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Coronavirus fallout: Study says people aren't downloading flight and hotel apps

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Coronavirus fallout: Study says people aren't downloading flight and hotel apps

Coronavirus fallout: Study says people aren't downloading flight and hotel apps As the coronavirus continues to spread, upending the tech industry and causing tremors in the business sector, consumers and companies alike are wary of flying and booking hotel stays.  New data collected by the attribution company AppsFlyer revealed that travel app bookings have declined steadily since news about the respiratory illness began to circulate While the virus is having the greatest impact on tourism in China, where hundreds have died and thousands of others are sickened, the travel fallout is global. Popular hotel and flight apps are sinking in popularity and taking a revenue hit, the information provided to USA TODAY suggests. “We’re...

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Travel Tips: Protecting yourself when booking a hotel

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Travel Tips: Protecting yourself when booking a hotel

Travel Tips: Protecting yourself when booking a hotel Booking directly with hotel is best option DETROIT – When Hans, a Local 4 News editor, traveled to New York recently, he ran into a big issue -- his hotel he had booked wasn’t available when he arrived. Hans had booked his room with travel website Expedia. He received a confirmation email for the room and thought he was all set, but when he got to the hotel, he was told it was full and they didn’t have his reservation. “The top line (of the email) says, something of the effect of ‘no...

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5 Simple Tips for Getting Stellar Hotel Service

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5 Simple Tips for Getting Stellar Hotel Service

5 Simple Tips for Getting Stellar Hotel Service The service at that hotel you just stayed at was so-so. Your friend’s experience at the same property, on the other hand, was spot on. Why the disparity? It may be more than chance. According to Joshua Bush, a hotel industry expert and the chief executive officer of Avenue Two Travel, while good service at a hotel, even a pricey one, isn’t a guarantee, there are a few ways to increase your odds of getting treated well. Set Realistic Expectations Keep in mind that most luxury hotels have an ingrained service culture,...

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