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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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