access to outdoor activities, mental health, low-stress levels, fresh food, quality healthcare, and strong, supportive ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, Sweden, Australia, California, US, San Francisco, Spain, Healthy Living, United States, Italy, Ikea, Switzerland, Starbucks, Moving


Hard Rock International Unveils Full-Scale Model of its World-Class Entertainment Resort Concept to Japan

Jim Allen, chairman and CEO of Hard Rock International, revealed a full-scale model of Hard Rock Japan's World-Class Entertainment Resort concept during Hokkaido's Integrated Resort Showcase on January 09. Key elements of the design include monorail access from Chitose International Airport, Hard Rock's signature guitar-shaped hotel, a Four Seasons Resort, a Hard Rock Live venue, multipurpose Broadway-style theaters, a state-of-the-art wellness center and more than 215,000 square feet of ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Broadway, Hard Rock International, Jim Allen, Chitose International Airport Hard Rock, Japan Hard Rock Resort


The Ultimate Guide to the Best Restaurants in Brussels, Belgium

If you are looking for the best restaurants in Brussels, Belgium, look no farther. We’ve rounded up our top picks from 15 years of dining in Brussels to bring you those with staying power. Don’t read while hungry! The Brussels restaurant scene is always changing. New hot spots appear and disappear seemingly overnight, especially in hip neighbourhoods like St. Gilles and Ixelles. While we love taste testing what’s new and popular, for us, the best restaurants in Brussels are those with staying ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Japan, London, Morocco, Paris, Italy, Belgium, Tokyo, Michelin, Brussels, Tripadvisor, Alison, Waterloo, Best Restaurants


Japan's New 'Sayonara' Tax on Travelers Is Here

Thanks to a bevy of flight deals and new routes, it's now easier than ever to get to Japan — but it also just got slightly more expensive to leave the country once you've had your fill of Tokyo sushi, Okinawa beaches, and Kyoto temples. On Monday, the country began collecting a "sayonara" tax from visitors. The new fee of ¥1,000 ($9.23) will be tacked onto plane and ship transportation fares of all passengers when booking, regardless of nationality.
Tags: Travel, Japan, Tokyo, Kyoto, Okinawa


10% Off British Airways and More Pilot Drinking in Japan

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading 10% Off British Airways and More Pilot Drinking in Japan...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Advice, British Airways


Travel News: January 11, 2019

Air France leans toward pulling plug on Joon Travel Weekly Joon, the Air France subsidiary promoted as a hip new airline for millennials, appears to be on the verge of closure, just 13 months after launch. “After much discussion with employees and customers alike, and in consultation with the unions, Air France has decided to launch a project studying the future of the Joon brand and the integration of Joon employees and aircraft into Air France,” Joon’s parent said Thursday as part of a statem...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Japan, France, US, Netflix, United, Air France, News And Deals, Polaris, Alex Shashou, United Club, Skift, Joon, Los Angeles International Airport LAX, Air France Joon


Eating raw chicken sashimi in Tokyo

When it comes to eating sashimi in Tokyo, fish is by far the most ubiquitous offer. But it’s not the only one. Restaurants also serve shikasashi (deer), basashi (horse), and — perhaps most hotly debated of all — torisashi (chicken). The name loosely translates to “raw bird,” and it’s exactly what it sounds like: thinly sliced raw chicken breast served with a flavorful salt or sauce. I never thought I’d order raw chicken sashimi-style. Like most Americans, I grew up deeply terrified of salmon...
Tags: Travel, Food, Japan, New York, US, Tokyo, Michelin, States, Salmonella, Anthony Bourdain, Japanese Food, Berkley California, Birdland, Ginza, Minato, Sukiyabashi Jiro


Beautiful places to visit in Osaka, Japan

Osaka is one of the more prominent Japanese tourist destinations and is a place that one must definitely visit if they are making a trip to this beautiful country. While Japan might have plenty of sights for one to see, Osaka stands out as one of those gems that is sure to stay in your...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Osaka, Beautiful Places, Osaka Japan


Reptile bar in Tokyo

If you’re sick of the traditional bar scene, Tokyo’s Bar Yatonokami might be the change you’ve been looking for. Just west of Tokyo’s city center, this bar’s aesthetic resembles a shady club, with blue fluorescent lights, pictures of reptiles covering the walls, and an attic-like second-floor location. When you open the door, you’ll be greeted by rows of reptile terrariums, home to over 100 creatures. 本日もオープン夜刀神! 雰囲気は変わってきましたが相変わらず、よくわからないモニター脱皮中で汚いけれどご愛嬌 ……なんだろ、これ pic.twitter.com/eQynsod5...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Cafes, Tokyo, Osaka, All, Kobe, Yokohama, Nishikawa, Animal Cafes, Reptile Cafes, Yatonokami, Bar Yatonokami, Reptile Cafe


