Design and UX


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Starwood’s tech-forward select-service brand, Aloft Hotels, is following in its soon-to-be-parent company’s footsteps with its newest pilot program. This week, the brand announced it is testing out a new media streaming solution from TeleAdapt at the 188-room Aloft New Orleans Downtown. With RoomCast Powered by Chromecast, hotel guests can stream all of their favorite media from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and more, directly onto their guest room TV...

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European Union flags fly in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels October 12, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Shock. That’s the best word that encapsulates not just how the global tourism industry feels, but the global community at large, given the news that British voters have essentially voted themselves out of the European Union (EU) after more than four decades of European membership. “There was a lot of shock, to be honest,” said Stephen Dunk, European operations director and global sales coordinator for Travelzoo,...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year hotels are making one of the biggest pushes they’ve ever made to convince guests to book direct but at the same time booking site mobile app downloads–and bookings–are significantly up compared to last year. MMGY Global’s 2016 Portrait of American Travelers study found there was a 20 percentage point increase in respondents that indicated they’ve downloaded an online travel agency app during the past year...

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