After President Obama announced a relaxation of restrictions on travel to Cuba in December 2014, demand for the Caribbean island was so potent that the biggest fear of many travelers was that by the time they got there the place would be overrun by Americans. The internet bubbled over with stories about the rush to travel to Cuba “before the Americans come.” Well, things sure didn’t turn out that way. Fast forward to the Age of Trump and “too many Americans” in Cuba is not remotely a problem.
Tour operators across the board are reporting strong business, and Harry Dalgaard, president of Avanti Destinations—a specialist in providing independent travel arrangements—is no exception. “Things are very robust,” Dalgaard told TravelPulse. “I’ve been speaking to a lot of travel agents, and everyone is very positive. Everyone had an extremely good year, and everyone is very optimistic about next year.
Steve Born, vice president of marketing for the Globus family of brands, is happy the way the year is turning out, though it one you could call “easy.”It is a year that recalls the Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.” For a global tour operator offering more than 500 tours in 77 countries on six continents, there is never a dull moment. One day it is a major hurricane in Cuba, another day it’s an explosion in London’s underground train system.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".