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Marriott plans to take on Airbnb in home-sharing market

by Meghan McCarty Carino Apr 29, 2019
The hotel group is preparing to launch a new division.
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Why hotels are installing fewer bathtubs

by Ashley Milne-Tyte Apr 22, 2019
Shower-only hotel rooms in the U.S. now make up nearly a quarter of all rooms.
Shower-only hotel rooms in the U.S. now make up nearly a quarter of all rooms.
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The Big Book

How road trips changed America

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Jul 3, 2018
... and how America changed road trips
Author Richard Ratay gets first chance behind the wheel during a family road trip to Santa’s Village in East Dundee Illinois in 1972. He is joined by his sister, Leslie, and two brothers, Mark (rear seat) and Bruce.
Courtesy of Richard Ratay

For hotels, no single solution when it comes to keeping guests and their belongings secure

by Renata Sago May 25, 2018
As the summer travel season gets under way, a look at hotel security. One of the largest providers of hotel locking systems recently updated a bug in its software after a security company found its key cards, used in 7…

This robot's coworkers think he is kinda cute

by Molly Wood May 29, 2017
Can robots overcome the fear of automation by being cute?
Meet Relay, a hospitality robot designed by Savioke. 
Courtesy of Savioke

What happens when a motel becomes home

by Kai Ryssdal and Robert Garrova Nov 2, 2016
Kai Ryssdal talks with Christopher Dum about his new book “Exiled in America: Life on the Margins in a Residential Motel”
PINE BLUFFS, WY - JUNE 26: A roadside motel June 26, 2007 in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming.
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Final Note

Trump International Hotel opens

by Marketplace Staff Oct 26, 2016
The property, which was mired in business issues, finally opens its doors.
The Trump International Hotel pictured before its grand opening in Washington, D.C.
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7 ways to keep your miles from expiring without flying

by Marketplace Contributor Sep 14, 2016
You can extend the life of your points while staying on the ground.
A Virgin America plane lands at San Francisco International Airport in Burlingame, California.
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Convention planners, hotel chains enlisted to help spot sex traffickers

by Ashley Milne-Tyte Aug 3, 2016
This could be a problem for the Olympics too
Betsy Soltysiak leads a trafficking awareness training at Maritz Global Events.
Joseph Leahy

Hotels and online travel sites battle on discounts

by Annie Baxter Jul 11, 2016
To avoid online commissions, hotels offer loyalty members cheaper rates.
Hotels have to pay online travel agencies like Expedia, Travelocity and Priceline commissions that can range from 13-35 percent.
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