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TripAdvisor bans reviews of NatWest hole in Derby... even though it is a 'masterpiece' (Thanks to Ralph)
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TripAdvisor reviews for a hole in a wall

Thanks to TripAdvisor reviews for a hole in a wall, the architectural feature has become the fourth-most popular tourist destination in Ilkeston, a town in Derbyshire, England. The hole reassures users of a nearby NatWest bank ATM that no-one is hiding behind the wall to rob them, but its absurdity and questionable utility resulted in dozens of spoof write-ups on the site, which has temporarily suspended reviews for what one visitor described as a 'national treasure.' Tongue-in-cheek comments fo...
Tags: Travel, Post, News, Tripadvisor, Natwest, Holes, Ilkeston, Derbyshire England

Ilkeston NatWest Hole: TripAdvisor halts spoof reviews

A spate of spoof reviews saw the hole ranked as one of Ilkeston's top-rated attractions.
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Ilkeston NatWest hole in wall rises up TripAdvisor rankings (Thanks to Ralph)
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Ilkeston NatWest hole in wall rises up TripAdvisor rankings

Internet jokers cause a circular hole outside a bank to rise up the TripAdvisor rankings.
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I’m 30 & This Is How Much I Spent On My Multi-City Trip Through Myanmar

Welcome to Travel Diaries, a Refinery29 series where we tag along as real women embark on trips around the world and track their travel expenses down to the last cent. Here, we offer a detailed, intimate account of when, where, and how our peers spend their vacation days and disposable income: all the meals, adventures, indulgences, setbacks, and surprises. This week’s travel diary: A 30-year-old digital marketing specialist from Singapore checks “hot air balloon ride” off her bucket list in ...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Singapore, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Accor, Myanmar, Tripadvisor, Airasia, Yangon, Inle Lake, Klia, Cappadocia, Jetstar

‘It’s personally insulting’: 17 chefs on the customer antics that most enrage them

The diner is always right – only that isn’t true. From heavy petting to no-shows, restaurateurs share their biggest bugbearsChefs work under constant scrutiny. Everyone is a critic now, from the couple muttering at table 12 to those angrily logging on to TripAdvisor. Generally, chefs suck up this feedback silently; that is how the hospitality industry works. So, we thought it might be fun – therapeutic, even – to turn the tables for once and ask chefs: what do diners do that really winds you up?...
Tags: Food, Business, Restaurants, Food & drink industry, Chefs, Tripadvisor

commingle:engage Provides Hilton Hotels Brand Compliant Social Media & TripAdvisor Guest Review Responses - From $499.

commingle:engage, by Lodging Interactive, the hospitality industry's premier provider of full-service social media marketing and guest reputation management services today announced the roll-out of its Hilton Hotels brand-compliant social media marketing and guest reputation management services. Priced at just $499 per month, the Hilton Hotels brand-compliant services include fully managed weekly postings on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter along with responding to all TripAdvisor guest r...
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How do hotel star ratings work

In case you missed it, there’s a seven-star resort coming to an Austrian treetop near you. No word on if it’s being inspected by the Lil’ Rascals to make sure it has adequate clubhouse space and “No Girls Allowed” signage since to literally everyone in the world’s knowledge no official rating system exists for tree houses. But it makes one wonder: If a treehouse can claim it has seven stars, can any old hotel do it too? The Burj-al-Arab in Dubai famously claimed it was the world’s first and o...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, Hotels, US, Netflix, United States, Dubai, Caa, Michelin, Las Vegas, Tripadvisor, AAA, Caribbean, Burj Al Arab, Forbes

Pompeo says settlement report shows UN's 'unrelenting anti-Israel bias'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday denounced the UN release of a list of companies involved with Israeli settlements, saying it proved the world body was biased against the Jewish state. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michele Bachelet on Wednesday released a list of 112 companies with activities in Israeli settlements, including major US firms Airbnb, Expedia and TripAdvisor. The report was ordered in 2016 by the UN Human Rights Council, from which President Donald Trump's ad...
Tags: News, Israel, US, United States, Un, Tripadvisor, Donald Trump, State, UN Human Rights Council, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Michele Bachelet, Airbnb Expedia

UN publishes list of companies with ties to Israeli settlements

Palestinian officials welcome report, while Israel slams it as ‘shameful’ blacklistThe UN has published a list of companies with business ties to Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, including the US-based TripAdvisor and Airbnb, and the British truck and digger maker JCB.Most of the 112 companies linked to settlements, which are regarded as illegal under international law, were Israeli. The list included 18 international firms, including the London-based online travel ag...
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Touring the road to Hana with Valley Isle Excursions

