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Making Business Travelers Happy


Business road warriors have at least this much in common with ET: Calling home while away is their top priority.

But it seems in the 21st century, just hearing a voice on the telephone no longer suffices.

And that means they expect free Internet connections.

The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) says it very clearly: "being able to connect online with family and friends is now the top priority for travelers." Conversely, not being able to do so, says Hotelmarketing.com  (which reported on the

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Airbnb 101: Using Social Media's Hottest "Places to Stay" Site

By Angie Picardo

with Kaleel Sakakeeny

As Airbnb says, "Find a Place to Stay."
And with participants in 34,183 cities in 192 countries, it's small wonder that the site has become the "go to place" for places to stay. And what may make the popular short term rental site even more popular, is its clever inclusion of neighborhood guides for cities all around the world, just in case a traveler is unsure where to travel to.

Features like this,

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5 Star Hotels in Mumbai

India can be one of the best countries in the apple to appointment and its mix of age-old and avant-garde is a alluring experience. The majority of westerners that appointment are abiding to feel a little ability shock on accession at the arduous cardinal of people, signs of abjection and all-embracing anarchy which is India. However already you get accomplished this it is a absurd country to appointment and has some amazing India destinations. Abounding bodies travelling to India will acquisiti

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GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas (March 28, 2011) – Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, will commemorate its 100-year reign as “Queen of the Gulf” with a free community celebration on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2011. On Saturday, the grounds of this historic beachfront hotel will come alive with activities during the day and culminate with a fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico.


Hotel Galvez will host children’s activities such as face painting, arts and crafts, educational exhibits

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Sleeping in a 17th-Century London Pub

George and Dragon - Facade close up at night

Let’s face it, the internet has created a whole new world of travel opportunities, and has made making new friends over a computer entirely possible. Social media has taken over the travel world, and meeting new travel friends has never been easier. Recently, on my annual trip to London, I was given a most unique opportunity to meet an acquaintance that I had only met on-line, and to take a room in a historic 17th century building.

Every November, I head to London for the world’s second largest t

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For those who daydreamed through their high school Spanish vocab, el ganso means "the goose." El Ganzo tweaked with a z is also the name of Los Cabos’ newest 72-room Preferred Boutique waterfront hotel which bespeaks of its distinctive  long, white, sinewy exterior designed by HKS Architects.

Situated at the base of the Puerto Los Cabos marina on a fisherman's wharf overlooking the Sea of Cortez, all rooms and suites have limitless ocean views with access to one of Cabo’s only swimmable beaches

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Although many visitors come to Buenos Aires for an urban vacation experience, often times they want to escape the hustle and bustle of the mega city and enjoy a more relaxed break at an estancia in the country. Argentina's estancias are very much a part of the country's history and the essence of the local culture. Surrounded with tradition, they shelter the past and present of both criollos and immigrants. At the very gay-friendly Puesto Viejo estancia and Polo Club near Buenos Aires, guests ca

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9008757475?profile=originalVitrum Hotel


By Roy Heale

Palermo ‘Hollywood’ is an identity that was recently fabricated, but this area has been renowned as a popular place to live in Buenos Aires since the late 1800s.

As you discover Palermo Hollywood you will probably be struck by more of the old, Spanish-style architecture than other areas of the city, and also fewer high-rise buildings, apart from newer apartment towers. That’s because for a long time there was a law prohibiting new buildings in this community from being

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Gay-Friendly BA Sohotel, Palermo, Buenos Aires


BA Sohotel


By Roy Heale

Palermo with its cobbled streets, historic architecture, parks, the Zoo and the Botanical gardens, the largest exhibition center in the country, its racetrack, the polo field, and the Galileo planetarium, is one of the city's most historic neighborhoods and well represents the Buenos Aires of yesterday and today.

