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Hotels embrace tiny homes

Caravan - The Tiny House Hotel in Portland, Ore., allows guests to try out living in a small self-contained home.

Hotels foresee bright year for travel

Hotels are more optimistic about ­profits this year than last year, helped in part by an increase in the number of Australians planning to spend more on their holidays at home and abroad, says the latest biannual TripAdvisor ­TripBarometer survey.

More Aussies planning to travel: survey

A TripAdvisor survey shows on average, Australians are planning to spend $13,831 on travel for this year.

Beach-Vacation Trading Shows Russia Crisis Aiding Brokers

Yet as Antipov, the head of sales at Moscow-based Veles Capital LLC, settled into the Park Royal hotel with his family last month, his mobile phone kept ringing.

Beach-Vacation Trading Shows Russia Crisis Aiding Brokers

Yet as Antipov, the head of sales at Moscow-based Veles Capital LLC, settled into the Park Royal hotel with his family last month, his mobile phone kept ringing.

Traffic study predicts DOT projects to reduce Abercorn travel time

A traffic analysis shows travel time on the Abercorn Extension/S.R. 204, from U.S. Highway 17 to the Truman Parkway, will be significantly reduced following completion of four Georgia Department of Transportation projects.

Short-term rentals boost Grand Strand economy

Beach houses line the streets of the Grand Strand and are a huge economic benefit. A recent study by the Short Term Rental Advocacy Center (STRAC), confirms the importance of rental homes for the Grand Strand area.  The study shows last year rentals pumped $200.7 million into our economy and supported 2,587 jobs.

Hotels Hook Up to Tiny House Trend

While some hotels trumpet the ample square footage of their guest rooms, others rely on quirky coziness to attract customers.

Princess Cruises Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Nostalgic Sailing to Mexico

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To cap a year of 50th anniversary activities, Princess Cruises, which celebrates the five decade mark in 2015, has created a special Mexico itinerary departing on December 3, 2015 – exactly 50 years to the day that the line's original ship, Princess Patricia, set sail on the company's very first cruise in 1965. Offered on the intimate Pacific ...

Tsogo Sun Extends Its Affiliation with Interval International

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group , today announced the renewal of its long-term affiliation with Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun Resorts, one of the largest vacation ownership programmes in Southern Africa.

Why MGM Resorts International (MGM) Stock Is Up Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- MGM Resorts International  rose Tuesday after the average daily run rate in Macau increased. The rate increased to MOP 1.15 billion, or approximately $144 million, for the week ended April 21. This marked a 15% increase from the prior week. MGM rose 4.52% to $24.96 at 12:49 p.m. Other Macau stocks also rose on Tuesday, as Las Vegas Sands  and Wynn Resorts  each rose more ...

Cash for Clunkers Program for Older Hot Tubs Now Available thru New England Spas

Trade Up Available for Select Models/Years - Replacing Hot Tubs/Spas with the Latest in Technology (PRWeb April 22, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11771440.htm

From Porter: 60% Off Sale for Travel thru September

Save on travel to/from Canadian cities with the current 60% off sale from Porter. Travel is valid through September 3.

3 new L.A. hotels make Conde Nast's Hot List of 33 best in the world

Los Angeles hotels, you're the best. Conde Nast Traveler editors selected three SoCal sites — the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, Palihouse Santa Monica and the Line in Koreatown — for its 2014 Hot List of the 33 best new hotels in the world.

Travel Channel Greenlights 8 Pilots

Travel Channel unveiled eight new shows in development at parent Scripps Networks Interactive’s upfront today in NYC. The greenlit pilots include Breaking Borders (wt), Nigel’s Last Resort (wt) and Watt’s World (wt), which offer a distinct POV of a seasoned explorer with a penchant for discovery. Captivating locations with a focus on the adventure and exploration of subcultures describe Guiding ...

Taos Ski Valley To Launch Family Friendly and Intermediate Mountain Biking Trails

TAOS SKI VALLEY, N.M., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Taos Ski Valley will this summer launch four new mountain biking trails, including a family friendly biking park that offers something for all skill levels. On June 28 Taos Ski Valley will hold a grand opening celebration for Pioneer's Bike Park, a collection of biking trails that will offer the only lift-accessed novice mountain biking in ...