The road to Hana is a very twisty journey through a lush rainforest with beautiful waterfalls, valleys, black sand beaches and much more to explore. It’s a picturesque day of adventure that’s one of the must-do activities of Maui. As we were planning our excursions for the NCL Pride of America cruise around Hawaii, we thought it would be fun to tour the road to Hana again. We’ve toured the road several times on our own and also took a small, independent tour, but not taken a tour with one of th...
Tags: Travel, America, Hawaii, Tripadvisor, Ncl, Cruising Hawaii, Maui, Charles Lindbergh, Hana, Haleakala National Park, Valley Isle, Maui See & Do, Kipahulu, Waianapanapa, Wailua Falls, Oheo Gulch

This London-based startup aspiring to be the Plaid for hotels has raised $20 million from top VCs just four months after its last round

Impala, a London-based tech startup, just raised a $20 million Series B round only four months after securing an $11 million Series A.  The startup provides APIs (application program interface) to "plug in" to hotel databases to improve experiences and raised new funds from top VCs Lakestar and Latitude Capital.  "The travel market is one of the largest in the world and we need to scale to take advantage of that," Impala cofounder and CEO Ben Stephenson told Business Insider in an interview....
Tags: London, Trends, Tripadvisor, Ben Stephenson, Lakestar, Kima Ventures, Hyatt, Phillips, Ben, Stephenson, Impala, Watch Google, Jerry Murdock, tech startup Impala, Insight Ventures Impala, Impala Lakestar

What’s Wrong at Tripadvisor?

Tripadvisor recently laid off well over 200 employees to reboot its once-market-darling Experiences business as part of a wider reorganization. The company's share price has basically been in free fall since the summer of 2014 when it reached $110 per share.
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Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Jeremy Gall from Breezeway

In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Jeremy Gall from Breezeway. Who are you and what do you do? I’m Jeremy Gall, Founder & CEO of Breezeway. Breezeway is a platform that automates property maintenance, care and service interactions to make it easy for hospitality providers to deliver the best experience to guests, tenants and owners. Prior to Breezeway I founded a company called in 2006, and grew it into one of the leading vacation rental listin...
Tags: Interviews, Radio, Jeremy, Tripadvisor, Boston MA, Breezeway, Breezeaway, Jeremy Gall, Breezeway Breezeway

Tripadvisor’s new ‘Review Hub’ lets restaurateurs manage reviews from multiple sources in one place

The subscription-based product can also be used to identify review trends across sites. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. [Author: George Nguyen]
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Five defining trends of luxury hospitality: Natalia Jimmy Mistry

The new generation travelers thrive on experiencing new and innovative services and the best form of this for them, is to explore the local culture writes Natalia Jimmy Mistry. Luxury hospitality continues to be one of the biggest, most lucrative and fastest-growing of all hospitality sectors. Whether it is unforgettable, personalized service, fine food and wine or a relaxing spa, luxury has become a key component of the hospitality industry. Luxury hospitality has many meanings, depending on ...
Tags: News, Life, Siri, Tripadvisor, Alexa, Instagram Facebook, Natalia Jimmy Mistry, Natalia Jimmy Mistry Luxury, Della Resorts, Della Suites, Della Adventure India, Indian Hospitality Della Resorts

The Kahala Resort – Honolulu’s luxury hotel reviewed

The Kahala Resort is a luxury hotel where you can relax and unwind in Honolulu. The classic interior design speaks to the hotel’s long history of Hawaiian hospitality. The resort staff are friendly and welcoming. Guests are greeted with aloha along with a refreshing chilled towel and a lovely lei at check in. Location Tucked between a pristine Hawaiian beach and a country club golf course, the Kahala Resort is a peaceful oasis in Honolulu. Its location is unique in that it’s in a such a seren...
Tags: Travel, Tripadvisor, Waikiki, Andy, Honolulu, Oahu, Waikiki Beach, Kahala, Dolphin Quest, Kahala Resort, Oahu Hotels, Plumeria Beach House Plumeria Beach House, Kahala Resort Honolulu

Planning a Vacation When You Have a Long-Term Health Condition

Everyone deserves a vacation now and again, but if you suffer from a long-term health condition after a horrible accident, you may find it difficult to plan a trip away. Unless you’ve specifically been told by your doctor to avoid traveling, there should be a way for you to enjoy your vacation, so here are a few tips to plan a trip away. Get insured One thing that can put people with long-term conditions off traveling is insurance. After all, health insurance is complex enough at h...
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TripAdvisor Cuts Hundreds of Jobs After Google Competition Bites

TripAdvisor is cutting hundreds of jobs underscoring the company's need to reduce costs as competition from Google intensifies. From a report: The online travel information provider is eliminating about 200 workers, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The company had just over 3,800 staff at the end of September, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. A TripAdvisor spokesman declined to comment, but pointed to a recent earnings conference call in which the company said ...
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As Airbnb prepares to go public, here are the five things things investors will be focused on

