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Articles tagged “deals”

Hotels

Starwood Launches the Weirdest Hotel Flash Sales on the Internet

Starwood's new hotel flash sales site has little flash, and it is a bad move to jump through hoops about your exclusive sales when in reality you can find the same hotel deals all over the Internet. Bad move.

Starwood Launches the Weirdest Hotel Flash Sales on the Internet

Airlines

When Super-Cheap Airfare Deals Make Sense for Airlines

There's obviously a science to these tactical airfare sales, and it's better to fill seats on the cheap than to see them go empty.

Tourism

In Lieu of Closing Shop, Desert Hotels Slash Rates by 70 Percent Each Summer

Desert resorts that once closed for the summer are now filling rooms with budget-conscious travelers, locals on stay-cations, and businesses willing to bear the heat for relatively cheap high-end facilities.

In Lieu  of Closing Shop, Desert Hotels Slash Rates by 70 Percent Each Summer

Hotels

Travelzoo notches sluggish growth, pins hopes on hotels

There were no great signs of a turnaround in Travelzoo's first quarter results. It is hoping that getting into hotel booking and taking advantage of its subscriber base will provide the basis of an answer, but the company is getting into an already very-crowded field.

Tourism

Cyprus crisis means deals for sun-seeking European tourists

The British slowed their visits to Cyprus before the financial crisis; for them it was as much about not wanting to bend to the tastes of the new Russian travelers than it was vacationing in a destination hit hard by the euro crisis.

Cyprus crisis means deals for sun-seeking European tourists

Tourism

Queensland resort will cut 20% off the bill if rain ruins your vacation

There's a bit of a carnival barker's promise here -- you know something's loaded against you -- but it's still a cheap way of promoting the benefits of your less-than-rainy destination to places with much bleaker weather.

Queensland resort will cut 20% off the bill if rain ruins your vacation

Cruises

Cruise industry’s response to accidents? Cutting prices for consumers

A price cut is the absolute last thing that the cruise industry needs. There's no way Carnival and its peers can argue that their race to the bottom hasn't created conditions where accidents are much more likely. Even lower prices will arguably make things worse.

Hotels

TripAdvisor’s redesigned Tingo now searches for hotel upgrades

Known for its user reviews, TripAdvisor is getting further into hotel transactions through its Tingo site. Adding room upgrades as a possibility for guests is a nice twist, and it is probably being welcomed by hotels, as well.

TripAdvisor’s redesigned Tingo now searches for hotel upgrades

Hotels

Jetsetter sale finally nearing completion, announcement expected next week

For all its problems, Jetsetter is a market leader in hotel flash sales, and an acquisition at a bargain-rate sale price could help TripAdvisor inject some life into SniqueAway.

Jetsetter sale finally nearing completion, announcement expected next week

Online Travel

Groupon says travel is a big deal as it makes concessions to local merchants

Critics have long charged that Groupon is not a sustainable business. That's because Groupon tends to turn off merchants because Groupon's cut of sales is so huge. Groupon's decision to take a diminished slice amount to a recognition that the critics were right to a certain extent.

Groupon says travel is a big deal as it makes concessions to local merchants