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Free spending money from Centara

Free spending money from Centara

Centara Hotels & Resorts is offering a program at 15 of its properties throughout Thailand in which guests deposit money with the hotel and the hotel adds a further amount of between 50 and 100 percent of the deposit for the guests to use during their … December 8, 2011
Agoda.com Gold Circle Awards 2011

Agoda.com Gold Circle Awards 2011

SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, a leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced the winning hotels of the agoda.com Gold Circle Awards 2011. Each year, agoda.com recognizes outstanding hotel partners … December 7, 2011
Mövenpick Hotel and Resort Beirut Certified Green Globe

Mövenpick Hotel and Resort Beirut Certified Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced today that following a long-term commitment to sustainable corporate initiatives with regard to the environment, local community, and employees, Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Beirut has been successfully certified … November 28, 2011
Signature expands its hotels and resorts program

Signature expands its hotels and resorts program

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Signature announced today the next phase of expansion of its hotel and resorts program. The 2012 collection will feature over 750 of the world’s best hotels, resorts, lodges, and spas in 450 unique destinations worldwide. “We … November 20, 2011
Abu Dhabi to showcase new hotels and resorts at WTM 2011

Abu Dhabi to showcase new hotels and resorts at WTM 2011

Abu Dhabi will showcase new hotels and resorts opening imminently in the destination at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry. Global brands such as Fairmont and Mandarin Oriental are all expanding … October 5, 2011
Agoda.com partners with channel manager HotelNetSolutions

Agoda.com partners with channel manager HotelNetSolutions

SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a partnership with European channel manager HotelNetSolutions. Germany-based company HotelNetSolutions provides online … September 15, 2011
Hotel companies demonstrate leadership through new initiative

Hotel companies demonstrate leadership through new initiative

The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) are collaborating on a groundbreaking initiative to unite hotel industry efforts to calculate and communicate carbon impact by agreeing on a standardized methodology … August 30, 2011
Bids now open for WYSTC 2012 and 2013

Bids now open for WYSTC 2012 and 2013

The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation invites destinations working in cooperation with hotels, conference centers, and local youth travel serving organizations to bid on hosting the 2012 and the 2013 World Youth & Student … May 6, 2011
Launch of Little Lobster powered by Lobster Experience

Launch of Little Lobster powered by Lobster Experience

It is our pleasure to announce the launch of Little Lobster as well as our Little Lobster website. Little Lobster is a marketing company for exquisite exclusive small hotel jewels and luxury tourism products worldwide and is a subsidiary company of … March 16, 2011
More visitors are getting away to Koh Kood

More visitors are getting away to Koh Kood

Koh Kood is emerging as Thailand’s latest destination for those who want the tropical island lifestyle without the crowds, offering mountains, waterfalls, and perfect white beaches along with minimal development and only a limited number of quality … March 15, 2011
Lobster Experience was the luxury consultant for the annual Lufthansa City Center plenary meeting for the second time

Lobster Experience was the luxury consultant for the annual Lufthansa City Center plenary meeting for the second time

Following last years’ great success in Tenerife, Lobster Experience was invited as the luxury consultant for the annual Lufthansa City Center plenary meeting for the second time, this year in Alicante. As of the end of last year, cooperation partners, … November 23, 2010
HotelTravel.com signs connectivity agreement with EZYield.com

HotelTravel.com signs connectivity agreement with EZYield.com

PHUKET, Thailand – HotelTravel.com and EZYield.com have signed a connectivity agreement that will offer partner hotels the opportunity to update rates and allotments on a near real-time basis and maintain rate parity for their products. The agreement … November 1, 2010
Web Portal of the 21st Century - The new experience and customer oriented web portal  of Lobster Experience

Web Portal of the 21st Century - The new experience and customer oriented web portal of Lobster Experience

Customer orientation is a topic of major relevance for the respectable Sales and Marketing agency Lobster Experience GmbH & Co. KG. To focus on customer wishes even more, the Lobster software engineer and design team developed the third website version, … October 20, 2010
Saudi tourism reports high occupancy rate for hotels and furnished flats for first half of 2010 in Makkah

Saudi tourism reports high occupancy rate for hotels and furnished flats for first half of 2010 in Makkah