Chiang Mai trip report – the provincial powerhouse of Southeast Asia

Every time I return to Chiang Mai (which has been often) I marvel at how hard this inland provincial city punches above its weight. After thinking about this I looked at a map of Asia, and I can’t think of a non-capital city (and not a port/coastal city) that has as much to offer as Chiang Mai. Sure there are bigger inland cities in China, but not with the international appeal as Chiang Mai. In the future I think Da Nang will be the city to watch, but it has some way to go to catch up with the...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, New York, Bali, Indonesia, Australia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Thailand, Beijing, Shanghai, WeChat, Alipay, Vietnam


Tofu town in Korea for vegetarians

South Korea is famous for its tabletop barbecue and pork-heavy bulgogi. While delicious, it can make dining a significant challenge for vegetarians. The solution for a meat-free fix of kimchi and tofu is to head to Gangneung, a coastal city along the Sea of Japan that’s famous for its beaches, its tourist attractions, and, increasingly, its designation as “tofu town.” Also known for being one of the three primary locations for the 2018 Winter Olympics, Gangneung might just be the best place i...
Tags: Travel, Food, South Korea, Japan, China, US, Chicago, Korea, Korean-food, KRW, Sea of Japan, Gangneung, Joseon, Vegetarian Food, Joseon Dynasty, Tofu Recipes


Where to travel by zodiac sign

Maybe you think astrology is stupid. Maybe you think it’s a bunch of hippie-dippy junk science people use to excuse bad behavior. “Well you should have known I was going to was going to cheat on you, Janet. I’m a Scorpio!” Ok, well put that aside for a second. Because if you buy into astrology — if only for the time it takes to read your horoscope — it can be pretty entertaining. And sometimes, surprisingly accurate. Besides, even if you’re not into astrology, there’s a good chance someone yo...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Instagram, Montana, Mexico, La, Israel, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Barcelona, Colombia, Thailand, Maine


Smartest countries in the world

This chart might be the best way to gain some bragging rights over your international friends. Or it might make you the butt of their jokes. Either way, we’ve all wondered what the smartest country in the world is, and now science has the answer. Vouchercloud has used various measures of historic, present, and future intelligence to determine the world’s smartest nations. It looked at each country’s number of Nobel Prize wins (past), IQ test results (present), and educational achievement (fut...
Tags: Travel, Japan, UK, Singapore, US, Culture, United States, Netherlands, Oxford University, Vouchercloud, Countries Ranked By Intelligence, national IQ, Nobel Prize Winners, Smartest Countries, Smartest Nations, Switzerland China


From a Year on the Road | By Larry Mogelonsky

As 2018 draws to a close, I'm taking stock: a month in Japan, a wedding in Australia, three work trips to Europe, eight sojourns to the USA and half a dozen domestic journeys (within Canada). I don't think of myself as a road warrior but rather an enthusiastic traveler, with the former classification reserved for those who 'have to' and the latter for those that 'want to' travel.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, Usa, Australia, Canada, Larry Mogelonsky


Epic Airbnbs in trending cities

Airbnb’s most trending destinations for 2019 stretch across the globe. From beach destinations to mountain getaways to urban hubs, they all have one thing in common: There are some epic places to rent in each one. Here’s the lowdown on where to find the best Airbnbs in the most popular destinations on the site. Kaikoura, New Zealand Photo: Sasapee/Shutterstock The small south island town of Kaikoura is a household name nowadays but not for the right reasons. Kaikoura was badly hit by a 7....
Tags: Travel, Japan, Mexico, France, China, Africa, US, America, Georgia, Taiwan, Netflix, Unesco, Tennessee, Normandy, Italy, Mexico City


Dark tourism destinations

2019 might just be the year of the non-traditional vacation that would take you away from the crowds and make for amazing stories. Everyone knows about Venice, Barcelona, and the beautiful beaches of Thailand, but destinations considered to be taboo could also make for the perfect trip. Dark tourism covers a wide range of locations, including natural disaster sites, ghost towns, battlefields, dungeons, and other macabre spots. Travelers should not treat dark tourism sites like a trip to Disne...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, France, Ukraine, Thailand, Czech Republic, Normandy, Belarus, Fukushima, Chernobyl, Russian Federation, All, Disney World, Ohio University, Athens Ohio


