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Tripadvisor and Viator Partner to Reveal Travelers' Choice Awards for Experiences and Attractions

Tripadvisor®, the world's largest travel platform, together with Viator, the world's leading tours and activities platform and a Tripadvisor company, today announced the 2020 Travelers' Choice® Awards for Experiences. The awards recognize the world's top bookable experiences - tours and activities - as decided by Tripadvisor and Viator travelers. Tripadvisor also released its winning list of top attractions as a part of this promotion, a list of the top 199 globally.
Tags: Travel, Tripadvisor, Viator


Tripadvisor Celebrates the Best in Travel With 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards

Tripadvisor®, the world's largest travel platform, as part of its ongoing efforts to support the recovery of the tourism and hospitality industry, today announced the winners of its 18th annual Travelers' Choice® Awards. This coveted award program celebrates travelers' favorite hotels, restaurants and airlines around the world, honoring 4,817 unique businesses this year. Winners are calculated based on the quality and quantity of the millions of reviews, opinions and ratings collected on ...
Tags: Travel, Tripadvisor, Travelers Choice


POWER PLAYERS: Meet the 12 key execs driving Shopify, the breakout e-commerce star that's inking partnerships with Walmart and Facebook and seen its stock price triple since March

As e-commerce booms, Shopify has taken off as a key player in the space, powering millions of small businesses online. In the last few months, Shopify has been on a product launching spree, from its consumer app, Shop; to a new point-of-sale; business bank accounts; and a buy now, pay later product. Since mid-March, Shopify's stock price has nearly tripled. Here are the 12 power players at Shopify launching new products and driving the company's meteoric rise. Visit Business Insider's homepage...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Ebay, India, US, Trends, Walmart, Paypal, NG, American Express, Tripadvisor, Morgan Stanley, King, Shopify


iGMS – Comprehensive Vacation Rental Software To Boost Your Business

Professional vacation rental owners, busy property managers, and hardworking short-term rental hosts are never short of things to do. The vacation rental industry is lucrative, but it’s also demanding, and this has prompted the popularity of vacation rental software , such as iGMS. Pros of iGMS Vacation Rental Software. iGMS has a number of impressive features. The platform is designed to help hosts streamline operations, manage their properties, and make the most of their vacation ...
Tags: Startups, Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Products & Services, Business Software, iGMS, Vacation Rental Software


Brand Moves for Tuesday July 14

Twenty weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Instagram, Washington, China, Advertising, NFL, Nike, Mit, Chicago, Harvard, Manchester, Roger Goodell, Tripadvisor, Washington Redskins, Pepsico


In Hopes of Speeding Recovery, Tripadvisor Hires Its Own Travel Agents

Tripadvisor is hiring, well, trip advisers. The travel and recommendation site quietly launched what it's calling Reco, a platform that matches travelers who'd rather not flip through Tripadvisor's entire portfolio of hospitality brands, restaurants and destinations with a personalized "trip designer." This comes during an obviously tough time for the travel industry, which has been...
Tags: Travel, Advertising, Tripadvisor, Reco, Adapting to Crisis, Life After Lockdown


To Help Speed Recovery, Tripadvisor Hires Its Own Travel Agents

Tripadvisor is hiring, well, trip advisers. The travel and recommendation site quietly launched what it's calling Reco, a platform that matches travelers who'd rather not flip through Tripadvisor's entire portfolio of hospitality brands, restaurants and destinations with a personalized "trip designer." This comes during an obviously tough time for the travel industry, which has been...
Tags: Travel, Advertising, Tripadvisor, Reco, Adapting to Crisis, Life After Lockdown


Heat's Meyers Leonard offers tour of NBA life at Disney hotel: Food OK, bed average, Wi-Fi shaky

He hasn't posted yet on TripAdvisor. But Meyers Leonard certainly will have ample free time amid the Miami Heat's quarantine life at Disney World. Required to remain in his room until recording two negative coronavirus tests after Wednesday's arrival, Leonard took to Instagram Live to offer an initial review of his home away from home for the foreseeable future, the Gran Destino Tower at ...
Tags: News, Disney, Sports, Nba, Miami, Tripadvisor, Leonard, Meyers Leonard, Gran Destino Tower, Disney World Required


No Surprises Here: 92% of Travelers Claim Cleanliness Is the Most Important Factor in Selecting Accommodations | By Max Starkov

A recent study from Tripadvisor found that for consumers thinking about future travel: More than 9 out of 10 (92%) said cleanliness is the most important factor in selecting accommodations.
Tags: Travel, Tripadvisor, Max Starkov


5 ways to get the word out about your new side hustle

If you want to attract customers, then you'll need to be proactive about telling the world what makes your products or services special.It's hard to point to just one issue that's holding 89 percent of people with side businesses back from earning more than $1,000 per month, but failure to drum up significant demand likely plays a significant role. To start, you'd do well to experiment with social media marketing, maximizing customer reviews, receiving referrals, making the most of the marketing...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Business, Pinterest, Instagram, Steve Jobs, Marketing, Facebook Messenger, Innovation, Tripadvisor, Freelance, Gig Economy, Side Hustle, WiseStamp