A statistical report released recently by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) reveals that the rate of occupancy in hotels in Makkah during the first half of 2010 (from January to June) reached 54.6 percent compared to 52.6 vis-à-vis … October 19, 2010
Pacific Islands Club Saipan hosts 4th annual International Point Break Challenge

Pacific Islands Club Saipan hosts 4th annual International Point Break Challenge

This past weekend, the Pacific Islands Club Saipan hosted the 4th Annual International Point Break Challenge, inviting recent winners from the contest in Seoul at Caribbean Bay in August 2010. Co-sponsoring the event was PTC (Monster, Pepsi, Gatorade), … September 14, 2010
Inbound tourism industry struggles to book hotel rooms during the London Olympics

Inbound tourism industry struggles to book hotel rooms during the London Olympics

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has studied tourism effects in past Olympic cities and has identified several issues associated with previous Olympic Games, which have damaged inbound tourism to the host destination. The market for hotel … September 13, 2010
Unlike Turkey or the Caribbean – PIC Saipan’s all inclusive way

Unlike Turkey or the Caribbean – PIC Saipan’s all inclusive way

One may say there is nothing new about the “all inclusive” resort concept. Most everybody knows how it works: all the fun you can handle and all the food you can eat. Since Club Med established the “all-inclusive” resort in the 1950s, it has become … September 9, 2010
Hotels rethink approach to leisure business in response to corporate cost-cutting

Hotels rethink approach to leisure business in response to corporate cost-cutting

Leisure guests will become increasingly important for hotels in the post-recession years, according to a high-level think tank in London this week. World Travel Market, the premier global event for the travel industry, invited a dozen hotel suppliers … September 6, 2010
Agoda celebrates English summer festivals

Agoda celebrates English summer festivals

SINGAPORE - Agoda, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Pricelince.com, today announces some great summer rates for hotels in London, just in time to catch some of the season’s best festivals. The English summer time is when … August 4, 2010
Agoda says make Mother's Day special this year

Agoda says make Mother's Day special this year

SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia's global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, is offering fantastic hotel rates in some of Thailand's most picturesque destinations, just in time for Thailand's Mother's Day. Different countries recognize … July 7, 2010
Agoda Gold Circle Awards 2010 recognize outstanding hotels

Agoda Gold Circle Awards 2010 recognize outstanding hotels

SINGAPORE – Agoda, Asia's global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, has finalized its list of winners for the Gold Circle Awards 2010. The Gold Circle Awards are a unique Agoda initiative, created to show recognition to properties … June 30, 2010
Super deals: Martinique hotels welcome US travelers with attractive discounts on 4 and 7 night packages

Super deals: Martinique hotels welcome US travelers with attractive discounts on 4 and 7 night packages

DNEW YORK, NY – Hotels and resorts across Martinique are rolling out the red carpet like never before for US travelers this summer by offering attractive discounts on four- and seven-night packages. Double occupancy rates start as low as US$68 per night … June 29, 2010
Agoda serves up ace rates for Wimbledon 2010

Agoda serves up ace rates for Wimbledon 2010

SINGAPORE – Agoda, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, announced competitive London hotel rates just in time for the Championships Wimbledon 2010. Held from June 21 to July 4 this year, Wimbledon is the most prestigious … June 2, 2010
Seychelles tourism recognizes the importance of its home grown hotels

Seychelles tourism recognizes the importance of its home grown hotels

“Tourism Development and the continued progress in the Seychelles tourism industry has not meant that the ‘home grown’ establishments have been sidelined,” said Alain St. Ange, the Seychelles director of tourism marketing. The Seychelles has … May 25, 2010
Gambia gears up to host the Africa Travel Association’s 35th Annual Congress

Gambia gears up to host the Africa Travel Association’s 35th Annual Congress

With a little less than two weeks until the Africa Travel Association’s (ATA) 35th Annual World Congress begins in Gambia, stakeholders across the tourism spectrum in the West African country are gearing up for ATA’s hallmark event. More than 200 … May 6, 2010
Elevating the happiness and love quotients in the hospitality industry

Elevating the happiness and love quotients in the hospitality industry

A unique, energizing, fun, playful, and meaningful workshop will take place at the Regal Hotel in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, on May 4, 2010 by the two hilarious gentlemen who rocked the ITB convention (International Travel convention in Berlin, Germany) … April 28, 2010
Agoda Winter Escapes: Magical Melbourne

