Archive: February, 2012

Travel booking sites prevail in Tenn. tax suit

Travel booking sites prevail in Tenn. tax suitNews from CBS News: NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Hotel booking websites including Priceline, Travelocity, Expedia and Orbitz have prevailed against more than a hundred Tennessee counties and municipalities in a legal fight over hotel tax collections. A federal judge granted a summary judgment in favor of the online travel [...]

Holiday Inn Parent Mends Travel, Wellness in New Hotel Brand

Holiday Inn Parent Mends Travel, Wellness in New Hotel BrandNews from Fox Business: Sick of trading in Greek yogurt for a chocolate croissant, or treadmills for flat escalators at the airport? Traveling for business often puts kinks in the daily routine, where fast food replaces salads, meetings replace exercise and uncomfortable hotel bedding steals valuable [...]

Luxury Hotels & Social Media: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Luxury Hotels & Social Media: Mandarin Oriental Hotel GroupNews from Business Insider: Christopher Parr is the CEO and Editor of Pursuitist Recent Posts ‘Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs’ at the Musée des Arts… Inside the 2012 Oscars Greenroom Kate Moss for Mango Spring 2012 by Terry Richardson continues on Business Insider … Read the full [...]

Airlines raise fares again, point to higher fuel costs

Airlines raise fares again, point to higher fuel costsNews from Los Angeles Times: For the third time this year, several of the nation’s major airlines raised airfares last week, with United and Continental airlines initiating a $ 4 to $ 10 increase in round-trip ticket prices. Virgin America, Delta Air Lines, US Airways and American [...]

Rise in hotel stays brings additional money to region

Rise in hotel stays brings additional money to regionNews from Middletown Journal: By Justin McClelland, Staff Writer 7:37 PM Friday, February 24, 2012 Rising hotel occupancy rates over the past three years emphasize Americans are still willing to partake in leisure travel, a habit that brings valuable dollars to Warren and Butler counties. Butler, Warren [...]

International hotels use loyalty programmes to lure customers

International hotels use loyalty programmes to lure customersNews from Economic Times: NEW DELHI: Travel aficionados appear to have strong allegiance to their favourite hotel brands, as they claim longer associations with hotel loyalty programmes, than even their marriages or jobs. With high rate of loyalty among globetrotters, international hotel chains are focusing on India and [...]

HotelTravel.com and Swiss Quality Hotels International sign partnership agreement

HotelTravel.com and Swiss Quality Hotels International sign partnership agreementNews from eTravelBlackboard – Asia Edition: HotelTravel.com, a leading global online travel information and hotel reservations website, has signed a partnership agreement with Swiss Quality Hotels International to sell the Zurich-based group’s portfolio of hotels. Swiss Quality Hotels offer a wide range of hotels in some of [...]

HotelTravel.com hits high note for Java Jazz Fest in Jakarta

HotelTravel.com hits high note for Java Jazz Fest in JakartaNews from eTurboNews: Real People | Real Service | Real Choice Feb 23, 2012 PHUKET, Thailand – HotelTravel.com is offering special discounted hotel rates just in time to promote the Java Jazz Fest (from March 2-4), one of the largest and most popular musical festivals of [...]

HotelTravel.com and Swiss Quality Hotels International sign partnership agreement

HotelTravel.com and Swiss Quality Hotels International sign partnership agreementNews from eTurboNews: Real People | Real Service | Real Choice Feb 21, 2012 PHUKET, Thailand – HotelTravel.com, a leading global online travel information and hotel reservations website, has signed a partnership agreement with Swiss Quality Hotels International to sell the Zurich-based group’s portfolio of hotels. Swiss [...]

HawkPartners 2012 Hotel Channel Study: Travelers Rank Hotel Websites and Third …

HawkPartners 2012 Hotel Channel Study: Travelers Rank Hotel Websites and Third …News from Bradenton Herald: CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 21, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ – Today, HawkPartners, LLC released results from its 2012 Hotel Channel Usage Study, based on survey data from over 1,200 business and leisure travelers, which provides insight into how hotel marketing executives can most effectively reach [...]

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