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Abu Dhabi’s Desert Islands Resort And Spa By Anantara Receives Green Globe Certification

The Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara in Abu Dhabi has been recognised for its environmental policies and achievements and has received the renowned Green Globe certification.

Situated on the Sir Bani Yas Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi, the upscale resort aims to provide eco-friendly Abu Dhabi holidays by reducing energy consumption, minimising the use of water and promoting the awareness of local culture and community to its guests.

We are actively engaged in our adherence to the Green Globe Standard for Sustainable Travel and Tourism. This recognition highlights Anantaras sincere commitment to operating in an environmentally, socially, and culturally responsible manner, commented the General Manager at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, Christian Zunk.

Our yearly Guest Satisfaction Survey score remains well above the industry average and shows that our commitment to the environment and the service we provide exceeds guest expectations. Without restricting their comfort in any way, Anantaras environmental culture also extends to communication on sustainability issues with our guests.

Sink aerators and low-flow showers and toilets have been installed throughout the hotel and energy efficient lighting and a waste management programme is in place.

Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is located on the Arabian Gulf, 8km off the west coast of Abu Dhabi and offers a luxurious experience for tourists taking holidays to Abu Dhabi.

The five-star property is nestled within the grounds of a thriving nature reserve and during holidays in Abu Dhabi, guests can relax on the pristine beach, swim or snorkel in the warm ocean waters or the shoreline infinity swimming pool, and explore the vast area on nature and wildlife walks.

The resort is regarded as one of the most luxurious Abu Dhabi hotels with 64 elegant rooms and suites and a wide range of facilities that guest can enjoy while taking an Abu Dhabi holiday, such as gourmet restaurants and sophisticated lounges and bars; a Teen and Kids Club; library; a modern fitness centre and tennis courts; a watersports centre; and a lavish Anantara Spa.

Sir Bani Yas Island is a working wildlife sanctuary where visitors can catch sightings of endangered animals as well as beautiful creatures such as giraffes, cheetahs, gazelles, antelope and striped hyenas. The animals roam freely within the beautiful natural protected landscapes and the ocean waters are home to dolphins, sea turtles and many other spectacular marine species.

Koh Samui Beach Villas Dhevatara Residence, Bophut Beach, Koh Samui Island, Thailand

Thailand’s tropical island of Koh Samui lies in the South China Sea, in the Gulf of Thailand, to the east of the country’s southern provinces. The island is one of South East Asia’s most popular island destinations as it offers incredibly beautiful beaches with tropical sea and island views to die for.

The Dhevatara Residence is situated in Bophut Bay on a prime beach front location with idyllic sands and tropical turquoise seas that offer great swimming and wonderful views. The residence offers several Koh Samui beach villas for rent, each built on one to two floors, with each villa arranged over four to five pavilions, dependent on the villas design. Each beach villa has four bedrooms, all with luxury en-suite facilities and a beach front master bedroom with its own covered balcony and oversized en-suite bathroom with bathtub and outdoor shower. Other pavilions within the property offer a kitchen, dining and beach front living area with a pool-side sala. Each villa has its own generously sized private, infinity pool which overlooks the beach.

The development also offers several sea-view four-bedroom properties, located on the tropical hillside, with commanding sea and island views. Unlike the beach villas, these sea-view properties are built over several floors to maximize the alluring sea views. These villas are arranged with the swimming pool, living area and two bedrooms on the 1st floor, one bedroom on the ground floor and an extremely spacious master bedroom on the second floor and top level with luxurious en-suite facilities including a bath tub with fabulous sea views and a private lounge area.

Both the beach villas and sea-view properties offer supremely opulent, five-star interiors with only the most luxurious in furnishings, fittings and works of art.

If you can manage to drag yourself away from your luxurious surroundings, the villas are situated right in the heart of Koh Samuis busy northeast coast and are only a 5-10 minutes’ drive to surrounding popular areas of Chaweng, Big Buddha, Cheong Mon and Bophuts Fishermans Village.

