Tagged With "TripAdvisor"

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Re: Islamic State opens 5-star hotel...do you have reservations about that?

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, but I'll pass on staying at this one. So should anyone who is Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, gay, female, or the "wrong" type of Muslim.
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Re: Expedia buys Orbitz; now it's down to 3

Travel Rob ·
I am going to miss an independent Orbitz. I really like Priceline and Expedia but occasionally i found a flight that was cheaper to book on Orbitz.
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Re: Better Burgers? Go West, Young Man

PortMoresby ·
The best burger of my life was at a food court, a very nice one to be sure, at an upscale mall in Roseville, CA, near Sacramento, possibly the last place on earth one might expect a spectacular anything, but there you have it. I wasn't even there by choice, accompanied a mall-going friend. And I almost never eat burgers, it was just my lucky day. I'd like to go again but I'm afraid to find out it may have been a once-in-a-lifetime score.
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We Love our Travel Gadgets--And We Take Them with Us

PHeymont ·
TripAdvisor has published a report on how we travel, and found that 85% of us take our smartphones along on vacation, and 61% use social media while traveling. Not surprised, are you? REPORT 
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Bing pulls in Trip Advisor Reviews

Travel Rob ·
It looks like Bing is taking a different approach than Google. It's actually listing TripAdvisor ratings in their search results.http://www.computerworld.com.s...for-travel-searches/
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TripAdvisor's Second Chance for Renovated Hotels

PHeymont ·
http://skift.com/2013/09/04/tr...-3d77d46296-63725561
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Is Delta trying to become a "stealth airline?"

PHeymont ·
Above, Delta flight takes off. Below, Delta takes off flight info from ticket agencies     Delta, which earlier this year stopped posting its award charts so that its Skymiles members can no longer plan ahead how many "miles" they'll have to...
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TripAdvisor, Booking.com book a deal

PHeymont ·
TripAdvisor just took one giant step forward in its plans to be a one-stop review and booking site by a deal with booking.com which will  allow TripAdvisor to directly book customers into booking.com's 436,000 rooms.   It's part of a series...
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Fake restaurant, fake reviews punk TripAdvisor

PHeymont ·
Could this be the next top restaurant? Write a review!         La Scaletta, TripAdvisor's top restaurant in the northern Italian town of Moniga del Garda, has left a bad taste in the mouth for TripAdvisor...because it doesn't...
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Top 25 landmarks...how many have you seen?

PHeymont ·
Not on the list...      Photo: Tysto / Wikimedia   TripAdvisor's released its Top 25 Travelers' Choice landmark list again, and the first thing that stands out is that 8 of the top 10 are religious structures or importance. The...
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TripAdvisor shuffles its apps for new all-in-one look

PHeymont ·
Love it or hate it, it's pretty hard to avoid TripAdvisor, and they're doing their best to be even more inevitable by rolling up a bunch of available features into one Swiss-army-knife of a mobile travel app.   The new app will replace...
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Some of TripAdvisor's more entertaining revues

DrFumblefinger ·
People love and hate TripAdvisor.  We've previously discussed how purposeful overly negative or positive reviews can help make or break a restaurant or hotel.   I recently came across this article from airfarewatchdog.com that outlines some...
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TripAdvisor adds Instant Booking in 9 countries

PHeymont ·
TripAdvisor is expanding its Instant Booking feature to 9 more counties with English-language websites, and plans to extend it worldwide.
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Better Burgers? Go West, Young Man

PHeymont ·
TripAdvisor has posted a list of what its survey says are the 10 Best Burgers in the U.S., and 6 out of 10 are located "out west" of the Mississippi. Of the others, one is in St. Paul MN on the east bank of the river; the others are two in Florida and...
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"Honey, look at this room service bill!" Rates are up, everywhere.

PHeymont ·
Room service and incidental costs in a hotel room can add up! And in the U.S., according to a TripAdvisor study, there's often no relationship between the room cost and the room service: Las Vegas, with the lowest average hotel rates in the U.S. has...
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It's a beach! TripAdvisor picks the world's and U.S. top ten

PHeymont ·
TripAdvisor has put out its annual best beach lists, with an overall list and lists for each continent and region. Top beach in the world, based on quality and quantity of TA member reviews, is at Baia do Sancho in Brazil. The only U.S. beach to make...
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Cruise Critic's New Tool Spots Price Drops

PHeymont ·
Cruise Critic, recently acquired by TripAdvisor, has added a new feature (developed by another company recently acquired by TripAdvisor). The tool, called PriceDrop, helps cruise shoppers find not the advertised prices, but the prices paid by others...
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Not just hotels: Now TripAdvisor reviews your airplane seat!

PHeymont ·
TripAdvisor Flights, not one of their best-known products, just got a new roll-out with enhanced features. It's a comparison shopping tool for your ride, with detailed information on seats, spaces, power ports, available upgrades, entertainment, food...
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TripAdvisor reserves a table in Portugal

PHeymont ·
TripAdvisor, which bought European restaurant reservation LaFourchette a year ago and has picked up several others since then, has now acquired BestTables in Portugal, which also books seats for a number of restaurants in Brazil.    ...
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TripAdvisor up for sale? Priceline, Expedia might be interested...

PHeymont ·
TripAdvisor, the travel info source you either love or hate, is clearly a giant of the industry...and it might be available for the right price. It's controlled by cable-and-more giant Liberty Media and John Malone, its head.   Malone separated...
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Expedia buys Orbitz; now it's down to 3

PHeymont ·
Or maybe 2.   Expedia has snapped up Orbitz and its subsidiary brands, including ebookers.com and CheapTickets.com. In the past year it has also acquired former main rival Travelocity.   Its remaining big rival is Priceline, which owns...
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Islamic State opens 5-star hotel...do you have reservations about that?

PHeymont ·
The 5-star Ninawa Hotel in Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, has been re-opened by Islamic State officials. The city was seized by ISIS last year. The hotel, which had great TripAdvisor reviews before that, is not for the average traveler. It's...
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Re: We Love our Travel Gadgets--And We Take Them with Us

DrFumblefinger ·
It would be interesting to see the breakdown between domestic trips and international trips. I think we'd see the rates of smartphone use drop on international journeys because of the complexities and cost of connecting, unless it's with wi-fi. Tablet use probably wouldn't change significantly. But no, I'm not surprised at all.
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Re: We Love our Travel Gadgets--And We Take Them with Us

PHeymont ·
You're probably right, but I think the gap is narrowing rapidly. In the study, nearly half those surveyed cited fear of losing touch with friends and news. And, it's getting easier to travel with your phone! For those who aren't sure how, I recommend our TravelGumbo series on Staying in Touch on the Road
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Re: We Love our Travel Gadgets--And We Take Them with Us

PortMoresby ·
That's interesting. I travel in part just so I CAN lose touch. Except once. On a stroll through a Borneo jungle, emerged alongside the only restaurant for many miles, it's TV announcing the election of Pres. Obama. An exciting moment but the only one I can think of when I was momentarily glad to be in touch. Maybe another thing that separates tourists from travelers is the "need" to be available.
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Re: We Love our Travel Gadgets--And We Take Them with Us

DrFumblefinger ·
Like PortMoresby, I also like times where I'm out of touch. For me my favorite escape is into the wilderness, hiking, camping, backpacking. Always enjoy coming home but always look forward to the next time I can do it all again.
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