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What Happens When You Charge People For Negative Yelp Reviews

What Happens When You Charge People For Negative Yelp Reviews

By Chris Crum August 5, 2014

Historic hotel Union Street Guest House learned a harsh lesson this week, which should serve as a cautionary tale to those worrying about their Yelp reviews a little too much. Reviews on Yelp and other sites are controversial for a …

Las Vegas Hotel Deals : Get Them Now Las Vegas Hotel Deals : Get Them Now

Are you ready for a spring vacation to Vegas? Right now you can get some great deals on Vegas hotels. Saving money on your hotel means you will have more to play with at the casino or spend on attractions …

Groupon Expands 'Getaways' With 20,000 New Hotels Groupon Expands 'Getaways' With 20,000 New Hotels

Groupon announced a major expansion of its Groupon Getaways offering today with the addition of 20 thousand new hotels around the world. Groupon Getaways first launched in 2011 as a partnership with Expedia, but recently launched this expansion in pilot. …

Cristina Fernandez Accused of Funneling Tax Money Cristina Fernandez Accused of Funneling Tax Money

The president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez, has found herself under fire recently due to accusations published in investigative news reports in an Argentine newspaper. The article accuses president Fernandez of funneling taxpayer money into expensive resort hotels owned by an …

Bing Partners With TripAdvisor To Offer Hotel Info Bing Partners With TripAdvisor To Offer Hotel Info
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Before you leave on any trip, it’s probably wise to search for hotels ahead of time. You might even want to book a room while you’re at it. It was already easy enough to do so with the numerous online …

Google Hotel Finder Adds Mobile Booking Google Hotel Finder Adds Mobile Booking
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Google launched Hotel Finder back in 2011, and now, they’ve finally added the ability to book hotels from your mobile device. This seems like a pretty key feature to have in such an offering, but better late than never, right? …

Blink Becomes 'Blink By Groupon' Blink Becomes 'Blink By Groupon'

Groupon announced on Monday that it has acquired Blink a “last-minute” travel app from Europe, which lets users find deals on same-day hotel bookings. “Based in Madrid, Blink works with more than 2,000 hotel partners in eight European countries, and …

John Hammons Dies; Hotel Developer Was 94 John Hammons Dies; Hotel Developer Was 94

Hotel developer and philanthropist John. Q. Hammons has died at the age of 94. According to a statement released by Hammons’ company, he died “peacefully” at his home in Springfield, Missouri on Sunday. Hammons grew up in Fairview, Missouri and …

Hotel Door Locks Are Easy Pickings For Hackers Hotel Door Locks Are Easy Pickings For Hackers
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I can appreciate that hotels now exclusively use key cards to open doors. They can be deactivated if lost and can’t be picked like a traditional lock. Safety is the name of the game here and hotels are the safest …

Internet Use For Hotel Patrons Is Still Expensive Internet Use For Hotel Patrons Is Still Expensive
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A little under a year ago, a report was released discussing how high-end hotels further gouge their customers by charging them an excessive amount to connect to the establishment’s Internet. Surprisingly, this behavior was staunchly defended by people who essentially …

Hotel Guests Want Free Wi-Fi More Than Anything
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Back in the days before the Internet became an integral part of our lives, a hotel was simply a hotel, where not many criteria was involved, other than it having a bed to rest on overnight while traveling a long …

Find Out What Your Friends Have Been Doing Find Out What Your Friends Have Been Doing

TripAdvisor has been teaming up with Facebook to help millions of travelers plan the best trip of their life by featuring recommendations from their FB friends. The decision was based off of a Nielsen research study,”U.S. Advertising Spend and Effectiveness,” …

Wi-Fi Matters! Wi-Fi Matters!

According to a recent survey, free internet Wi-Fi access rated number 1 as the most important factor in choosing a hotel. The participants in the survey included 1,000 US travelers and 600 hotel representatives. Almost 90% of these travelers expect …

Expensive Hotels Suck at Providing Free Internet Expensive Hotels Suck at Providing Free Internet
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If you’re one of the millions of people who have to travel in order to conduct your career, you already know about the weird mix of expensive hotel chains that charge for right to access the Internet via their connection. …

Google Testing Hotel Pricing In Maps
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Google is experimenting with a new feature in Google Maps that allows a small portion of users to view specific prices for selected hotel listings.

By searching for hotels on Google Maps, users will be able to plug-in dates they plan to stay and see prices on selected listings.

Internet Use In Hotels Up 50%

Internet use by both business and leisure guests at hotels increased more than 50 percent in 2009, according to a new report by iBAHN, an Internet service provider for 2,200 hotels globally.

Hotel guests spent 60 percent more time online and downloaded 50 percent more data, based on tracked packet and session length information. This confirms the predictions from an iBAHN- commissioned, 2009 study of business travelers conducted by Ypartnership.

Houston Files Lawsuit Against Online Travel Companies
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The city of Houston has filed a lawsuit against online hotel bookers for keeping money the city claims should go towards its occupancy tax.

"We believe the (online) companies are, essentially, pocketing the money that should go to occupancy tax," Mayor Bill White told the Houston Chronicle. "It’s unfair to those who are paying the price where the full taxes are paid."