Red Roof’s Direct Booking Strategy and 18 Other Digital Trends This Week

The Red Collection’s St. Clair Hotel in downtown Chicago. Red Roof is getting aggressive about wanting travelers to book direct. Red Roof Skift Take: This week in digital news, Red Roof launched a new best-rate guarantee program that provides a strong incentive to anyone who finds a cheaper room rate through a third-party site, and … [Read more…]

Alipay Expands to Cater to Chinese Tourists in Europe

Anthony Kwan / Bloomberg Skift Take: Travel brands and destinations take note: Offering digital mobile payment methods is an effective way to appeal to Chinese outbound travelers, who are adopting apps like Alipay and WePay in ever growing numbers. — Faye Chiu Read the Complete Story On Skift

Where To Stay In Playa Del Carmen: Best Neighborhoods & Hotels

The Best Places to Stay in Playa del Carmen Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Plan your Mexico trip with my advice for the best places to stay in Playa del Carmen (hotels, budget hostels, and resorts) for each unique neighborhood around the city! Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, the Mexican city of Playa Del Carmen was … [Read more…]