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Booking.com Introduces New Program for Unusual Stays

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/08/2018, 12:30 AM

Unconventional accommodations like treehouses, yurts, and barns have proven popular on vacation rental sites such as Airbnb and HomeAway. For the increasing number of travelers seeking unique, Instagrammable experiences, a night in a castle or on a houseboat has obvious advantages over a run-of-the-mill chain hotel. Now Booking.com, which has an enormous online database of accommodations around t...

A New Hotel Booking Engine Emerges for the "Text Only" Crowd

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 09/29/2016, 4:00 PM

Today, more than ever, the medium is the message….as much as the message itself. If you have a friend (or child) who refuses to talk on the phone, but wants to have every interaction by text, you’ll know what I mean. We are a people who are being conditioned to strongly prefer some styles of communication over others. So it should come as no surprise that the booking process for hotels ha...

Drop That Towel! Hotels Get Serious About Foiling Linen Thieves

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 02/03/2015, 3:15 PM

Is hotel check out about to become a much more emberrassing ritual? It might if you're one of the 5 to 20 percent of hotel guests who steal towels, robes and other linens each month from hotels around the world. CNN is reporting that hotels in Miami, Chicago and New York City are the first customers of a new company called Linen Tracker that tags linens with waterproof, radio-transmitter c...

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