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Expedia still profiting from “extreme animal cruelty”, report finds

by Christian Fleetwood

Expedia Group must stop selling tickets to dolphin shows, according to a damning new report.

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TripAdvisor gives hotels direct booking capability with new paid placement feature

by Christian Fleetwood

It looks like TripAdvisor is moving and shaking its way further into paid advertising options; more elegantly, might we add, than Travel Weekly’s editor on the dance floor.

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Tourism

Flavour of the Week: Ann Sherry’s new gig, Bench Africa welcomes new state manager + MORE!

Lost track of who’s recently been hired and fired in the industry? Let this Flavour of the Week edition get you back up to speed.

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Tourism

Queensland’s Tourism Minister slams TripAdvisor for banning ticket sales to Sea World

by Christian Fleetwood

Queensland’s Tourism Minister is furious about TripAdvisor’s new Sea World stance. Read her venom-filled tirade here.

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Airbnb launches new animal-friendly experiences

by Christian Fleetwood

If you’re as mad about animals as us, and dream of having tea with sheep, you’re going to love this new announcement from Airbnb.

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Tourism

TripAdvisor to end ticket sales to attractions that breed and buy dolphins and whales

by Christian Fleetwood

Under a new policy, TripAdvisor will no longer sell tickets to attractions like Sea World and other marine parks that bring in new generations of dolphins and whales.

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Tourism

Flavour of the Week: LATAM’s new CEO, RCL gets new agency, Uber Air appoints boss + MORE!

There has been an awful lot of movement in the travel industry recently, so we’ve prepared a mammoth wrap-up of all the latest appointments to give you some to toast to down at the pub later today.

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Hotels

Guests give hotel five-star reviews, despite it not being open

A hotel in Dublin has been on the receiving end of shining reviews before opening to the public. Find out how here.

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Tourism

“They didn’t offer beer at all”: These are the best one-star reviews of the world’s seven wonders

From decrying the lack of beer at Chichen Itza to finding the Colosseum downright creepy, these are the best of the worst when it comes to online reviews.

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TripAdvisor targets destinations with paid content advertising expansion

by Christian Fleetwood

TripAdvisor is now giving destinations the ability to target ads to travellers when using its database, heightening the illusion of choice for tourists.

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Renewed calls for travel booking giants to ban Israeli settlement listings

by Christian Fleetwood

Travel booking giants Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor have been accused of sustaining tourism to illegal Israeli settlements.

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STUDY: Online reviews a top source of information when booking trips

It looks like your clients may be searching for a second opinion when it comes to hotel and experience recommendations.

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