Dhevatara Residence villas are available for holiday rental with nightly rental rates ranging from $600 to $1,750 USD dependent on season. Reduced occupancy rates are available for a maximum of four guests in two bedrooms only.

Chobe safari lodge Stay at a natural place

Botswana is one of the well known and small nations of South Africa which boasts lots of flora and fauna along with variety of safari lodges. Most of these safari lodges are located near by the famous tourist’s destinations that will offer you some of the exceptional view of surrounding landscapes. While staying on these safari lodges you can easily say hello to your favorite wildlife neighbors.

If you choose these Chobe safaris lodge for your staying option then you choosing the right destination for your staying point. Most of the safari lodges are situated near by Chobe national park and Chobe River. Here you can witness the simply majestic experience of your life. These lodges also offer some of the best and memorable honeymoon experience. Here you will every kind of special facilities that are highly needed for a luxurious stay. The courteous hotel staff also provides you exquisite service and classy hospitality that you never forget in your entire life time.

Mostly these lodges are consists of 2 family suits and 8 rooms which are exclusively designed and styled. The design and architecture of these lodges are the center of attraction of this place. Generally, the dcor is quite simple and rustic along with vibrant textures and colors that easily reflects the surrounding. The room amenities are so modern like Wi-Fi internet connectivity, iron board, bath wardrobe, mini bar, satellite television, calling facility and many more. You will also get some of the refreshing facility like spa, Jacuzzi and gymnasium which will help to make you fit and healthy.

The dining space of this lodge is truly incredible where highly skilled chefs will serve you both authentic and rustic dishes. You will also taste delicious cuisines from different countries flavor as well as taste the true African traditional food. After entire day hectic travel you can relax your evening in the swimming pool along with your favorite drink. In every evening you will enjoy your dinner with different location which is the major highlight of this lodge.

Overall, these Chobe safari lodges are the top most staying option in Botswana. The facilities are available in this lodge allows every kind of travelers to enjoy the safari adventure through a stylish way. These safari lodges are providing the guide facility along with any of safari drive so that during your safari trip you will get every detail information regarding every tourists spot. For booking your trips towards Botswana go through any of the online reliable organization so that your entire tri will be easily planned and booked within a cost effective price. Make your trip more memorable and enjoyable by plan your stay in this famous safari lodge and explore your favorite spot very closely.

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Yieldstar Apartment Management Software And Apartment Locators

While Yieldstar may be good for the apartment owners and management companies who use the system, many apartment locators and future residents believe that it may be more of a hassle than it is worth.

In short, Yieldstar is a software management tool that many apartment communities are purchasing today. The selling point for the software is that it analyzes many different forms of data to come up with the best pricing for apartment units. Yieldstar takes into account factors including projected demand, recently achieved rental rates, least terms, move in dates, and other market dynamics that will help apartment communities gain the most amount of revenue for the apartment owners.

While this may seem like a great idea there are some negatives that mostly affect renters and the apartment locators that send their customers to the apartment communities that use the Yieldstar software. And this usually affects the customer if he/she is unaware of the pricing at the community.

Pricing will change daily and hourly at apartment communities that use Yieldstar. We have contacted many communities in the early morning hours for pricing and then relayed that information to our customers, who decided they were going to tour the properties in the afternoon. What we found out later that afternoon was the pricing we quoted our customers had changed by the time they visited the property. And the way of the change was upward in pricing.

When we contacted the apartment community that used Yieldstar, they stated that pricing can go up or down. In our experience pricing usually seems to go up. However, we also realize that our customers would not be so quick to contact us back if the pricing decreased.

What we can tell our customers moving forward is that pricing for the unit and square footage at the time we quote the amount may change in an hour or the next day if they choose to visit the property.

Many locators feel that the pricing should stay static for at least they day they were quoted the price. It is not good business for locators or leasing agents to quote a price to a customer who visits the community that same day and is told the price has changed.

Aston Villa Legends – Profiles of the Greatest Players and Managers of Aston Villa Football Club

A free-scoring centre-forward during his playing career, Saunders had spells as manager of Yeovil Town, Oxford United, Norwich City and Manchester City before taking over at Aston Villa – then a second division side – in 1974.

