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OTAs and Metasearch Dominate Google’s Hotel-Related Keywords

Even though hotel brands have gone all in on direct booking campaigns, online travel sites like Booking.com and Hotels.com continue to dominate paid search advertising, according to media research firm Kantar. Between Jan. 1 and Feb. 11, Kantar analyzed over 1,600 lodging-related Google search keywords like "las vegas hotels" and "nyc hotels" across desktop and...
Tags: Travel, Google, Hotels, Advertising, Kantar, Metasearch Dominate Google, Kantar Between Jan


Best budget hotels in Amsterdam for 2020

Looking for the best budget hotels in Amsterdam? We’re about to make your hunt a lot easier. We’ve recently updated our listings of recommended cheap hotels in Amsterdam, and have singled out the following 10 as our best cheap hotels in Amsterdam. It was no easy task — Amsterdam fortunately still has a long list of great, family-run properties in its city center. However, these 10 hotels below all stand out for their unique combination of a great location, low average rates, high user ratings, a...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Budget Hotels, Verdi, Dailycheapo, Magnolia, Sparky, Vondelpark, Dam Square, Cheapo 100, Hotel Advice in Amsterdam, Bicycle Hotel, Pijp, Hotel Verdi Verdi Wanningstraat


Luxury skiing in Switzerland – 5 reasons to visit (and invest in!) Saas Fee

If you have a serious passion for skiing, you may decide the odd holiday is not enough to quell your adrenaline urge.  Investing in any property is a huge emotional and often financial upheaval, however the returns can be tempting and if you’re happy to let your property it can in some cases even pay […] The post Luxury skiing in Switzerland – 5 reasons to visit (and invest in!) Saas Fee appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, Switzerland, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe


$7000 Per Night North Island Resort Now Bookable With (The Wrong Number Of) Marriott Points

In December Marriott changed its terms and conditions to say that category 8 high season pricing of 100,000 points per night is no longer the highest price a hotel can get. It turns out that prospect was all about just a single hotel: the $7000 per night North Island in the Seychelles has now joined Marriott's Luxury Collection. The hotel is now bookable at 365,000 points per night. Continue reading $7000 Per Night North Island Resort Now Bookable With (The Wrong Number Of) Marriott Points...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Marriott, Seychelles, North Island, Marriott Points, Marriott Bonvoy


What Hotel Loyalty Program Is Actually The Best?

Against my own interests, and without concern for angering the people I know at the programs, I'm willing to call out the good, bad and ugly to come up with a conclusion of what's actually best. Continue reading What Hotel Loyalty Program Is Actually The Best?...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Hilton, Marriott, Ihg, Hyatt


The lost village of Masca in Tenerife

Looking for somewhere different to visit whilst you’re on your holiday in Tenerife?  We suggest the lost village of Masca- remote and picturesque.  Located in some stunning scenery in the western part of Tenerife, just north of the resort of Los Gigantes and Puerto de Santiago. You’ll find Masca perched above a deep gorge surrounded […] The post The lost village of Masca in Tenerife appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hotels, Spain, Accommodation, Attractions, Tenerife, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Los Gigantes, Masca


Word of Mouth: Nashville

Tennessee's capital appeals for more than its music, neon signs and cowboy boots Part of the appeal of Tennessee’s capital city lies in its ability to retain its storied history as a lively, talent-rich musical destination while also thriving as a bustling metropolis of cultural institutions, worthy accommodation, excellent dining and more. Nashville has experienced significant growth over the past two decades, but plenty of …
Tags: Travel, Music, Design, Shopping, Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Markets, Tennessee, Cafes, Nashville, Stores, Accomodation, Coffee Shops, Breweries, Dive Bars


Escape to a hotel on an island in the middle of the Thames: Monkey Island estate review

