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Chinese hotel denies hiking rates for Americans by 25 percent amid trade war

“A hotel in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Friday denied a report that it would charge U.S. guests an extra 25 percent amid an escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. It cited a spokesperson at the hotel, surnamed Yang, saying that the hotel had posted the notice last Friday.”Chinese public sentiment towards the U.S. is becoming more sensitive” after Washington’s latest tariff threats, the Global Times said in its report.Official Chinese statements this week have taken a sharper tone, accusing the United…

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This is the one thing you should always ask for when ordering hotel room service, according to a chef trained by Gordon Ramsay

“If I order room service, I always, always say ‘I don’t want my food in a hot box” writes Alison Millington for businessinsider.com. Speaking to LiveMint, Atherton said there’s one simple thing to ask for when ordering hotel room service that will ensure it’s not only served fresh, but it’s also delivered before anyone else’s order. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Sweden evacuates team hotel after false alarm

“SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Sweden’s players suffered a rude awakening ahead of their World Cup quarter-final clash with England when the fire alarm went off at their hotel in Samara on Saturday morning, leading it to be evacuated” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The Swedish players were roused from their slumbers and moved out of their rooms, but luckily it turned out to be a false alarm and they could go back to recharging their batteries ahead of their first World Cup quarter-final since 1994. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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BOOM: From cash-strapped roommates to AIRBNB billionaires…

“Sharing-economy star Airbnb has sent tremors through the hotel industry (AFP Photo/Toshifumi KITAMURA) San Francisco (AFP) – A decade ago a pair of San Francisco roommates decided to make rent money by using air mattresses to turn their place into a bed-and-breakfast when a conference in the city made hotel rooms scarce” reports yahoo.com. Here are some key facts about the sharing-economy star, which has sent tremors through the hotel industry: – In late 2007, with hotel rooms selling out due to a design conference in San Francisco, Brian Chesky…

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Scott Pruitt had staffers book hotels on their personal credit cards and then never paid them back

“Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt repeatedly asked his assistants to pay for his hotel reservations on their personal credit cards, and then refused to pay them back, a current and former EPA official told The Washington Post” writes Eliza Relman for businessinsider.com. In one case, Sydney Hupp, Pruitt’s 25-year-old former executive scheduler, personally paid for a $600 hotel reservation for Pruitt’s family vacation during the presidential transition, according to former deputy chief of staff Kevin Chmielewski. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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U.S. judge extends eviction relief for Puerto Rico storm evacuees

“The latest order will allow the families receiving vouchers for hotel housing to stay until checkout time on July 24” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday extended an order preventing the eviction of hundreds of Puerto Rican families who fled the hurricane-ravaged island in 2017 and have been living in hotels and motels across the United States.Hillman ordered additional briefing to determine whether to grant the evacuees further relief beyond that date.The earlier order prompted the Federal Emergency Management Agency to extend…

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Make the most of your next vacation with this growing travel trend

“Many travel agents, hotels and tour companies are offering more fitness-focused getaways to meet the demand from travelers like Kilday” writes Kimberly Palmer for marketwatch.com. The athleisure trend can be as much about adventure or general wellness as it is physical fitness.Kimpton Hotels places a yoga mat in every hotel room, and Westin Hotels offers to help guests plan running routes. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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This hotel chain is using biometric data to find you the perfect vacation spot

“At the end of the experience, biometric data was run through a custom algorithm and translated into a colorful psychographic illustration” reports fastcompany.com. In addition to the online version, AccorHotels is also developing kiosks that will appear in a few of their hotels by the end of July.The experience measures biometric reactions to a variety of images and experiences: Think cold versus hot destinations; relaxation versus adventure travel; rural or urban environments; and whether you’re traveling for family or romance. Source: fastcompany.com Share This:

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