Entries by Hotel Blogger

TripAdvisor survey reveals hotel marketers plans to attract travelers in 2011

"TripAdvisor announced the results of its first annual survey of more than 1,000 U.S. accommodation owners – hoteliers, B&B owners and innkeepers – who revealed their plans to attract travelers in 2011 and increase repeat customers. According to the TripAdvisor survey, most property owners expect room rates will either hold steady (51 percent) or decrease […]

Is Microsoft Unintrusively Adding Search History To Its Algorithm?

"Harry Shum, Microsoft VP of Search Product Development, is presenting a keynote address at the Fourth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining in Hong Kong Friday, where he will discuss the role of personal search history as a factor in search results, the conference site reported. Shum will explain the changes being […]

The Hotel Industry: A Global Year in Review

"For most industries, 2010 was a time of challenge, recovery and hope, as  many finally started to see a light at the end of the tunnel after what was likely the worst economic crisis of our time. For the hotel industry, it wasn't just the U.S. that has been slowly regaining momentum in sales and […]

Air travelers to get free in-flight Facebook access

"On the heels of offering free in-flight Wi-Fi to travelers during the holiday season, airlines are touting another incentive throughout the month of February: free Facebook access. Various airlines are once again partnering with Gogo Inflight Internet to get passengers Web-connected when flying thousands of miles in the sky. Airlines that will be offering the […]

TripAdvisor Says Google Won’t Stop Using Its Content

TripAdvisor LLC says Google Inc. has refused its requests to stop using content from TripAdvisor.com, the travel information and reviews site, on Google services that could compete with TripAdvisor. In an interview this week, Chief Executive Stephen Kaufer said talks between his company and Google broke down after the Internet search giant said it would […]