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The Alisal is an all-inclusive dude ranch set on 10,000 acres just outside Santa Barbara, California — here's what it was like taking a family vacation there during COVID-19

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is an all-inclusive dude ranch just 45 minutes outside Santa Barbara in Solvang, California.All rooms have private entrances and the resort is set on 10,000 acres, making for easy social distancing. I recently stayed in a mid-tier Select Suite with my family, which typically starts at $710 per night. Last-minute entry-level rooms start...
Tags: California, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Tripadvisor, Ada, Santa Barbara, Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara California, American Riviera, Santa Ynez Valley, Alisal Guest Ranch, Solvang, Santa Ynez, Nadine Jolie Courtney

Tripadvisor Reveals December Holiday Travel Trends

With Thanksgiving behind us and the next set of holidays right around the corner, I wanted to share new data from Tripadvisor about what can be expected. Despite rising COVID cases, Americans remain more optimistic about travel than the rest of the world, with 55 percent of Americans planning on traveling this holiday season, compared to only 30 percent globally.
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Cyber Monday scams? Fakespot says its tech can spot fraudulent reviews and sellers online

The pandemic has made it all but impossible for a retail company without an online presence to survive. While companies heavily dependent on foot traffic, like J.Crew and Sur la Table have filed for bankruptcy this year, companies that are expert in e-commerce have thrived, including Target and Walmart. Amazon has gained perhaps the most steam in 2020, attracting of all dollars spent online by U.S. shoppers throughout the year. Unfortunately, as more shopping moves online, fraud is exploding, ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, New York, Ebay, Tripadvisor, Bullpen Capital, Walmart Amazon, Fakespot, Khalifah, Saoud Khalifah, SRI Capital Faith Capital, Amazon eBay Best Buy Walmart, Shopify Right now Fakespot

Cyber Monday scams? Fakespot says it can identify fraudulent reviews and sellers online

The pandemic has made it all but impossible for a retail company without an online presence to survive. Yet while companies heavily dependent on foot traffic like J.Crew and Sur la Table have filed for bankruptcy this year, companies that are expert in e-commerce have thrived, including Target and Walmart. Amazon alone now attracts of all dollars spent online by U.S. shoppers. Unfortunately, as more shopping moves online, fraud is exploding, too. The problem is such that startups working with ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, New York, Ebay, Tech, Tripadvisor, 500 Startups, Bullpen Capital, Walmart Amazon, Fakespot, Khalifah, Saoud Khalifah, SRI Capital Faith Capital, Amazon eBay Best Buy Walmart, Shopify Right now Fakespot

Market capitalization tells you how much a company is worth, and whether buying its stock suits your overall investing strategy

Stocks are often classified by their market caps, and each market-cap category offers different risks and rewards for investors. picture alliance / Contributor/Getty Images Market capitalization ("market cap") is the total value of all a company's stock: the number of outstanding shares by the share price. Stocks are often categorized by the size of their market capitalization: large-cap, mid-cap, small-cap, or micro-cap. An indicator of financial strength, market capitalization suggests h...
Tags: Apple, Finance, Trends, Maxwell, Tripadvisor, Johnson, Freelance, Coo, Aapl, Market Cap, Apple AAPL, Creighton University, Peloton, Diamondback Energy, Robert R Johnson, Ryan Maxwell

The Renaissance Reno Downtown offers a gambling- and smoke-free environment that emphasizes Reno's overlooked artistic side — plus it has comprehensive new COVID protocols

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The Renaissance Reno Downtown offers a quieter stay away from the casinos, but is still close to all the action. The hotel recently launched an Art Studio Package that turns suites into private art studios. I spent one night in a King Bed Suite for $220 to test out this package. My rate included an upgraded room, art supplies, and a complimentary bike rental.  Read more: Is it safe to stay in a hotel right...
Tags: Barack Obama, Trends, Moon, Marriott, Andy Warhol, Nevada, Tripadvisor, Tahoe, Reno, Washoe County, Aspen, Northern Nevada, El Dorado, Kehinde Wiley, Marriott Hotel, Truckee River

Experts fear Thanksgiving COVID spikes—Can you have your turkey and stay healthy too ?

