Travel News Report
Apr. 23, 2014

This time, blame exports for rising US gas prices
International Business Times via Investing.com
As U.S. drillers are producing more crude than ever and the nation's refineries export products at levels not seen before, the downside seems to be appearing at the pump in the form of higher prices for Americans set to travel this summer.More

Meetings Mean Business campaign launches mobile app
Successful Meetings
The Meetings Mean Business campaign — relaunched this year to promote the economic benefits of meetings and events — has launched a new industrywide mobile app, it announced.More

Average airfare for travel within the US rose by just $1 last year
The Associated Press via CTV News
The average price of an airline ticket for travel within the U.S. rose by just $1 last year, although prices are still modestly higher than they were five years ago. The U.S. Department of Transportation said that the average domestic airfare rose to $381 in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 0.3 percent increase from a year earlier.More

Hotel marketing apathy: The hidden cost of doing nothing
Hospitality Net
Dave Spector writes, "A dangerous trend is creeping its way into the hallways of hotels and resorts throughout the country. Hotel marketing teams, overburdened with small staffs and growing responsibilities, are resorting to the old, seemingly harmless adage: 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it.' In-house management teams are getting overwhelmed with change, especially the rapidly growing list of hotel tools and trends crowding the market. In addition to becoming weary and lethargic, one popular way to cope has been to avoid the changes all together and remain content to market their properties 'the way we've always done.'"More

5 advanced YouTube SEO tactics to drive more traffic to your videos and website
Search Engine Watch
It's no secret that YouTube is a traffic source with almost limitless potential. There's only one problem: It's a very crowded place. In fact, according to YouTube, there are more than 100 hours of video uploaded to the site every minute. Considering the deluge of content you have to compete with on YouTube, the obvious question is: "How do you get people to watch YOUR video instead of the millions of others?" The answer? Video SEO.More