Omni Hotels & Resorts Invites Guests to Pack the Swimwear and “Dive into Summer”

Omni Hotels & Resorts announced today its “Dive Into Summer” package, offering guests an array of summertime fun at Omni properties across North America. Whether soaking up the

Omni Hotels & Resorts Invites Guests to Pack the Swimwear and “Dive into Summer”

Omni Hotels & Resorts announced today its “Dive Into Summer” package, offering guests an array of summertime fun at Omni properties across North America. Whether soaking up the

Homestay One of 10 Innovators to Demonstrate at PhoCusWright's Travel Innovation Summit Europe

Ten travel innovators will take the stage at May's Travel Innovation Summit Europe, hosted in Dublin by PhoCusWright, including Homestay.com. In recognition of its consumer-facing innovative homestay accommodation ...

With skiing done, ORDA wraps up winter

Whiteface Mountain Ski Center shut down its lifts on Easter, and the cross-country ski center at Mount Van Hoevenberg closed the previous Sunday, April 13.

"Rock Your Vacation" Contest Awards a VIP Getaway to Kissimmee, Florida

KISSIMMEE, Fla., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The winner of Experience Kissimmee's Rock Your Vacation contest is Brandy J. from Nashville, TN, who will receive a 6-day, 5-night VIP vacation to the central Florida destination to experience Kissimmee in VIP style. The grand prize includes round-trip airfare for Brandy and up to five guests and accommodations in a 9-bedroom vacation rental home ...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Invites You to Live the Suite Life in New York City with Launch of First Ever ‘Suite Week ...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. launches “Suite Week,” a booking period during which 10 of its New York City area luxury and upscale hotels are offering unique experiential suite packages at 30% off or more for stays through March 31, 2015.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Invites You to Live the Suite Life in New York City with Launch of First Ever ‘Suite Week ...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. launches “Suite Week,” a booking period during which 10 of its New York City area luxury and upscale hotels are offering unique experiential suite packages at 30% off or more for stays through March 31, 2015.

Cuba Travel Services Announces New Flight Service from Miami to Holguin, Cuba

CYPRESS, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cuba Travel Services, the leading authorized carrier service provider with offices in California and Florida, is now offering direct flights from Miami to Holguin, Cuba. Cuba Travel Services arranges flights operated by American Airlines and Sun Country Airlines to popular destinations including Havana, Cienfuegos, Camaguey, Santa Clara and ...

Air Travelers Kicked Off Flight Sue WestJet

Face it: The glam days of air travel are dead and buried. Now, it's $50 for that carry-on, $6.75 for water from the cart — plus tax — though attitude from overworked flight attendants is gratis. According to a lawsuit filed in South Florida, one air carrier went overkill with the cru...

More Ships & New Itineraries Coming for Viking River Cruises in 2015

LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Demonstrating no slowdown in the European river cruise boom, Viking River Cruises® (www.vikingrivercruises.com) today confirmed official plans for the company's expansion in 2015. Viking has ordered 12 new river vessels for next year – 10 additional award-winning Viking Longships® and two unique vessels for the Elbe River. Next year will also see the ...

Westin Hotels Welcomes Arianna Huffington to Newly-Launched Westin Well-Being Council

On the heels of the recent launch of its global Westin Well-being Movement, Westin Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce the addition of Arianna Huffington to the Movement’s Well-being Council.

Choice Hotels Expands International Footprint Introducing Clarion And Quality Brands In China

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, is pleased to announce today the signing of a development agreement ...

Royal Caribbean Sees Profit, Growth Potential In China's Cruise Industry

Royal Caribbean Cruises last week announced plans to make Shanghai, China’s international business hub, the home of its newest cruise ship. I had a chance afterward to exchange with Adam Goldstein, the company’s president and COO, about why the company is optimistic about its business outlook in China. Excerpts follow. [...]

Cetis, Inc. Announces Telephone Supplier Partnership With FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Cetis, Inc., manufacturer of Teledex®, TeleMatrix® and Scitec® brand hotel telephones, and FRHI Hotels & Resorts ,a leading luxury hotel management company operating hotels globally under the Raffles, ...

Cetis, Inc. Announces Telephone Supplier Partnership With FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Cetis, Inc., manufacturer of Teledex®, TeleMatrix® and Scitec® brand hotel telephones, and FRHI Hotels & Resorts ,a leading luxury hotel management company operating hotels globally under the Raffles, ...

Spavia Day Spa National Expansion

Spavia, the luxury, affordable day spa franchise, plans to open 100 new spas in across the country. (PRWeb April 22, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Spavia/Spa_Franchise/prweb11781816.htm

China's Shandong Airlines orders 50 Boeing planes for $5.8b

BEIJING - Shandong Airlines, one of China's smaller carriers, said it has agreed to buy 50 passenger planes from US manufacturer Boeing for $4.6 billion (S$5.76 billion), in another sign of the country's growing demand for air travel. The company signed an agreement with Boeing on Monday to purchase 16 Boeing 737-800s and 34 Boeing 737 MAX planes, a statement said, in a drive to grow its fleet ...

