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Villa Clarisse In Ile de Ré

My friend Nicolas Zimmerman, who is the marketing and sales director for Heloise’s Choice, a company that represents luxury hotels, resorts, and properties throughout France and Europe, invited me to stay in the Villa Clarisse and Hotel Toiras in Ile de Ré.   I had stayed at the Villa Toiras in 2018, and enjoyed my experience very much, and I was happy to return. I arrived about noon on a Tuesday, two weeks ago, and checked into the hotel. Fortunately, I was given the lovely Madame Sevign...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Hotels, Richard Nahem, Martin de Ré, La Table de Olivia, Nicolas Zimmerman, Heloise 's Choice, Villa Clarisse In Ile de Ré, Villa Clarisse, Villa Toiras, Toiras Villa Clarisse, Yves Rochon

Nearly 75% of hotels are expecting even more layoffs before the end of the year

The Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, Sunday, March 29. Jeff Chiu/AP The US hospitality industry is struggling to weather the coronavirus pandemic. And it's about to see even more layoffs, according to a new report from the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA). A survey of 1,000 hotels conducted in mid-September found that almost 75% of hotels anticipate more layoffs before the end of the year. As it is, most hotels are operating with less than half of their pre-pandemic s...
Tags: Layoffs, Congress, Life, Hotels, US, San Francisco, Trends, Hospitality, Rogers, American Hotel and Lodging Association AHLA, American Hotel and Lodging Association, Arts & Culture, Jeff Chiu, AHLA, Chip Rogers, Francis Drake Hotel

Chancellor warned scrapping tax-free shopping risks 70,000 jobs

Owners of major retail businesses and airports urge Treasury to think againCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUK retailers, hoteliers and airport chiefs have warned the chancellor that scrapping tax-free shopping for international tourists has put 70,000 jobs in jeopardy.Earlier this month the Treasury said that the retail scheme, which enables non-EU visitors to reclaim VAT paid on their purchases, would finish at the end of December. The Treasury says it is making use ...
Tags: Business, Hotels, Eu, UK News, Retail industry, Air transport, Treasury, Coronavirus outbreak

Marriott Tempts Loyalty Members to Get Outdoors

Key Insight: During the pandemic, travelers have opted for drive-to leisure destinations, such as beaches and parks. For travelers who want to pair visits to Yellowstone, Yosemite and Rocky Mountain national parks with indoor plumbing, Marriott announced this morning it's teaming up with the National Park Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Park Service....
Tags: Travel, General, Hotels, Advertising, Marriott, Rocky Mountain, National Park Foundation, Yellowstone Yosemite, Adapting to Crisis

Marriott 50% Bonus On Points Purchases

Marriott is offering a 50% bonus on purchased and gifted points through October 22, 2020. When you buy 2000 or more points they give you an additional 50% on top of what you’ve purchased, and they’re tripling the normal annual purchase limit (from 50,000 to 150,000) during the promotion. Continue reading Marriott 50% Bonus On Points Purchases...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Marriott, Buy Miles

The Coolest Boutique Hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

While many travellers to Malaysia will flock to Penang, Sabah or Malacca, you must spend some time in the countries capital, Kuala Lumpur! A hotel sets the mood for your stay. You want comfort, a fabulous location, and personally, that little je ne sais quoi that turns a good experience into a great one, and a brilliant price always helps! While there are dozens of nice hotels in Kuala Lumpur to choose from why not add a level of chic-ness to your stay by staying in one of the coolest bou...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Hotels, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Marriott, Hotel, Chinatown, Destinations, Colonial, Malacca, Melaka, Penang, Bukit Bintang, Accommodation Review

Free Flights, Hotels, and Vacations by Banking Miles Now

You’re probably not traveling much these days, but you could be banking some free travel later. Without flying or checking in anywhere. The actions you take now, just by adjusting how money flows through your accounts, could lead to free flights, free hotel rooms, and mostly free vacations a year from now. One of the things that separates non-travelers from those who seem to go on vacation several times a year is the savvy ones know how to work the system. While some people spend days trying to...
Tags: Travel, Credit Cards, Hotels, Airlines, Travel Industry, Family Travel, Hotel Deals, Travel Bargains, Vacation Deals, Cheap North America Travel, Free Travel, Free Flights, Free Hotel Rooms, Travel Free, Banking Miles Now

