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Hotels are selling credits and ‘bonds’ for future discounted travel in order to stay afloat during coronavirus shutdowns

Hotels around the globe are experiencing unprecedented declines in occupancy due to lockdowns and stay-at-home orders meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Thanks to three new initiatives – “Buy Now, Stay Later,” “Hotel Credits,” and “We Travel Forward” – travellers can purchase bonds and credits to support hotels […]
Hotels are selling credits and ‘bonds’ for future discounted travel in order to stay afloat during coronavirus shutdowns
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How a few ‘disastrous weekends away’ inspired one couple to create a booking service specializing in the world’s sexiest boutique and luxury hotels

Mr & Mrs Smith is a travel club and online hotel booking service specializing in romantic getaways for couples. The married cofounders, Tamara and James Lohan, came up with the idea for their company after a few underwhelming hotel stays early in their relationship. Initially, the two partnered with select […]
How a few ‘disastrous weekends away’ inspired one couple to create a booking service specializing in the world’s sexiest boutique and luxury hotels
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While you were still using Airbnb to spend a weekend in a stranger’s home, the company was quietly expanding into boutique hotels and entire Airbnb-branded buildings

Airbnb has been quietly opening branded apartment buildings and condo-hotel towers in cities like Miami, Austin, Orlando, and Nashville. In Miami, the company is partnering with a developer to open a 48-story, Airbnb-branded tower called Natiivo that will offer 412 condos and 192 hotel rooms – all of which can […]
While you were still using Airbnb to spend a weekend in a stranger’s home, the company was quietly expanding into boutique hotels and entire Airbnb-branded buildings
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One of the best hotels in the US is a 147-year-old inn on a secluded island 3 hours from NYC. I visited and found a glaring difference from most other luxury hotels — and that’s exactly its appeal.

One of the 15 best hotels in the US is The Chequit, a 147-year-old seaside inn three hours from New York City, according to Fodor’s Travel. The Chequit sits on Shelter Island, an 8,000-acre island that’s a five-minute ferry ride from the Hamptons. Rooms range from $US495 to $US865 per […]
One of the best hotels in the US is a 147-year-old inn on a secluded island 3 hours from NYC. I visited and found a glaring difference from most other luxury hotels — and that’s exactly its appeal.
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I stayed in a tiny, adults-only beach villa off the coast of Africa that runs nearly $1,000 per night, and it was the closest thing I’ve ever found to an ideal honeymoon destination

I recently stayed at a boutique hotel called Kilindi on a trip to Zanzibar. It was designed as a getaway for a member of the 1980s pop group ABBA, but has since been turned into a luxurious eco-friendly beach getaway that costs around $US1,000 a night including meals, drinks, and […]
I stayed in a tiny, adults-only beach villa off the coast of Africa that runs nearly $1,000 per night, and it was the closest thing I’ve ever found to an ideal honeymoon destination
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Millions of tourists flock to Bangkok every year, and now a resort 2 hours outside the city has been named the world’s ‘best private villa’ for $150,000 a week

The Resort Villa in Thailand offers guests private access to a 150,0000-square-foot property that includes seven villas and a full-time staff of 60 people. The resort was recently dubbed “the world’s best private villa” by the Boutique Hotel Awards. The property is two hours outside of Bangkok – the biggest […]
Millions of tourists flock to Bangkok every year, and now a resort 2 hours outside the city has been named the world’s ‘best private villa’ for $150,000 a week