Hipmunk Launches AI Travel Planning Assistant, ‘Hello Hipmunk’

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By: Hipmunk Staff “Hey, it’s Mom. Have you booked your flight for Christmas?” It’s an email we’ve all received in one form or another, one which essentially turns travel planning into a dreaded to-do list. People consistently say, “I still… Continue Reading →

5 Easy Tips for Getting Amazing Sleep on the Road

If you find that your sleep quality decreases while traveling, you’re not alone. A National Sleep Foundation poll found that most adults prefer the comfort and calm of their own bedrooms over a hotel room—even a luxurious one. And don’t even… Continue Reading →

What Happens When a Former Facebooker Transforms the Hotel Experience

Facebook’s sixth hire, Ezra Callahan, has moved on from the world of social media and is focusing on a decidedly different kind of startup: an innovative hotel in Palm Springs, CA. After leaving Facebook in 2010, Callahan has since developed… Continue Reading →

The Weirdest Eco-Friendly Hotel Initiatives Around

As awareness of climate change has spread, more and more hotels have begun adopting initiatives to minimize their eco-footprints. Some hotels have even made environmentalism their core selling point, like these four amazing eco-friendly hotels. Other initiatives are more subtle—think asking… Continue Reading →

7 Airport Hotels You’ll Actually Want to Stay In

Get ready to stay in one of the most historic airport hotels around (after it’s built, that is). The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently approved the construction of a hotel at JFK International Airport that will turn… Continue Reading →

The Best Hotel Gyms for Fitness-Minded Travelers

When choosing a hotel, we don’t always care about the workout facilities. A couple of free weights and a dusty elliptical may seem like no problem when you’re focused on vacation! But thanks to the rapid growth of wellness tourism, the… Continue Reading →

How to Beat Boredom and Anxiety While Traveling Solo

Traveling solo can elicit a mixed bag of emotions: Excitement, happiness, fear, boredom, stress… the whole gamut. Still, traveling alone is well worth it. Don’t let the fear of boredom or anxiety prevent you from reaping these benefits. Instead, follow our… Continue Reading →

What Does “Continental Breakfast” Actually Mean?

Here at Hipmunk, we’ve got breakfast on the mind. Ever since we produced the Free Breakfast Index, which explored what percentage of the world’s hotels offers free breakfast, we’ve been keen to unearth all there is to know about the hotelbreakfast… Continue Reading →

How to Brave the Cold at an Ice Hotel (And the 4 Best to Try This Year)

Throughout history, hotels have continually pushed the bounds of what constitutes an exceptional night’s stay. Modern travelers’ desires for unique, authentic, and Instagram-worthy adventures have driven hotels to market themselves as destinations for unusual trips and immersive experiences. Perhaps no trend… Continue Reading →

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