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Travel Tip: Hotel Anniversary Packages You Can Book Right Now
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Travel Tip: Hotel Anniversary Packages You Can Book Right Now

When a hotel celebrates a milestone anniversary, it usually translates into a special deal or package for you. Here are some hotel anniversary packages you can book right now. Le… Read More…

Travel Tip: Will Resort Fees Ever Go Away?
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Travel Tip: Will Resort Fees Ever Go Away?

I’m the first one to nail hotels that charge mandatory fees without disclosing them. You know the story: $30-a-day resort fees for the privilege of using the gym, mandatory bellman… Read More…

Travel Tip: Now You Can Stream Movies in Your Hotel Room
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Travel Tip: Now You Can Stream Movies in Your Hotel Room

Watching movies in a hotel room used to involve overpriced pay-per-view that was charged to your room. But hotel chains are making some changes, and now you can stream movies… Read More…

Travel Tip: Watch Out For These Scam Hotel Booking Sites
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Travel Tip: Watch Out For These Scam Hotel Booking Sites

Booking a room may seem as easy as simply going online, but watch out. Things may not be as straightforward as they seem. A new trend is surfacing where booking… Read More…

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Apps & Technology / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Features of New Hotel Apps

Your smartphone can probably do a lot more than you’d expect, and that’s especially true when you get to your hotel. More and more hotels are coming out with brand-specific… Read More…

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Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Rent Unusual Properties Around the World

It’s not news that you can rent a home as an alternative to a hotel room. But what’s wild is the unusual types of homes on the market—which means where… Read More…

Robot Butlers & Wireless Room Keys: How Hotels Are Going Hi-Tech
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Robot Butlers & Wireless Room Keys: How Hotels Are Going Hi-Tech

When does—or should—hi-tech take precedence over high touch, especially in the hospitality industry? Welcome to the brave new world of avatars, robots, and smartphones taking the place of room keys…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Hot Summer Travel Deals in Hot Places
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Travel Tip: Hot Summer Travel Deals in Hot Places

As the weather warms up, it’s time to look for summer travel deals. The hotter the destination, the more likely you are to find summer discounts. Scottsdale, Arizona, drops its… Read More…

Booking Online? Watch Out for These Airline & Hotel Travel Scams
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Booking Online? Watch Out for These Airline & Hotel Travel Scams

While booking plane tickets and hotel rooms can be pretty straightforward, it’s important to know exactly who you’re dealing with. At first glance, some websites may seem like the real… Read More…

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Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Need to Know About Hotel Credit Card Hacking

Credit ­card fraud is no joke, and one of the riskiest places for credit card hacking is in hotels. The most recent security breach was at Mandarin Oriental hotels, where… Read More…

Travel Tip: Where You Can Find Modern Art in Hotels
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Travel Tip: Where You Can Find Modern Art in Hotels

Plenty of hotels feature works of art, and some even have the occasional multi-million-dollar Old Masters. But if you’re looking to see something a little more modern, you can find… Read More…