Articles by Amy Widdowson

Gadling Lets You Air Your Hotel Grievances, March Madness Style

Gadling Lets You Air Your Hotel Grievances, March Madness Style March 14, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Our dear friends over at Gadling have been listening – they hear (well, digitally) every time you moan about resort fees, expensive minibars, and the fact that you can’t figure out how to use the darn remote. They feel your pain, which is why they are giving YOU the chance to determine the...

Friday Video Interlude: Mike Barish Makes Contact at Area 51

February 4, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Need a bit of a break from work before the weekend? Fan of road trips and sassy locals? Had a few too many close encounters? Mike Barish, one of the new Cruze-arati for Chevrolet Cruze, just returned from a Nevada roadtrip, where he got up close and personal with alien enthusiasts in Rachel, NV. Check...

NileGuide Welcomes 10Best.com to its Expanding Travel Family

NileGuide Welcomes 10Best.com to its Expanding Travel Family January 31, 2011 | NileGuide Updates | Read More
As you may have heard, we welcomed a new member to our burgeoning NileGuide family last week. With the acquisition of 10Best.com, a site best known for its strengths in restaurant and attraction recommendations, we’ll be supplementing our NileGuide itineraries with new Top Ten travel recommendations...

Travel site NileGuide.com continues rapid growth with acquisition of 10Best.com

January 25, 2011 | Press Releases | Read More
JANUARY 25, 2011, San Francisco CA,- Following its recent acquisition of travel Q & A site Localyte.com, global travel content publisher NileGuide.com today announced the acquisition of travel recommendation site 10Best.com for an undisclosed amount. The 10best.com acquisition from Enveritas Group,...

NileGuide’s Travel Industry Predictions for 2011

NileGuide’s Travel Industry Predictions for 2011 January 3, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
This article initially appeared as part of the larger Tnooz Gen-Y Collective – it’s short and sweet, but we wanted to share. Mobile and E-Readers: Yes, we’ve heard (and said) it before – anyone not actively pursuing mobile opportunities will fall behind. With the iPad/tablets, e-books...

NileGuide Announces New $3.5 Million Funding Round

NileGuide Announces New $3.5 Million Funding Round December 7, 2010 | NileGuide Updates | Read More
We have news: on Friday, we completed an SEC filing for a $3.5 million round. Our current investors – KPG Ventures, Tenaya Capital and Austin Ventures – all participated, along with some new angels. The funding will accelerate our run towards becoming the world’s leading provider of “for-travelers-by-locals”...

tnooz

tnooz December 7, 2010 | In the News | Read More
NileGuide gets $3.5 million in funding — does travel inspiration have a future?

Not-So-Awesome News of the Day: Co-pilot Adjusts Seat, 737 Plane Plummets

Not-So-Awesome News of the Day: Co-pilot Adjusts Seat, 737 Plane Plummets November 30, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
According to CNN, a mere adjustment in the cockpit can cause a terrifying flight: back in May, a pilot adjusted his seat, knocked around some controls, and the plane plummeted 7,000 feet. From CNN: The plane and its 113 passengers were saved when the pilot, who’d gone on a bathroom break, used an...

Announcing the Winner of our Travel Like a Pirate Contest

Announcing the Winner of our Travel Like a Pirate Contest November 4, 2010 | NileGuide Updates | Read More
Excitement at NileGuide headquarters! Earlier this week we drew a name and placed an important call to the winner of our Travel Like a Pirate Contest, providing this lucky person with the trip of a lifetime courtesy of the Hyatt Regency Aruba and JetBlue! And the winner is… SUE LANG of Treasure...

NileGuide 5 with Zane Lamprey

NileGuide 5 with Zane Lamprey October 4, 2010 | Featured, NileGuide 5 | Read More
There have been numerous moments in my time here at NileGuide where I just have to laugh at how cool my job is. Speaking with Zane Lamprey, host of the cult drinking/travel show “Three Sheets” and the upcoming “Drinking Made Easy”, for his NileGuide 5 was one of them. Zane Lamprey...