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Airbnb Hosts Asked by Police in North Carolina to Register Properties to Prevent Unruly Parties

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Airbnb Hosts Asked by Police in North Carolina to Register Properties to Prevent Unruly Parties Despite its own efforts to verify its hosts, police are asking for extra measures to ensure everyone is safe. Skift

Skift Take: Airbnb is taking measures to verify its listings as a safety measure, but it looks like police want more, like this request for hosts to register in North Carolina. Good idea. — Tom Lowry Read the Complete Story On Skift http://travel.atspace.co.uk/airbnb-hosts-asked-by-police-in-north-carolina-to-register-properties-to-prevent-unruly-parties/

Frontify Raises $22 Million for Digital Brand Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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Frontify Raises $22 Million for Digital Brand Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week Frontify Founder and CEO Roger Dudler launched the brand management platform in 2013. The startup, based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, has now raised fresh funding.

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Skift Take: Frontify helps companies like Lufthansa keep their brand assets in order, while Upgrade Pack offers a subscription service for access to exclusive discounts on flight and hotel upgrades, plus other interesting startup ideas in this week's funding roundup. — Sean O'Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift http://travel.atspace.co.uk/frontify-raises-22-million-for-digital-brand-management-travel-startup-funding-this-week/

New Mexico winter road trip ideas

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New Mexico winter road trip ideas Winter road trips just don’t have the same allure. This probably has something to do with the abundance of road chain advisories and potential for black ice. But it’s probably also because the days are shorter, the nights are colder, and half the country is closed for the season.
That said, some parts of the country are best viewed from the road this time of year. Case in point: New Mexico, a land that’s especially enchanting under clear, cold skies with a light dusting of snow. Its desert-scapes can be experienced under pleasant temperatures, and summer crowds at the national parks and alien attractions are minimal. So follow along on this journey from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, White Sands, and all the oddities in between as we show you why New Mexico is the best spot for a winter road trip.
Experience the wide-open majesty of Albuquerque
Photo: Elise Linscott/Shutterstock
The easiest and most abundant flights will be into Albuquerque, so it’s the log…

Orient Express ‘The Party’ train

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Orient Express ‘The Party’ train While you probably won’t be solving a murder — fictional or otherwise — you can still ride the famed Orient-Express across Europe in style this March. Belmond, the company behind the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, is launching a new high-end train travel experience called “The Party.” The rail company will offer a two-night experience on March 27-29, 2020, which will transport guests a century back in time.
The experience begins at a speakeasy party at Belmond’s Hotel Cipriani in Venice. You may not want to get too drunk, however, as you’ll be departing the next morning for London aboard the Orient-Express train. You’ll pass through the Italian countryside, Austria, Switzerland, and France, and we have a hunch you probably won’t mind the long journey. Each of the train’s 17 carriages are from the 1920s and will be outfitted in period furnishings. Guests will be entertained by performances while onboard and will be encouraged to dress up in 1920s costu…

Frontify Raises $22 Million for Digital Brand Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Frontify Raises $22 Million for Digital Brand Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week Frontify Founder and CEO Roger Dudler launched the brand management platform in 2013. The startup, based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, has now raised fresh funding.

Frontify

Skift Take: Frontify helps companies like Lufthansa keep their brand assets in order, while Upgrade Pack offers a subscription service for access to exclusive discounts on flight and hotel upgrades, plus other interesting startup ideas in this week's funding roundup. — Sean O'Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift http://travel.atspace.co.uk/frontify-raises-22-million-for-digital-brand-management-travel-startup-funding-this-week/

Best hotels in the world in 2020

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Best hotels in the world in 2020



The 25 most spectacular hotels in the world: 2020

Photo: Castello di Vicarello/Facebook





Figuring out where to stay is hard. By some estimates, there are over 700,000 hotels, motels, hostels, and resorts around the world. Even in the age of TripAdvisor, that’s a hard number to narrow down. Where you stay on a trip can be as important as where you go, especially when you consider that certain properties have become destinations unto themselves. The Matador Network team of writers, editors, videographers, and intrepid storytellers have seen this firsthand at hotels around the world. After traveling far and wide in 2019, the team narrowed their list the best of the best, from remote eco-lodges in South America to opulent castles in Europe. Twenty countries are represented among our favorites, and each accommodation has its own style, perks, and curiosities that make it special. Some are luxurious, others are bare-bones. The one thing they all have in commo…