Monday, 29th March
Red Roof, a U.S. economy lodging chain with 350 properties nation-wide, announces an April Fools Day promotion: ‘No Fooling’ 1 Cent Sale. Starting on 1st April through to the 15th guests can book a room for 1 cent a night. 1% of rooms per property will be on sale. Red Roof say they want to give people the opportunity to travel even when economic times are tough. Red Roof
Tuesday, 30th March
Radisson tops Hilton as Europe’s largest upscale brand.
Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts and Radisson Edwardian Hotels, brands of the Rezidor Hotel Group, collectively offer 170 hotels and 38,079 rooms; followed by Hilton with 146 hotels and 37,806 rooms; and Marriott with 86 hotels and 20,806 rooms.
Wednesday, 31st March
The United Arab Emirates saw higher occupancy rates for February 2010.
According to The Global Hotel Survey conducted by STR Global, the overall occupancy rate for U.A.E. hotels rose to 77% in February, up from 67% in January and 75% during the same month in 2009. The occupancy rate in Dubai climbed to 86%, an 14% increase from January, while Abu Dhabi only saw a rise of 2% (with 59% occupancy). U.A.E. hotels witnessed an annual decline of 13% in revenues per available room, to US$183 in February, with lower revenues recorded in both emirates.
Thursday, 1st April
Staycation, the buzz term for spending holidays at home and a trend during the last recession, will still be going strong this Easter, for example in the UK. According to VisitEngland’s Easter Holiday Trip Tracker almost 10.5 million people will holiday in the UK this Easter, with 90% of them taking a break in England. Only six per cent are planning to travel overseas, the study shows. TravelMole
Friday, 2nd April
Wishing everyone a fantastic Easter break whether you are travelling or staying at home with your dearest. Enjoy!