Spas to rest, relax and rejuvenate

Relax, rejuvenate, refresh and live vicariously as Amy Fernandes and Averil Nunes take you around the world's best spas

Aimia, a global leader in loyalty, invests in Spain's Travel Club

Travel Club strengthens its expertise with the addition of Aimia as a program partner MONTREAL and MADRID, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Aimia Inc. (AIM.TO) ("Aimia"), a global leader in loyalty management, has acquired a 25 per cent stake in Travel Club, Spain's largest coalition loyalty program. Aimia, which operates loyalty programs in more than 20 countries, becomes a joint owner of Travel ...

China's Shandong Airlines orders 50 Boeing planes for $4.6 bn

Shandong Airlines, one of China's smaller carriers, said it has agreed to buy 50 passenger planes from US manufacturer Boeing for $4.6 billion, in another sign of the country's growing demand for air travel. ...

U.S. airlines rank lowest in satisfaction among travel sectors: poll

(Reuters) - U.S. airlines lag hotels and online travel agencies in customer satisfaction as travelers face increasingly cramped airplanes and poor in-flight service, a poll published on Tuesday showed. The annual American Customer Satisfaction Index found that airlines scored 69 on a 100-point scale, compared with 75 for hotels and 77 for Internet travel agencies. Though that grade was unchanged ...

China's Shandong Airlines orders 50 Boeing planes worth US$4.6b

Shandong Airlines, one of China's smaller carriers, said it has agreed to buy 50 passenger planes from US manufacturer Boeing for US$4.6 billion, in another sign of the country's growing demand for air travel.

Jin Jiang International Hotels Signs MOU with Hanwha Hotels & Resorts

SHANGHAI, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On 18 April, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony between two leading hospitality groups, Jin Jiang International Hotels and Hanwha Hotels & Resorts, was held at Jin Jiang's flagship business hotel, Jin Jiang Tower in downtown Shanghai. The signing of the MOU on behalf of the respective organizations were Mr. Simon Zhang, Chief Executive ...

Ten crazy travel challenges from around the world

Do you take a checklist with you when you travel? These people do, ticking off mountain peaks, places beginning with Z and even Nando's restaurants. We bring you 10 travellers on a mission Do you know someone who has travelled the world with a checklist? Let us know in the comments below From swimming the Channel to cycling across the US, people have long been setting themselves self-imposed ...

SoTHERLY Hotels Inc. Announces Dividend Increase

SoTHERLY Hotels Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per common share of beneficial interest.

Emanuel defends taxpayer-funded travel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today wouldn't say why he spent taxpayer money on out-of-town trips in which he mixed city business with politics, but defended the travel expenses as legitimate.

IATA: Pace of premium air travel demand slows in February

Premium air travel demand slackened in February, increasing 4.1% year-over-year, but slowing from January’s 6.1% growth, according to IATA’s February Premium Traffic Monitor. read more

Interval International and Diamond Resorts International® Announce Extension of Multi-Year Affiliation Agreement

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group , and Diamond Resorts International® (

Interval International and Diamond Resorts International® Announce Extension of Multi-Year Affiliation Agreement

Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group , and Diamond Resorts International® (

Consumer Reports: Vacation rental scams

Consumer Reports says beware of vacation rental scams that can pack a very nasty surprise. Criminals are hacking into the email accounts of owners of rental properties, and defrauding renters out of a lot of money.

Princess Cruises Unveils 2015 Japan Cruise Program

Third Season of Japan Cruising Again Features Diamond Princess, Plus New Shorter Cruises (PRWeb April 21, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/4/prweb11780818.htm

STUDY: Trenton-Mercer Airport fastest growing in nation with four digit growth

EWING, NJ — Air travel may have not grown nationally, but locally the Trenton-Mercer Airport has seen four digit growth.

Travel Agency 2014 Transaction Volumes Rising After Flat 2013

The number of U.S. travel agency air transactions settled through ARC increased 4.5 percent year over year during the month of March and 2.5 percent for the first quarter of 2014, following a marginal decline during full-year 2013, according to ARC AeroTrend.

Viking River Cruises Inaugurates Record Number of Ships

The cruise line breaks its own world record, christening ships in Germany, France and the Netherlands.
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