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Visitor Center Goes Mobile

April 22, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many companies to adopt new ways of working, and Visit Roswell in Georgia is no exception. Roswell’s destination marketing organization is letting go of it’s brick and mortar office of more than 30 years and getting behind the wheel. The organization launched its new mobile visitor center run by part-time “street…

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U.S. Inflation Hits 40-Year High in March

April 22, 2022

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. inflation hit a multidecade high last month as gas prices and rents skyrocketed. Inflation climbed to 8.5%, the highest rate since December 1981, and an increase from February’s 7.9%. Gas prices jumped 18.3% over February and 48% year over year (YOY). Rental rates have increased for eight…

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American Travel Undeterred by Economic Concerns

April 22, 2022

Unsurprisingly, Americans are very worried about the economy in light of rising inflation and gas prices. However, pent-up travel demand is too great for these factors to deter travel. According to Skift’s most recent wave of their U.S. Travel Tracker, 34% of respondents still expect to increase their travel spending in the next 12 months,…

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CitizenM Plans First Metaverse Hotel

April 20, 2022

CitizenM, an Amsterdam-based hotel group, is claiming to be the first-ever to begin building a hotel in the metaverse. The group is planning to purchase a site in the Sandbox, a decentralized gaming virtual world. Building a hotel in the Sandbox metaverse would enable users to create their own worlds and experiences via non-fungible tokens…

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Digital Advertising Soars

April 20, 2022

Digital consumption continues to grow, and advertising dollars are following fast. According to a recent report conducted by PwC in partnership with AIB, all major channels increased significantly compared with a year ago, particularly across digital video, digital audio, social media and search. Here are some of the report’s key insights. Digital video continues to…

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Experts Predict Chaotic Summer of Travel

April 20, 2022

With travel restrictions easing and infection rates settling, you might be finally thinking about taking a vacation. But while you may finally have your ducks all in a row, the travel industry certainly doesn’t. As many travelers make plans to travel this summer, experts are predicting a summer of travel chaos. The main reason for…

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Price Surges: Here’s What Consumers Plan to Cut First

April 14, 2022

As inflation continues to weigh on American households, people are plotting what they’ll cut from their budgets in the coming months to keep spending in check. Additionally, people are also cutting back on driving and subscriptions as well as cancelling vacations to keep up with inflation. Learn more.

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Smart Disinfecting Robots Sanitize Houston Airports

April 12, 2022

Last year, the Houston Airport System spent close to $1 million for six sanitation robots from New Mexico-based Build With Robots. These robots now help the airports’ human crews keep the two airports sanitized. “Breezy One is an autonomous disinfecting robot. It moves on its own and disinfects any route that someone chooses at the…

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Airfare Increases As Demand Skyrockets

April 12, 2022

A recent analysis of the Transportation Security Administration’s daily throughput data shows that an average of 2.1 million travelers have been going through security checkpoints each day over the past two weeks. That’s only 9% fewer people than over the same two-week period in 2019. And while passengers may be cringing at the crowded airports,…

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Visit Newport Beach Highlights Relationship with Hollywood

April 11, 2022

During the Oscars Red Carpet show, Visit Newport Beach released a TV commercial that highlighted big actors of the silver screen enjoying a visit to the area. With old pictures and videos of modern renditions and beautiful sunsets, the commercial urges travelers to check out all the amenities that Newport Beach has to offer –…

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