This idyllic island retreat not far from London is rich in history and luxuryWhere is it? The Monkey Island Estate is over a bridge on a little, green private island in the River Thames, near Bray, Berkshire. Two Grade I-listed pavilions form the hotel, originally commissioned as a fishing retreat in 1723 by the third Duke of Marlborough.So what’s the pull? There’s the history: the Duke escaped to his fishing idyll for 20 years before dying in 1758, leading to one of the rumoured reasons for the...
Tags: Travel, London, Hotels, Life and style, Weekend Breaks, Short breaks, Duke, River Thames, United Kingdom Holidays, George III, Monkey Island, Monkey Island Estate, Bray Berkshire Two Grade


South Africa’s top 8 luxury lodges and hotels

From ultra-luxurious safari lodges with spas to treehouses under the stars, South Africa offers some of the continent’s most stunning properties and experiences. Perhaps go wine tasting on a private train, dip in the pool alongside elephants in Kruger National Park or relax at a spa retreat overlooking Table Mountain. Here, we’ve rounded up the ultimate […] The post South Africa’s top 8 luxury lodges and hotels appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, South Africa, Rail Travel, Resorts, Table Mountain, Regions, Speciality Travel, Kruger National Park


Two American Asian Men Denied Hotel Check-in Because They Could Be Chinese, And Coronavirus

Two Hmong men were turned away from the Super 8 hotel in Plymouth, Indiana. Then they tried the nearby Days Inn and were turned away there too. In both cases the front desk employee was afraid they might be Chinese, and therefore a coronavirus risk. They wound up sleeping in their car. Kaopra Lor videotaped the incidents and posted them to Facebook. Continue reading Two American Asian Men Denied Hotel Check-in Because They Could Be Chinese, And Coronavirus...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Super 8, Facebook Continue, King Of The Hill, Days Inn


Singapore: the perfect halal-friendly escape in the heart of the city

Singapore has become a popular holiday destination for many all around the world. Not only is it home to a beautiful culture, friendly faces, and delicious Singaporean cuisines, but it’s also full of luxuries and relaxing getaways perfect for Muslim couples, families, and travellers looking to unwind. Complete with various world-class attractions, halal-friendly hotels, and […] The post Singapore: the perfect halal-friendly escape in the heart of the city appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hotels, Singapore, Accommodation, Regions


How do hotel star ratings work

In case you missed it, there’s a seven-star resort coming to an Austrian treetop near you. No word on if it’s being inspected by the Lil’ Rascals to make sure it has adequate clubhouse space and “No Girls Allowed” signage since to literally everyone in the world’s knowledge no official rating system exists for tree houses. But it makes one wonder: If a treehouse can claim it has seven stars, can any old hotel do it too? The Burj-al-Arab in Dubai famously claimed it was the world’s first and o...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, Hotels, US, Netflix, United States, Dubai, Caa, Michelin, Las Vegas, Tripadvisor, AAA, Caribbean, Burj Al Arab, Forbes


How to Outsmart Your Hotel Room TV and Use Its HDMI Ports for Anything You Want

Hotels can be stingy about what guests are allowed to do with their TVs. For example, if you try to plug your own device into your room’s TV to watch your own content, odds are good that are nothing will happen. Hotel TVs are usually plugged into external boxes that track your hotel room’s TV activity and control what…Read more...
Tags: Travel, TV, Hotels, Vacation, Lifehacks, Hdmi


How much are hotels in Paris? And how can you save?

Have hotel prices in Paris given you sticker shock? How much are hotels in Paris? Is that normal? And is there anything you can do to lower those rates? We’ve been reviewing hotels in Paris for nearly 20 years, and are here to tackle some of the most common questions. We’ll show you what to expect, and how to save big on hotels in Paris. How much are hotels in Paris? The average nightly room rate in 2018 in Paris was 146,30 €, or about $158, according to the most recent report by the Paris tou...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Paris, Paris Hotels, Dailycheapo, Metro, Paris France, Don, Chopin, St Germain, Paris Hotel Advice, Tom Meyers, The Hotel Chopin


