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On Monday, we wrote about digitally empowered travelers, based on last week’s Los Angeles Tourism’s Market Outlook Forum. The forum also touched on Peer Power, one of our 10 Trends for 2013. Given that Los Angeles hotels are at 80 percent capacity on an average night, according to Ernie Wooden Jr., president and CEO of Los […]

Long before their bags are packed and they’re ready to go, 47 percent of travelers are on their smartphones. According to Marco Reginelli, head of travel at Google, nearly half of travel planning starts on a mobile device. Last week at Los Angeles Tourism’s Market Outlook Forum, Reginelli presented new data from Google’s Travel division […]


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