How to check for bed bugs in hotels

Are you planning to check in a hotel room for a vacation? If yes, you need to beware of the bed bugs. Hotels serve as the most favorable platforms for bed bugs and small insects. Even if the temperature is high, bed bugs will comfortably adjust in the bedsheets and cozy pillows. If you don’t know, bed bugs munch on the blood of people and animals when they’re asleep. So when you wake up to fresh wounds in the morning, your body will be exposed to a plethora of diseases. So it is imperative to c...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Bed Bugs, Travel Blog

Tourism Brands Join Forces to Get People Traveling Again

The U.S. Travel Association has a simple message for the country: Let's go there. Anywhere. Literally, anywhere. It doesn't have to be tomorrow, but please, put something on the calendar. Launched this morning, the new campaign titled "Let's Go There" is a collaboration between prominent USTA members including Marriott, Disney, Delta and American Airlines, along...
Tags: Travel, General, Hotels, Advertising, American Airlines, USTA, U S Travel Association, Adapting to Crisis, Marriott Disney Delta

Xigera: A sneak peek at one of Africa’s most anticipated lodges

Victoria can’t help but come alive when she speaks of Xigera: “My whole family love the bush and wilderness and have been going on safari for the last 25 years… it’s been a lifelong dream and vision of my family to have our own lodge under the ethos and DNA of a Red Carnation Hotel […] The post Xigera: A sneak peek at one of Africa’s most anticipated lodges appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, Victoria, Resorts, Botswana, Regions, Xigera

Prefabricated, luxury eco-pod sits high in the Swiss Alps

With sweeping views of the Rhône Valley just south of Lake Geneva, the Zen Suite is the latest addition to the Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel. Designed by Montalba Architects, the minimalist-meets-luxurious pod immerses guests in the Dents-du-Midi mountain range of Switzerland. A creative combination of natural materials and sustainable construction, the hotel’s series of pods is aimed at creating spiritual harmony with the surrounding alpine ecosystem. The architects minimized environmental impact ...
Tags: Design, Hotels, Switzerland, Hotel, Pod, Eco Pod, Prefabricated, Rhone Valley, Lake Geneva, Whitepod Eco Luxury Hotel, Dents du Midi, Wu Xing, Interior Magazine Photography, Delphine Burtin

Why you shouldn't stress about getting the coronavirus from a stay in an Airbnb

A Rhode Island Airbnb. Airbnb Experts say the risk of catching COVID-19 during an Airbnb stay is low if the space properly cleaned.Viral particles can survive for a time on high-touch surfaces like doorknobs, remote controls, and cloth fabric, but the coronavirus does not spread easily from surfaces.Some Airbnb rentals may be safer than a hotel, since guests don't share areas like lobbies or concierge counters.Airbnb has banned parties at all Airbnb listings worldwide. Visit Business Inside...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Hotels, Trends, Best, Graham, Airbnb, Rhode Island, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University Of North Carolina, Istanbul Turkey, Howell, University of Maine, Aylin Woodward, Rachel Graham

Short stay: The Duncombe Arms, Ellastone, Staffordshire, UK

The Duncombe Arms shows just how far The Great British Pub has travelled. Gourmet pub classics have brought a Michelin Bib Gourmand, two AA rosettes and foodies from afar. This is no longer just a place where only locals drop by for a pint and a bite. Ten rooms in Walnut House, every one, with […] The post Short stay: The Duncombe Arms, Ellastone, Staffordshire, UK appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Hotels, Restaurants, Accommodation, United Kingdom, Michelin, Regions, Going Out, Western Europe, Duncombe Arms Ellastone Staffordshire UK, Duncombe Arms, Walnut House

How Hilton Is Marketing Through the Pandemic (Pinterest Has Been Key)

In the travel industry, the customer journey has always been a fickle thing for marketers. There are online travel agencies displaying discounts, thousands of review sites, and a whole Google suite of travel products dedicated to helping travelers get a good deal. As travel demand has plunged during the pandemic, and is just barely beginning...
Tags: Travel, Google, General, Hotels, Advertising, Adapting to Crisis

Short stay: New Hall Hotel and Spa, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, UK