Wu Tang Clan Luxury Hotel Scam Foiled By Suburban Fairfield Inn

A group of identity thieves posed as Wu-Tang Clan to scam hotels out of more than $100,000. They also scammed a Rolls Royce. They stiffed The Georgian Terrace Hotel for $45,000 and Hyatt Regency Atlanta for $39,000. But they were no match for a suburban Fairfield Inn. Continue reading Wu Tang Clan Luxury Hotel Scam Foiled By Suburban Fairfield Inn...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Wu Tang, Scam, Fairfield Inn, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Fairfield Inn Continue


Celebrate love in South Africa’s romantic winelands

The Cape Winelands area of South Africa is a wonderful place to visit for an intimate gourmet meal or romantic couple of nights away to celebrate Valentine’s Day, a wedding anniversary, or a special birthday. The mix of beautiful countryside, outstanding food and drink, and warm hospitality make this a firm favourite with both locals […] The post Celebrate love in South Africa’s romantic winelands appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, South Africa, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Cape Winelands


Four Big Changes To World Of Hyatt (Three Don’t Happen Until March 22)

Annual category changes are pushing up prices at 117 Hyatt hotels, and 100 go down. Out of these 217 properties changing category 65 are SLH hotels. Meanwhile Hyatt is adding 48 new SLH hotels to their portfolio, introducing variable pricing for cash and price awards, and implementing new peak and off peak award pricing. All of this goes into effect March 22. Continue reading Four Big Changes To World Of Hyatt (Three Don’t Happen Until March 22)...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Hyatt, SLH, Award Chart, Slh Hotels


The New 7 Wonders of the World and 7 luxury hotels you can stay in to see them

In the ancient world, the Greeks had made a list of seven places any sight-seeing tourists in the Hellenic world should make the effort to see. Since the days of the Greeks and the Romans, the only monument in this list that still stands is the Great Pyramid at Giza. So in 2007, more than […] The post The New 7 Wonders of the World and 7 luxury hotels you can stay in to see them appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Mexico, Hotels, China, India, Accommodation, Attractions, Italy, Middle East, Brazil, Peru, South America, Jordan, North America


Marriott Eliminates Elite Telephone Reservations For Silvers and Golds Without Notice

Add this to the list of changes Marriott has made to the brand new program since launch, that is negative for affected members and that members weren’t notified about. Now when Marriott Bonvoy Silvers and Golds call, it seems, they are no longer elite. Continue reading Marriott Eliminates Elite Telephone Reservations For Silvers and Golds Without Notice...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Marriott, Terms And Conditions, Marriott Bonvoy Silvers


Upscale Hospitality at the Riggs Washington DC Hotel

In the shadow of the Capitol, contemporary luxury accommodation that reference a storied past Situated inside the illustrious, nationally registered Riggs National Bank building, which was built in 1891, the aptly named Riggs Washington DC hotel (open as of last week) nods to the property’s storied foundation without succumbing to kitschiness or architectural constraint. With 121,000 square feet to work with, the Lore Group (known …
Tags: Travel, Design, US Government, Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Architecture, Washington Dc, Drinking, Presidents, Dining, Interior Design, Accomodation, First Ladies, Capitol, Riggs


6 dreamy places to stay in Dominica

D ominica is right in calling itself the Nature Island. They’re trying to tell you this isn’t your standard Caribbean isle, all white sand, palm trees, and margarita-drenched cabanas. Dominica rises granite into the sky, ancient lava gradually losing its reign to the silent crawl of the jungle. Here, beaches hide in crescent coves, rivers wend through cypress tunnels, and one massive lake boils over a geothermal hot spot. In other words, you’ve got a lot to take in. The island is large enough ...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Mick Jagger, Airbnb, Resorts, Caribbean, Where To Stay, All, Lodging, Spas, Hans, Lise, Dominica, Indian River, Roseau, Marigot


Hyatt’s New Promo Offers Double Points And A Big Boost For Hyatt Credit Card Customers

Hyatt has launched its new promotion, double points after your second stay, with an extra bonus for co-brand credit card customers on weekend stays. Registration required. While I don't favor promos that start bonusing after the second stay, double base points from Hyatt is more generous than double base points from Hilton or IHG. Continue reading Hyatt’s New Promo Offers Double Points And A Big Boost For Hyatt Credit Card Customers...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Hilton, Hyatt, Promotion, IHG Continue, Hyatt Credit Card Customers, Double Points


