Matt’s Trotamundo – Cross Country Road Trip

We took a break at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. What an incredible view unlike anywhere else in the world

To break the trend of boring, foreign Trotamundos in amazing places like Cambodia, Mexico, South Africa and Thailand (how many beautiful beaches can we have, people?), I decided to keep my Trotamundo “Made in the USA.”  I was partly inspired by some friends’ recent cross-country adventures which had the appealingly grungy, Kerouacian vibe of a [...]


How Online Guest Experience Improves ROI

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In the virtual world, just as in the real world, accessibility matters. How people find and interact with your property’s website can make all the difference. More specifically, your website’s channel management and booking engine can improve guest experience before your customers even set foot in the lobby. First off, your website needs to be [...]


Experience-Seeking Millennials Now Top Travel Spenders

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Who’s living in a material world?  Not Millennials. According to a new MMGY Global study, the 18-to-35-year-olds known for valuing experiences over things are expected to spend incrementally more on travel than any other generation over the next 12 months. Get the full scoop on Tnooz, and to learn about Millennials’ unique travel habits, download [...]


HITEC Conference Preview: The Forward-Thinking Ideas of Keynote Speaker Rachel Botsman

Rachel Botsman

This year’s HITEC Conference features three great keynote speakers. We at buuteeq are especially excited to hear Rachel Botsman’s talk on Tuesday, June 24th. Botsman is a trailblazing writer and thinker on collaborative consumption, a subject that’s near and dear to our business. In her 2010 book, What’s Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption is [...]


CEO Forest Key On buuteeq Joining The Priceline Group

Photo booth collage from June 10th celebration.

Things are about to get a lot more awesome.  On June 10, buuteeq joined forces with The Priceline Group, one of the world’s leading Internet companies and the global leader in online accommodations. This new strategic direction now vaults us into the best possible position for transforming the digital marketing experience for hotels worldwide. The Priceline Group [...]


SEO Tiki-Taka

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The World Cup starts in just a few days and here in the good old U-S-of-A the buzz is palpable. Everyone’s dusting off their trusty vuvuzelas, wondering how it’s already been four years since we last heard the instrument’s sweet, sweet music. What? The vuvuzela’s out? Well then, everyone from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon, [...]


Your Bookers May Be Pantless …

  Or otherwise indisposed. Why?  Because most of the mobile audience is chillaxing at home when they research travel. Fuzzy slippers, rollers, eating marshmallow fluff straight out of the jar … You know how it goes. This is because travel shopping is a “lean-back” activity, says eMarketer. The mobile travel audience overwhelmingly researches and books in [...]