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Top Hotel Trends to Watch in 2015

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Hotels have long been an integral part of travel, whether they're booked for business trips, family vacations or anything in between. In fact, the hotel industry generated $163 billion in revenue in 2013, up nearly 6 percent from 2012, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association's 2014 Lodging Industry Profile. But with the rise of home-sharing ...

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Millennial Appeal: 5 Ways Hotels Are Engaging Gen Y

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"Authentic," "tech savvy" and "instant gratification" ... all phrases commonly used to describe the millennial generation, which is defined as those born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s. Studies show this group is tech-savvy, likes to travel and prefers to spend money on experiences rather than materialistic items.

While millennials may not be the majority of travel ...

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Airfare Trends on the Rise in 2015

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If you resolved to travel more in 2015, good news: According to a new report from Expedia, it's a great year to be a traveler. The report, released in December 2014 and co-produced with data from the Airlines Reporting Corporation, offers mostly encouraging news for travelers, including an all-around decline in airfare prices to North American ...

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5 Ways to Get a Deal on a Vacation Rental

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As thoughts of warmer locales and summer travels begin to swirl in your head, now is the time to start thinking about where to stay and how to get the best deal on your accommodations, the line item which often eats up the biggest chunk of your vacation budget. Staying in a rental home can be a smart ...

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AAA Announces 2015 Diamond Award Winners

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On Jan. 16, AAA released its annual lists of Four and Five Diamond hotels. In total, 96 properties across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean were added to the prestigious lists this year.

AAA's Diamond Rating is one of the few hotel appraisal systems that rely on physical on-site evaluations. AAA's inspection team ...

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How to Travel to Cuba

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Since President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would ease diplomatic relations with Cuba, the number of people looking to travel to the largest country in the Caribbean has steeply risen. Travel websites like Tripping.com, a vacation rental search engine, saw a 126 percent increase in searches for Cuban properties. Meanwhile, hotel search engine Trivago.com ...

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