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Big Data and the Hotel Stay: The Critical Connection

The industry buzz around "Big Data" is deafening.

'Big Data Analytics ' - its uses, abuses, and place in the playbook of travel technology tools - has filled hundreds of articles and many thousands of words over the course of the past five years.

But there is a huge disconnect between the ethereal language of Big Data, and the actual experience of the hotel guest.

Why tourism is on track to replace mining as Australia’s biggest export

As the resources boom grinds to a halt, there has been a lot of doom and gloom surrounding the impact on Australia's economy. But, while the rapid growth of the resources sector has undoubtedly contributed to the country's economic growth over the last 10 years, there's reason to believe the impact of its decline won't be as devastating as some have predicted.

Amazon Expands Its Travel Site Amazon Destinations To San Francisco, Houston, And Atlanta Metros

Amazon today announced it’s expanding its travel site Amazon Destinations to reach several new markets across the U.S, representing a doubling of its footprint since its launch in April this year. There are now more than double the number of destinations available for booking on the service, which includes hundreds of hotels across 35 cities and 6 larger metro regions, the company notes.

The 8 highest-rated travel apps

Applause, an app analytics company, recently released a study of the top-rated travel smartphone apps.

The company analyzed almost 400,000 app store reviews and then created a quality score, out of 100.  While the average app received 47 points, each of the following ones scored at least 67 points, making them the the top 8 travel apps out there.