Holiday travel and family gatherings will bolster America's already growing number of coronavirus cases, experts warn.The CDC recommends families celebrating with people outside their quarantine households follow extra precautions.For families staying physically distant, there remain many ways to connect with each other this Thanksgiving. Like any holiday, Thanksgiving has always had challenges mixed in with the fun. There are maddening travel logistics, crafting a dinner to meet everyone's die...
Tags: Health, Family, Cdc, Relationships, America, Communication, Society, Cnn, Public Health, Netflix, United States, Innovation, Cbs, Associated Press, Friendships, Tripadvisor

Must read: New Research reveals latest traveler trends and top recovering destinations

Tripadvisor®, the world's largest travel platform, and Phocuswright, the leader in global travel market research, today jointly released the findings of a comprehensive new research paper into the shifting trends in global travel demand and traveler behaviors, charting the industry's road to recovery in the wake of the ongoing pandemic.
Tags: Travel, Tripadvisor, Phocuswright, New Research

The best romantic hotels in the US for COVID-19 era newlyweds

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Four Seasons Due to the ongoing pandemic, many newlyweds are looking for safe domestic honeymoon options.The ideal honeymoon spot is romantic and secluded, with elevated options for couples to relax, bond, and celebrate.While privacy has always been prized for honeymoon getaways, with COVID-19, it's more important than ever.We rounded up romantic and idyllic hotels around the US at a variety of pri...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Hollywood, Colorado, Cdc, La, White House, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Hawaii

An American man was jailed after leaving a negative review of a Thai hotel, and TripAdvisor has now issued a warning on the resort's page

TripAdvisor said it "strongly opposes any action where a business uses local law to send someone to jail for expressing their opinion."
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Nick Wass/Associated Press Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.And for the biggest stories in politics, sign up here for 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today — launching soon!Steve Bannon isn't getting booted from Facebook. Despite the former White Hous...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Microsoft, White House, US, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Tripadvisor, Jack Ma, Wall Street Journal, Expedia, Margrethe Vestager, Cisa

Tripadvisor warns users over Thai hotel that sued guest for bad review

Site adds notice to resort’s listing setting out details of dispute that led to defamation arrestTripadvisor has placed a warning on a Thai resort’s listing after the resort sued an American expat over a negative review, briefly landing him in police custody.In July, Wesley Barnes wrote of encountering “unfriendly staff” and accused the Sea View hotel and spa on Koh Chang island of “modern-day slavery”, following a dispute over a corkage fee. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, World news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Tripadvisor, Travel websites, Thailand Holidays, Koh Chang, Wesley Barnes

TripAdvisor warns users over Thai hotel that legally pursued reviewer

It issues a warning for a hotel after a customer was arrested for leaving negative reviews.
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Thai Hotel That Put American in Jail Gets New Label on Tripadvisor

BANGKOK -- The resort hotel in Thailand got its public apology. The unhappy American guest who spent two nights in jail for criticizing the hotel online got his criminal charges dropped. But it was Tripadvisor, the giant online travel review platform, that got the last word.Wesley Barnes, the American traveler who was arrested after being charged with criminal defamation for posting critical reviews of the Sea View resort on the island of Koh Chang, quietly left Thailand this week.With Barnes sa...
Tags: Asia, News, Massachusetts, Thailand, New York Times, Tripadvisor, Bangkok, Human Rights Watch, Young, Phil Robertson, Barnes, Bangkok Thailand, Gulf of Thailand, Prayuth Chan, Koh Chang, Bradford Young

The best East Coast ski resorts and where to stay

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Daniel Milchev/Getty Images If you live on the East Coast, no need to hop a plane out West to get your ski or snowboarding fix.We picked top ski resorts from New England to North Carolina that appeal to all ages and abilities.To make an overnight trip of it, we added the best ski hotels for each, too.Hotels currently range from $79 to $150 per night, but prices are likely to increase significantly ...
Tags: Australia, Cdc, Washington, Massachusetts, New York City, US, West Virginia, Trends, West, Canada, New Hampshire, Washington Dc, Philadelphia, Cinderella, Tripadvisor, North Carolina

