6 Takeaways About Airbnb’s Potential Impact on the Hotel Industry – Skift

A new report from STR, a hotel industry research firm, looks at Airbnb-supplied data in 13 global markets from Dec. 1, 2013 to July 31, 2016, to examine the performance of both hotels and Airbnb. STR’s report seems to suggest that Airbnb isn’t quite the threat to traditional hotels that other reports, most notably Morgan […]

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How to Spend Less so You Can Travel More | Travel + Leisure

I’ve been coming across this story in various articles across the internet as many people seem to be intrigued with the idea of something like a “spend nothing” year. But for travel bugs it could very well be the thought of actually saving for that “bucket list” trip we’ve all dreamed of that might encourage us to be willing to do something many consider extreme.

This article helps you figure out a less extreme way of perhaps saving just enough for that dream tip. Give it a peek if you think you could use some guidance on figuring out the easier things to cut back on.

Tip: put some photos or travel brochures of your dream location all around, on the fridge, in the car, on your desk, for inspiration!

One woman saved more than $20,000 in a year by cutting most of her spending. You can do it, too.

Source: How to Spend Less so You Can Travel More | Travel + Leisure

2003 – The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Gallery

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse [ponceinlet.org] is Florida’s tallest lighthouse (second tallest in the country) and is a designated National Historic Landmark. It’s located close to Daytona Beach and Orlando so you should consider adding it to your itinerary when you visit these locations.

My photo gallery includes pictures of the lighthouse, the famous Fresnel Lenses and the grounds which include a wonderful little museum.

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A Roundup of the Oddest Hotel Jobs in the World – Skift

Okay, as someone who has been involved in the world of Hotels & Inns for many years (since I was 19 years old – don’t ask how many years that is – just accept it’s MANY) I can attest to the truth of this article.

If you feel you don’t “fit in” to the normal workforce, take a look at a unique hotel for employment – you may find something that fits your interests perfectly. After all, where else can you be a “Mermaid Instructor” or “Canine Masseuse?” Talk about your dream job…

Sometimes, as a travel editor, I think I’ve seen it all. The jaded journalist in me sneers at the countless “cupid concierges” that pop up around Valentine’s Day, along with desperate-feeling marketing gimmicks that range from the campfire-based S’morrier to an Aura Architect to a Guacamologist. (Yep, those are all real.) Not all of them are […]

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