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The Best Hostels in Egypt for Travelling Canadians

Traveling to a foreign country which is very different from Canada can be frightening. If you have prepared yourself ahead of time, the fear factor is less. Use CanuckAbroad.com to find out what other Canadians have to say about touring, working in, or studying in Egypt. For example, learn what they have to say about ... Read more The Best Hostels in Egypt for Travelling Canadians

The Best Hostels in San Francisco for Travelling Canadians

San Francisco can be a very expensive city, so it is best to look for the best hostels in San Francisco whether you plan on going for business or for a much needed vacation south of the border. No matter your purpose for travel, you want to be sure you find a place that not ... Read more The Best Hostels in San Francisco for Travelling Canadians

The Best Hostels in Lima Peru for Travelling Canadians

Lima is the capital of Peru. It is a popular stop for tourists because of its many historical and archaeological sites, art galleries and famous food. To accommodate its many visitors, Lima has many excellent low-cost inns and hostels that cater to tourists. If you're planning on a trip to the "Gastronomical Capital of the ... Read more The Best Hostels in Lima Peru for Travelling Canadians

Find Out About the Best Hostels in the Caribbean

If you are wanting to take a vacation in the Caribbean, but you are on a strict budget, staying at a hostel would be your best bet. Hostels are typically where backpackers lodge, and they provide a sense of community that you will not always find in other types of lodging. If you do not ... Read more Find Out About the Best Hostels in the Caribbean

The Best Hostels in Austin Texas for Travelling Canadians

The best hostel will depend on your individual needs and preferences. Most people will look at the costs first when choosing a hostel, but you should keep in mind that generally the closer you are to the center of the city then the more you may pay. This may be worth the trade off since ... Read more The Best Hostels in Austin Texas for Travelling Canadians

Tips to Get an Upgraded Hotel Room at Check-In

If you’ve ever wondered about getting an upgraded hotel room for yourself, but were too scared to ask, then chances are you’ve never stayed in an upgraded room. Though it may not always be possible to get an upgrade in accommodations, it is certainly never a bad idea to inquire about them. The worse scenario is ... Read more Tips to Get an Upgraded Hotel Room at Check-In

Payments Past Due for Several Hotel Owners

The current state of the global economy is not only affecting homeowners, but also lately more and more hotel owners are beginning to feel the sting of deep debt. Hotel owners have been scrambling all year to find new and exciting ways to keep travellers coming to visit. Many hotels have begun offering in-house spa ... Read more Payments Past Due for Several Hotel Owners

Elegant Waldorf Astoria Hotel To Be Built Near Old Jerusalem

The Waldorf Astoria Group is building a 220 room hotel called the Palace Jerusalem just one block from Jerusalem’s Old City walls. In addition to the 220 rooms, the hotel will also have 30 residences. This area of town has become a haven for the very wealthy, with the Mamilla Hotel and its apartments and ... Read more Elegant Waldorf Astoria Hotel To Be Built Near Old Jerusalem

Ski Resorts Upgrading and Improving To Attract Visitors

When it comes to running a ski resort, there are always improvements that can be made in some shape or form. Therefore, the winter resorts are making a few upgrades here and there as well as refining a few things in order to attract more visitors. In spite of the current status of the global ... Read more Ski Resorts Upgrading and Improving To Attract Visitors

New General Manager Appointed at Hilton Garden Inn

It was recently announced by Crestline Hotels & Resorts that Andrea J. Mayer has been appointed General Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn in the beautiful Magnificent Mile area of Downtown Chicago. The hotel, which has more than three hundred fifty rooms, is only a few footsteps from the restaurants and shops of North Michigan ... Read more New General Manager Appointed at Hilton Garden Inn

Carbon Neutral in Quebec

The weather outside is turning cooler, and the same can be said for Hôtel du Vieux-Québec. This exquisite hotel features forty-five luxurious rooms and is conveniently located right in the heart of the old city. The hotel just recently announced that is becoming the first carbon-neutral hotel in the entire belle province. The Hôtel du Vieux-Québec ... Read more Carbon Neutral in Quebec

Taj Resorts Recognized

At the Leading Hotels of the World Convention held in Venice, Italy, in November, 2009, Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces received top honors for their Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives and Taj West End Bangalore. The hotels were recognized for their high standards and commitment to excellence. The Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives was ... Read more Taj Resorts Recognized

Smith Travel Research Predicts Hotel Recovery by 2011

Hotels have been particularly hard hit by the bad economy. Not only are people cutting back on leisure travel, but business travel, the bread and butter of the hotel industry has suffered tremendously, too. However, it does appear that at least one analyst is predicting an upturn for 2010. Smith Travel Research is forecasting that hotel ... Read more Smith Travel Research Predicts Hotel Recovery by 2011