New Hall is the romantic castle, complete with water lilies floating on the moat, where you have always wanted to stay. There are more coats of arms, griffins, stone fireplaces, Norman French mottoes, crenelated towers, timber beams, cupola topped by a weather vane and mullioned-windows than you can shake a jousting lance at. Rumour has […] The post Short stay: New Hall Hotel and Spa, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, UK appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Hotels, Accommodation, United Kingdom, Sutton Coldfield, Regions, Speciality Travel, Spas & Pampering, Western Europe, Rumour, Birmingham UK

Weekly Roundup, Friday 28 August 2020

Has the growth in air travel numbers stalled? See article, below.  Good morningI had a small epiphany on Thursday, when I saw Cologne in Germany announcing it will not have any Christmas markets this year.  I’d been hoping against hope that perhaps there might have been a chance to offer you a Christmas Markets experience this year, the same as most previous years.  But, no.  It is now unavoidably clear this will not be possible, and I’m increasingly realizing that when you said, a few weeks a...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Elon Musk, England, Science, Hotels, Germany, Miscellaneous, US, Newsletter, Cologne, Canada, Current Affairs, Southampton, Virgin Galactic, Delta

How to Minimize Your Virus Risk in a Hotel

Perhaps your safest choice at present is a classic style “external corridor” motel. Note :  This is an excerpt from our complete 200+ page book all about the Covid-19 virus, how to avoid it, live with it, and survive it.  You’ll notice it has footnotes throughout, you can click the footnote links to go down to the footnote at the bottom of the document, and if you click the footnote number in the footnotes section, that will take you back to the original point where you were reading.You might ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Science, Hotels, Current Affairs, American Hotel Lodging Association, Covid 19 - All articles, Covid August 2020

Luxury resort turns magnificent pool into fish farm to make ends meet

The massive swimming pool at the Aveda Resort and Spa in Kumarakom, Kerala, India is busy with guests these days. The resort is still closed due to COVID-19 and the swimmers are actually pearl spot fish, a delicacy in India and the Middle East. From The National: "We have had zero revenue, so in June, we put around 16,000 two-month-old pearl spot fish in the pool," says Aveda's general manager, Jyotish Surendran[…] "We plan to harvest by November and will export to the Middle East," Surendran...
Tags: Post, Business, News, Hotels, India, Fish, Middle East, Aveda, COVID-19, Fish Farms, Aveda Resort, Kumarakom Kerala India, Jyotish Surendran, Middle East Surendran

The prefab Tiny Tetra House in Bali is made of recycled waste

Launched by Stilt Studios, the Tiny Tetra House in Bali is a small, prefabricated home that makes use of recycled waste materials, wood and glass for construction plus an elevated base for minimal site impact. Tiny Tetra House has 688 square feet of space with a diagonally oriented floor plan. It is elevated 40 centimeters off the ground via point foundations in order to help blend the structure into the surroundings. There is a bedroom, en suite bathroom, open kitchen, living room and outdoor ...
Tags: Design, Bali, Hotels, Tetra Pak, Waste, Recycled Materials, Tiny House, Rainwater Collection, Recycled Aluminum, Alexis Dornier, Stilt Studios, Tetra House, Stilt Studios the Tiny Tetra House, Tiny Tetra House, Eco Bali Recycle This, Stilt Studios Images

Travelers Still Don’t Trust Hotel Brands

It took a little less than two months into the pandemic for top hospitality brands including Hilton and Marriott to try and reassure travelers that their rooms were squeaky clean, even amid the health crisis. In April, Marriott announced a council featuring prominent doctors to elevate its own cleanliness standards. A week later, Hilton announced...
Tags: Travel, General, Hotels, Advertising, Hilton, Marriott, Trust Hotel Brands

UK class action style claim filed over Marriott data breach

A class action style suit has been filed in the UK against hotel group Marriott International over a massive data breach that exposed the information of some 500 million guests around the world, including around 30 million residents of the European Union, between July 2014 and September 2018. The representative legal action against Marriott has been filed by UK resident, Martin Bryant, on behalf of millions of hotel guests domiciled in England & Wales who made reservations at hotel brands glo...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Europe, Lawsuit, UK, England, Privacy, Law, Wales, Hotels, Tech, Eu, European Union, United Kingdom, Netherlands

‘Everything Is on the Table’ as Hilton Loses $432 Million in Q2

In what executives hope marks a (small) turning point out of the deepest financial trenches of the pandemic, Hilton has announced that it lost $432 million in the second quarter. The results are "not a shining moment" in the brand's 100-year history, according to president and CEO Christopher Nassetta. "Our second-quarter results reflect the challenges...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Advertising, Hilton, Christopher Nassetta, Adapting to Crisis

