Archive: August, 2014

Guest Editorial: Hotels wrongly ramp up extra fees, just like airlines

Guest Editorial: Hotels wrongly ramp up extra fees, just like airlinesNews from Appeal-Democrat: The airlines started it, this business of adding extra fees to travel, for baggage and the like. But hotels, The Associated Press reported this week, are signing on to this gouge-the-customer game. This year, hotels are going to take in over $ [...]

Time Travel: 300-Year-Old Abandoned Village Turned Hotel in Crete

Time Travel: 300-Year-Old Abandoned Village Turned Hotel in CreteNews from Greek Reporter: Aspros Potamos, a 300 hundred year old abandoned settlement in Crete, Greece, has recently being transformed into a hotel, whose amenities (or lack of) will have you traveling back in time. Built from natural local stone and reflecting the color of the earth [...]

Travelers: Beware of hidden hotel fees

Travelers: Beware of hidden hotel feesNews from Today.com: Tips Joy Jernigan TODAY contributor Aug. 26, 2014 at 10:41 AM ET Facebook Share on Facebook Reddit … Read the full article . Related News: Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happyNews from The Seattle Times: Originally published August 26, 2014 at 6:55 AM | Page modified August [...]

Consumer Minute: Surprising hotel fees & a life-saving shirt

Consumer Minute: Surprising hotel fees & a life-saving shirtNews from WVEC.com: by Sandra Parker, 13News Now WVEC.com Posted on August 26, 2014 at 8:24 AM Beware of hidden fees the next time you stay at a hotel.  Just like airlines and car rental companies, some hotels are now adding surcharges to customers’ bills. The industry [...]

Hotel room glut makes Southeast Asian tourist hubs cheaper

Hotel room glut makes Southeast Asian tourist hubs cheaperNews from Times of India: Many holidaymakers are choosing to travel in August and September, avoiding the summer rush and getting discounts of about 20% from peak prices. The author has posted comments on this articleVaruni Khosla, ET Bureau | Aug 23, 2014, 12.33PM IST NEW DELHI: If you [...]

Atlantic County hotel settles Sandy price gouging case

Atlantic County hotel settles Sandy price gouging caseNews from Vineland Daily Journal: The Associated Press 10:23 a.m. EDT August 20, 2014 Econo Lodge (Photo: File photo ) NEWARK – A hotel in Atlantic County has agreed to pay nearly $ 65,000 to settle allegations of price gouging in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Amy Hotels [...]

Kimpton to manage Nashville hotel

Kimpton to manage Nashville hotelNews from Travel Weekly: Buckingham Companies, the developer of a new hotel next to the Vanderbilt University campus in Nashville, has selected Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to run it. The 180-room hotel will be part of a 17-story project tentatively named Buckingham Midtown. Besides the hotel, the development will include a [...]

Consumer Reports warns about scammers targeting hotels

Consumer Reports warns about scammers targeting hotelsNews from WTOP: Many scammers are targeting hotel patrons and trying to get their credit card information. (AP) WASHINGTON — Are you traveling this summer? Keep in mind scammers may try to prey on you during your hotel stay in creative ways, according to Consumer Reports. You might get [...]

Controversial sultan wants to buy NYC’s Plaza Hotel

Controversial sultan wants to buy NYC’s Plaza HotelNews from Today.com: Rise to shine with the best of TODAY! Sign up for our free newsletters. TODAY Daily Buzz Get more news from TODAY, America’s favorite morning show TODAY Food Find delicious recipes, cooking tips and chef interviews TODAY Entertainment Catch the hottest entertainment stories and celebrity [...]

Travel Troubleshooter: Prepaid reservations useless at closed hotel

Travel Troubleshooter: Prepaid reservations useless at closed hotelNews from Sacramento Bee: I’m scheduled to stay at a Ramada Inn next weekend, which I booked through Priceline earlier this year. I called today to confirm my reservation, and I found out that the hotel closed a few weeks ago. Priceline never contacted me about this. When [...]

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