• A clip from an animated Airbnb ad showing three people showing up for a hotel pool day to see a slew of kids running around during what is meant to be their vacation.
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    How Airbnb is using its marketing to transcend local rental restrictions

    As New York City tightens the belt on short-term rentals, the disruptor company’s global ad campaign touts its benefits over conventional hotels.

    By Aaron Baar • Sept. 18, 2023
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    Image attribution tooltip enlists Edgar Wright’s cinematic flair to promote new app perk

    Splashy creative helmed by the “Hot Fuzz” director shows off a side-by-side comparison feature that the brand claims is an industry-first.

    By Peter Adams • Aug. 28, 2023
  • The website for the Ritz-Carlton's New York hotel features big text reading "New York" and immersive photography.
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    Ritz-Carlton revamps digital experience to reflect ‘fresh era’ for the brand

    The new website's magazine-style, mobile-friendly format includes editorial content and video components.

    By Michele Laufik • Aug. 15, 2023
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    Sonder launches first hotel collection

    The short-term rental company has created Powered by Sonder, a portfolio of boutique hotels in 13 markets.

    By July 26, 2023
  • One influencer leans in to whisper in another's ear, as both sit on a leather couch.
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    Sonesta chief brand officer on building name recognition in a crowded market

    The hotel company’s marketing team has had to think creatively about how to build awareness for the “80-year-old startup.”

    By July 19, 2023
  • A photo of The Maven, a boutique hotel in Denver.
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    Capital One expands travel perks with curated list of boutique hotels

    The company’s Lifestyle Collection builds upon the success of its first hotel offering and allows hoteliers to reach a wider range of cardholders.

    By June 28, 2023
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    Hersha Hospitality Management creates luxury lifestyle division

    With the debut of the Echelon Luxury & Lifestyle division, HHM joins a list of industry players expanding in the strong-performing category.

    By June 22, 2023
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    How creative agency Cashmere is winning clients like Marriott Bonvoy

    The agency is helping the hotel loyalty program reenergize the "next generation" of customers on social media.

    By Peter Adams • May 31, 2023
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    Choice Hotels’ Sleep Inn brand partners with hiking app AllTrails

    The collaboration provides hotel guests access to nearby trails at a time when travelers increasingly want to connect with nature.

    By April 21, 2023
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    Expedia Group launches ‘shoppable’ platform with inspirational travel content

    The GoUSA streaming hub “bridges the gap in travel marketing between the growing influence of streamed movies and TV on tourism and travel bookings,” according to the company.

    By Michele Laufik • April 20, 2023
  • The Google logo is seen on display at the company's headquarters October 18, 2007 in Mountain View, California.
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    Google’s latest cookie alternative tests show promise — and loads of caveats

    Shifting to interest-based solutions like the Topics API delivered a “relatively small” impact on performance, but the research parameters were limited.

    By Peter Adams • April 18, 2023
  • A mural by Phoebe Cornog at 740 W Randolph Street in Chicago’s West Loop as part of Tripadvisor and the San Diego Tourism Authority's "The Sunny Side of Things" campaign.
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    Tripadvisor pairs AR with street murals to promote San Diego

    The platform partnered with the San Diego Tourism Authority for the effort, which is powered by QR codes and also includes animated GIFs.

    By Aaron Baar • April 7, 2023
  • Skiers in line in the snow in front a Club Med resort
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    Club Med unveils new brand identity and sustainability efforts

    The all-inclusive resort company says it plans to eliminate single-use plastics, improve energy management and support cultural preservation over the next two years.

    By Michele Laufik • April 6, 2023
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    Kraft Heinz goes luxe with immersive hotel integrations

    To promote its premium Heinz 57 brand, the ketchup maker has partnered with upscale hospitality firm Ennismore for in-person and digital experiences. 

    By Sara Karlovitch • Feb. 23, 2023
  • Kaley Cuoco and a cast of characters stand in front of a tropical beach background in a Priceline ad.
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    Priceline hides travel deals in digital ads running around Super Bowl LVII

    Pre-game spots are complemented by interactive videos that access over $5 million in offers as the travel marketer ramps up a new brand platform.

    By Peter Adams • Feb. 9, 2023
  • Business owners can easily register for Business Connect at the self-service website and begin customizing their presence across Apple apps.
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    Apple launches Business Connect, names partners as advertising ambitions intensify

    The new feature allows businesses to customize and more quickly update information across Apple platforms including Maps, Messages, Wallet and Siri. 

    By Aaron Baar • Jan. 19, 2023