Seattle Times travel writer Carol Pucci spent some time in the European tourism hot spot, but rarely stayed in a traditional hotel. Instead, Pucci and her husband stayed in a guesthouse run by priests, at a working farm and in an apartment.
According to this expert, 90% of tenants are overcharged on their commercial leases. Ron Feldman, president of World Business Services, says the problem can affect hoteliers, both with respect to their hotel properties' ground and property leases and their administrative office leases. Confusing lease language and open-ended clauses are just some of the reasons why tenants wind up paying more than they should. Feldman says.
To take advantage of the growing popularity of Web sites that focus on networking, blogging and consumer reviews, Starwood's Sheraton has introduced an updated Web site that features travelers' commentaries, trip photos and travel tips.
To address the Asia Pacific hotel industry's growing demand for trained talent, InterContinental Hotels Group has created the InterContinental Hotels Group Academy in China in partnership with the William Angliss Institute and Box Hill Institute.