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Ascott’s Properties Wins Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence Award For Second Consecutive Year

Ascott’s properties in Thailand once again earn the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. The properties are Ascott Sathorn, Citadines Sukhumvit 8, Citadines Sukhumvit 11, Citadines Sukhumvit 16, Somerset Lake Point and Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor.

Ascott's Properties Wins Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence Award For Second Consecutive Year
Ascott’s Properties Wins Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence Award For Second Consecutive Year

Each year, this award is given in recognition of the established hospitality businesses that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on Tripadvisor. Winners of the prestigious award have also been proven one of the exceptional accommodations offering Tripadvisor travellers a great customer experience. Continue Reading

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Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort Welcomes First Guests

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort celebrated its very first guests to check-in today, March 31. The Hicks family of St. Petersburg, Fla. received a grand welcome and VIP experiences including a complimentary hotel stay, a special tour of the property with Adnan Bizri, managing director of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and Russ Dagon, vice president and executive project director at Universal Creative, a VIP Tour of Universal Orlando’s two theme parks – Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure – and more.

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort First Guests
Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort celebrated its very first guests to check-in today, March 31. The Hicks family of St. Petersburg, Fla. received a grand welcome and VIP experiences including a complimentary hotel stay, a special tour of the property with Adnan Bizri, managing director of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and Russ Dagon, vice president and executive project director at Universal Creative, a VIP Tour of Universal Orlando’s two theme parks – Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure and more.

Now open, the retro-inspired hotel features incredible amenities for endless family fun including a 10,000 sq. ft. zero-entry pool with iconic dive tower waterslide, 10-lane bowling alley, family suites that sleep up to six and much more.

This summer, guests will be able to enjoy even more family fun, including a second 8,000-square-foot zero entry pool, Universal Orlando’s first lazy river at an on-site hotel, The Hideaway Bar & Grill, and additional moderately-priced family suites and value-priced standard guest rooms.

Visit www.UniversalOrlando.com for more information.

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Travel Agents can now book AirAsia Zest Flights via Amadeus

Travel agencies in who are using Amadeus System in Asia Pacific can now book AirAsia Zest flights.

AirAsia Zest
AirAsia Zest

AirAsia Zest serves domestic destinations of Kalibo (Boracay), Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Cebu, Davao, Tagbilaran, and Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines and international destinations in Asia including Shanghai, Macau, Miri, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and South Korea.

AirAsia Zest joins the rest of the AirAsia group who are already available in the Amadeus system. The airline will be available on Amadeus and easily accessible to travel agents in their traditional booking flow. Travel agents in Asia Pacific can offer travellers a multi-destination journey using a combination of AirAsia airlines, all in the same booking and passenger name record (PNR).

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Show your Support of Equality: Limerick Pride

The city of Limerick is an appealing choice for many who wish to escape the humdrum for a day or two. While many will be heading here for the museum’s history and natural beauty, that’s not all that Limerick has to offer this summer.

Limerick Pride
Limerick Pride

Ever since its humble beginnings 13 years ago, Limerick Pride has gone from strength to strength, providing visitors with an annual carnival that creates an awesome atmosphere as well as a serious message. By booking a room at one of Travelodge’s Limerick hotels, you can be part of the show this year, revelling in the vibrancy and diversity that Pride provides. Continue Reading

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Web Reservations International Merger With HostelBookers

Web Reservations International, which operates the award winning web-sites hostelworld.com, hostels.com and bedandbreakfastworld.com, has announced its intention to merge with HostelBookers.com Limited, which operates the hostelbookers.com and anytrip.com web-sites.

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hostelworld.com

With this merger, the company hopes to bring to you the resources of a larger company resulting in improved technology, support, and revenues.

As is common, this transaction is subject to regulatory approval and it will be business as usual for both organisations while this process takes its course, which may take some months.

During that time the company continues to operate completely independently and there will be no change to your day-to-day relationship with the hotel reservation websites.

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Ascott Holds Client Appreciation Event in Bangkok Thailand

The Ascott Limited (Ascott), the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator, recently held an appreciation event for major clients at the newly-opened Dine in the Dark (DID) restaurant located at Ascott Sathorn Bangkok.

The team from Ascott and DID behind the event
The team from Ascott and DID behind the event

Some 40 clients were treated to a unique fine dining experience. They were assisted by visually-impaired waiters and given the chance to savour delectable European and Thai cuisine in total darkness. This allows all non-visual senses to be heightened for better appreciation of the smell and taste of the dishes which were specially prepared by DID’s chef. Continue Reading

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Best Florida Charter Flights

Florida is definitely one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. This state is also known as a state that has a huge requirement for private charter flights.

Charter Flights in Florida
Charter Flights in Florida

If you who would like to avoid the huge crowd and you want to have the most privilege and the benefits in flying, Choose a florida charter flights instead of taking the usual airline flights that many of us had experienced.

