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INTERNET TRAVEL MONITOR 08/14/19
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 INDUSTRY NEWS 
NBA Experience Grand Opening Is a Slam Dunk at Walt Disney World Resort
Amid cheering fans and celebrity guests, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveiled the first-of-its-kind destination at Disney Springs, joined onstage by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver as well as current and former NBA and WNBA players. The new attraction captures the authentic NBA experience.

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 FEATURED DESTINATIONS 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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 MARKETING, RESEARCH & TECH 
Ad Spend on Travel in the US Is Growing Faster than Other Verticals

Rising competition and a strong economy are prompting travel companies to increase their ad budgets to capture a larger market share.

Track Select Airport Shuttles in the Marriott App

Marriott is now offering shuttle tracking at 15 of its hotels, with plans to roll out the availability to 200 total by year end.

64% of Business Travelers Secretly Extend Trips for Pleasure

La Quinta® by Wyndham uncovers seasonal bleisure trends with latest survey about travel during the summer season and busy back-to-school months.

DOT Issues Guidance for Flying with Emotional Support Animals

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued clarifying guidance to airlines on how to handle service animals and the growing issue of emotional support animals.

Lessons on Tackling Tech Innovation from Disney

When investing in and rolling out new technologies, companies should have both guest and employee experience in mind, according to Dan Cockerell, former VP of Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

JetBlue Plans to 'Drastically Lower Fares' to Europe

While travelers will have to wait until at least 2021 to fly JetBlue from the U.S. to Europe, the low-cost carrier is already planning to have a dramatic impact on fares.

 
 GROUP EVENTS & ACTIVITIES 

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