Agoda Winter Escapes: Magical Melbourne

SINGAPORE – Agoda, Asia's global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, has a fantastic range of offers for travelers wanting to experience the wonders of Australia’s favorite winter getaway – Melbourne. As temperatures … April 21, 2010
Corinthia Hotels launch bold Meet for Free concept

Corinthia Hotels launch bold Meet for Free concept

Luxury hospitality brand, Corinthia Hotels, has launched a highly unusual “Meet for Free” business package for the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE) market, offering completely free meeting space for groups of ten rooms or more … March 30, 2010
Agoda goes the final furlong for the Dubai World Cup 2010

Agoda goes the final furlong for the Dubai World Cup 2010

Agoda.com, one of Asia's leading hotel booking websites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, is offering a host of special deals for people heading to the world's richest horse racing event, the Dubai World Cup 2010. The event starts on March 27 at … February 17, 2010
Cape tourism sector forms pricing code to address overpricing perceptions around 2010 FIFA World Cup

Cape tourism sector forms pricing code to address overpricing perceptions around 2010 FIFA World Cup

Cape Town’s tourism industry stakeholders are unified in their efforts to combat damaging international perceptions of South Africa as “an expensive destination,” ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. In a bid to translate commitment into action, … February 10, 2010
Debate over room demand for 2010 FIFA World Cup rages on

Debate over room demand for 2010 FIFA World Cup rages on

FIFA’s announcement that it has released 65,000 of its MATCH-booked rooms in the western Cape has caused considerable debate about the actual demand for accommodation during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Cape Town Tourism met a group of tourism stakeholders … February 4, 2010
TourCrafters' new Spain brochure full of good deals

TourCrafters' new Spain brochure full of good deals

TourCrafters, the Italy specialists, made a lengthy trip to Spain last year during which they discovered new itineraries, products, and hotels. Their enthusiasm has resulted in a new special 15-page Spain brochure. The Best of Spain 2010 offers not only … January 8, 2010

Free night promotion at over 188 hotels in Asia/Pacific

Certain credit card holders are being offered exclusive year-end hotel deals and a lucky draw with attractive prizes. Cardholders who book a consecutive three-night stay at any of the 188 participating hotels from now until January 31, 2010 using their … December 21, 2009

Make reservations at 3,000 hotels worldwide directly from an iPhone

As of today, iPhone users have free access to an application that will enable them to reserve a room in 3,000 hotels directly from their iPhone. Developed with a provider of mobile solutions, the easy-to-use application takes advantage of intuitive … December 8, 2009
Food for thought

Food for thought

Hotels in Bahrain will be one of the main features on display at the second annual Food & Hospitality Expo 2010 to be held on January 12-14, 2010 at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIECC). This will be Bahrain’s largest gathering … December 7, 2009
Certification for smoke-free hotels and health promotion hotels in Thailand

Certification for smoke-free hotels and health promotion hotels in Thailand

The Green Leaf Foundation, together with the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, awarded certificates to Thai hotels, which have participated in the Smoke-Free hotels and Health Promotion Hotels campaign. The event was held on December 2, 2009 at the Conference … December 3, 2009
Agoda and Radisson Edwardian partner up

Agoda and Radisson Edwardian partner up

Agoda.com, a leading Asian hotel booking site and a part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a partnership with Radisson Edwardian Hotels, located in three key locations across England. With 13 luxury hotels in London, Heathrow, and Manchester, … December 3, 2009
Agoda partners with Carte Bleue to give members more payment options

Agoda partners with Carte Bleue to give members more payment options

Agoda.com, a leading Asian hotel booking site and a part of Priceline.com, today announced a partnership with Carte Bleue, offering Agoda’s French members an additional method of secure online purchase. Operated by Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB, … November 25, 2009
TourCrafters' Alitalia Supersaver Package includes 4-star hotels and room upgrades

TourCrafters' Alitalia Supersaver Package includes 4-star hotels and room upgrades

TourCrafters, the dependable Italian tour operator, has come up with another terrific Italy deal. Their 5-day/4-night Alitalia Supersaver Package costs US$799 and covers the round-trip flight from New York on Alitalia, fuel surcharge, accommodation in … September 23, 2009
Save up to 33 percent with free nights in Italian hotels