Travel Alerts January 2019: Winter Weather Affects Munich and Sapporo

What do Munich in Germany and Sapporo in Japan have in common right now? Well, if you are traveling to, from or through those two locations over the next couple of days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to the effects resulting from winter weather which is affecting both locations. 90 flights have already been canceled at... The post Travel Alerts January 2019: Winter Weather Affects M...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Germany, Munich, Airlines, Sapporo, News And Weather


New Japan International Tourist Tax Starts Tomorrow

New Japan International Tourist Tax Starts Tomorrow ( = || []).push({}); There is a new Japan International Tourist Tax starting tomorrow. Effective tomorrow, 7th January 2019, International tourist to Japan will need to pay a new 1,000 Yen (RM 38) departure tax. This is similar to the Indonesia Departure Tax. The new Japan International Tourist Tax will be used to expand and enhance the country’s tourist infrastructure. Revenue from the International ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Featured, Indonesia, Hawaii, Tokyo, Malaysia Airlines, Headline, Osaka, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Fukuoka, Osaka Japan Sakura, Japan International Tourist Tax Today, Related Posts Travellers, MorningKansai International Airport


Leaving Japan to Become More Expensive in January of 2019

Saying sayonara to Japan will become more expensive. As I first reported in this article on Sunday, April 15, 2018, if you leave Japan via airplane or ship — whether or not you are a citizen — you will be required to pay a departure tax of ¥1,000 effective as of Monday, January 7, 2019 as a result of... The post Leaving Japan to Become More Expensive in January of 2019 appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Japan, Financial


How I Research My Solo Travel Destinations

Posted: 1/2/2019 | January 2nd, 2019 Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice for other women travelers to help cover the topics important and specific to them! In this month’s article, she shows you how she researches and plans her trips! What’s the best way to go about researching your next trip when all of the decisions will fall to you as a solo travel...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Europe, Japan, Pinterest, Instagram, Bali, Indonesia, California, China, India, SIM, Thailand, South Africa, Antarctica


How to Be Less of a Traveling Asshole in 2019

Everyone likes to think that they’re a good traveler. But are you as good as you think you are? Probably not. “How dare you call me an asshole?! I’m one of the good ones!” I mean, we’re all assholes. We all cause damage. There’s no such thing as a perfect traveler or trip. We can all strive to do better.  I often say that the best thing the travel blogging community has done is raise awareness about elephant rides. Elephant rides are universally abusive to the animals — there’s no such thing ...
Tags: Google, Japan, New York, Featured, Instagram, North Korea, Southeast Asia, Africa, Blog, Amsterdam, New Zealand, New Orleans, Kenya, Airbnb, Las Vegas, Venice


Viewing Japan

Can't remenber how many times I'd been to Japan loving this country and their friendly cute people and their sashimi only secondary to Sydney
Tags: Travel, Japan


Travel News: January 1, 2019

Venice Will Start Charging an Entrance Fee to Day-Trippers to Combat Overtourism Skift A measure in Italy’s 2019 budget law will allow the local government in Venice to charge day-trippers for access to the city’s historic center as a way to help defray the considerable costs of maintaining a popular tourist destination built on water, the mayor said. Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said late Sunday on Twitter that the new visitors’ tax would “allow us to manage the city better and to keep it clean...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Italy, Tokyo, Venice, Royal Caribbean, News And Deals, Nassau, Luigi Brugnaro, Aguilar, Stroopwafel, USA Today United, CruiseRadio, Royal Caribbean Issues Crime Warning, Nassau Bahamas Travel Pulse The Bahamas, Dionisio D Aguilar


Studio Ghibli theme park to open

Fans of Hayao Miyazaki rejoice — the celebrated Japanese animator is getting a theme park in his honor. Set to open in 2022, the Studio Ghibli theme park will celebrate the creator of some of the world’s most beloved animated masterpieces, as reported by Bored Panda. The park will open on the site of the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park in Nagakute city, close to Nagoya. Notable features of the Studio Ghibli theme park will include a replica of the antique shop from Miyazaki’s smash hit Whi...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Theme Parks, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, All, Nagoya, Nagakute, Aichi Commemorative Park, Dondoko Forest



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