Hotels

Marriott is removing single-use toiletries in all hotel rooms

Marriott International is planning to eliminate single-use toiletry bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and bath gel in all hotel rooms. The hotel brand will be replacing the toiletries with larger, pump-topped bottles. Marriott began testing the change in the last few years, and currently has larger bottles in around 1,000 properties in North America. They expect […]

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Where to stay in Regensburg, Germany: Roter Hahn hotel review

When planning a trip to Europe, a travel agent suggested we spend one of our off days in Regensburg, Germany, because it would be like nothing we had ever seen. When looking at hotels in Regensburg, Roter Hahn came to the top of the list for many reason. Here are our tips on where to […]


The best hotel in Florence, Italy near Duomo: Hotel Pendini review

Florence is a beautiful and vibrant city in the Tuscan region of Italy, and because of its tourism industry, there are hundreds of hotels and other places to stay while in the city. So where should you stay in Florence, Italy? Here is our review of Hotel Pendini in Florence. Climb to the top of […]


Marriotts will soon have an Amazon Alexa in every room

Amazon.com has partnered with Marriott International to provide Alexa Echo into their hotel rooms. Marriott ranked No. 1 for hotel rewards According to Reuters, Amazon is looking to expand its presence in the hospitality industry, and the new partnership would allow Marriott guests to use Alexa to do things in the hotel like order room […]


You can now use Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan miles on hotel stays

Travelers will now be able to use their Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles for hotel stays at more than 400,000 hotel properties around the world. According to Alaska, the new change is due to their partnership with Rocketmiles, a hotel booking site. “Redeeming miles for hotels was among the most requested enhancements to Mileage Plan, […]


Where to stay in Venice, Italy: Locanda Leon Bianco

Whether you use a travel agent, booking website, or airbnb, you will soon find that there are so many hotels and apartments available in Venice, and it can soon become overwhelming. Because of this, we wanted to share with you the one we experienced ourselves, because it was such an amazing stay. Locanda Leon Bianco […]


Caesars to open 2 new resorts in Dubai

Caesars Entertainment is opening two new luxury hotels and a beach club in Dubai. The two hotels, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai and Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, are both non-gaming resorts and are expected to open by late 2018. Hilton Honors rewards benefits you never knew about The two resorts will be located on a man-made island […]


Hilton Honors rewards benefits you never knew about

Hilton Honors members know they can get discounts on rooms, and occasionally a free cookie. But did you know there are even more benefits of the Hilton HHonor program? Hilton introduces a new trend: using loyalty points on Amazon Hilton owns more than 5,200 properties worldwide, and included 14 brands, including Hilton Hotels, Hampton Inns, […]


6 Best places to stay in Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho may be an overlooked destination, but it is quickly becoming a sought-after vacation destination. Whether it’s skiing, craft beer, floating the river, or catching a football game — you could easily spend weeks in the city and have plenty to do. Whether you prefer a hotel in Boise or bed & breakfast, there […]


7 Best places to stay in Bend, Oregon

Bend, Oregon is an outdoor lover’s dream, and the town is full of adventure (and adventurers) during all four seasons. But in order to really enjoy your experience, you need a great hotel — and there are plenty of hotels in Bend, Oregon. Here are our favorite places to stay in Bend: Click the links […]


Hampton Inn is most popular hotel for business travelers

Business or pleasure? According to a new study from Certify, Hampton Inn was the most expensed hotel chain among business travelers. Traveling for work is a lot different than traveling on your own — and business travelers follow some very similar trends when traveling for work. Hampton Inn is owned by Hilton, and the average […]


Hilton is hiring 650 new work-from-home jobs

If you are looking to work in the travel industry, Hilton is hiring 650 part-time, work-from-home jobs across the United States. The positions will be in customer care, specifically as new reservation sales agents. Delta Air Lines is hiring 1,000 additional flight attendants for 2018 “As a company that is growing at almost a hotel […]


Hilton planning to open 100 hotels in Africa

Hilton is growing significantly in Africa over the next five years, with an announcement of a $50 million investment into the Hilton Africa Growth Initiative. The initiative’s goal is to convert around 100 hotels in multiple markets in Sub-Saharan Africa — or around 20,000 hotel rooms — into Hilton hotels, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, […]


Marriott ranked No. 1 for hotel rewards

U.S. News & World Report has announced its Best Travel Rewards Program of 2017-2018, and has named Marriott Rewards as the No. 1 Best Hotel Rewards Program. “Marriott Rewards is No. 1 among the Best Hotel Rewards Programs due in part to the ease of earning points and its large network of hotels in popular […]


Things to do in Regensburg, Germany

Although not as well known as other German cities, Regensburg has 140,000 residents, and is the fourth-largest Bavarian city in the State of Bavaria. It is only hours away from numerous metropolitan European cities, and can even make a good day trip. Whether you plan a vacation here, or just find yourself driving through, here […]


Stream your personal cable subscription in your next hotel room

When checking into a hotel room, it’s always been a given that you watch the TV service they provide. However, AT&T and Dish are looking to change that, by offering subscribers the possibility of streaming their own video services over hotel TVs. That means hotel guests could watch their favorite shows whenever they want, according […]


‘Family fun’ and some surprising cities top list of summer travel trends

Summer is here, and that means people are thinking about family vacations and other summer travel. Marriott conducted a study of what people are looking for this summer, and it turns out there are some pretty specific trends. “This summer, travelers are looking beyond typical beach-centric destinations and considering places like Orlando, New York, Chicago […]