Save up to 33 percent with free nights in Italian hotels

Everyone knows by now that this is a great, money-saving year to visit Europe. But TourCrafters is making it even better with free night offers from their favorite hotels in Italy.In Florence, for example, the new 4-star Palazzo Ognissanti in the heart … August 12, 2009
Summer’s a scorcher, but you don’t have to get burned

Summer’s a scorcher, but you don’t have to get burned

Oaseas Resorts saves your skin (and your wallet) with SPF 99 – Sale Protection Factor*** Special offer extended through August and September! ***Book any Oaseas Resorts property now for US$99 and protect yourself and your wallet from higher rates. Come … August 10, 2009
African Sun welcomes Barack Obama to Holiday Inn Accra Airport

African Sun welcomes Barack Obama to Holiday Inn Accra Airport

14 July 2009, Accra: Pan-African hospitality group, African Sun Limited, is proud to announce that Barack Obama, the president of the United States of America, has chosen to stay at its Holiday Inn, Accra property during his visit to Ghana this past week. … July 14, 2009
Agoda and Villa Fontaine Hotels join forces to offer the best of Japan

Agoda and Villa Fontaine Hotels join forces to offer the best of Japan

Agoda.com, an Asian-based, online hotel reservation service and part of Priceline.com, today announced a distribution agreement with the Hotel Villa Fontaine. The agreement includes properties in 15 prime Japanese locations throughout Tokyo and Osaka, … July 1, 2009
Agoda shines in Shanghai during total solar eclipse

Agoda shines in Shanghai during total solar eclipse

On July 22nd, Shanghai moves to the shadows and becomes one of the best places on the planet to view the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century. To assist travelers in experiencing this amazing natural phenomenon, Agoda.com has secured the best-guaranteed … June 24, 2009
Agoda goes shopping at the Great Singapore Sale

Agoda goes shopping at the Great Singapore Sale

The annual Great Singapore Sale, an island-wide sales event that lasts for the next two months, is back. It just started on May 29 and will continue until July 26, giving tourists plenty of time to plan their ultimate shopping trip. Agoda.com, an online … June 9, 2009
Discounts on TourCrafters' hotels in Italy and Europe

Discounts on TourCrafters' hotels in Italy and Europe

Everyone knows by now that lower prices make this a great year to visit Europe. And certainly there's no better cure for stress than a trip to Italy. So, it's especially good news that TourCrafters' hotels are discounting as much as 25 percent — not … May 28, 2009

Friday is Freeday all summer long at Radisson Hotels & Resorts

Radisson(R) Hotels & Resorts is making summer getaways easy and more affordable with the launch of the Friday is Freeday offer. From May 15 through September 15, 2009, guests will receive a free Friday night stay when staying two or more consecutive nights … May 8, 2009
Agoda and the Oberoi Group sign distribution agreement

Agoda and the Oberoi Group sign distribution agreement

Agoda.com, an online hotel booking service in Asia and a part of Priceline.com, today announced an expansion of its hotel portfolio by partnering with the Oberoi Group, a leading luxury hotel brand based in India. The Oberoi Group’s award-winning luxury … April 30, 2009

Spend less but stay longer at Sheraton Dubai Creek

Welcoming the early incoming summer season, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers is rolling out a new room promotion that encourages guests to spend less but stay more at the 5-star property. The offer is now open for booking until May 31, 2009. For … April 28, 2009

Hilton Hotels announces addition of The Boulders Resort to Waldorf Astoria Collection Brand

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - Hilton Hotels Corporation announced that The Boulders Resort in Carefree, Arizona joined the Waldorf Astoria Collection today as the luxury brand’s second resort in Arizona. This newest addition demonstrates Hilton’s commitment … April 1, 2009

11 Pullman hotels open and 12 more on the way in Asia Pacific

Pullman hotels, designed for today’s business traveler, announced today that the pace of the brands expansion in the region has exceeded forecast with a hotel having opened every five weeks. The Pullman Hotels and Resorts brand was launched in Asia … March 31, 2009

New Jersey hotels offer early booking discounts for summer travel

TRENTON, NJ – Finding affordable summer travel options just got easier, thanks to an early booking program created by the New Jersey Division of Travel & Tourism that provides discounts at the state’s hotels. Visitors making a reservation by Memorial … March 25, 2009

