PR and travel news / Nov. 3-10

Every week or two I will share a post titled “PR and travel news”  – which is intended to be a roundup of recent stories and reports by media and influencers covering travel, hospitality, food and industry trends.

It is not meant to be an exhaustive list of everything being published. These are stories that have caught my attention as I scan and read throughout the week.

Here are some current highlights…

PR & Marketing Communications

Twitter is turning on longer 280-character tweets for everyone – Business Insider

Instagram opens its paid posts tools to more ‘influencers’ – Engadget

Disney ends blackout of LA Times after boycott from media outlets – The Guardian

Hospitality & Food

See more images from Elaia and Olio on Instagram: @elaiaolio

14 fancy restaurants in former gas stations –  Fodor’s Travel

Starbucks opens a standalone chain of high-end Italian bakeries – The Daily Meal

Four Seasons hotel guests can text a request for more towels in 100 different languages – Los Angeles Times

The new GM at The Ritz-Carlton Westchester tells us why service is king – Westchester Magazine

Travel & Tourism


JetBlue is giving out complimentary trips to 3 destinations to those who wish to volunteer – Angelina Travels

A look back at 25 years in an ever-changing industry – LinkedIn article by Perry Cantarutti, CEO at SkyTeam

Living the dream: Dream Hotels creates new hip brand – USA Today

Crystal River’s main attraction is back (Manatees migrate just in time) – Citrus County Chronicle

Visit Fort Lauderdale and Tampa to see a different face of Florida – The Independent




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