Hints to help your hotel stay go smoothly
Once you have your on-line hotel reservation, follow these steps to avoid problems and to have a pleasant stay.
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- Print out your confirmation and receipt (if prepaid) and take these with you to your hotel.At some point during your travels, you may need to prove that you made a reservation that somehow became “lost” in a computer system.
- Soon after booking online, call your hotel or resort and confirm that it received your reservation and that all is well.
- Give your hotel any special requests you may have, such as a nonsmoking room or king bed. You are never absolutely guaranteed these, but it helps to request (or reconfirm) these directly with your hotel in advance of arrival.The more in advance you make these requests, the more likely they will be honored.However, wait until check in to ask for any free upgrades. (See below)
- Ask the hotel what parking costs, if traveling to a large city.Parking rates can be astronomically high, and cheaper rates may be in unsafe areas.You simply do not need a car in Manhattan or in downtown areas of cities such as Chicago, San Francisco, or Washington, DC.
The following hints may also enhance your travel experience.
There are many different logistics that go into planning a vacation. Airline tickets must be purchased, hotel reservations must be made, and an itinerary must be made. In truth, planning a vacation can be a lot of work for one person. That is why many people enlist the help of a travel agent to plan vacations for them. Finding the right travel agent can be as important as finding the right hair dresser or the right mechanic. If you are thinking about hiring a travel agent to plan your vacation, look around before settling on one; find one who you know you can trust to plan the perfect vacation for you.
Using a travel agent can provide you with a number of benefits you would otherwise miss out on if you were to plan your vacation on your own. The experience of travel agents has allowed them to create good relationships with other companies involved in travel. They can get special deals on airline fares, hotel reservations, and any other tickets or reservations you might need to things such as theme parks or restaurants you plan to visit during your stay. This allows them to get better bargains for you in areas where you would be paying full price on your own. But overall, the mere convenience of having a travel agent plan your vacation can be entirely worth it.
The best way to find a good travel agent is to do your research. You can talk to friends and family members who have used travel agents in the past. You can also use the internet to try to find the best agency or agent in your area. In some cases you will be able to read testimonials from other customers who have used a certain agency. Try searching for message boards that might give you some insight to good travel agents in your area. It is important to find a travel agent who understands your personal needs and desires when it comes to the type of vacation you are looking for. You should find a travel agent who is willing to get to know you, your likes and dislikes, so they can build a relationship with you and be able to better plan this vacation and vacations in the future. Read more…
The economics of the 21st century will be dominated by three industries: telecommunications, information technology and tourism. The travel and tourism industries have grown by 500% in the last 25 years and it is estimated that by the year 2007 tourists will spend US$884 billion in foreign countries on tourism related activities.
Travel and tourism represents a broad range of related industries. The growth of these industries has opened up many new job opportunities for graduates in areas such as:
- travel agencies
- tour companies
- tourist attractions
- leisure, recreation and sport
- cultural industries
It is interesting to realise that in 1997 travel and tourism provides 10.5% of the total world employment, with up to 25% of all employment, in some areas, such as the Caribbean. It has been estimated that, by 2007, more than 100 million people world-wide will be employed in this sector. Because of this, tourism is now seen to be of importance to most countries of the world.
During this time, the nature of tourism has developed in scope and direction, away from traditional activities, such as the sunshine sand and sea holidays to a wide range of new activities such as cultural tourism, adventure tourism, sports and leisure activities and eco-tourism.
Given the potential for interesting and rewarding careers in these industries many young people are looking for suitable courses which will help prepare them for careers in management within the tourism and hospitality industries. The UK higher education system has a well developed range of courses, at all levels from Higher National Diploma, BA or BSc degrees and MA/MSc/MBA Masters courses and using alternative methods of studying, (including full-time, part-time and distance learning). When looking at courses in hospitality and tourism, there can seem to be a bewildering variety of course titles covering the main employment areas of travel, tourism, hotels and restaurants. Typical titles include:
For hotels and restaurant management:
- hospitality management
- international hospitality management
- hotel and catering management
For travel and tourism:
- tourism management
- tourism studies
- travel and tourism Read more…
choosing one of hotel is not always an easy decision, One factor that is probably the most important to all of us is cost and the other is service. Hotels range in cost from quite reasonable to very expensive. Before you choose a hotel you must make sure you can afford it and do you really need the accommodations you are paying for. The reason for your stay may influence the location of the hotel you choose and how much you will be willing to stay there. In this article I will highlight for you some of the different kind of hotels that are available and the type of experience you can expect when you stay.
below this step to choose a Hotel :
First, their are budget hotels all across this great nation of ours. Some may independently owned while others may be part of larger chains. Many large chains that have many upscale properties may also have budget divisions. A budget hotel can be an older property but may also be a newer property that is part of a chain. Just because it is budget you should have a room that is clean and livable. Don’t expect fine linens and expensive amenities. The TV will have limited stations and expect to pay for phone calls. Most will not have room service and you will probably be bringing your own baggage to your room. The trend today is they will probably serve a continental breakfast in the lobby. This can save you time and money and is very convenient if you are traveling for business. I always suggest if you are traveling to a city you are not familiar with check a site Trip Advisor to see what other guests have said about a particular property. You may be pleasantly surprised that for a small amount of money uou can have a pleasant stay.
Secondly, there are the group of moderate hotels. They may be independent hotels that have strong roots in a city or be a part of large hotel chains such as Marriott or Hilton. You can expect these rooms to be a little more unscaled. The TV will most likely have cable. You can expect to find internet service in your room. There will be room service as well as a bell man. There are probably some restaurants and bars at these hotels. Other services such as health clubs and beauty salons may also be available. The linens and decorations in your room will be of a higher quality.The amenities such as shampoo and soap will be a more expensive. The hotel property will be larger and probably have a pool.
Third, there are the upscale luxury hotels. They are usually in larger cities and could be privately owned or part of a large chain. The accommodations will be quite lovely and of better quality. The amenities will be the finest. You will have numerous cable stations and internet connection. The linens and towels are high quality. The hotel will will most likely have fine restaurants and bars. There will be a concierge that will be happy to cater to all of your needs. But be prepared to pay the price for all of this extra service.