In his first season, he guided Villa to promotion and also won the League Cup. He won the League Cup again in 1977, and in 1981, led Villa to the League title for the first time in 71 years.

In January 1982, with Villa in the quarter-final of the European Cup, Saunders surprisingly resigned due to a contractual dispute. His assistant Tony Barton took over, and guided the club to European Cup glory four months later.

Subsequent moves to rivals Birmingham City, and West Bromwich Albion do not sully his status as an Aston Villa legend

Denis Mortimer
Position: Midfielder
Aston Villa Career: 1975-1985
Appearances: 405
Goals: 36

Villa’s European Cup winning captain began his career at Coventry City, where he made over 200 appearances before moving to Villa Park in 1975. He made 403 appearances in Villa colours, scoring 39 goals and winning the League title, League Cup and, the crowning moment of his Villa career, the European Cup in 1982.

After leaving Aston Villa, Mortimer moved to Brighton and then blotted his copybook somewhat by joining Birmingham City. Still, he remains an Aston Villa legend and one of the club’s greatest ever captains.

Gordon Cowans
Position: Midfielder
Aston Villa Career: 1976-1985; 1988-1991; 1993-1994
Appearances: 528
Goals: 59

A product of Aston Villa’s youth system Gordon Cowans joined the club as an apprentice in 1974, and was part of a successful team that won the FA Youth Cup. He signed as a professional in 1976 and made his first team debut as a 17-year-old.

Cowans had three spells with Villa broken by stints with Bari and Blackburn Rovers. During his career with the club he won the First Division title, the European Cup, European Super Cup, and the League Cup.

After leaving the club for the final time in 1994 he played for Derby, Wolves, Sheffield United, Bradford City, Stockport County and Burnley before retiring in 1997.

Peter Withe
Position: Forward
Aston Villa Career: 1980-1985
Appearances: 182
Goals: 90

Something of a late-bloomer in the game, Withe had spells in South Africa and the US before signing for Nottingham Forest in 1976, where he won the League title. He then spent two seasons at Newcastle United, and in 1980 moved to Aston Villa for a club record 500,000.

It was to prove an inspired signing as Withe and Gary Shaw delivered the goals that drove Villa to the League title in 1981.

All in all Withe scored 74 goals in 182 appearances for Villa, but his status as an Aston Villa legend is secure thanks to one strike – the winner in the 1982 European Cup final against Bayern Munich.

Shangri-la’s Villingili Resort And Spa Unveils The First Ever Golf Course In The Maldives With Special Offer

The very first golf resort in the Maldives has finally opened its doors to guests giving golfing lovers the chance to play the game in one of the most blissfully idyllic beach destinations in the world.

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa opened on 27th March, 2012 to the delight of golfers planning Maldives holidays, as they will now have access to a nine-hole recreational golf course which is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes.

Situated on seven and a half hectares of undeveloped land, the golf course was designed by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and is the first to open in the Maldives.

The course caters for both beginners and avid golf players and is surrounded by exotic plants, palm trees and colourful flora with views overlooking the white sandy beaches and sparkling turquoise Indian Ocean.

The resort is offering a special deal for tourists planning golfing holidays in the Maldives between now and 9th May, 2012. Guests staying for four nights or longer in a Pool Villa, Deluxe Pool Villa, Water Villa, Ocean View Villa or Beach Villa will receive one complimentary green fee for two people. Holidaymakers staying at superior accommodation in a Tree House Villa, Two Bedroom Beach Villa, Villa Muthee or Villa Laalu will also have the daily green fees waived.

Rene D. Egle, the General Manager of Shangri-Las Villingili Resort and Spa, stated: We are excited to offer a new experience to the Maldives traveller.

Apart from our other recreational options, the Villingili Golf Course will add a new and unique activity for our guests a game of golf amid expansive views of the Indian Ocean.

