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AAA: Nearly 47 Million Americans Will Set New Independence Day Holiday Travel Record

AAA | June 21, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla., June 21, 2018 -- A record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Independence Day holiday, an increase of more than 5 percent compared with last year and the highest number since AAA started tracking 18 years ago. For the 39.7 million Americans planning a Fourth of July road trip, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, predicts travel times in the most congested cities in the U.S. could be twice as long than the normal trip, with Tuesday being the busiest day. "This Independence Day will be one for the record books, as more Americans take to the nation's roads,...

Ocean Properties to Debut Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida Early Next Year

Opal Sands Resort | September 30, 2015

Luxury beach haven opening in Early 2016 CLEARWATER BEACH, FL – September 2015 – Opal Sands Resort, the newest property under Ocean Properties, Ltd. & Affiliates, is set to open by March 2016 in Clearwater Beach, setting the bar for luxury beachfront accommodations in Florida's #1 Best Beach Town, as named by USA Today. Inspired by the powdery white sands and lively atmosphere, the highly anticipated resort brings upscale accommodations with a contemporary feel to Florida's Gulf Coast. The curvature of the property, designed by Design Duncan Miller Ullmann, gives every room a clear view of the stunning gulf sunsets with ...

Understanding Online Distribution Channels by Juan Duran of HVS

Juan Duran | June 24, 2015

This article covers the importance for hotels to invest in three online distribution channels – the website, Global Distribution Systems, and Online Travel Agents – to retain guests, improve hotel positioning, and gain a competitive advantage. In a period of economic uncertainty, hotel operators cannot seek to control economic conditions, but they can strategically implement marketing to increase sales and hotel profitability regardless of market uncertainty. This article summarizes the trends in three online distribution channels used in the hospitality industry: websites, Global Distribution Systems (GDS), and online travel agents...

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