Airbnb Bookings Bounce Back, While Hotels Are Still Hurting

After months of cancellations and depleted future bookings, the strain of which led Airbnb to lay off 25% of its workforce, Airbnb saw a sign for hope in July: The platform surpassed 1 million booked nights in a day for the first time since the first week of March. It's an undeniable sign of recovery...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Advertising, Airbnb, Life After Lockdown

The Coolest Boutique Hotels in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

While most travellers to Malaysia will flock to Kuala Lumpur, Penang or Malacca, get away from the crowds and head to Kota Kinabalu! Known affectionately as ‘KK’ by locals, which makes this city so special is that it lies within Malaysian Borneo. You’ll get a mix of traditional Malaysian culture and the big city feels, and it’s the perfect place to relax beachside or embark on a trip into the jungle to meet the critically endangered orangutans! With unique designs, personal guest service,...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hotels, Malaysia, Zara, Sabah, Destinations, Kota Kinabalu, Malacca, Hotel Review, Accommodation Review, Affiliate, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Boutique, Shangri La, Gaya Street

Don't Trust Your Hotel's COVID-19 Cleaning Policy

Hotels are gross. There, I said it. It’s something we often forget about, especially if we’re staying at a place that’s a bit classier than the Schitt’s Creek Motel, but anywhere you sleep where 1) other people have slept and 2) someone else has to clean is invariably going to fail you. That’s just the way it is, and…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Cleaning, Hotels, Vacation, Lifehacks, Road Trip, Creek Motel

Inside Edition report: Trump International Hotel and other NYC hotels aren't changing bedsheets between guests

Pegged on the reopening of many hotels, Inside Edition investigated whether New York City hotels including the Hyatt Place Times Square, the Hampton Inn Times Square Central, and yes, the Trump International Hotel & Tower are consistently changing bed sheets between guests. The answer appears to be (gulp) no. A spokesperson for the Trump International Hotel and Tower responded that "the claims made by Inside Edition are categorically false." Watch the video and decide for yourself. Meanwhile, ...
Tags: Video, News, Hotels, New York City, Trump International Hotel, Trump International Hotel Tower, Pandemic, Hampton Inns, COVID-19

41-Year-Old Arrested for Violating Child After Meeting Her in Online Game

A 41-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of coercing intercourse with a 12-year-old, the news story sure to be weaponized by the usual suspects as it was detailed that the two got to know each other through an online game. Hailing from Saitama, the 41-year-old temp employee was arrested by police in Utsonomiya (a city […]
Tags: Japan, Crime, Children, Hotels, Rape, Anime, Tochigi, Saitama, Online Gaming, Utsonomiya

Delhi to transform 25 luxury hotels into Covid-19 care centres

Fearful hotel workers asked to take on role of hospital support staff as cases in Delhi riseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageStaff at luxury hotels in Delhi are to start welcoming guests not with traditional garlands but with a medical gown. Amid growing concerns that there are not enough hospital beds to cope with the rising number of cases, the Delhi government has become the first in the country to requisition its hotels. Starting this week, 25 establishments will b...
Tags: Hotels, India, World news, Hospitals, Medical Research, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Delhi, Global Health, Coronavirus outbreak

Life after lockdown on Germany's Baltic coast

The mood in the seaside town of Warnemünde is upbeat as tourism begins to recover, but foreign visitors are still thin on the ground despite the opening of Germany’s borders this weekIt’s the middle of June and it feels like a perfect summer day in Warnemünde. The pretty canal-side promenade is thronged with people eating fish and chips out of paper cones and gorging on soft Danish ice-cream (a speciality here). Gaudy tour boats drift breezily along the canal every few minutes, and shops selling...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hotels, Germany, Camping Holidays, Europe Holidays, Germany Holidays, Backpacking Holidays, Rostock, Warnemünde, Ostsee East Sea, Mecklenberg Vorpommern

Not Every Brand Will Survive Covid-19, According to Hotel Executives

The hospitality industry will likely have the effects of the Covid-19 crisis seared into its collective memory for years to come--but, week by week, the troubled sector is beginning to recover. That optimism was the primary takeaway from a panel discussion featuring executive leadership of the world's largest hotel brands. The virtual event, hosted by...
Tags: General, Hotels, Advertising