Airbnb announced last September that it plans to go public in 2020 in what will be one of the most highly anticipated IPOs of the year. Founded in 2008, Airbnb has gone from renting out air mattresses to a global travel company last valued by private investors at $31 billion. But after a year of startups failing to impress investors and WeWork's disastrous IPO attempt, Airbnb could face more intense scrutiny. Investors will be paying attention to Airbnb's profits (or losses), marketing ...
Tags: Google, California, Ipo, Trends, New Orleans, Miami, Airbnb, WeWork, Tripadvisor, Brian Chesky, Phocuswright, Rinne, EBITDA, Chesky, Uber Lyft, Mahaney

“TripAdvisor Sued for Negligent Camel Supervision”

“A woman is suing TripAdvisor after a runaway camel tossed her to the ground during a tour in Morocco.” [AP] One problem for the claim is the website terms of service, which “say right up front that defendants don’t actually operate the tours themselves, they just facilitate booking the tours. Interactions with the tour operators, or their camels, are ‘at your own risk.'” A further potential problem “is that camels are known to be stubborn and difficult animals… so there’s going to be a potentia...
Tags: Law, Animals, Uncategorized, Morocco, Tripadvisor, Recreation, Assumption Of Risk

Travel Distance and Hotel Service Satisfaction: An Inverted U-shaped Relationship

Tourism marketers and hotel managers should take account of the distances people travel and offer them different packages, according to Dr Sangwon Park of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and his co-researchers. In a recently published study, the researchers used information collected from TripAdvisor to evaluate how travel distance affects tourists' satisfaction with the level of hotel service at the destination. They found what th...
Tags: Travel, Tripadvisor, School of Hotel, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Sauna Culture in Europe Over the Holidays

I’ve become quite taken with saunas recently — primarily dry, wood paneled saunas, but I’m not unhappy with steam rooms. I find myself more relaxed after a deep sweat; I also think it helps me sleep better. Taking a cold plunges after a hot sauna is especially effective at lifting my energy level in the hours following. Cold showers can serve a similar purpose. A friend once advised to “breathe” in the cold plunge if you feel like the cold is overwhelming. When the cold starts to feel too much,...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Sales, Munich, Morocco, Switzerland, Finland, Tripadvisor, Istanbul, Zurich, Ankara, Blue Mosque, Bob Wright, Munich Zurich Istanbul

Sunday Firesides: The Last Great Adventure

Just thirty years ago, the only photos you’d have seen of travel destinations were in pamphlets or books checked out from the library. Without the aid of review sites, you were never entirely sure what kind of hotel you’d booked or what kind of experience you’d have at a restaurant. Just a hundred years ago, there still remained a few “firsts” for the most daring of explorers to discover. First time charting an Amazonian river. First time reaching the South Pole. Today, you can use Google Maps...
Tags: Google, Life, Tripadvisor, Jack London, A Man's Life, Sunday Firesides

Global trends shaping marketing in 2020: Part 1

Just like that, 2019 is over and 2020 is underway. Many of last year’s marketing developments fade into insignificance as the industry focuses on the future. Future gazing is important in the fast-moving world of marketing and in particular, social media; consider how much our industry has evolved in the last 12 months. The growth of TikTok, Facebook’s pivot to privacy, a handful of high-profile influencer scandals and…. did anyone say ‘Ok Boomer’? Here, in the first part of a two-post series (1...
Tags: Facebook, Milan, Instagram, Navy, Berlin, Seo, Munich, Ai, Tripadvisor, Influencer Marketing, Social Commerce, Thought Leadership, Digital Marketing, Pepsi, Boomer, Jim Coleman

TripAdvisor reveals the best all-inclusive resorts for your 2020 vacation

Looking for your next beach vacation? You can book the best all-inclusive resorts on TripAdvisor right now, in locations like Mexico, Greece, the Maldives and more.
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A woman is suing TripAdvisor after she fell off a camel

A 24-year-old New Jersey woman booked a camel ride in Morocco through TripAdvisor's Viator tour booking site. The camel she ended up riding was pregnant and it threw her off and she broke her arm, reports the Boston Globe. The woman said doctors in Morocco had to perform surgery on her arm to prevent permanent nerve damage. Now she's suing TripAdvisor for negligence and breach of contract. Photo by Andre Iv on Unsplash
Tags: Post, News, Morocco, New Jersey, Lawsuits, Tripadvisor, Camels, Boston Globe, Viator, Andre Iv

Woman sues TripAdvisor after falling off runaway camel

A woman is suing TripAdvisor after a runaway camel tossed her to the ground during a tour in Morocco.Breanne Ayala, 24, is accusing Massachusetts-based TripAdvisor and its subsidiary Viator of negligence and breach of contract for... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Massachusetts, Morocco, Tripadvisor, Viator, Breanne Ayala