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Hotel News We Noted: April 19, 2013

Hotel News We Noted: April 19, 2013 As we bring you this week's "Hotel News We Noted" column, we must first take a moment to share our thoughts with the people in and affected by this week's events in Boston and in West, Texas. If you're joining us for the first time, "Hotel News We Noted" is a weekly...

Hotel News We Noted: April 13, 2013

Hotel News We Noted: April 13, 2013 Welcome to spring, "Hotel News We Noted" readers. If you live on the East Coast like we do, you've been experiencing downright balmy weather and it's making us crave summer resort escapes, ocean breezes and open-air roof terraces. Lucky for you, we have lots of that kind of...

Beyond The Floating Hotel, Travelers Find Value Ashore

Beyond The Floating Hotel, Travelers Find Value Ashore If I say "cruise," odds are good that the first thought that comes to mind is that of a big floating hotel that ambles from island to island in the Caribbean. That's not totally wrong either; a lot of cruise ships do just that. But looking at a cruise ship as a mode of...

Jetsetter Purchased By TripAdvisor, What Does This Mean For Flash Sales And Travel?

Jetsetter Purchased By TripAdvisor, What Does This Mean For Flash Sales And Travel? Flash sale site Gilt Groupe has unloaded its lagging travel brand Jetsetter, which was quickly snapped up by TripAdvisor, news outlets reported this week. Despite offering a well-respected reputation in the industry for decent flash sale deals for consumers interested in...

China Opens World's First 'Airplane Supermarket'

China Opens World's First 'Airplane Supermarket' On the heels of a report that shows Chinese tourists spend more money than anyone else comes news that the world's first "airplane supermarket" has opened in Beijing. Typically, private aircraft are purchased through private deals, at local airports or online. Opening a...

Saving On Travel: New Reasons To Use A Travel Agent, Wisely

Saving On Travel: New Reasons To Use A Travel Agent, Wisely We have debated the notion of using a travel agent in a number of ways here over the years. The general consensus of opinion verifies some of the strategies you may very well use to book airline tickets, rental cars, hotel rooms and more. But a recent move by a major...

Explore Iceland With Discovery Adventures

Explore Iceland With Discovery Adventures Discovery Adventures has announced an exciting new tour of Iceland that is sure to be a hit with the adventure travel crowd. The new 12-day itinerary features an interesting mix of culture, history and the breathtaking landscapes the country is so famous for. Highlights...

Hotel News We Noted: April 5, 2013

Hotel News We Noted: April 5, 2013 Hola and buenos tardes from sunny and warm Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, "Hotel News We Noted" readers. This week, as always, we round up the best, the worst and the most interesting news in the hotel industry, tracking resort openings, pampering packages and other reportings from...

Antarctica For Sissies? Hardly, As Luxury Cruise Line Turns New Page

Antarctica For Sissies?  Hardly, As Luxury Cruise Line Turns New Page Antarctica draws the dreams of many and the visits of just a few. Located so very far from civilization, travel to Antarctica is the stuff of hearty explorers, burly men of substance and adventure travelers. Luxury cruise ships and their pampered passengers? Not so much....

#OnTheRoad On Instagram: Cabo San Lucas

#OnTheRoad On Instagram: Cabo San Lucas Greetings, everyone! This week I'll be taking over the Gadling Instagram feed (find it here) as I head to the sunny shores of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. You'll get an inside glimpse at my travels, including a tequila school, sunset horseback rides along the beach and lots of...

Gadling Gear Review: Tumi Ticon Leather Backpack

Gadling Gear Review: Tumi Ticon Leather Backpack Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips have become increasingly popular in recent years, with the inexpensive technology finding its way into everything from our credit cards and cellphones to passports. The chips allow for the sharing of information over a short range...

Luxury Travel: Four Seasons Announces 2014 Private Jet Around The World Itineraries

Luxury Travel: Four Seasons Announces 2014 Private Jet Around The World Itineraries Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, a name already synonymous with luxury, has kicked things up a notch with the unveiling this week of their 2014 "Around the World" programs. The private jet tour takes lucky (read: rich) jetsetters on a month-long journey to between seven and...

5 Detoxifying Spring Break Destinations

5 Detoxifying Spring Break Destinations Spring break is a vacation time of the year wherein many people let loose and eat and drink with abandon. Fun as that might seem to some, your idea of a good time might be one that isn't filled with worries about the pounds you're packing on or the detox you're going to...

A Q&A With Plastiki Adventurer David de Rothschild On The WHOLE WORLD Water Campaign

A Q&A With Plastiki Adventurer David de Rothschild On The WHOLE WORLD Water Campaign Three years ago, adventurer, entrepreneur and activist David de Rothschild sailed from San Francisco to Sydney on a catamaran made of 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles. His goal with the Plastiki project was to bring awareness to environmental issues like global warming...

The Beach Snob's Guide To Cancun

The Beach Snob's Guide To Cancun So you're not the Cancun type. That's no reason to pass up a cheap flight to its airport, a gateway to lots of anti-Cancun destinations. The area has more than 80 miles of white-sand Caribbean beaches, and only a few of those are confined to the cheesy place you've been...

Hotel News We Noted: March 22, 2013

Hotel News We Noted: March 22, 2013 Welcome to this week's edition of "Hotel News We Noted," where we round up the best, most interesting and just downright odd news of note in the hospitality world. As always, we welcome your tips, so feel free to leave comments below or send us an email. Hotel Opening:...

Two Queens Hook Up In California

Two Queens Hook Up In California Not even close to what the headline could be misconstrued as, two queens from Cunard Line, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary met for a historic Cunard Royal Rendezvous. What's significant is that one is now a hotel while the other is a cruise ship. Thousands of travelers from...

United Rolls Out Wi-Fi On Overseas Flights

United Rolls Out Wi-Fi On Overseas Flights It used to be that one of the few places you couldn't get a Wi-Fi signal was at 30,000 feet, but soon there will be no excuse for being out of touch (or not getting work done) as airlines implement a dramatic expansion of onboard Wi-Fi services. More than half of the...

Hotel News We Noted: March 16, 2013

Hotel News We Noted: March 16, 2013 Luck o' the Irish to you, hotel fans. Welcome to this week's edition of "Hotel News We Noted," where we round up the best, most interesting and just downright odd news of note in the hospitality world. As always, we welcome your tips, so feel free to leave comments below...

Go On Safari In Yellowstone And Grand Teton National Park

Go On Safari In Yellowstone And Grand Teton National Park The thought of going on safari generally conjures up mental images of driving across the African savannah dressed in khaki and wearing a pith helmet while spotting elephants and lions. But did you know that it is possible to get a true safari experience in North America,...

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