Travel companies cheer Pfizer Covid vaccine news as 'welcomed step' toward return in demand

"Today's Pfizer news is a welcomed step in the right direction," TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer told CNBC.
Tags: Pfizer, Tripadvisor, Steve Kaufer

The best farm stay vacations in the US

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Cape Resorts As travelers prioritize social distancing due to COVID-19, farm stay vacations are gaining popularity.Working farms provide an easy way to connect with nature, complete with fresh air, wide-open spaces, and plenty of solitude.Overnight visitors can take part in simple activities from gathering eggs to picking ripe fruit. We've compiled a wide variety of vacation rentals and hotels on f...
Tags: New York, Cook, California, Virginia, US, Trends, Noah, Netflix, Pennsylvania, Maine, New Jersey, Portland, Airbnb, Epa, New Mexico, Tripadvisor

The best hotels in New Orleans

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. TripAdvisor With its colorful festival culture, buzzy food and drink, vibrant music scene, and historic neighborhoods, New Orleans is an attractive destination year-round. There are dozens of hotels from international chains to unique, independent inns and historic hotels, plus a new wave of design-forward hotels springing up. Entry-level rooms can be found at four-star hotels under $100 a night, r...
Tags: New York, Cdc, Trends, United States, Hilton, Marriott, New Orleans, Who, Epa, Louisiana, Tripadvisor, North America, Caribbean, South, Hyatt, Cbd

China destroys domes of famous mosques as cultural whitewash continues

China’s campaign to suppress Islam is accelerating as authorities remove Arab-style onion domes and decorative elements from mosques across the country. Stark changes have been observed at the main mosque in Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia province, where most of China’s Hui ethnic Muslim minority live. The bright green onion-shaped domes and golden minarets that used to soar into the sky atop Nanguan Mosque have all been pulled down. Golden Islamic-style filigree, decorative arches, and Arabic scr...
Tags: UK, News, China, Tripadvisor, Scott, Yinchuan, Hui, Ningxia province, Nanguan Mosque, Christina Scott

Tripadvisor Ramps Up Support for Hotels With Launch of Two New Technology Solutions

Tripadvisor, the world's largest travel platform, today announced the launch of two new technology solutions for hotels - Spotlight and Reputation Pro - to help hospitality businesses rebuild traveler confidence, attract new customers and make smart, data-driven decisions to increase profitability during these unprecedented times.
Tags: Travel, Tripadvisor, New Technology Solutions

The best hotels in the US with in-room jacuzzi or hot tubs for every budget

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Miraval Resort For most Americans, international travel to exotic destinations is still off the table, but there are plenty of indulgent places to stay in the US. For added luxury, or to simply savor extra room for social distancing, many hotels offer rooms with private jacuzzis for a spa-like stay.We rounded up highly-rated hotels around the US with this desirable feature, ranging from $94 to $879...
Tags: Japan, New York, Hollywood, Colorado, Cdc, US, Trends, Indianapolis, Service, Pennsylvania, United States, Maine, Arizona, Hilton, Wisconsin, Who

Loews New Orleans' rooms and packages are deeply discounted now through the end of the year — after my stay, I'm convinced it offers strong value with reassuring COVID policies

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The spacious Premium River View Room. Paul Oswell/Business Insider The Loews New Orleans Hotel is operating with some restrictions during the early stages of phase three in the cityI booked a stay to check on service levels and COVID-19 protocols, as well as to enjoy its prime location in the Central Business DistrictI booked an entry level Deluxe City View Room, but thanks to a promotion was upgrad...
Tags: Trends, San Diego, New Orleans, Keurig, Epa, Tripadvisor, North America, Expedia, Mississippi River, Art Deco, New York Miami, Peters, Brennan, Loews, Harrah, Central Business District

Popmenu earns raves from investors for its marketing and delivery software for restaurants

Brendan Sweeney didn’t know anything about the restaurant business before he and his co-founders launched the Atlanta-based startup Popmenu. What Sweeney did know was that it was nuts that while every other business was using incredible graphics, curated text, carefully crafted images and fancy videos to make their pitch to customers restaurants were — posting a text-based menu. “It’s just crazy that restaurants present their inventory, which is their whole story, their whole selling proposition...
Tags: TC, Los Angeles, Tech, Atlanta, Tripadvisor, Felicis Ventures, Sweeney, CareerBuilder, Koch, Brendan Sweeney, Bedrock Capital, Commissions Inc, Popmenu, COVID, Base10 Partners, Milan Koch

