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Hotel Industry Weighs Impact of Airbnb In New York City

October 19th, 2014

The hotel industry is still working out whether it should worry about the growing popularity of Airbnb as the company forges through unique legal and economic challenges. Despite the legal battles, should traditional New York City hotels be worried about Airbnb? “I think it poses a significant threat. Obviously, it’s a very different experience,” says [...]

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Dali and James Cameron Await in St. Pete/Clearwater

October 24th, 2014

Courtesy: The Dali Museum

If you’re heading down to St. Petersburg or Clearwater anytime soon, you might want to schedule these two events into your itinerary. The Blue Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit, to be held Nov. 3-9, brings together ocean leaders, filmmakers, photographers, scientists, explorers, entertainment executives, and the general public to honor the best in ocean [...]

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Hotel Week Returns to NYC and Spreads to LA

October 23rd, 2014

Booking date: January 19th, 2015
Courtesy: The Jade Hotel

What’s one way of saving on a hotel stay in one of the priciest cities in the world? Stay during Hotel Week NYC, which will take place Jan 3-18, 2015, and will offer lower-than-normal rates at more than 30 Big Apple hotels. Nightly rates for the special start at $100-300, depending on the property. For [...]

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Marriott to Install Charging Stations in Lobbies

October 22nd, 2014

Need a boost? Marriott will start adding wireless charging stations to 29 hotel lobbies across the country so that guests can simply put their phones on the stations to charge them. For devices without wireless charging capabilities, the stations will also have micro USB cables. Each station can refuel up to six devices at once [...]

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Universal To Open Theme Park in Beijing

October 22nd, 2014

A $3.3 billion Universal theme park is coming to Beijing. The park will sit on 1,000 acres and will have attractions from other Universal parks, rides that reflect the Chinese culture, a CityWalk entertainment zone, and a resort hotel. This isn’t the first American-based theme park to open in China. There’s Hong Kong Disneyland and [...]

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