Archive: April, 2012

Bargain Summer Destinations

Bargain Summer DestinationsNews from CBS News: Memorial Day is just a few weeks away, but procrastinators still have time to grab a cheap summer vacation. Some popular spots still have lots of availability and big sales. Kelli Grant, Senior Consumer Reporter for SmartMoney.com, gives you five suggestions to consider. Orlando typically has good summer deals, [...]

What the hotel rankings really mean

What the hotel rankings really meanNews from The Seattle Times: Ever wonder why the same hotel gets four stars from one website and three stars from another? What’s the difference between a bed-and-breakfast and an inn? What exactly is a boutique hotel, and what do you get when you stay at a resort? Here’s a [...]

Hotel hiring rebounds as fed says US tourism recovering

Hotel hiring rebounds as fed says US tourism recoveringNews from Chicago Daily Herald: Jobless Americans are using increased tourism as a pathway back to employment, finding jobs at hotels and motels as those facilities step up hiring to meet growing demand. “With more people on the road, we’ll need more people working in hotels,” said [...]

Travel Q&A: What’s required in disabled-access hotel rooms?

Travel Q&A: What’s required in disabled-access hotel rooms?News from San Jose Mercury News: Q I’m a disabled traveler who always reserves an accessible room. Two times recently I’ve been put in so-called accessible rooms that didn’t have grab bars. One hotel told me none of the toilets had grab bars. Another clerk said there was [...]

Secret Service puts limits on alcohol, hotel guests for trips abroad

Secret Service puts limits on alcohol, hotel guests for trips abroadNews from msnbc.com: The agency specified that agents who are off duty may not drink alcohol within 10 hours of being on protective detail and are prohibited from visiting non-reputable establishments. NBC’s Kristen Welker reports. By Reuters Heavy drinking and bringing foreign nationals back to [...]

A primer on hotel categories and star ratings

A primer on hotel categories and star ratingsNews from Atlanta Journal Constitution: Print E-mail By BETH J. HARPAZ The Associated Press NEW YORK — Ever wonder why the same hotel gets four stars from one website and three stars from another? What’s the difference between a bed-and-breakfast and an inn? What exactly is a boutique [...]

Choice Hotels profit up on stronger leisure travel

Choice Hotels profit up on stronger leisure travelNews from Reuters: April 26 | Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:14pm EDT April 26 (Reuters) – Choice Hotels International posted higher-than-expected quarterly profit as average daily rates and occupancy rose at its brands, which cater mainly to mid-tier and economy market segments. The company, which franchises hotels under [...]

Florida online hotel tax ruling will be appealed

Florida online hotel tax ruling will be appealedNews from BusinessWeek: By BILL KACZOR order a reprint digg this save to del.icio.us continues on BusinessWeek … Read the full article . Related News: Hotel hiring rebounds as tourism recoversNews from The News Journal: Enter your email and we will send you a link to reset your [...]

Lawyer says 17 Florida counties will appeal hotel tax ruling won by online …

Lawyer says 17 Florida counties will appeal hotel tax ruling won by online …News from Washington Post: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A judge’s ruling that online travel companies should be taxed only on what they pay for hotel rooms rather than the higher price they charge customers will be appealed, a lawyer for 17 Florida counties [...]

Hotel stays rise in Abu Dhabi

Hotel stays rise in Abu DhabiNews from gulfnews.com: Abu Dhabi The number of guests who stayed in the emirate’s 130 hotels and hotel apartments in the first quarter of this year increased by 17 per cent compared with the same period last year, the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority reported Monday. Guest nights rose [...]

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