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How food delivery services are moving into airports

Image credit: Shutterstock Queues at airport restaurants and food outlets are a common sight, especially at peak travel times, as transport hubs around the world deal with surging numbers of travelers. In response, a new batch of pick-up and delivery services has arrived on the scene to offer time-poor passengers an alternative to holding out for on-board plane food. In the US, two recently launched services, AirportSherpa and AtYourGate, deliver food and other retail items directly to passengers at their gate. Another similar offering, Grab, is slightly more established, operating at airports across the US and at London’s Heathrow. The

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What do guests want from a modern city hotel?

Image credit: Shutterstock If you flip through your grandparents’ old photo albums, you’ll notice that their vacation pictures look very different to yours. While they may have captured the moment they sat down for a themed dinner in a hotel restaurant, your snapshots are more likely to show off your best food truck finds. It’s just one of the many ways that travel and tourism have changed in recent decades. To keep up with those modern trends and preferences, hotels must identify new ways to keep guests checking in year after year. “What guests want during their hotel stay is

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How hotels are turning day-trippers into overnighters

Image credit: Shutterstock Many travelers in the U.S. never set foot in a hotel during a business or leisure trip – even when it’s several hours away from home. It’s not just because of growing competition from home sharing platforms like Airbnb and VBRO. Whether they’re driving or even flying to a nearby locale for a cultural event or for a business meeting, people often prefer to head in and out of their destination in one day rather than stay overnight. It’s a familiar phenomenon to tourism professionals. In recent years, there were 12 million day trips to Denver, Colorado;

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