Renewed Rustic Charm Inside The Catskills’ Shandaken Inn

15 uniquely designed rooms within a restored lodge on 12 acres of land As the Catskill Mountains continue to develop as an attraction for hikers, bikers, tubers and skiers, design-forward destinations crop up to accommodate all types of travelers. A highlight among the various outposts, the Shandaken Inn reopened this winter after an extensive renovation and restoration. The bones of the building date back to …
Tags: Travel, Design, Hotels, Accommodation, Interiors, Catskill Mountains, Upstate New York, Inns, The Catskills, Shandaken Inn


Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Is Making Club Upgrades Available Again

In mid-January I reached out to Hyatt after hearing from several folks that they were unable to book rooms at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar and apply club level upgrade certificates. Another game of whack-a-mole, and fortunately this is one where the hotel was actually out of compliance with a rule and the chain was able to do something to fix it. Continue reading Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Is Making Club Upgrades Available Again...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Upgrade, Hyatt, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Club Level


6 recommended spots for your trip to Tokyo

Given that Tokyo is the largest metropolitan area in the world, home to over 36 million people, over 4,000 temples and shrines, and limitless attractions, things to do and see and places to eat, it can feel like an overwhelming place to visit. Don’t skip it, though! A little insider knowledge makes all the difference […] The post 6 recommended spots for your trip to Tokyo appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Hotels, Accommodation, Attractions, Tokyo, Regions, Going Out


10 of the UK's best hotels and hostels for cyclists and walkers

From hostels with drying rooms to pubs with storage and hotels with a pick-up service, unleash your wild side at one of these secluded yet practical places to stayA new hotel concept that focuses solely on the practicalities of cycling and walking in typical English weather. Inevitably mud is something of a preoccupation. “We will have drying areas, a bicycle station with cleaning area, a dog grooming and bathing station,” says Simon Kershaw, executive director. “And a shower area for guests, to...
Tags: Travel, UK, Hotels, Pubs, Life and style, Cycling Holidays, Top 10s, Short breaks, Hostels, Walking Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Simon Kershaw


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Belgium's beautiful bike route, Australia's guerilla environmental group, Sweden's floating hotel and more from the web Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Returns to Earth Record-setting NASA astronaut Christina Koch has returned to her home planet after an incredible 328 days in orbit—the second-longest single trip into space by an American astronaut. During those 11 months among the stars, Koch took part in the first three all-woman spacewalks, …
Tags: Travel, Art, Apps, Space, Science, Design, News, Sweden, Internet, Australia, Hotels, Environment, Advertising, History, Nasa, Bacteria


10 of the coolest neighbourhoods in Europe

There are must-sees, of course, but to really get under the skin of Europe’s great cities go for our pick of less-touristy districts Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, City Breaks, Top 10s, Cultural Trips, Europe Holidays, Pubs And Clubs


Margaret Thatcher’s ski chalet is perfect for a luxury family ski holiday

Chalet Le Namaste in Courchevel 1850 was the former summer residence of Margret Thatcher but now it is available for luxury exclusive weekly rental as a fully catered ski chalet. Chalet Le Namaste certainly has real Kerb “piste” appeal! It’s ski in ski out access directly to the Bellecotte piste, an easy green run is […] The post Margaret Thatcher’s ski chalet is perfect for a luxury family ski holiday appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Hotels, Accommodation, Margaret Thatcher, Courchevel, Family Travel, Vacation Rentals, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Western Europe, Margret Thatcher, Chalet Le Namaste


5 best boutique hotels in Paris

When visiting Paris, the choices are plentiful for accomodation. Whether you prefer famous 5-star properties, well-known chains or private apartment rentals – there is something for everyone. However, the increasing demand for experiential travel has come with requests from travelers for a more “authentic” experience, which has boosted the proliferation of different and original boutique […] The post 5 best boutique hotels in Paris appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Hotels, Accommodation, Paris, Regions, Western Europe