Since its founding six years ago, Blue Ribbon Bags, a service that tracks lost baggage with the promise of a swift return, has established itself in the industry with both agency and OTA clients. Now the company has begun working with travel insurance providers to incorporate its service into their products. For $5 per person, the company will track a passenger's bags. If lost, the client is asked to submit a report within 24 hours, and the company goes to work.
The solar eclipse that will pass through the United States on Aug. 21 is driving increased interest from travelers. Hotels.com found that a number of states along the path of totality (locations where people will be able to see a total solar eclipse) are experiencing a surge in hotel searches. Nebraska was the highest, with a 325% year-over-year increase in hotel searches. Kansas came in second place with a 200% search increase, followed by Missouri (160%), Idaho (135%) and Kentucky (130%).
Expedia Inc. on Thursday said it will identify and remove tours and attractions where participants interact with wildlife. The company has partnered with animal-protection groups to identify the attractions over the coming months. "Relying on guidance from industry-leading wildlife and animal-protection groups, Expedia will undertake a thorough review over the next few months and will remove activities from its websites and other distribution channels," the company said in a statement.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".