The U.S. destinations that make travelers the most satisfied are Las Vegas, Austin, Orlando, New York and - Columbus, Ohio. That's according to JD Power's inaugural assessment of most popular vacation spots in the USA. The study found a direct link between traveler satisfaction and the money spent at the locale: Happy travelers spend $277 more than the average traveler on restaurants, souvenirs and more.
The Kigali Marriott is Marriott International's first property in Sub-Saharan Africa. (Photo: Marriott International) A little more than a week after becoming the largest hotel company in the world, Marriott International is already expanding internationally. The company officially opened its first Marriott Hotel in Rwanda on Tuesday, the first time it has ventured into Sub-Saharan Africa in its 90-year history.
The Cliff House Maine is one of the properties in the Two Roads Hospitality portfolio. Two Roads is the new name of the merged Commune and Destination Hotels companies. (Photo: Two Roads Hospitality) West Elm, the modern furnishings company, is expanding into the hospitality business.
When Genevieve Villamora moved to Washington, D.C., from Chicago in 1994, a night out on the town would involve a trip to Georgetown or Dupont Circle. Washington's then-limited dining scene was concentrated in those neighborhoods. More than two decades later, the city's culinary world has expanded.
No matter who ends up in the White House, Washington, D.C., will throw its biggest party in four years on Jan. 20, and hotels are already gearing up for it. A number of Washington's historic hotels are offering packages for stays in their presidential suites during Inauguration Week, and some have jaw-dropping price tags.
This is a rendering of The Fields, the housing and retail complex that will house the new Virgin Hotel Silicon Valley. (Photo: Courtesy of Coe International) Virgin Hotels, Sir Richard Branson's lifestyle hotel brand, is expanding to the West Coast.
Portland, Maine may be a small town but its food scene is large and growing. This coastal city is attracting young chefs from bigger and more expensive cities like Boston and New York while retaining a loyal crew of native Maine chefs. And they're not just making lobster rolls.
SHIMLA, India - The first sign of trouble is when a monkey tries to snatch a handkerchief from my tour guide's back pocket while we are waiting in line to get into Jakhu Temple, the highest point of this northern Indian town in the foothills of the Himalayas.
ON THE TOY TRAIN FROM SHIMLA TO KALKA, India - Anoop Rawat and his family are on their way home to Delhi from Shimla, the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, when they decide to adopt a stranger from New York City.
Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts officially merged into one company this morning, and the new Marriott has already made its first major decision: to give reciprocal benefits to members of each loyalty program. With its acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Marriott International is now the largest hotel company in the world.
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
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".