The Global Hotel Construction Pipeline Tops 11,000 Projects

April 6, 2016 – PORTSMOUTH, NH – According to the latest Global Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the worldwide Pipeline is at 11,130 Projects/1.9 million Rooms, the highest level LE has ever recorded. The Global Pipeline is up 9% Year-Over-Year (YOY) by both projects and rooms, led by significant growth in the [...]

Expedia launches TripAssist 2.0

Expedia has released a major update to its iPhone app TripAssist designed to help travellers with booking, researching and tracking travel information. The new version allows users to also enter and track non-Expedia travel itineraries.
With TripAssist, travelers can:
- Research flights, destinations, hotels, cars and activities from anywhere.
- Once they book, they can manage and update [...]

New York City Becomes a Beach Town

With a total of more than 2.5 acres of sand, steps away from the world’s busiest financial center, the hustle and bustle of midtown Manhattan and within view of the United Nations, New York City’s three (3) Water Taxi Beaches have transformed the Big Apple from a concrete jungle into a Beach town!
By day, Water [...]

Rebound in Bookings Lifts Expedia to 4Q Profit

Online travel company Expedia Inc. said Thursday that higher bookings lifted it to a fourth-quarter profit from a year-ago loss and declared its first-ever quarterly dividend. The news is another encouraging sign for the travel sector, which has struggled during the economic downturn as business and leisure travelers tightened their spending.
Earlier Thursday hotelier Marriott International Inc. [...]

AT&T and Expedia partner for hotel bookings

AT&T Interactive and Expedia entered a distribution agreement that helps travelers conveniently check hotel rates, room availability and book rooms on AT&T Interactive’s YELLOWPAGES.COM and YP.COM local search websites.
In addition to AT&T Interactive’s comprehensive business listings, user reviews, and video profiles, the new hotel booking functionality supports AT&T Interactive’s ongoing content growth. The booking feature [...]

Where US Travelers are Headed in 2010

With US leisure and business travelers factoring in value and price for their travel plans at the start of 2010, London and European favorites – Rome and Paris lead hotel price comparison site HotelsCombined.com’s 2010 top ten international destinations for US travelers.

Top 10 International Destinations for US Travelers for 2010

Top Cities

Average Room Rate (US)

1.   London

$166

2.   Rome

$148

3.   Paris

$197

4.   Hong Kong

$100

5.   Sydney

$171

6.   Bangkok

$77

7.   Barcelona

$154

8.   Playa del Carmen

$240

9.   Cancun

$192

10. Dubai

$227

Top [...]

TripAtlas.com Travel Professionals Benefit From 130% Increase in Consumer Leads as Portal’s Growth Streak Continues

In January 2010, TripAtlas.com (http://www.TripAtlas.com), the world’s largest online travel resource, has seen a 130% increase in consumer travel leads from December 2009 – as well as a 60% increase since the summer – and is encouraging agents and tour operators to take advantage and become part of the fastest-growing all-in-one travel magazine, research and [...]

Slow recovery forecast for US travel industry in 2010

With the arrival of the New Year, there are some encouraging signs that the travel industry is poised for a gradual recovery, although not as quickly as many travel service suppliers would like. The culprit remains the languishing economy. While recent GDP numbers reflect a positive trajectory and job losses have abated, American consumers have [...]