Radisson Hotels Discount Runs until End of January

Guests staying at any participating Radisson or Carlson Hotels Worldwide are invited to take advantage of a fifty percent discount off their second night. If you are planning to visit the Radisson, or one of the other participating locations, now through the end of January for a minimum of two consecutive nights, you can really ... Read more Radisson Hotels Discount Runs until End of January

Top Honors Earned at Disneyland Resort

Over the last fifty-four years since it opened, the Disneyland Resort has earned a number of various awards and recognitions excellence. However, recently, the Disneyland Resort, as well as the members of the cast, received recognition for merits in attractions, culinary arts and hospitality. Executive Chef of the Napa Rose, Andrew Sutton, has practiced the culinary ... Read more Top Honors Earned at Disneyland Resort

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Makes It to London

Interstate Hotels & Resorts recently signed several management contracts for hotels in the London area, which is a first in the city for the company. Interstate Hotels & Resorts, which is based in Arlington, signed management contracts with Argyll Hotel Group and Harte Holdings for three hotel properties. All of the boutique hotels are located ... Read more Interstate Hotels & Resorts Makes It to London

Starwood Opening Fifteen More Hotels in India before 2012

The chief executive for the hotel operator of Starwood Hotels & Resorts claims that there is a demand that is yet to be tapped in the country of India for hotels and resorts. Some swift returns are in store for those investing in the properties of this country. That is why Starwood Hotels & Resorts ... Read more Starwood Opening Fifteen More Hotels in India before 2012

Ritz Carlton Will Open Its First Hotel in Israel

The Ritz Carlton, owned by Marriott International, has announced that it will open a new luxury Ritz Carlton hotel at the marina in Herzliya, an upscale suburb of Tel Aviv, Israel in March of 2012. The new hotel, which will have 110 rooms and 85 Ritz Carlton Residential Suites will be on the Mediterranean Sea, ... Read more Ritz Carlton Will Open Its First Hotel in Israel

Dolce Hotels and Resorts Keeping Guests and Employees Safe

Teo, a well-known telecommunications company, recently announced that Dolce Hotels and Resorts have elected to adopt Teo's E911 Emergency Awareness Solution for choice resort locations. This decision will ensure that the hotels and resorts have full access to information and communications in real time in order to effectively protect the guests and employees at each ... Read more Dolce Hotels and Resorts Keeping Guests and Employees Safe

November Proves to be a Great Month for Choice Hotels

The hotel industry has taken a beating over the last year or so due to a reduction in travel because of the slow economy. Still, Choice Hotels continues to open new properties all over the globe. In November, Choice Hotels International opened 33 franchised properties spanning 20 states and three countries. One of the 33 is ... Read more November Proves to be a Great Month for Choice Hotels

Las Vegas Opens First City Center Hotel

Las Vegas’ City Center Complex opened its first hotel on Tuesday. The hotel, called the Vdara Hotel and Spa opened its first 1500 rooms at a ribbon cutting ceremony. The hotel is part of a 67 acre $8.5 billion development aimed at boosting Las Vegas’ economy after two years of steady decline. The City Center is ... Read more Las Vegas Opens First City Center Hotel

Travel and Leisure Ranks World’s Top Hotels

Travel and Leisure, the recognized magazine authority on all things travel related, has listed their top 20 hotels around the world. Hotels were ranked by readers of the magazine. The hotels that made the prestigious list were chosen based on comfort, amenities, services and technology. Those ranking the hotels were readers who travel frequently for ... Read more Travel and Leisure Ranks World’s Top Hotels

Novatel to Open Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Center

Novatel has announced it will open Novatel Saigon Center in the city centre of Ho Chi Minh City in 2012. The Novatel Saigon Center will be located on the current site of the Metropole Hotel. The three star Metropole will be demolished to make room for the new hotel, whose construction is scheduled to begin ... Read more Novatel to Open Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Center

Hotel Industry Looks for Ways to Keep Customers Loyal

The economy has not been good for the hotel industry. Hotels have been particularly hard hit by the drop in business travel. Two years ago, according to Forrester Research, 42% of business travellers were brand loyal. This year, it’s down to 36%. Companies are looking for ways to cut costs, which means that business people ... Read more Hotel Industry Looks for Ways to Keep Customers Loyal

Calgary to Open Le Germain Hotel In January 2010

Calgary residents can look forward to a new boutique hotel in January 2010. The Groupe Germain, popular boutique hotel innovator, will open Hotel Le Germain in downtown Calgary. The new hotel will offer 143 rooms and suites, and will provide guests with a convenient location as well as beautiful views of the Calgary skyline. Groupe Germain ... Read more Calgary to Open Le Germain Hotel In January 2010

