When the hotel industry is hurting, why are you doing this?

The hotel industry has been struggling for years to compete with Airbnb and other online-only services, and many of its members are feeling the pinch.The industry’s chief executive, Howard Litt, said he is working to keep the hotel market competitive with Airbnb.But he said some of the companies that are competing are getting hurt.“They’re in […]

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How to avoid tropical storms and the risk of heat waves in the Pacific region

By John F. SextonThe Associated PressThe Pacific Northwest, with its large number of islands, large swaths of rainforest, and plentiful rainfall, has been a natural haven for storm and drought conditions in recent years.But the region has also been a hotbed for a spate of major weather events, including a record heat wave in October […]

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2nd straight year of double-digit hotel occupancy increases in Canada

2nd consecutive year of occupancy growth for hotels in Canada.The second consecutive year, which is the first in Canada since 2013, saw hotel occupancy grow by 1.2% in March, according to Statistics Canada.Canada had the fourth-fastest rate of hotel occupancy growth in the world, up from just 3.9% in the second quarter of 2018.The increase […]

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How to book the best travel deals on Virgin Australia

FourFour2’s travel writer David Burtis looks at some of the best deals you can get on Virgin and what you need to know.1.Booking an Aussie hotel online can be very tricky.If you’re travelling alone you’re going to have to find your own hotel and book it for yourself.Virgin Australia recommends booking a room at an […]

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The first hotel with free WiFi

Lake Tahoe hotels are the first in the US to offer free WiFi in hotels.The free WiFi will be available in hotel rooms, restaurants, and entertainment venues.The hotel owners plan to expand the offer to other areas in the region in the next few weeks.This is the first hotel in the country to offer WiFi […]

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‘We’re in for a fight’: The world’s biggest hotel group says it’s ‘shocked’ by Trump threat

Updated September 16, 2019 06:21:29Hoteliers are taking the threat of the US president Donald Trump to the heart of Australia, with the world’s second-biggest hotel group predicting a fight if he becomes the next US president.Key points:The United States’ ambassador to Australia, Samantha Power, has told the ABC that the “threats from Trump are absolutely […]

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What Is a ‘Hotel With Jacuzzi’? Is It A Hotel With a Jacuzzio?

Guest article By now, you’ve probably heard about hotels that let guests stay in suites for extended periods of time, but have you heard of hotels that don’t?You have until now!Hotels that do not have jacobs are usually located at night, and do not offer guests room service, like the luxury hotels that offer extended […]

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Marlo island hotel deals to be sold for $400M

The Marlo Island Hotel, a historic, 18th-century hotel built on the island of Maui, has sold for nearly $400 million to a Chinese hotel operator.The hotel, which sits on a site the government is leasing to a hotel company, has been at the center of a dispute between the island and its government, which wants […]

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