Archive: April, 2014

Travel: Hotel Xenia offers an oasis of calm

Travel: Hotel Xenia offers an oasis of calmNews from Reading Post: By Beverley Woolford Sometimes it’s the little things that make a good hotel stand out from the crowd, sometimes it’s the big things, and sometimes you’re lucky enough to get both. Hotel Xenia in London’s Knightsbridge is a fantastic place to set up camp [...]

Leisure Travel is Key Driver for Hotel Growth in 2014

Leisure Travel is Key Driver for Hotel Growth in 2014News from Hotel News Resource: The hotel industry saw a healthy start to the year and is continuing to show gains in both demand and average daily rate (ADR), according to data from the April 2014 TravelClick North American Hospitality Review (NAHR). The hotel industry saw [...]

Playing truth or dare with travel

Playing truth or dare with travelNews from USA TODAY: Christopher Elliott, Special for USA TODAY 9:57 a.m. EDT April 28, 2014 Fudging on prices may lead to fudging by some travelers.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) SHARE 17 CONNECT EMAIL … Read the full article . Related News: Why Priceline and Expedia clash over “opaque” hotel offeringsNews from [...]

Travel news round-up: Air Update, Hotel Checkout and the best travel apps

Travel news round-up: Air Update, Hotel Checkout and the best travel appsNews from Mirror.co.uk: Mirror Travel’s Nigel Thompson brings you the latest from the aviation and hospitality industries plus the best travel apps Air Update To fry, to serve… British Airways is now dishing out traditional fish suppers at 35,000ft. Passengers on Heathrow flights to [...]

Are you booked in a hacker-friendly hotel?

Are you booked in a hacker-friendly hotel?News from ConsumerReports.org: If you’re making hotel reservations for spring and summer, take heed of Consumer Reports’ new travelers’ advisory: Be careful at hacker-friendly hotels, which leave the welcome mat out for data thieves by failing to comply with even the most rudimentary data security safeguards. As recently as [...]

Will technology enhance or destroy the corporate’s hotel-travel policy?

Will technology enhance or destroy the corporate’s hotel-travel policy?News from Tnooz: When thinking about hotels, the travel manager is constantly challenged to balance the needs of the company with the needs of the traveler colleague. Corporate travelers, like their leisure counterparts, are increasingly looking beyond the large hotel chains for: a different guest experience combining [...]

ACSI Report: Increased Rates Drive Hotel Satisfaction Down

ACSI Report: Increased Rates Drive Hotel Satisfaction DownNews from Hotel News Resource: Hotels decrease 2.6% to an ACSI score of 75. Less availability and quality of hotel amenities, Internet service and in-room entertainment contribute to the decline. The ability to create a satisfied customer remains elusive for most airlines according to today’s report from the [...]

Travel Top 5: Most desired hotel amenities

Travel Top 5: Most desired hotel amenitiesNews from Canada.com: Not every hotel has a pillow butler or a tanning assistant on staff, but there are certain amenities that travellers have come to expect with their accommodations. Hotels.com recently surveyed 1,000 people to rank 33 different hotel amenities in order to determine which were the most [...]

Hotel operator Jurys Inn to switch consumer and corporate PR to Citizen

Hotel operator Jurys Inn to switch consumer and corporate PR to CitizenNews from PRWeek UK: Avoid being caught out on camera By Amanda Coleman, 15 April 2014 Being caught on camera is a fact of life, so it is vital to ensure that organisations behave in the right way. …………… continues on PRWeek UK … [...]