All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hotels’

Last-Minute Travel Deals for New Year’s Eve Available

Last-minute travel deals for New Year’s Eve or after-Christmas visits are available for travelers who are willing to do things a bit differently. Consumer Reports offers some tried and true tips for those seeking those last-minute travel deals. Holiday travel deals and last-minute sales for 2016 https://t.co/3QPjeJlFqE — The Guardian (@guardian) December 23, 2015 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday are typically …

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Borgata Babes Can Be Fired for Gaining Weight, Court Rules

In 2005, Atlantic City hotel and casino Borgata issued a controversial policy involving its servers, known as the Borgata Babes. If your appearance changes too much, you’re fired. Borgata’s policy specifically bars any cocktail server from gaining or losing 7% of their body weight – and not losing/regaining it within a few month period. Violation of this rule can result …

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Netflix Makes Hotel Room Deal With Marriott

Netflix has partnered with Marriott International to enable Marriott Hotels guests to subscribe to or sign into Netflix by using the Netflix app on the rooms’ internet-connected TVs. While Netflix has partnered with various pay-TV operators, this is the first time it’s made such a deal with a hotel chain. While many have turned to their mobile devices and laptops …

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Netflix in Hotels? Marriott Tests New TV Service

Vacancy. Indoor Pool. Free … Netflix? The Marriott hotel chain is testing new video offerings in a handful of locations. The new TV service apparently allows guests to stream Netflix, Hulu, and Pandora in their rooms. “We have invited leading technology companies and content providers to work with us to design the next wave in in-room entertainment focusing on on-demand …

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Amazon Reportedly Getting Into Travel

Amazon is reportedly getting into the travel business, because why wouldn’t it? Travel industry news site Skift reports that the company is getting ready to launch its own travel service, which would feature booking at independent hotels and resorts near major cities. It would be called Amazon Travel (fittingly) and feature a “curated selection of hotels within a few hours’ …

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What Happens When You Charge People For Negative Yelp Reviews

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 variety of reasons, but businesses going to extreme lengths to keep negative reviews away are bound to only draw more …

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Union Street Guest House Charges Guests $500 For Negative Yelp Reviews

The Union Street Guest House in Hudson, New York has a strange policy. It charges guests who book weddings $500 for any negative reviews left on websites like Yelp by the wedding parties’ guests. On the hotel’s Events & Weddings page, there’s a section called “Reviews,” which says: Please know that despite the fact that wedding couples love Hudson and …

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Popular Las Vegas Hotel Deals For Spring

If you are planning a trip to Vegas, one of the first things you do is look for a great hotel. Vegas has hundreds of hotels to meet the needs and budgets of everyone. While many people are concerned about the cost of a hotel room ,others want to stay in popular, well-known hotels that offer a lot of amenities …

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All-Inclusive Resorts Making A Comeback

All-inclusive resorts are making a big comeback from the days of simple accommodations, mediocre food, and long buffet lines. Today’s all-inclusive can be anything from an adult-only spa themed resort to a family-centered playland with waterparks and babysitters. And luxury is not hard to find. Back in the 1950s, when all-inclusives had their start with Club Med, the focus of …

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Best Value Hotels: 3 Of The Best

When you travel, you want to get the best deal possible on your hotel. While some hotels advertise themselves as value hotels, they can often be more expensive than others. Other hotels give you what you pay for and although they are affordable, they may be dirty, run down or offer little to no amenities. You don’t have to settle …

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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 and entertainment. If you are planning a trip to Vegas this Spring, take advantage of one of these great Las …

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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. Availability has now come to all of the U.S. and Canada. Groupon Getaaways includes up-to-60% off flash deals for travelers, …

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Cristina Fernandez Accused of Funneling Taxpayer 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 old friend named Lazaro Baez. Lazaro Baez is a former business partner of president Fernandez and her late husband, Nestor …

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Bing Partners With TripAdvisor To Offer Hotel Info, Reviews In Search Results

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 tools at your disposal, but it will even easier for Bing users thanks to a new partnership. Bing announced today …

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Google Hotel Finder Finally Gets Ability To Book Reservations From Your Phone

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? Now, if you go to google.com/hotels on your phone, you can search, filter your results and book your hotel through …

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Groupon Buys Blink, Rebrands It With The ‘Groupon’ Name

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 will strengthen Groupon Getaways to even better serve customers’ travel needs,” a Groupon spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Experiences will span select …

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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 attended Missouri State University before becoming a middle school teacher in 1939. During World War II, Hammons served in the …

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Electronic Locks Aren’t Very Effective Against A Hacker

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 place you can be – or so we thought. Cody Brocious, a software developer at Mozilla, showed off his latest …

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Expensive Internet Charges Still Plague Hotel Patrons

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 said, “it’s fine to pay a premium for Internet access when I’m staying at five-star hotel because I get such …

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Hotel Guests Want Free Wi-Fi More Than Anything

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 distance. Now, with our lives and occupations having to be plugged-in (so to speak) into the Internet all the time, …

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TripAdvisor and Facebook Team Up to Help You Plan the Trip of Your Dreams

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,” which found that recommendations from “personal acquaintances was cited as the most trusted form of advertisement by U.S. Internet consumers …

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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 free Wi-Fi to be available as part of their accomodations. Over 40% report that they have never paid for Wi-Fi …

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Expensive Hotels Suck at Providing Free Internet

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. In fact, according to a study reported on by CNN, if you want cheap and/or free Internet while staying at …

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Google Testing Hotel Pricing In Maps

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.

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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.

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