All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘travel’

Netflix Makes Hotel Room Deal With Marriott

Netflix has partnered with Marriott International to enable Marriott Hotels guests to subscribe to or sign into Netflix by using the Netflix app on the rooms’ internet-connected TVs. While Netflix has partnered with various pay-TV operators, this is the first time it’s made such a deal with a hotel chain. While many have turned to their mobile devices and laptops …

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Airbnb Is Now Operating in Cuba

It appears that Netflix isn’t the only tech company looking to take advantage of the “Cuban Thaw”, the recent decision by the Obama administration to warm up trade and travel relations between the US and Cuba after decades of restrictions. Home rental service Airbnb has officially expanded into Cuba. “We believe that Cuba could become one of Airbnb’s biggest markets …

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Amazon Reportedly Getting Into Travel

Amazon is reportedly getting into the travel business, because why wouldn’t it? Travel industry news site Skift reports that the company is getting ready to launch its own travel service, which would feature booking at independent hotels and resorts near major cities. It would be called Amazon Travel (fittingly) and feature a “curated selection of hotels within a few hours’ …

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Yahoo Taps Hipmunk For Flight And Hotel Search

Hipmunk announced that it has been named Yahoo’s exclusive flight and hotel search provider, and is now integraed with Yahoo Travel, giving users access to Hipmunk’s own travel search offerings. Hipmunk CEO Adam Goldstein said, “After our recent funding round, forging alliances that introduce Hipmunk to new audiences is a key part of our growth strategy. We’re excited to offer …

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Yelp Adds Hotel, Winery Bookings To Platform

Last year, Yelp launched Yelp Platform, which enables businesses to accept orders and bookings from users right through Yelp itself. It started with restaurants. Earlier this year, Yelp added spas and salons. On Tuesday, the company announced support for hotels and wineries. A Yelp product manager writes on the company blog, “Want to book a hotel room for a quick …

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All-Inclusive Vacations: What You MUST Look For Before Buying

All-inclusive vacations are a dream come true for those of us who prefer to take care of practically all aspects of a planned trip at once. Who wants to spend those extra hours trying to find the right airline flight, negotiating hotel accommodation, and calculating the cost of food and cab fares. That is, while STILL trying to peg down …

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Google Is Getting A Lot Smarter At Listening To You

Google announced a new update to the Google App (yeah, it’s just the Google app now, as opposed to the Google Search app), offering users more and smarter functionality for voice commands. Earlier this week, we learned about its ability to give you access to your bills, but Google has since blogged about some additional commands that you can use, …

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Google Flight Search Gets Better Interface

Google announced some changes to its Flight Search offering on mobile devices to make it easier to see your options by grouping together similar flights. Google explains in a blog post, “If you often fly on popular air routes — like Los Angeles to San Francisco — you’ve probably faced the challenge of sifting through long lists of nonstop flights, …

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Travel Deals Heating Up in September

It may seem a bit early to start thinking of the holidays, but experienced holiday travelers know that travel plans should be booked months in advance. Waiting until later in the year will mean higher fares, less flexible scheduling, and more headaches. Travel companies also know this and travel deals are now heating up in the race to book last-minute …

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We Need to Talk About the TSA’s Batsh*t Insane Instagram Account

No, I don’t want to talk about how you feel about the TSA. I know the TSA harasses old ladies and makes cute little children cry. I know the TSA probably touched your wiener one time and you really hated it. I know the TSA is a constant reminder of the US’ heavy-handed and short-sighted response to the terrible events …

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Union Street Guest House Charges Guests $500 For Negative Yelp Reviews

The Union Street Guest House in Hudson, New York has a strange policy. It charges guests who book weddings $500 for any negative reviews left on websites like Yelp by the wedding parties’ guests. On the hotel’s Events & Weddings page, there’s a section called “Reviews,” which says: Please know that despite the fact that wedding couples love Hudson and …

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Climate Change: It Can Affect Travel Costs Too

For years experts have been warning about the devastating effects of climate change. While these same experts warned that climate change was happening now, most people weren’t afraid of the consequences because they didn’t expect them to start happening so soon. A recent study shows that climate change could affect food production and raise food prices. The study said that …

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