Guests staying at Shangri-Las Villingili Resort and Spa will have exclusive use of the golf course during holidays to the Maldives, as well as facilities including a clubhouse, pro shop, shoe and golf equipment hire service, and a refreshment bar. Children taking holidays in the Maldives can also enjoy free golf activities through the resorts childrens club, the Cool Zone.

The all-villa resort stands out from other luxury Maldives hotels with its unique luxurious beach, ocean and tropical tree house villas. Accommodation includes infinity pools, spacious terraces, open-air showers, oval bathtubs, and modern amenities including iPod docking stations, complimentary wireless internet, Bose DVD players, 40-inch LCD TVs, telephones, Nespresso machines, and mini-bars.

CHI, The Spa offers a secluded sanctuary for tourists seeking a relaxing Maldives holiday with a range of revitalising Indian Ayurvedic treatments and Asian massages. The spa has individual treatment villas with private gardens and steam rooms, and the oceanfront yoga pavilion is perfect for meditation and classes.

The resorts restaurants offer a wide range of international cuisine and picturesque settings, creating the perfect environment for romantic candle-lit dinners or fun family get-togethers.

Red flags to look for while apartment shopping to avoid future regrets.

In today’s economy, rental spaces are in huge demand. This is mainly due to the high cost of properties in today’s real estate market. People now have realized the futility if putting up one’s life savings in to a home, which only ends up being a liability instead of an asset. And even if one wants to buy a house, one can’t afford it. So the best option is to rent. While some have ample experience in searching rental apartments and some others are a newbie at this. In the hurry to find an apartment, one tends to focus on all the positive aspects and fails to see the red flags, which in retrospect make us realize how glaringly obvious they were. You could be searching for a flat for rent in Patna or in Goa- the formula is the same all over India. Let’s look at some red flags one finds during property hinting, which deserves some serious attention.

Maintenance- While going property hunting, play close attention to how the property has been maintained. Are the windows and doors properly functional or they out of their hinges and make noise every time you move it in any direction? What about the paint? Is the house freshly painted or is the paint peeling off? What about the glass? Are the glasses broken or shattered? Are the appliances in the house all in working condition or do they need repairs? When one sees a house one needs to pay close attention to these details. If a landlord has no problem showing you a house which is in a bad condition, chances are he is never going to pay heed to your repair requests once you have moved in. While one thinks this won’t be a big hassle, only after shifting will one realize of the folly committed.

In progress– If there is a project that is still under construction or is only partially done at the time of viewing and the landlord promises you it will be complete before you take occupancy, make sure you get that in writing. You do not know the landlord previously and you don’t want to be living in a property that is not completely constructed. If your landlord is genuine, he/she shouldn’t have any problems signing on a paper which has the aforementioned clause. This way you will safeguard yourself from future regrets.

Documentation- Make sure you read the rental agreement carefully before signing on it. If a landlord tries to make you sign a rental agreement without allowing you to carefully read it or worse does not think necessary to have a rental agreement at all be careful. A rental agreement is your only legit proof in the court of law, so make sure you have one and read very carefully before signing on it. Also make sure you have a copy of the agreement with you.

Safety- Before finalizing on an apartment, make sure that the living conditions are safe. Do a though check on not just your apartment, but also a locality. Make sure your house as well as your locality meets all safety standards. Make sure your building has a security guard. Ensure that your landlord changes all the locks before you take occupancy. Make sure your building has smoke detectors and CCTV cameras. Also check for the crime rate in your area. I one is a single girl renting an apartment also, extra caution should be exercised.

Hope these tips help you in your apartment searching. Look for these red flags early on to avoid regrets later.

Real estate Lucknow offers best land, best services, best surrounding to live in

Lucknow has developed itself to a great extent in past two to three years. The city has developed its roads, infrastructures and has emerged with new buildings, complexes, residential buildings, apartments, commercial hubs etc. This city has got recognition from many big industries. There is a great demand of housing here because the city is developing day by day. As Lucknow is considered among top ten growing cities in the country, it is attracting many outsiders to reside over here for residential as well as commercial purposes. Real estate Lucknow has become the attraction for many builders and industrialists as they wanted to grow their business at a place like this.