Amsterdam ejects Airbnb et al from three central districts in latest p2p platform limits

Another brick in the wall for vacation rental platforms: Amsterdam is booting Airbnb and other such platforms from three districts in the city’s old center from July 1, further tightening its rules for such services. In other districts in the famous city of canals, vacation rentals will only be permitted with a permit from next Wednesday, still for a maximum of 30 nights per year. The latest tightening of the city’s rules on Airbnb and similar platforms comes after a period of consultation wi...
Tags: Europe, Collaborative Consumption, Tech, Eu, Amsterdam, Commission, European Commission, Airbnb, Tripadvisor, Vacation Rentals, Platforms, Ivens, Airbnb Booking com Expedia Group, Burgwallen Oude Zijde Burgwallen Nieuwe Zijde, Grachtengordel Zuid, Laurens Ivens


Brand Moves for Thursday June 25

Seventeen weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand mov...
Tags: Uber, China, Advertising, Barcelona, University, United States, Emirates, Heathrow, Square, Mlb, Jaguar Land Rover, Airbus, Tripadvisor, Black Lives Matter, Boeing, Adolf Hitler


Tripadvisor Is Rolling Out a Safety Filter for Traveler Searches

Tripadvisor, the online review and booking site, has added filters to let travelers search destinations based on safety and sanitization. The filters allow business owners (who advertise on the platform) the ability to add their own safety measures and sanitization procedures, like whether mask policies are enforced, and ask travelers to validate their own personal...
Tags: Travel, Advertising, Tripadvisor, Life After Lockdown


Tripadvisor Launches 'Travel Safe' Tools, Making It Easy for Travelers to Find Important Health and Safety Information About Hotels and Restaurants Reopening During COVID-19

NEEDHAM, Mass.,- Tripadvisor®, the world's largest travel platform, today launched a new suite of "Travel Safe" tools to help consumers find, filter for, and validate health and safety information to feel more confident with their future travel choices across town and around the world. Travel Safe features are available in all 49 markets where Tripadvisor operates, and more than 13,850 properties have already activated the feature set.
Tags: Travel, Tripadvisor, Travelers, NEEDHAM Mass TripAdvisor, Safety Information About Hotels


SHTM Research documents desperate Chinese Groups' need of strategies to compete with high-quality service and facilities offered by Western hotel chains

As China and its hotel industry gain prominence on the global stage, more and more foreign investors are turning their attention to this huge and extremely promising market. Chinese hotels are in desperate need of strategies to compete with the high-quality service and facilities offered by Western hotel chains. Thanks to a pioneering study by Dr Markus Schuckert, Professor Rob Law of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and their co-au...
Tags: Travel, China, Tripadvisor, School of Hotel, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Rob Law, SHTM Research


Why People Are More Honest When Writing on Their Smartphones

The restaurant review that divulges distressing family dynamics. The Facebook post that rehashes an embarrassing encounter. The tweet that reveals a phobia few people know about. On our smartphones, we are quick to reveal private emotions and highly personal experiences to faceless strangers. From a report: Building on her earlier research that equated smartphones with adult pacifiers, Shiri Melumad, an assistant professor of marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, set...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Tripadvisor, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Shiri Melumad, Melumad


Aloha Friday Photos: Going Down Koko Head

Mahalo to JM Lacanlale for sharing this shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. JM’s photo is of the view going down from the Koko head summit on the Koko Crater Tramway Hike. JM mastered this hike during a visit to Oahu in September 2019. If you’d like to put this steep hike on your Oahu vacation to-do list when Hawaii reopens for tourism, here are some resources to review: AllTrails’ description TripAdvisor reviews If hiking isn’t your thing, perhaps a stroll around Koko Crater Botanical Gard...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Tripadvisor, Koko, Oahu, Koko Head, Mahalo, Aloha Friday Photo, JM Lacanlale, Aloha Friday Photos JM, Koko Crater Botanical Garden


Brand Moves for Friday June 12

Fifteen weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Sweden, Microsoft, Advertising, US, Ibm, Airbnb, Npr, Lady Gaga, Drake, Tripadvisor, Cambridge University, Black Lives Matter, Blacklivesmatter, Henry Ford


Snapchat redesigns its app with new action bar

Snap is unveiling some important changes for Snapchat at its Snap Partner Summit. The navigation has been rethought with a new action bar at the bottom that lets you access Snap Map and Snap Originals in just a tap. Snap Map is also getting some brand new features to compete head-to-head with Google Maps. A new banner called ‘Happening Now’ is also being rolled out to all users in the U.S. with a curated selection of stories at the top of the Discover tab. Snap has been testing the new des...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Snapchat, Tripadvisor, Google Maps, Snap, Snap Map, Snap Map Snap Map


