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Battle of the Review Giants: HolidayCheck vs. TripAdvisor

Battle of the Review Giants: HolidayCheck vs. TripAdvisor In the unfolding drama of  TripAdvisor vs. Fake Reviews that has played out in various travel publications, HolidayCheck has upped the stakes by trumpeting its differences with TripAdvisor relative to the integrity … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor Plot Thickens: Second Charges Filed

TripAdvisor Plot Thickens: Second Charges Filed The review giant seems reeling these days with legal and PR woes from all directions. In the latest plot development, Hotelmarketing.com  reports that a more serious complaint against TripAdvisor  has been lodged with the … Continue reading

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Why Is Hotel Web Content so Boring?

Why Is Hotel Web Content so Boring? There was an interesting round table  discussion recently sponsored by visual content management powerhouse, VFM Leonardo . The basic question the panel was asked to consider was this: Why is hotel web site … Continue reading

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Doing the Dude Ranch

Doing the Dude Ranch When 180 horses’ hooves pounded the ground a few feet from me, manes flaring and breaths misting ghost-like, this city boy was transfixed. It was the 5:30 morning roundup at the C Lazy U Ranch in … Continue reading

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Hotel Shampoos, Tubs and Taxes

Hotel  Shampoos, Tubs and Taxes It’s not one of travel’s burning issues: shower wall shampoo and conditioner or those small bottles that travelers can take home if they don’t use them? Or even if they do. So it was interesting … Continue reading

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The Art Of Almost Packing Perfectly

The Art of Almost Packing Perfectly If images of jumping on your suitcase as your partner quickly snaps the locks shut, or sitting on the thing while you’re doubled over tying the straps are your version of packing, then this … Continue reading

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TripAdvisor Hits 50 Million Mark. Last Hurrah?

TripAdvisor Hits 50 Million Mark. Last Hurrah? The Champagne should have been popping in the Massachusetts offices of TripAdvisor when it was announced that the review giant just became the first stand-alone travel site to top 50 million unique visitors … Continue reading

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