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The shut-in economy


The new world of on-demand everything isn’t about sharing at all. It’s about being served. You’re either pampered, isolated royalty - or you’re a 21st century servant. Or put in other words, you're either behind the door, receiving your dinner in the tower - or you’re like the food delivery guy.

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Can Karin Timpone make Marriott more millennial?


Hotels have always been sources of great stories. No marketer knows that better than Karin Timpone, global marketing officer for Marriott International, who was brought aboard in 2013 to find the best stories inside that realm, package them for social channels and use them to draw a new generation of guests.

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Expedia drops Wotif booking engine


Just months after the Australian and New Zealand competition regulators said the Expedia takeover of Wotif would not result in a reduction of competition, Expedia has dropped the Wotif booking engine and replaced it with its own.

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Marriott launches online travel guide


Marriott Traveler will provide consumers with more meaningful travel destination content and information in a compelling way. It will include destination and travel content that aims to be unexpected, informative, and definitely not the kind that is usually found in tourist guides.

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