Archive: May, 2014

Hotel, travel associations say they oppose possible tax on rewards programs

Hotel, travel associations say they oppose possible tax on rewards programsNews from Washington Post: Hotel and travel groups last week voiced concern over a proposal from the Internal Revenue Service that could lead to a new tax on loyalty rewards programs for hotels, airlines, rental cars and other services. The groups — Airlines for America, [...]

Hyatt inks deal to run new Abu Dhabi luxury hotel

Hyatt inks deal to run new Abu Dhabi luxury hotelNews from ArabianBusiness.com: (Photo for illustrative purposes only) Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Emirates Pearl for Development & Investment (EPDI) has announced an agreement for the management of a Grand Hyatt hotel in Abu Dhabi, which is expected to open in 2015. Designed by Dennis Lems Architects [...]

Imminent consumer contracts regulations affecting hotel operators and travel … – Lexology (registration)

Imminent consumer contracts regulations affecting hotel operators and travel … – Lexology (registration)News from Imminent consumer contracts regulations affecting hotel operators and travel … – Lexology (registration): Search by keyword Jurisdiction (any) Afghanistan Africa Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua Argentina Armenia Aruba Asia-Pacific Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin [...]

Sorry about the coup, we’ve extended happy hour until midnight: Thai hotel … – Daily Mail

Sorry about the coup, we’ve extended happy hour until midnight: Thai hotel … – Daily MailNews from Sorry about the coup, we’ve extended happy hour until midnight: Thai hotel … – Daily Mail: By Travelmail Reporter Published: 03:25 EST, 23 May 2014 | Updated: 04:49 EST, 23 May 2014 82 shares 14 Viewcomments A hotel [...]

Travel site rates Mason City hotel at the top of Iowa’s list

Travel site rates Mason City hotel at the top of Iowa’s listNews from Radio Iowa: The popular travel website www.TripAdvisor.com is ranking a hotel in Mason City as Iowa’s top spot for an overnight stay. Tracy Knebel is general manager of the Historic Park Inn Hotel, which was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright [...]

Don’t let these charges ruin your vacation

Don’t let these charges ruin your vacationNews from ConsumerReports.org: According to Bjorn Hanson, divisional dean of the New York University Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management, the most prevalent extras include: resort fees, early-departure fees, reservation-cancellation fees, Internet fees, telephone-call surcharges, business-center fees (for example, charges for receiving faxes, and sending [...]

Executive travel: Hotel Arts potentially the best in Barcelona

Executive travel: Hotel Arts potentially the best in BarcelonaNews from The National: Would it be an overstatement to say that Barcelona’s Hotel Arts is the best in the world? Perhaps, but the Ritz-Carlton-run property in Port Olimpic certainly has the potential to be best hotel in the Catalan city thanks to its incomparable service. The [...]

History and haute meet at The Dylan Amsterdam hotel

History and haute meet at The Dylan Amsterdam hotelNews from Boston Globe: Heading to Amsterdam when the hip canal city is awash in psychedelic blooms? The Dylan Amsterdam makes a stylish base. Everyone from the Prince of Orange to Justin Timberlake has bunked in this 17th-century landmark that sits along the Keizersgracht, one of the [...]

Here’s How Stylish Hotel Designer Roman Alonso Likes To Travel

Here’s How Stylish Hotel Designer Roman Alonso Likes To TravelNews from Condé Nast Traveler: The co-founder of design firm Commune—and the force behind the new Ace Downtown Los Angeles—understands the alchemy of an “it” hotel. Here, he shares his essential travel tips (and hangover cures), favorite airlines, and the best hotel amenity he’s ever seen. [...]

NHS expenses: health service chiefs received free travel and hotel stays

NHS expenses: health service chiefs received free travel and hotel staysNews from Telegraph.co.uk: Mr Kelsey’s claims include 130 nights in hotels, costing up to £370 a night, as well as a £20 daily meals allowance, and 39 train journeys from NHS England’s offices to his home in Somerset. The organisation on Tuesday said that when [...]

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