Hotel rates in the USA: A high price to pay for little in the way of customer service or a fair deal?

hotel.info, the free online hotel reservation service with over 210,000 hotels worldwide, has investigated just how satisfied the customers who have used it to book rooms have been with the service provided by the hotel.
On the basis of over one million hotel ratings, www.hotel.info specifically analysed the value-for-money assessments submitted for 3 and 4 star [...]

TripAdvisor Provides Destination Marketing Organizations With Exclusive Tourism Page Sponsorships

TripAdvisor®, the world’s most popular and largest travel community, today announced its new Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) Tourism Sponsorship.  The sponsorship provides an opportunity for DMOs to incorporate highly targeted banner advertising, photos and videos, direct links to the DMO website, DMO brochure link, promotional messaging for deals and announcements, an events calendar, and a [...]

Design Hotels launches Facebook booking engine

Add friends, send messages, look at photos – and now book a hotel. Design Hotels introduces a new hotel search engine to its Facebook page, allowing fans of Design Hotels to check availability and book nights at any of their member properties directly through the fan page.

Visitors to the Facebook fanpage of Design Hotels™ will [...]

Mexico Tourism Board Offers Fams to Cancun

The Mexico Tourism Board, throughwww.magicofmexico.com, is offering fam trips to Cancunthroughout 2010.
The 2010 program will include deluxe lodging, transfers, most meals, excursions and property inspections. Agents will receive “air-aid” of $400 to help lower the trip cost. The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau will hand fam trip participants a $400 check to help offset air travel expenses, regardless [...]

Top Ten Gay-Friendly Hotels in Europe

Do your gay and lesbian clients want to get away for a European vacation? TripAdvisorrecently announced its top ten gay-friendly hotels in Europe.
1. Colson House, Brighton, England
Colson House is a uniquely themed boutique hotel dedicated to the large screen—all hotel rooms are named after movie icons. Bonus: The hotel is located in the heart of Brighton’s vibrant gay [...]

Marriott International announces 4 more hotels in India

Marriott International has announced the signing of four additional hotels for its portfolio in India, bringing the total to 29 properties now under construction or in planning in India. When all are opened by the end of 2013, Marriott International will have 40 hotels under management in the country; today, Marriott manages 11 hotels in [...]

Best Western International awarded “Travel Partner of the Year” by AAA

Best Western International has been honored with the coveted AAA “Travel Partner of the Year” award in addition to two other honors in the hotel category during the organization’s recent 2009 Preferred Partner Awards Ceremony.
This is the second consecutive year that Best Western has won the Partner of the Year award from AAA, the nation’s largest [...]

Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre opens

Renaissance Hotels has added another gem to its global portfolio of more than 140 hotels – the 366-room Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre under a franchise agreement with Interstate Hotels & Resorts. The second Renaissance located in Moscow, this contemporary urban hotel offers the city’s largest single area conference and convention facility. This hotel is the 34th Renaissance [...]

Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts to Open Shangri-la Hotel, Istanbul in 2012

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, has signed an agreement with Tanriverdi Holding Company to manage the Shangri-La Hotel, Istanbul, opening in April 2012. The hotel will be the group’s first in Turkey.
Shangri-La Hotel, Istanbul will be located between the Dolmabahce and the Maritime Museum on the European coast of the [...]

lastminute.com reveals the future of travel

UK’s lastminute.com has partnered with think-tank Future Foundation to understand how the way we travel and spend our free time will be changing in the future.
Trekking the landscape of a brand new country, staying in a technological black hole where your phone will never ring, and pushing the limits of ‘extreme adventures’ further than ever [...]