Considered to be a funky, bohemian neighbourhood, Palermo is popular with residents and tourists alike due its festive atmosphere. It is the largest barrio, or nei

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Nestled in the Andes mountain range, Salta is a city in the heart of the Lerma Valley, at 1,152 metres (3780 feet) above sea level in the north west part of Argentina. Along with its metropolitan area, it has a population of approximately 800,000 inhabitants, which makes it the second most populated city in the northwest of the country. Within Argentina, Salta is the city which has preserved its colonial architecture the best. Also known as Salta la Linda ("Salta the beautiful"), it has become

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It’s just a decade old, but as you’d expect, this resort on the South China Sea beachfront in the small Malay sultanate ruled by one of the world’s richest men — originally built as a royal palace by the sultan’s very naughty kid brother to the tune of more than US$1 billion — has been in the front ranks of Asia’s top hostelries ever since. With 420 rooms, suites, and villas on a lushly landscaped 45-acre (180-hectare) spread, the palatial joint is awash in soaring columns and all manner of sum
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Paris' Amazing Hotel Moderne St-Germain

I stayed in Paris with a friend two weeks ago, and it was awesome. It was the second time I went to Paris, but for the first one I didn't stay in an hotel. This year, my friend and I saved some money to have an unforgettable trip to Paris. We chose the Moderne St-Germain Hotel ( http://www.hotel-paris-stgermain.com ), following my uncle's recommendations, and were completely overjoyed when we discovered the hotel and our room!

We had the superior room with a white and red theme. There was a very
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Bedbugs are ugly little creatures that suck your blood while you sleep, leaving nasty bite marks. And they seem to be everywhere, including in the headlines. With holiday travel season approaching, it’s important to know how to avoid bringing bedbugs home from your hotel. Here are some top tips for protecting yourself from bedbugs when you travel:

Before you book a hotel


When packing for your trip

  • sealable plastic bags are your best
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9008648689?profile=originalLast week while I was on vacation in Florida, my sister treated my husband and me to a Brian Wilson Concert. Although Mr.Wilson shows his age, he still had the same voice I remember so well from my Beach Boys albums. He belted out his greatest hits for over two hours. It was a great concert and the venue, well where else could it be but at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood. Yes there is another Hollywood.



This casino was massive, glitzy, and heaving with people. The Hard Rock holds a special pl

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Located in the district of Sawai Madhopur, in Rajasthan, Ranthambore is one of the biggest national parks in India, protecting the Royal Bengal Tigers. Ranthambore was maharajas’ favorite hunting ground in olden days. Presently the park is a famous tourist spot attracting wildlife photographers and lovers alike to spend exciting holidays. Spread over a vast area of 1,334 square kilometers, Ranthambore is home to the wildest predators. Watching them live in action, in their natural habitat is a v

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motel.jpg?w=213&h=150&width=213When you come to Brazil, whether it’s on vacation, a business trip or other purposes, and no matter if you’re a man or a woman, there is always the possibility (chance, risk, call it what you want…) that you end up in a situation where you need a room for one, two or three hours.

So what do you do? If you’re in Rio de Janeiro, you might find a hotel that rents rooms by the hour, but the more obvious choice would be a motel.

Motels here are not exactly the same as in, for example, the US. In Brazi

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Curated Hotel Information vs Crowd-sourced Content

Sarah Lacy, in her typically classy and insightful travel content, points out in TechCrunch  that basically we all know what to expect from an airline, no matter what airline or in what country. 

We all get the bad legroom, the free soda, the predictable (if you're lucky) arrival and departure times) all of which make air travel a ho-hum, uninteresting and non-memorable part of travel

But, Lacy says, a hotel is a different story.

It's your home aw
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Welcome to Margaritaville! The Margaritaville Beach Hotel

in Pensacola, Florida

The Margaritaville Beach Hotel is located on Pensacola Beach in Pensacola, Florida. This is an outstanding location right on Pensacola Beach with the Gulf on one side and the Lagoon on the other. The Beach is absolutely stunning with soft white sand and NO tar balls! Believe me, I looked long and hard for the tar balls but they were no where to be found. The lagoon across the street from the front of the hote

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Ranthambore is known worldwide for its tiger reserves. It attracts a huge number of tourists each year for the same reason. There are many hotels in Ranthambore that suit the budget as well as tastes of all kind of travelers. Ranthambore hotels are broadly classified into deluxe hotels, luxury hotels, and budget hotels that are nestled in the middle of wilderness for all adventure seekers. These hotels provide peaceful and comfortable atmosphere and serve delicious food spanning many cuisines of

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