After a week-long vacation in Hawaii, I’ve been thinking about how I’m going to spend the rest of my vacation. I got a killer deal on a seven night cruise, and the price was so good that I decided to splurge and upgrade to a suite. If you want to be a beach bum and stay in a suite, you’ll have to pay a lot more than if you stay in a regular room. If you want service, though, you won’t have to pay extra.
There’s a lot to like about hotels: the fact that you can get a clean and comfortable room at a reasonable price, and that you can stay put in the same spot for the entire length of your stay. But when you’re traveling, there’s also a lot of things that can go wrong: the room you’re in may be right next to an elevator, and the hotel may be in a location that makes it hard to get around town. If you’re considering a hotel, it’s important to know what you’re getting into.
Guests Still Want Service In Exchange For High Rates, Hotel Owners Complain [Roundup]
on September 2, 2021 by Gary Leff
News and tidbits from the internet:
- Delta SkyMiles may be used to purchase intra-South Korean business class flights for 6000 miles each way, and Asiana’s low-cost affiliate Air Busan is now available for booking. Asiana is still a part of the Star Alliance, but that will change when it merges with Korean Air.
- Nobody I know would have replied a new national airline when asked, “What does Armenia (population 3 million) need most?” However, since it is a low-cost carrier working with Air Arabia, the Yerevan-based airline is unlikely to lose as much money as it would otherwise.
- When accommodation prices are the same or more than what visitors used to pay, hotel operators complain that guests have unrealistic expectations. They refuse to provide breakfast, cleaning, or linen changes. The solution, according to Marriott, is greater self-service through their smartphone app. At the very least, Wyndham’s Americas President acknowledges that guests must be informed that they are receiving less for their money. (With thanks to Jonathan W.)
“We know we’ll continue to alter and develop the way this goes ahead, whether it’s cleaning or hotel services; and some of them may have changed forever. So it’s making sure that the room description, the service description, and what the visitors would anticipate are all properly stated,” he added, adding that technology is assisting in this communication.
“I believe that in the long term, visitors will tolerate certain variances, but they want to know exactly what they’re receiving for their money,” LePage said. “And when the value of the dollar rises, which is what we all desire, that clarity becomes more important.”
- After their first two 2+ night stays, certain Hyatt members are eligible for a free night.
- Electronic travel certificates may now be utilized on partner airlines with United.
- 350 free Lufthansa Miles & More miles
- TSA airport scanners were granted a $200 million contract by Analogic. On the gadgets, the company’s branding is really very appropriate.
- Casears has canceled a QAnon conference that they had planned. Apart from this group, it raises a slew of questions about a company’s involvement in choosing which events to host – particularly after committing to do so. And how do you find out you’re holding a QAnon conference in the first place? Isn’t it true that the organizers don’t inform you? Isn’t Q a well-kept secret?
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