O-M-G! Harried business travelers in need of some 1-2-1 attention need not look further! For the cash rich, time poor customer seeking only the best accommodations while they travel the world, there’s an app for that! Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH), a brand of more than 500 independently owned luxury hotels in over 70 countries, brings luxury to the palm of your hand with a new, free iPhone app so travelers can Discover, Enjoy and Share their experiences at SLH properties.
The Discover feature allows iPhone users to browse and book their luxury hotel of choice through various categories in order to find the property that best suits them. For the business traveler seeking great value, they will find the perfect solution in the special offers section while meeting planners may prefer the experiences option for corporate retreats. The feature also keeps travelers abreast of new hotels in the portfolio.
Gone are the days of spending evenings alone in a hotel room while traveling on business with the Enjoy feature. It allows users to search for points of interest near their hotel using an augmented reality layer which delivers expert personal recommendations from Small Luxury Hotels of the World. With the point of their iPhone in one direction, travelers will find nearby activities. Google maps are also available, making it virtually impossible to get lost.
The Share feature enables a shortlist of favorite Small Luxury Hotel of the World properties and experiences to be shared with colleagues, family and friends via Facebook, Twitter and email. Travelers can also sign up for the brand’s Luxury Escapes newsletter.
The new Small Luxury Hotels of the World iPhone app, launched in March, also works on the iPod Touch. With more than 500 hotels in over 70 countries, the diversity of the individual hotels and the experiences that they offer is exceptional. From cutting edge design hotels and palatal 17th century mansions to city center sanctuaries, historic country houses, idyllic retreats and more, Small Luxury Hotels of the World offers only the very best. Travelers can book via the iPhone app or by calling 1-800-525-4800 or online at www.slh.com.
While we wait patiently for the go-ahead to travel, Crystal Cruises offers some home-bound programming with [email protected]. The virtual cruise experience was created to appease the wandering traveler’s eye and inspire future vacation plans, all from the comfort of home — a growing theme in the industry, but a novel idea in the cruising world.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
A new report shows the country’s most miserable airports: Newark (EWR), Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and LaGuardia (LGA) rank near the top of the list.
THE LABELS ON SOME OF TODAY’S wine bottles sport a relatively new vocabulary, one that explains how the grapes were grown and made into wine. They include such terms as sustainable, organic and biodynamic, among others, and they warrant some explanation. Were the grapes grown by sustainable farming? Were they sprayed with organic fertilizers? Is the wine biodynamic? A number of the terms are new to many consumers. Some are controlled by the U.S. government; others are not. For simple definitions of this relatively new vocabulary, consider the following.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Much like cities around the world, San Francisco closed its museums and performing arts venues temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to technology, those sheltering in place can experience many of these cultural institutions from the comfort of their own homes. Here are the places opening their doors remotely.
Two Florida Resorts, Naples Grande Beach Resort and Cheeca Lodge & Spa, See Trend of Rescheduling as Opposed to Canceling in Light of COVID-19 Outbreak
Good news is welcome in these times of uncertainty, and at least two Florida resorts, Naples Grande Beach Resort and Cheeca Lodge & Spa, are finding most travelers are opting to reschedule upcoming events and stays rather than cancel — a bright outlook for the travel industry to bounce back quickly once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Hilton is partnering with companies around the world to find temporary work for displaced employees, and others in similar situations, in need of income. With the ongoing novel coronavirus crisis, Hilton is just one of the many travel companies affected.