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The 'Best Hotel In The World' Is Not What You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.20.2016 | Travel

Imagine "the best hotel in the world," and you'll probably envision a beach resort on a warm tropical island, or maybe a glitzy high rise in...

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: To Yelp or Not To Yelp

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 12.01.2015 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" may be Thumper's Law in the animated world, but versions of it have been around a bit longer than Bambi. The hospitality industry, more than any other, may have created an expectation of servitude and pandering at all costs.

Entrepreneurs Notes From the Road

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.03.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

With the online giants consolidating and potentially tightening their hold on travel bookings, major hotel chains are offering a host of benefits to lure travelers to book with them directly: digital check-in,free meals, Wi-Fi and even the ability to choose a specific room."

This Is The Best Ice Cream In The Country. Discuss.

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.11.2015 | Taste

If you weren't planning a summer road trip already, now's your chance.  TripAdvisor dished out its annual ranking of the best ice cream shop...

America's 10 Best Cities For Pizza

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel

Grab your keys and hit the road -- there's a trip devoted to America's best pizza in your future. TripAdvisor named the Top 10 U.S. Pizza Ci...

Carly Ledbetter

Could TripAdvisor's New Partnership Mean Skewed Hotel Ratings? | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel

TripAdvisor announced a new partnership with Marriott International on Wednesday afternoon, and some travel industry watchers are wondering if it will...

Let's Unionize Facebook

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.06.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Today, pretty much all the jobs are related not to the land, but to the web. To cyberspace. That's where most of our transactions take place -- where we buy things, where we sell things, where we grow things. But who owns cyberspace?

The Best BBQ Restaurants In America

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.20.2015 | Taste

It's bacon-wrapped EVERYTHING season, y'all. TripAdvisor has announced its annual lineup of the best barbecue restaurants in America, based on trav...

Hilariously Indifferent Travel Reviews

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 09.18.2015 | Travel

Everyone's seen hilariously bad reviews on sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor. Negative feedback on popular tourist destinations (think: "soul destroying...

6 Florida Islands That Beat The Caribbean Hands Down

Posted 04.28.2015 | Travel

If you're craving an exotic beach escape to one of the best islands in the world, then head to Florida. ...sound strange? That's because it is. While travelers usually hit Florida for its mainland party destinations like Miami and Daytona, they don't as readily take advantage of the many islands off its coast.

The 10 Best Islands In The World

Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel

The 10 best islands in the world, according to TripAdvisor.

This Is The Top City To Visit In 2015

Posted 04.07.2015 | Travel

Marrakech, Morocco has trumped the list of Top Destinations in the World in TripAdvisor's annual Travelers' Choice Awards.

Why Aren't Spas on TripAdvisor?

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 05.31.2015 | Travel
Linda Harding-Bond

If TripAdvisor had a spa category, it would allow the public to zoom in on which spas provide the type of service they need. Specialists could be identified for resolving targeted beauty issues for fast growing market segments including ethnic women and men.

12 Major Travel Sites Reveal How to Save on Top Spring Break Destinations

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.12.2015 | Money

GOBankingRates rounded up the 12 most popular spring break destinations and asked the biggest names in travel, including Southwest, Travelocity, and more, for their expert tips on saving money at these popular locales. Following these tips, you can save hundreds while getting some much needed fun in the sun.

Learning Vacations: Exploring the Possibilities

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact
Wendy Gordon

I came across G Adventures which offers a variety of trips and experiences organized by a social enterprise travel company working with small, locally owned businesses (instead of international chains) which keeps your travel costs down.

The Best Beach In The World Is One You've Never Heard Of

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.24.2015 | Travel

With so many famous beaches on this planet, you'd think it would be easy to guess which one is "the best beach in the world." Is it a Caribbean oasis ...

Is That Travel Review Fake or Untrustworthy? Here's How to Tell

Shermans Travel | Posted 03.30.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

We'll admit it. When we're planning a vacation, we can't resist reading peer-based reviews on sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp. While incredibly valuable, unfortunately, some of the reviews are biased, and others are outright fake.

These Are The World's Best Budget Hotels

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 01.21.2015 | Travel

Let's face it: We all have places on our budget bucket list, lists of vacations we need to take for only $100 per night and dream trips you can actual...

TripAdvisor Fined $600,000 For 'False Reviews'

AP | Posted 12.25.2014 | Travel

MILAN (AP) — Italy's antitrust authority has fined travel planning website TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper bus...

Couple Charged By Hotel For Bad TripAdvisor Review

AP | Posted 11.19.2014 | Travel

LONDON (AP) — A British couple says they were charged 100 pounds ($156) by a hotel in northwestern England after they described it as a filthy hovel...

Hotel Charges British Couple $156 For Bad TripAdvisor Review

AP | Posted 01.19.2015 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — A British budget hotel that fined a couple 100 pounds ($156) for writing a bad review about it online has agreed to pay them back and ...

The Pros and Cons of Off-Season Travel

U.S. News Travel | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

With fewer crowds, you can enjoy a more intimate experience at some top attractions in a destination, which may be impossible during busy peak times.

Puerto Morelos: Cancun's Quiet Little Neighbor

Bob Schulman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Fast-forward to today, and Puerto Morelos (named after a hero in Mexico's war for independence from Spain) probably looks much like it did before the world's chewing gum craze put it on the map.

10 Questions To Ask Before Booking A Vacation Rental

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

While vacation rentals can offer unique benefits for travelers, they can also cause major headaches, especially since rental policies can vary widely by company.

These Are The World's Best Water Parks

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel

You may not think of water parks as global travel destinations, but these 10 watery wonderlands are definitely worth a visit. TripAdvisor announce...