Archive: July, 2011

Travel Matters: New York hotel offers wedding deal for gay couples

Travel Matters: New York hotel offers wedding deal for gay couples News from Austin American-Statesman: ANDERS MEANDERS Fashion, food at Houston’s west ave West Ave, Houston’s retail-food-condo development at Westheimer Road and Kirby Drive, finally has enough going on to justify a visit from an out-of-towner. Let’s start with the new 35,000-square-foot Tootsies. Tootsies is [...]

ITC keeping cards close to chest on EIH, Leela

ITC keeping cards close to chest on EIH, Leela News from Daily News & Analysis: It’s not just EIH or Hotel Leela Venture, ITC’s other competitors, too, should now be scared of the diversified conglomerate picking up stakes in them. ITC has significant equity investments in these two hotel companies, and the company may invest [...]

Google’s ‘Hotel Finder’ Preps for Travel Push

Google’s ‘Hotel Finder’ Preps for Travel Push News from PC Magazine: July 29, 2011 04:52pm EST Google has launched “Hotel Finder,” what the company is calling an “experiment” in finding the perfect hotel. Users can enter a location, a check-in (and check-out) date, as well as specify the hotel by price and hotel class and [...]

Time to Check Out of Expedia?

Time to Check Out of Expedia? News from Barron’s: Will high-flying Expedia encounter turbulence? We think that’s likely. Expedia’s (ticker: EXPE) second-quarter earnings jumped 23%, beating analyst expectations, helped by a jump in international hotel bookings and higher advertising revenue. The online travel agent’s shares, which struck a 52-week high of $ 32.89 in intraday [...]

Google Steps Further into Travel Search with Hotel Finder

Google Steps Further into Travel Search with Hotel Finder News from Marketing Vox News: With its contentious ITA Software acquisition finally approved by the Department of Justice, Google apparently feels it is able to make further inroads into one of the most popular vertical search markets: travel. It has launched Hotel Finder, a new experimental [...]

Wyndham 2Q profit rises, boosts full-year outlooks

Wyndham 2Q profit rises, boosts full-year outlooks News from msnbc.com: updated 7/27/2011 12:14:48 PM ET 2011-07-27T16:14:48 PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Wyndham Worldwide Corp. said Wednesday that its profit rose 20 percent in the second quarter as the hotel company saw leisure travel continue to gain momentum. While lodging companies struggled during the recession because consumers were pulling [...]

Omni Hotels & Resorts Gives Iconic Omni Sensational Kids Program a Child-Like …

Omni Hotels & Resorts Gives Iconic Omni Sensational Kids Program a Child-Like … News from Sacramento Bee: IRVING, Texas, July 27, 2011 – /PRNewswire/ — The Omni Sensational Kids program, a favorite among the luxury hotel brand’s youngest guests, has completed a kid-friendly “renovation” with new welcome bags, creative content and sweet treats. The award-winning [...]

Charleston, No. 2 in Travel and Leisure list, urging visitors to come 2 the …

Charleston, No. 2 in Travel and Leisure list, urging visitors to come 2 the … News from Washington Post: CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston is No. 2 and wants people to come 2 visit. Charleston was ranked No. 2 last month in Travel and Leisure magazine’s list of the top cities in the United States and [...]

Poetic tourists, travel site Hotel Haiku, verses and photos

Poetic tourists, travel site Hotel Haiku, verses and photos News from New York Daily News: Hotel Haiku is a fiercely unique travel website. Frequent travelers are familiar with sites such as TripAdvisor, which feature user-generated reviews of hotels around the world. These thorough review sites take some of the risk out of travel. On TripAdvisor’s [...]

Study shows US travelers are pressed for time, eager to relax

Study shows US travelers are pressed for time, eager to relax News from Chicago Tribune:The latest snapshot of U.S. travelers reveals them to be a stressed-out bunch who remain sensitive to price and continue to suffer from a syndrome known as “time poverty.” That could prove to be a challenge for Central Florida’s tourism industry, [...]

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