Archive: September, 2012

Five-star junket in Australia for ‘struggling’ TD: First-class travel, top …

Five-star junket in Australia for ‘struggling’ TD: First-class travel, top …News from Daily Mail: By Ken Foxe PUBLISHED: 19:05 EST, 29 September 2012 | UPDATED: 19:05 EST, 29 September 2012 A fine Gael TD who complained that it is a struggle to live on €140,000 a year was taken on a week-long, all-expenses-paid junket to [...]

Global hotel rates for business travel come within 1 percent of 2008 and 2007 …

Global hotel rates for business travel come within 1 percent of 2008 and 2007 …News from eTurboNews: Image via swiss-base.ch Sep 28, 2012 DALLAS, Texas – Average hotel daily rates paid for corporate travel in August were within 1% of those paid pre-recession in August 2007 and 2008 globally, according to data released today by [...]

Hacienda Tres Ríos Receives World Travel Award for Excellence in Tourism

Hacienda Tres Ríos Receives World Travel Award for Excellence in TourismNews from Midland Daily News: The hotel received this award for leading, hands down, in the All Inclusive Resort category in México and Central America. (PRWEB) September 28, 2012 Hacienda Tres Ríos Resort, Spa & Nature Park confirmed its level of quality and prestige in [...]

Managing the last-minute channel: the hotel perspective

Managing the last-minute channel: the hotel perspectiveNews from Tnooz: Hotel revenue managers are dealing with a rapidly shifting landscape, especially when it comes to last-minute bookings via mobile applications like HotelTonight. The ramifications of these bookings are potentially far-reaching, especially in regard to encouraging consumers to book at the last minute to get the best deal [...]

10 amazing free hotel amenities

10 amazing free hotel amenitiesNews from USA TODAY: The Ritz-Carlton A ‘tanning butler’ strolls poolside at Ritz-Carlton South Beach with a range of complimentary sunscreen and a pair of willing hands for those hard-to-reach shoulder areas. Sure, you’ve used the standard hotel amenities that crowd the bathroom counter and dot your guest room’s monogrammed pillows. [...]

Hotels expand in Kenya as business travel surges

Hotels expand in Kenya as business travel surgesNews from Reuters: By Beatrice Gachenge NAIROBI | Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:16am EDT NAIROBI (Reuters) – Some of the world’s biggest hotel brands including Marriott, Hilton and Rezidor are planning to open hotels in Kenya to cash in on a surge in business travellers from China and [...]

Ruling in suit against travel sites is win for DC

Ruling in suit against travel sites is win for DCNews from Businessweek: WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia can collect sales taxes on the rates hotel guests pay for rooms they book through online travel companies, a judge has ruled. The city has been collecting taxes on the wholesale rates that the companies pay [...]

DC wins hotel tax suit against online travel booker Orbitz, others

DC wins hotel tax suit against online travel booker Orbitz, othersNews from Washington Post: A D.C. Superior Court judge has ruled that online travel firms should pay taxes on the full retail price of hotel rooms that they sell to consumers. In a filing released Monday, Judge Craig Iscoe said that the online travel companies, [...]

Room Key(SM) Forges New Partnerships To Double Hotel Inventory Since Site’s …

Room Key(SM) Forges New Partnerships To Double Hotel Inventory Since Site’s …News from Sacramento Bee: DALLAS, Sept. 24, 2012 – /PRNewswire/ – Room Key(SM), the innovative hotel search engine which launched in January of this year, announced today three new hotel partnerships and impressive consumer traffic growth, clearly reflecting consumer interest in the simplified search experience [...]

Hotel websites linking to reviews

Hotel websites linking to reviewsNews from Los Angeles Times: The online review of the Best Western hotel in Eagle Rock started with a critical headline: “Very poor quality, will never stay here again.” What is surprising is that the review was posted on a link found on the hotel’s own website. Best Western International, one [...]

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