Delivery startup goPuff raises $380M at a $3.9B valuation

GoPuff is a Philadelphia-headquartered startup that delivers products like over-the-counter medicine, baby food and alcohol (basically, the stuff you’d buy at a convenience store) in 30 minutes or less. Yakir Gola, who serves as co-CEO with his co-founder Rafael Ilishayev, told me that their goal is to create “the go-to platform for over-the-counter medicine or household products or baby food or ice cream or even alcohol — goPuff will deliver all these products in under 30 minutes, 24/7.” While ...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, TC, Ecommerce, Uber, Softbank, Funding, America, Tech, CMO, Philadelphia, Tripadvisor, Houston, Accel, Kroger, Lowe

Goldman's top 125 execs — Morgan Stanley gears up for Palantir, Asana listings — Wall Street preps for the election

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Tonight marks the first of three debates between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Regardless of who wins, volatility is widely expected to hit the market post-election, so it'll be interesting to see if the immediate feedback from the debate results in any significant market moves one way or another. If you're not yet a subscriber, you can sign up here to get your daily dose of the stories dominating banking, business, and big deals.Like t...
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American faces prison over bad Tripadvisor review of resort in Thailand (Thanks to John Lobert)
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American faces two years in prison for posting unflattering TripAdvisor review of Thailand island resort

An American could face up to two years in prison after leaving a negative review for a hotel in Thailand on TripAdvisor. The Sea View Resort on Koh Chang island claims Wesley Barnes launched a barrage of complaints against them after his stay, forcing them to take legal action. "The Sea View Resort owner filed a complaint that the defendant had posted unfair reviews on his hotel on the Tripadvisor website," Colonel Thanapon Taemsara of Koh Chang police told AFP. Mr Barnes is accused of causing "...
Tags: News, Thailand, Tripadvisor, Reuters, Afp, Barnes, Koh Chang, Sea View Hotel, Sea View Resort, Wesley Barnes, Thanapon Taemsara, Suchanee Cloitre, Thammakaset, Suchanee

24 of the weirdest and most unique McDonald's restaurants in the world

This McDonald's restaurant in Australia is designed in the art deco style of the 1920s and '30s. Tim McRae/Getty Images McDonald's operates more than 34,000 restaurants worldwide in 118 countries, but some locations are more uniquely designed than others. Around the world, McDonald's restaurants can be found inside historic train stations, decommissioned planes, and even century-old colonial mansions. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. McDonald's restaurants are am...
Tags: Retail, Features, Fast Food, Restaurant, Restaurant Chains, Photos, Fast Food Industry, Food, McDonald's, Mcdonald's Franchise

I hadn't flown in over 4 months, but The Gant Aspen lured me to Colorado with condo-style rooms, outdoor activities, and reassuring COVID-19 policies

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The Gant After months of quarantining at home, I finally felt ready for my first getaway and chose the scenic mountains of Aspen, Colorado for fresh air, outdoor adventures, and ease of social distancing. As advised by experts, I paid close attention to new COVID-19 measures being implemented and chose to spend four nights at The Gant.Their condo-style accommodations include full kitchens, laundry,...
Tags: Europe, New York, Colorado, Cdc, New York City, Trends, New Jersey, Tripadvisor, Aspen, CAF, Superior, Standard, Aspen Colorado, Aspen Mountain, Gant, Silver Queen Gondola

9 affordable 'covid compatible interests' to actually enjoy yourself more during the pandemic

Jordan Siemens / Getty Images Six months into the coronavirus pandemic in the US, the pandemic had radically altered how people nejoy themselves.  In a recent Bloomberg opinion article, George Mason economist Tyler Cowen suggested that a key to feeling happier during the time might be to spend money in "covid-compatible interests" like perhaps buying more books and tipping better when you eat out. Business Insider has put together a list of nine affordable things you could do to treat you...
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