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The author, pictured at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, has a lot of experience with hostels.

I’ve stayed at close to 100 hostels on 4 continents — here’s the best advice I can give you

Before you book a hostel, make sure you research these 13 things. Not all hostels are created equally.
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky.

Airbnb is going mainstream and letting you book regular hotels

The $31 billion travel company wants to have 1 billion guests a year by 2028.
An illustration of two Bigelow B330 space stations docked together

A new company plans to launch huge, inflatable spacecraft into orbit — and sell reservations to countries and tourists

Robert Bigelow, who made his billions on the Budget Suites hotel chain, plans to launch two inflatable space modules in 2021 and fill them with people.
A mascot of tripadvisor is seen at its stand at the International Tourism Trade Fair (ITB) in Berlin

TripAdvisor soars after reporting stronger-than-expected revenue

TripAdvisor reported stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter-2017 revenue driven by higher sales from mobile transactions.
Time to book that next luxury vacation.

25 of the best luxury hotels around the world right now

U.S. News & World Report released its 2018 rankings for the world's best hotels and luxury resorts, covering the US, Canada, Mexico, and Europe.
A three-star hotel room in Tallinn, Estonia costs 4.3% less than the average Airbnb listing in the city.

7 European cities where it’s cheaper to stay in a hotel than an Airbnb

While it's easy to assume that an Airbnb is always the most cost-efficient type of accommodation when travelling, that's not always the case.
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort.

Disney got rid of ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs at its hotels — and the reason is chilling

Staff at Walt Disney World resorts are required to enter each room at least once per day.
Hotels have come under increased scrutiny for sexual misconduct faced by their workers and guests.

Hotels are giving housekeepers ‘panic buttons’ they can use if they feel threatened by a guest

The panic buttons have been or are set to be introduced on a wide scale in New York City, Seattle, and Chicago.
Donald Trump speaks to reporters before cutting a ribbon at Trump Soho in April 2010.

The craziest moments in the sordid history of Trump SoHo, the five-star hotel and condo building that will lose the Trump name

As part of a new deal, Trump SoHo will no longer bear the Trump name, but the Trump Organization will still get a share of its revenue.