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Travel News: May 16, 2019

Millennials Willing to Go Into Debt for Travel Experiences Travel Pulse People love traveling – whether it’s meant to get away and relax or to re-connect with family and loved ones. However, a new survey reveals that some people are so willing to travel even if it may hurt them financially. The home sharing platform Vrbo conducted a survey of American travelers with the help of Ipsos and found that millennials aren’t willing to put off their vacation, even if they can’t afford it.   U.S. suspen...
Tags: Travel, Venezuela, Lyon, Arles, Dot, Vrbo, News And Deals, Kennedy Airport, Elaine Chao, TWA, Trans World Airlines, Eero Saarinen, Kevin McAleenan, TWA Hotel, JFK Airport CBS New York, Avalon Waterway

In travel tech, 4 rivals merge in Europe to form Altido for property management of Airbnb-style homes

The growth of Airbnb and other big travel startups has given a fillip to the wider travel industry, and today several smaller startups in the short-term property sector are announcing that they have merged to tackle the opportunity with more scale. The UK’s BnbBuddy and The London Residents Club, along with both Hintown from Italy and RentExperience from Portugal — all companies that help manage properties that are listed on platforms like Airbnb — have combined to form a new startup called Alti...
Tags: Travel, TC, Europe, UK, Enterprise, Collaborative Consumption, Tech, Accommodation, Tourism, Italy, Portugal, Airbnb, Vrbo, Allen, Airbnb Homeaway, Michael Allen

3 Luxury Vacation Ideas for a Big Group

When it comes to vacations, it can often seem like there are two distinct choices: Take a trip with family and friends or plan your own luxurious, relaxing getaway. But while planning a luxury vacation for a big group can be a little trickier and time-consuming compared to a more intimate trip, there are plenty of options that won’t force you to choose between spending time with your loved ones and enjoying your own time away. Here are three ideas for luxury vacations for the whole gang 1. H...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Texas, Himalayas, Panama Canal, Tauck, Vrbo, Fodor, Johnny, Big Group, Butterfield Robinson, Alaska Japan, Travel Experta Specializing

Guesty, a tech platform for property managers on Airbnb and other rental sites, raises $35M

The growth of Airbnb — and likewise other platforms like, VRBO and Homeaway for listing and renting short-term accommodation in private homes — has spawned an ecosystem of other businesses and services, from those who make money renting their homes, to cleaning companies that make properties “Airbnb-ready”, to those who help design listings that will get more clicks. Airbnb has seen some wild success so far, but it turns out that being a part of that ecosystem can be a lucrative busi...
Tags: Travel, TC, Europe, Real Estate, Collaborative Consumption, Funding, New York City, Tech, Accommodation, Brooklyn, Airbnb, Rentals, Homeaway, Vrbo, Soto, Koby

How to Cope with Spending the Holidays Away From Home

Many RTW travelers take a trip like this because they want to get away.  Whether it’s getting away from work, the real world, a relationship gone bad, or simply getting away to experience something new, RTW travelers adapt quickly to different surroundings. I know for me, change and uniqueness is part of what I love about travel.  I love nothing more than entering a foreign country, where people don’t speak my language, where customs and the culture is completely different.  It gets my juices fl...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Holidays, Argentina, Skype, Latin America, Buenos Aires, Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Vrbo, Adam Seper, Rtw, Rtw Travel, Round the World Wednesday

7 Ways to Ensure Your Honeymoon is (Financially) Romantic

Your first moments alone as husband and wife are some of the most important moments you’ll ever spend together. Many couples start planning for their honeymoon six to eight months ahead of time. This may seem like it’s too early, but when it comes to proper planning, there’s no such thing. The longer you wait, the more you risk losing out on the best spots for romance. You can’t chance someone else stealing the prime cabin on your perfect ship! You also could lose loads of cash by not starting ...
Tags: Amazon, Marketing, Tripadvisor, Google Maps, Caribbean, Budget Travel, Expedia, Priceline, Vrbo, Money Tips

Expedia’s HomeAway and VRBO provide unified virtual tours

Using spherical photos from any supported source, the sites convert them to a single file format and user interface.
Tags: Hotels, Expedia, Homeaway, Vrbo

If You Fall In Love With A Holiday Destination Why Not Buy There?

Food For Thought – a Travel and Business Idea You May Never Have Considered!   I know the title of this article seems crazy. Why would you buy a place that you will probably only live in a couple of months a year? However, there are millions of people around the world doing just this and sustaining the mortgage as well as their own home mortgage. And the reason they are able to do this is due to the numerous vacation rental websites have been cropping up over the last half a decade.    There ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Sponsored, Facebook, Airbnb, Vrbo, Flipkey, Airbnb Housetrip Booking com HomeAway, Lodgify Now

Why You Should Consider a Disneyland Vacation Rental vs. Hotel

One of the best ways to enjoy your time in Disneyland Anaheim from an accommodation perspective is to stay in a Disneyland vacation rental. Especially if you are traveling in a large group of family and friends, or visiting Disneyland for several days – our family stayed for 10 days and saved good money by renting an apartment! Our living room of our townhouse. Image by VRBO There are plenty of vacation rental homes and apartments near Disneyland in Anaheim California. It will save you money...
Tags: Travel, Usa, California, Disney, Walmart, Walgreens, San Diego, Hilton, Airbnb, North America, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Orange County, Cvs, Craig, Destinations