Charter flights refer to those privately rented flights that deviate from the normal course of flight activities and schedules. You can personally decide the time, date, and the location according to your personal preference and necessity. Continue Reading

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Indulge Yourself with an Escape to Majorca

The white sandy beaches and fabulous climate of Majorca make it a hit with sun-seekers regardless of the time of year, but for a holiday to Majorca that’s a cut above; try an Indulgent Escape from Jet2holidays.

A portfolio of five-star hotels have been handpicked for their exquisite locations, as well as exceptional service and facilities that will make your Jet2holidays Indulgent Escape to Majorca one to never forget.

Wonderful Atmosphere

Your holiday should be something special, which is why Jet2holidays Indulgent Escapes hotels are truly unique.

From the effortless luxury of the adults-only Port Adriano Marina Golf & Spa, set above a sandy beach and the benefit of a sea view from every single room, to the lush Mediterranean gardens that surround the white-washed buildings of the boutique Melia Cala d’Or hotel, from the moment you arrive on your holiday to Majorca you’ll feel the worries of home melt away.

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The Hotel Es Moli in Deia, surrounded by vast mountains and green valleys, must be seen to believed, a 17th Century Manor House with all of its original, authentic Spanish charm, whereas every visitor falls in love with the idyllic Barcelor Formentor, situated on the unforgettably romantic Formentor headland and enjoying breath-taking sea views that make your holiday in Majorca worth every penny. Continue Reading

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Holiday Extras Reward Travel Industry High Flyers

Keeping the standard high in the travel industry is one of the most important things that you can do in order to make sure that the customers and travellers in the UK get the best customer service and value for money that they can. This is why customer feedback is vital to the success of the businesses that go that extra mile to make sure that their customers are happy.

This is why the Holiday Extras team have been working tirelessly on making sure that their customers get the chance to give their honest and truthful feedback about the travel companies that they have been using whilst they have be booking their trips away (whether it be for business or pleasure).

The Holiday Extras Customer Awards have been going for three years now and they are a great way to get the opinions of customers out into the open within the travel industry. The winners of the awards are chosen by the online voters who visit Holiday Extras and these are then compiled and brought together to celebrate those who are giving the best service and value for money to their customers in that year.

This year 66,000 people voted in the Holiday Extras Customer Awards and this figure is almost three times more than the number of people who voted last year. The way that these awards are growing in popularity just goes to show just how there was a gap in the market for such an event in the travel industry. Continue Reading

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Overlook Niagara Falls while relaxing at Serenity Spa by the Falls

Let your worries and stress float away with the thundering waters of Niagara Falls at the Serenity Spa by the Falls.

The majestic falls will provide the backdrop as you slip into deep relaxation and romantic bliss at Serenity, located in the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa. Unique and signature treatments at Serenity will ensure your body, mind and soul are refreshed and reenergized. It is the ultimate spa experience in the ultimate location.

Serenity Spa
Serenity Spa

“Niagara Falls and the Serenity Spa is a magical combination that quite literally takes you to another world,” says Anthony Annunziata, Vice-President of Marketing at the Marriott Fallsview, the closest hotel to the brink of the world-famous Niagara Falls. “Serenity Spa has the advantage of a natural setting beside the falls, creating an authentic environment where you can relax, refresh and revive. The spa’s range of services, that include water and mineral treatments, will make your vacation a truly memorable one.” Continue Reading

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Airline travelers choose favorites in 14 categories

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2011 Passenger Choice Awards. Results were tabulated from a survey that asked airline travelers to share their opinions on every aspect of their airline journey: overall passenger experience; inflight publication; inflight entertainment; connectivity; cabin ambiance and ground experience.

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Worlds Best Airlines

The Passenger Choice Awards winners are determined based solely on the votes of travelers – with the Nielsen Company, a global leader in consumer information and measurement, tracking the voting. The award program is entirely independent of any commercial influence, ensuring its neutrality and establishing it as a benchmark for excellence in the travel industry. The survey is growing in importance with air travelers as well, participation increased by more than 100 percent over 2010. Continue Reading

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The Perfect End-of-Summer Getaway at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

Just in time for one last summer getaway, the AAA Four Diamond Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa is offering all two-night reservations that book and actualize between now and August 31, 2011, a complimentary third night stay.

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Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

The epitome of oceanside elegance, the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa features the award-winning VUE restaurant, OverVue outdoor lounge and deck, and family-friendly activities including movie nights, the Kahuna Laguna Kids Club activity center and onsite Splash Zone.

This summer getaway package is valid for mid-week and weekend stays, with no blackout periods. For more information, or to book an oceanside getaway, the public may visit www.LagunaCliffs.com or call 949.661.5000 and use promotional code ?BGS.?

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