Archive: January, 2012

Online travel companies to pay nearly $2 million to Palm Beach County in hotel …

Online travel companies to pay nearly $ 2 million to Palm Beach County in hotel …News from Sun-Sentinel: Palm Beach County reached a settlement with online travel companies including Expedia to pay nearly $ 2 million in a dispute over taxes on hotel stays, a top official announced Monday. The county had sued the online [...]

2011 figures show consumer health increasing

2011 figures show consumer health increasingNews from St. Cloud Times: The Times tracks several quarterly figures to give snapshots of the financial health of consumers: new vehicle registrations, foreclosures, food and beverage tax collections, and hotel occupancy. If foreclosures decline, that can be a good sign for homeowners and the housing market. If new vehicle [...]

New website lets hotels bid for your business

New website lets hotels bid for your businessNews from USA TODAY: A new hotel-booking site, BackBid, turns hotel shopping on its head: As a potential guest, you become the pursued rather than the pursuer. The Digital Traveler Taking a lot of the hassle out of online searching and comparing of hotel rates, Montreal-based BackBid lets [...]

Hotels Embracing Guest Reviews

Hotels Embracing Guest ReviewsNews from ABC News: In a sign of how powerful online reviews are to travelers, some of the world’s biggest hotel companies are adding customer reviews of their hotels to their own websites. Starwood launched its own customer reviews in October. Marriott and Four Seasons followed. Now, others are jumping in: •Hilton [...]

Visitors throng ToI travel fair

Visitors throng ToI travel fairNews from Times of India: SHAREANDDISCUSS A two-day travel fair jointly organised by The Times of India and Makemytrip.com began at Hotel India Awadh India here on Saturday. The first day of the event witnessed great footfall, and contended visitors as they found appropriate holiday solutions suiting their needs. Sumit Khanna, [...]

Hotels offer Valentine’s Day escapes

Hotels offer Valentine’s Day escapesNews from Baltimore Sun: Want to escape with your sweetie for Valentine’s Day? Packages abound, both near and far, for married soul mates or those who are single and want to mingle. (Taxes and gratuities are not included unless noted.) Here are just a few. Romantic inns Glen Cove Mansion, Long [...]

HotelTravel.com expanded hotel inventory offers ‘Real Choice’

HotelTravel.com expanded hotel inventory offers ‘Real Choice’News from eTravelBlackboard – Asia Edition: HotelTravel.com doubled its online hotel inventory during 2011, adding tens of thousands of new hotels in fabulous travel destinations worldwide, offering its customers more choice than ever before. The increase was driven by an aggressive sales push that added dozens of strategic travel [...]

Hotel giants embracing guest reviews -

Hotel giants embracing guest reviews -News from good or bad – USA TODAY: In a sign of how powerful online reviews are to travelers, some of the world’s biggest hotel companies are adding customer reviews of their hotels to their own websites. Thinkstock Starwood launched its own customer reviews in October. Marriott and Four Seasons [...]

Luxury St. Regis hotel opens in North Miami Beach

Luxury St. Regis hotel opens in North Miami BeachNews from USA TODAY: In this economy, you don’t see many five-star luxury hotels opening. That’s not stopping the St. Regis Hotels and Resorts, a high-end brand owned by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, from expanding. In 2007, St. Regis had 13 hotels globally. By the end [...]

HEI set to acquire Newark hotel: Business briefs

HEI set to acquire Newark hotel: Business briefsNews from Seattle Post Intelligencer: A Advice Got a problem? Syndicated columnist Carolyn Hax can help with that. About Us Click here to learn more about seattlepi.com. Advertise online How to place a display ad on seattlepi.com or expand your marketing efforts into social media and search. Amanda [...]

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