The Tradition of the Mission Inn

Riverside California’s Mission Inn has a long history and a tradition of doing things in grand style. It all started in 1909, when President William Howard Taft visited the inn and founder Frank Miller had an oversized chair built especially for the President’s hefty frame. The President was not initially pleased with the size of ... Read more The Tradition of the Mission Inn

Booking Early and Being Committed Mean Discounts

Travelers are looking for discounts more than ever in today’s economy. And, travellers are finding that the promotions can be pretty big if you’re willing to plan ahead and if you’re committed enough to book non refundable rates. One London hotel is offering room discounts of about 45% just for early booking. The Stafford Hotel in London ... Read more Booking Early and Being Committed Mean Discounts

Keells to Build Resorts in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s economy seems to be seeing resurgence since the end of their civil war. The John Keells Holdings Company wants to take advantage of this economic good fortune by investing $100 million in building new resorts. Keells Holdings is Sri Lanka’s biggest diversified company, and has plans to build at least 5 more hotels ... Read more Keells to Build Resorts in Sri Lanka

Restaurants at the Four Seasons Hong Kong Win Michelin Awards

The revered Michelin Guide has awarded its top honor of three stars to three restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau, all in hotels. The French restaurant Caprice added one star this year to score the best-possible three-star rating, joining Cantonese eatery Lung King Heen two floors down at the Four Seasons hotel. Veteran chef Joel Robuchon ... Read more Restaurants at the Four Seasons Hong Kong Win Michelin Awards

Toronto’s Hotel Scene to Expand

Though Toronto had been considered to be a bit behind other cities of its size when it came to accommodations, it seems that the city is going to catch up over the next year or so. Toronto has quite a few new hotels planned for the next couple of years; most of them in the ... Read more Toronto’s Hotel Scene to Expand

Hilton Honors Loyalty Points Buy 20% Less Next Year

The Hilton Hotels HHonors points program is about to be devalued. Beginning January 15, 2010, points will be worth about 20% less than they are today, meaning it will take 20% more points to book a free hotel room at a Hilton property. The announcement has created quite a stir among Hilton HHonors program members ... Read more Hilton Honors Loyalty Points Buy 20% Less Next Year

Pittsburg Penguins Plan Hotel Near New Arena

The Penguins are getting some new digs for fans to go along with their new $325 million hockey arena. The Penguins announced that they, along with Horizon Properties group will open a 142 room hotel right next to their new 18,000 seat arena. The hotel, which broke ground today, is the first step in developing the ... Read more Pittsburg Penguins Plan Hotel Near New Arena

New Orleans Hotels Offer Papa Noel Deals

New Orleans is ready for the holiday season. Sleigh bells will be ringing and the beignets will be warm. New Orleans offers free jazz concerts and gospel cathedral concerts to entertain visitors during the holidays. There will also be caroling and free cooking demonstrations. City Park will host its annual nightly Celebration of the Oaks ... Read more New Orleans Hotels Offer Papa Noel Deals

Sheremetyevo to Open First Capsule Hotel in Russia

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport is expected to open Russia’s first capsule hotel in early December. The hotel, which will be located in the Aeroexpress Railway Terminal, will offer 66 small rooms, much like the popular capsule hotels in Japan and Russia. Rooms in the Russian hotel will vary in size from 7.5 to 22 square metres. ... Read more Sheremetyevo to Open First Capsule Hotel in Russia

Hyatt Opens Shenzhen Hotel

November 2009 Travelers to China have yet another reason to love the southern part of the country. A beautiful new Hyatt has opened in Shenzhen, a great location for those visiting this financial district and manufacturing hotspot for business. The location is also close enough to Hong Kong to accommodate its visitors, as well. Shenzhen is ... Read more Hyatt Opens Shenzhen Hotel

South Africa Standing Out As A Travel Destination

Today Visa Inc.’s Tourism Outlook: South Africa report, reveals that international cardholder spending is on the rise in South Africa. This increased spending is a continuation of upward spending from 2008. In 2008 Visa network realized an eleven percent increase from 2007 in the number of international transactions to South Africa. Thirteen million transactions were made ... Read more South Africa Standing Out As A Travel Destination

Travel Numbers Are Up; Especially In The Leisure Sector

If you’re still waiting for the travel industry to stop its downward spiral, it looks as if you won’t have to wait anymore. The most recent numbers and percentage from a host of surveys indicate that the travel industry’s freefall may be coming to an end. Recent analytical reports from Piper Jaffray and Citibank strongly ... Read more Travel Numbers Are Up; Especially In The Leisure Sector

Homewood Suites by Hilton, There's an App for That

Homewood Suites by Hilton, which is a well-known international brand of residential style, all suite hotels, recently announced the launch of their very own applications for iTouch and iPhone users. These new mobile apps will allow guests to manage their experience with Homewood Suites by Hilton right from the palm of their hand on their iTouch ... Read more Homewood Suites by Hilton, There's an App for That

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