Yorkshire Dales

Another travel tool searching for selfcatering cottages similar to VRBO led me to this delightful little rental in the charming village of Pateley Bridge. It has an award winning High Street full of shops and tea rooms and is nestled in a rive
Tags: Travel, Vrbo, Yorkshire Dales, Pateley Bridge

Officials ponder next step after ConAm struck from ballot, average teacher salary $59k, Ige and Caldwell support hotel strikers, visitors return to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Ige supports education funding, photo courtesy of Governor's Office Ige, Tupola weigh in on what’s next after the constitutional amendment. Gubernatorial candidates discuss how to fund Hawaii’s public schools. Hawaii News Now.With ConAm Invalidated, Supporters And Opponents Ponder Next Moves. If Hawaii is going to spend more on public education, it’s unclear where the money will come from. Civil Beat.State Leaders Will Look for More Public School Funding. State leaders, educators and comm...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Park, Hawaii, Blackstone, Vrbo, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Maui, Honolulu, Capitol, West Hawaii, Naalehu, Oahu, Oahu Hawaii

Weekly Roundup, Friday 20 July, 2018

Roomy seats, plenty of overhead space, and even decent sized toilets too. The A220 promises to be a delightful plane. Good morning I hope your summer is progressing positively.  I’m spending much of mine inside, wrestling with computer problems. A hardware failure was bad enough, but during the recovery process there was a brief period of unavoidable vulnerability while opening the server to the internet to download OS patches, and the server almost instantly became infected with viruses.  Seve...
Tags: Travel, Elon Musk, England, Science, France, China, Trains, Russia, Miscellaneous, US, Newsletter, Frankfurt, Britain, Current Affairs, Kim Jong Un, Delta

Where To Stay & How To Save On Hotels For Disney World

How To Save The Most on Hotels at Disney World! We recently shared some tips on how to choose between staying at a Disney Resort, verses staying off property, if you will be heading to Walt Disney World for vacation. Now we want to share some tips on how to narrow down your search for that specific hotel to stay at, and how to save as much as you can in that process. The Orlando area is full of tons of hotels. It is also quite large. If the majority of your vacation will be planned around Dis...
Tags: Travel, Disney, Starwood, Walt Disney World, Frugality, Expedia, Orlando, Priceline, Homeaway, Orbitz, Vrbo, Old Town, Wdw, Disney World, DVC, Kissimmee

5 Ways to Take a Vacation for Less

Vacations are the perfect time to relax. Whether you hate your job or love it, you still need time to unplug and get away from everything. If you’re having a hard time taking time off work and pursuing true relaxation, your problem might come down to one thing: money. If you can’t afford a good vacation, how can you go? The truth is, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a vacation for less. Since vacations are good for your health, you should consider going on more of them. Below are five of our f...
Tags: Travel, London, China, Travel Tips, Travel Blog, Vrbo

Lodgings 2.0– Going Beyond a Hotel Stay, Getting Creative

Written by Olivia Gilmore Today's travelers have much more options for places to stay than in the past, here is advice for using Airbnb, Couchsurfing, FlipKey, Home Exchange and more [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Travel, Airbnb, Hostels, Vrbo, Lodging, HomeExchange, Flipkey, Mind My House, Cornerstone, Couchsurfing, Olivia Gilmore, Capsule Hotels

Lodging 2.0– Going Beyond a Hotel Stay, Getting Creative

Written by Olivia Gilmore Today's travelers have much more options for places to stay than in the past, here is advice for using Airbnb, Couchsurfing, FlipKey, Home Exchange and more [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Travel, Airbnb, Hostels, Vrbo, Lodging, HomeExchange, Flipkey, Mind My House, Couchsurfing, Olivia Gilmore, Capsule Hotels

Vacasa Raises $35M to Expand in Fragmented Vacation Rentals Market

[Updated, 4/12/16, 10:21 a.m. See below.] If you’ve had the good fortune to rent a vacation home recently, you know there’s room for improvement in the process. Portland, OR, company Vacasa announced a $35 million funding round to expand its new approach to a large sector that’s still up for grabs. Level Equity led the Series A financing, providing $25 million. Another investor is not being named. Vacasa, founded in 2009, had been self-funded until now. The new capital will help accelerate ...
Tags: Travel, Startups, Europe, Australia, Vc, Portland, Airbnb, Seattle, East Coast, Wyndham, Vacation Rentals, Homeaway, Vrbo, Boise, Brisbane Australia, Portland OR

Vacationing vs. just Traveling to Hawaii

There are a ton of ways for travelers to save on vacations, especially with new companies popping up like Airbnb and VRBO for accommodations, Uber for transportation, and review sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp. This is a great thing because it provides the budget traveler with tools and options. Trust me, for a newly married, […] The post Vacationing vs. just Traveling to Hawaii appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Vrbo

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