Tourism During COVID-19: Tripadvisor Releases Findings of a Staged Recovery

Tripadvisor®, the world's largest travel platform, today released the findings of a multi-month study that analyzed consumer travel sentiment and first party behavioral data related to the ongoing pandemic. The report outlines a five-stage recovery for the travel and hospitality industry, inclusive of the period of decline created by the pandemic through the anticipated market recovery and the return of international travel.
Tags: Travel, Tripadvisor


Why Travel Stocks Jumped Higher Today

Hyatt Hotels (NYSE: H) is up 5.7%. Basically, they form a continuum of the tourism experience, wherein would-be travelers might begin researching a trip on TripAdvisor before heading over to Expedia to make reservations to stay at a Marriott or Hyatt hotel upon arriving at their destination.
Tags: Business, News, Marriott, Tripadvisor, Expedia, Hyatt, Hyatt Hotels NYSE


Experience marketplace Pollen lays off 69 North America staff, furloughs 34 in UK

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, throwing countries into lockdown and recession, two of the hardest-hit sectors have been travel and events. And startups operating in the space that have recently raised significant funding aren’t immune to the crisis. Pollen, the U.K.-based influencer marketplace for travel and events that closed $60 million in funding in October, has axed about 31% of its staff, nearly 70 people, across the US and Canada, TechCrunch has learned. In addition, multiple sour...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, UK, La, US, Tech, Canada, Airbnb, Las Vegas, Tripadvisor, North America, U K, COBRA, Pollen, YPlan


It Follows: What Is Really Going On With TripAdvisor? | By Simone Puorto

If you work in travel, chances are you're not having the time of your life. Whether you're a hotelier, an OTA, a metasearch, or a web agency, I doubt you'll remember 2020 as a year worth exulting about. That being said, some companies were already struggling before this pandemic hit, and, for them, the virus simply sped up the inevitable.
Tags: Travel, Tripadvisor, Simone Puorto


Tripadvisor furloughs 850 employees after multiple rounds of layoffs

Tripadvisor Inc. is implementing additional cost-cutting measures as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on the travel industry.
Tags: Travel, Tripadvisor, TripAdvisor Inc


Why TripAdvisor Stock Dropped Today

Shares of TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) fell as the travel-recommendation company revealed its first-quarter results and management shared its thoughts on the future during a very challenging time for the travel industry . Though the company posted a profit in the quarter, that was not enough to persuade investors to return to the stock, as the company's financial performance is being deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the stock closed down 4.3%.
Tags: Travel, Tripadvisor, TripAdvisor Stock Dropped Today


Data shows which tech roles might be most vulnerable amid layoffs

Layoffs are having a big impact on industries across the board due to COVID-19. This week alone news came out of massive cuts for TripAdvisor, Lyft , and reportedly Juu l and Uber . But according to data tracker Layoffs.fyi, the cuts have affected certain job roles more than others. Sales and customer success roles are the most affected by post-coronavirus startup layoffs, crowd-sourced data shows. Other top categories include engineering and operations roles.  Earlier this m...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Business, Groupon, Articles, Sales, Tech, Ceo, Economy, Tripadvisor, Yelp, Eventbrite, Ward, Carta, Ritual


Buzzy travel media startup Culture Trip quietly plans to lay off nearly half of its UK workforce after making redundancies in its New York office

Buzzy travel media startup Culture Trip will lay off almost half its UK staff after similar redundancies in New York, Business Insider has learned. Culture Trip's cuts come as the coronavirus pandemic has hammered the travel industry. Affected employees told Business Insider they were angry about the way layoffs have been handled, saying managers were given little notice about who they would need to let go. A Culture Trip spokeswoman confirmed the layoffs and said: "In these unprecedented Covi...
Tags: UK, New York, London, US, Tel Aviv, Trends, Tripadvisor, Business Insider, IWGB, New York Shanghai, Culture Trip, Kris Naudts, Emiliano Mellino, BI Culture Trip


There is money in design tools, but do designers have a target on their backs?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. What a week. Are you still standing? Did you make it? If you are upright and typing, congratulations, you’re top-decile. If you’re reading this from bed, that’s fine too. We understand. The week was so busy that we actually ran a bit long this week, with lots left on the cutting room floor. So, with the full team aboard this week (Danny, Natasha, Chris, Alex), we...
Tags: Apple, TC, Lyft, Podcast, Funding, Tech, Atlantic, Venture Capital, Tripadvisor, Edtech, Duolingo, Accel, Pittsburgh, Lendingtree, Figma, Danny


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Amazon may have violated New York's whistleblower law by firing a worker involved in a protest over workplace safety, the state's attorney general said in a letter to the company. The letter also said Amazon's coronavirus safety measures are "so inadequate" that they may violate federal and state workplace safety rules. Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in an internal memo seen by Business Insider that Google will "stagger" its r...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, Softbank, US, Trends, Canada, Nazi, Tripadvisor, Wall Street Journal, Sundar Pichai, Alexa, Pichai, Simone Biles, Banjo