Hotel promotions Archive

New Luxury Travel Websites and Apps

Last week I attended the annual PhoCusWright travel technology conference to see what’s new and on the way. It was a blizzard of mobile apps, Facebook apps, and sites designed to ease our pain in booking travel. The Hipmunk flight booking interface actually sorts by “agony,” giving preference to the flights that are shortest and […]

Score a Luxury Travel Deal for Latin America

Even at the high end of the travel spectrum, there’s still plenty of dealing and discounting going on. We may be slowly but surely exiting this recession in the U.S. and travel is definitely picking up, but it’s still slow out there for many hotel owners and tour companies. So they’re doing what they can […]

The Dark Side of Low Hotel Occupancy Rates

I’ve been noting in our monthly newsletter for a while that this past year has been a terrific time to travel. Especially in terms of hotels, there have been some unprecedented bargains out there. The luxury hotels that have tried hard not to lower prices have been throwing in all kinds of freebies, from an […]

Peru’s Orient Express Hotels Join Leading Hotels Group

If you like to stay at hotels that belong to the Leading Hotels of the World marketing alliance, you can add the ones from Orient-Express in Peru to your list. All of the Orient-Express properties in Peru are included and these have already been the most notable ones in town anyway. Here are our reviews […]

Read Advance Copies of Books at Las Ventanas

I’m one of those cranky editors always whining about my inbox being jammed up with press releases I never open, much less read. But every once in a while I get something interesting like this that’s worth sharing. The lovely Las Ventanas al Paraiso resort in Los Cabos has worked out an arrangement where they’re […]

Historic Time for Bargains on High-end Travel in Latin America

I’m a little late to the party with this New York Times article that came out October 25, but it’s a really good one that hasn’t lost any relevancy: Bargains in Latin America, Where Luxury Costs Less. I feel like I wrote half of it myself over the past year, as I’ve been talking to […]