November 27, 2015

Millennial tastes are changing the hotel experience

Marriott has gone from producing high-thread-count bedsheets to a YouTube Web series designed to entertain younger travelers. But its biggest play yet for Millennials was agreeing to buy Starwood Hotels and Resorts, with its strong presence in the lifestyle brand category.

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Ctrip losing mind share

The competition for China's domestic travel market is far from over, says UBS. Despite limited market share currently, the analyst believes Alitrip and Meituan still pose long-term threat to Ctrip, thanks to support from Alibaba and Tencent.

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Google drops reviews from Google+

Last week, Google introduced the new Google+ design and with that, reviews are being removed from the Google+ Local listings. Reviews are still accessible on Google Search and Maps which have always been the primary way that users find business reviews.

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