Last-minute Easter offers from Great Hotels of the World

These exclusive last-minute Easter packages are only available when booking through Great Hotels of the World at www.ghotw.com . Bagni di Pisa Natural Spa Resort, Lucca, Italy Set amid the gentle hills of Tuscany and the Mediterranean sea, Bagni … March 25, 2009

Pullman and Korean Air enter into partnership

From April 1, 2009, members of the Korean Air frequent flyer program Sky Pass will earn 500 miles per stay* at Pullman Hotels and Resorts. Sky Pass members staying between April 1 and June 30, 2009 will receive triple mile (1,500 miles) per stay on a … March 25, 2009
Agoda.com cheers Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Agoda.com cheers Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival

BANGKOK, Thailand - It’s time to go blooming crazy as “Hanami,” Japan’s cherry blossom viewing season, draws near. A huge event throughout Japan, the festival celebrates the blooming of cherry trees at around the end of March and generally lasts … March 3, 2009
With www.BanffHotels.travel, the trip of a lifetime is only a click away!

With www.BanffHotels.travel, the trip of a lifetime is only a click away!

Banff Hotels is excited to join the .travel family. John Purcell, founder and owner of Banff Hotels, aims to provide travelers with a one-stop shop for finding hotels and accommodations in Banff Canada. “We are using .travel because it is a perfect … February 24, 2009
Agoda cheers Hong Kong’s WinterFest

Agoda cheers Hong Kong’s WinterFest

BANGKOK, Thailand – Hong Kong holidays are great anytime of the year, but it’s during ‘WinterFest’ that Hong Kong really lights up. Great food, fantastic shopping, amazing sights and sounds, and a moderate climate make this city an ideal destination … November 26, 2008
Agoda and American Express make traveling in Asia even easier

Agoda and American Express make traveling in Asia even easier

BANGKOK, Thailand - Agoda.com, an online travel company specializing in discount hotel bookings in Asia, announced a marketing partnership with American Express Singapore, which offers a special promotion on hotel bookings for American Express cardholders … November 19, 2008
TourCrafters offers 10 percent discount on packages, tours, hotels

TourCrafters offers 10 percent discount on packages, tours, hotels

LIBERTYVILLE, IL — Now that the dollar is gaining against the euro, unlike other tour operators, TourCrafters is offering a 10 percent discount on all packages, hotels, tours, and excursions until October 31, 2009. To get this special discount on TourCrafters' … October 22, 2008
Agoda.com offers Halloween roundup of haunted hotels from around the world

Agoda.com offers Halloween roundup of haunted hotels from around the world

BANGKOK, Thailand - Just in time for Halloween, Agoda.com, the Asian online hotel service that is part of priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN) today released its list of the most-celebrated, haunted hotels around the world. Halloween falls on a Friday this year, … October 20, 2008
Agoda lights up Thailand’s Loy Kratong Festival with hot hotel deals

Agoda lights up Thailand’s Loy Kratong Festival with hot hotel deals

BANGKOK, Thailand – Thailand’s rivers, canals and night-sky will all be glowing during November’s Loy Kratong Festival. This traditional and romantic celebration falls during the week of November 8 – 12 of this year. Agoda.com, an online hotel … October 13, 2008
SCTA gives hotels a one year ultimatum

SCTA gives hotels a one year ultimatum

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) granted hotel owners a one year ultimatum to make the necessary adjustments according to the new hotel classification stipulated in the new hotel executive charter, which became mandatory two days … September 2, 2008
Maritim Hotels goes to China

Maritim Hotels goes to China

In time for the beginning of the 2008 Olympic Games the Maritim Hotel Company will open in Beijing another new Maritim Hotel. Contracts between HMS International Hotel GmbH, an associated partner of Maritim, and the Zhaotai Real Estate Corporation (ZREC) … December 17, 2007

Epoque Hotels Proudly Announces Partnership with Dream Hotel Bangkok

Bangkok’s eclectic hotel—Dream joins Epoque Hotels Miami, FL October 1st, 2007 - Epoque Hotels is proud to announce its partnership with the eclectic hotel Dream in Bangkok, Thailand. This trendy hotel is part of a fashionable, fresh line: Avantgarde … October 1, 2007

New Hotels add 2,000 Rooms to Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

The hotel business in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana is booming. With the completion and grand-opening of the new full-service Hilton Hotel in downtown Shreveport, other hotel properties are hoping to cash in on Shreveport-Bossier City’s economic … July 24, 2007



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