This Week in Travel – Episode 218

This week Jen Leo, Chris Christensen and I are joined by this week’s guest Johnny Jet.

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This Week’s News:

  • Inbound US flight searches down since Trump travel ban
  • Report: That Hotel Room Thermostat Might Just Be for Show Only
  • Expedia and TripAdvisor Separately Kill 2 Brands That Were Once Sister Companies
  • launches virtual concierge
  • Accor CEO: We Want to Transform the Way Everyone Uses Hotels
  • Juno – A New Way to Ride
  • Mezi – your personal shopping bot, assistant and concierge
  • The blogger jailed for visiting a country that ‘doesn’t exist’
  • Trump proposes including Chinese visitors in social media checks

Picks of the week:

  • Gary – Kindle Fire
  • Chris – AwardHacker
  • Jen – SnapTravel
  • Johnny – Freebird
  • Chris – Un-cruise in the Sea of Cortez