Snake Oil for Sale: The True Cost of Inaccurate Hotel Photos

The 19th century was arguably the zenith of con-artistry. A traveling salesman would set up a public demonstration to convince the townspeople that snake oil had miraculous properties, or that certain investment opportunities simply could not fail. Often times there would be a shill or stooge — a planted audience member who lent “objective credibility” to the scheme. Using these and other tactics, the mysterious visitors would fill their pockets and leave town.

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What do the 2017 Oscars Say About the Hotel Business?

We all know the Oscars are a fashion event and a political contest, in addition to being an awards ceremony based on merit. Provocative comments are often made, and newspapers and social media enthusiasts delight in discussing (and criticising) the entire four-hour affair.

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The Rise of the Hotel Chatbot

The only source of knowledge, Einstein famously said, is experience. It would appear that growing numbers of people agree with him. In a world saturated with information and convenience, the value of old-fashioned connectivity has become visible in a new light. “Digital detox” has become a popular travel niche, while the industry as a whole is focusing on experiences rather than ‘places to stay.’ The desire for authentic connection to people and communities has become a major theme in hospitality.

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