Highlighted and developing areas of Lucknow:

  • Areas like Gomti Nagar extension, Janakipuram, Mahanagar are developing at a high range and will be fully developed in coming 3-4 yrs.
  • The area of Hazratganj is especially for the official purpose. It is the heart of the city; as majority of offices, shopping stores, malls etc are located here.
  • Gomti Nagar extension has become the IT hub in Lucknow.
  • Shaheed path is the most highlighted and emerging place as it as many new and luxurious apartments and new projects.

New and developing projects in Lucknow:

  • The Metro project in Alambagh is in process with full potential and labour.
  • MOU has been signed for the construction of international cricket stadium.
  • Various new malls are opening in every area. After few years Lucknow is going to have malls in every sector.

Tourist’s attractions of Lucknow: Lucknow is also known as the ‘city of Nawabs’ because of its cultures and heritage. This city has various historical monuments, beautiful gardens etc. Lucknow is dissected into two sects- old Lucknow and new Lucknow. Old Lucknow is in chowk and it is called so because all the old and historical monuments like bada Imambada, chota Imambada etc are situated here. Residency is one of the historical heritages here. Lucknow is famous for its cuisines like that of tunday kebab and chicken clothes etc. some places are:

  • Marine drive
  • Jaineshwar mishr park
  • Zoo
  • Indira dam
  • Lohia park
  • Botanical garden
  • Science center… etc

Educational hubs: Lucknow University is one of the main education center to which all other study centers are linked up. One of the Indian institute of management (IIM) is here. Ram Manohar national law university is here which ranks 7th all over India in 14 NLU’S. Medical institute king George medical college is also here.

So all over one can see that there is each and every facility available here from education to eating. The prices here are increasing day by day because of the advancements and increase in technologies of the city. The city has all types of facilities available. It has best education facility, shopping malls at every distance, new and good schools etc. Basically Lucknow has become a dream place for many because it is proliferating both for commercial as well as residential purposes.

The search for flats or lands for any purpose whether it is for living or trading purpose may end here. Those who want to reside here should make it soon because of the rise in prices as this city has almost on its peak of development. It is so that many people prefer to buy a land in Lucknow rather than the cities like Mumbai and Delhi because Lucknow still has lands which are affordable and is surrounded with good places. It has place for both high class and middle class.

Advantages of staying in a Serviced Villa or Apartment at Goa

Goa has a soul which goes beyond the beauty of the sun, sand and sea, it goes deep into its unique history, rich culture and breathtaking natural scenery. Goa boasts about its rich culture which is a blend of Indian and Iberian European style central squares and Indian bazaars, Portuguese churches sharing their walls with Hindu temples.

It is hence rightly referred to as the “Pearl of the Orient” and is now a global hot spot for tourists round the year. The tourist has a wide choice of accommodation right from star hotels to serviced villas and apartments at Goa.

Private serviced apartment or villa accommodation offers you, your family and friends a true Goa atmosphere, more space, more comfort, more informality, more privacy, and more personal service. Renting a private villa or apartment is great value. When calculated on a per bedroom or per person basis and considering all the “extras” one has to pay in a hotel, a private villa vacation is significantly cheaper than staying at a luxury hotel or resort.

Expenses for food and drink, snacks, laundry, printing and faxes etc. are charged at cost and therefore much lower compared to a hotel where they can easily double or triple your bill. Staying at a serviced villa or apartment at Goa also offers you the flexibility of cooking and eating your own food at your own time irrespective of the fixed restaurant timings in most hotels. Most serviced villas and apartments at Goa have fully furnished kitchens with utensils, microwave, refrigerator and even gas.

Most of the vacation rental properties at Goa are close to the beach and even have an in house swimming pool apart from all modern amenities including TV and Wifi connectivity. They do offer a gated and secured complex with round the clock security as well

Serviced villas and apartments at Goa also offer a flexible check in and check out timing and normally charge on the night stay rather than the 12 Noon deadline most hotels follow. Most properties offer a pick up and drop to the airport at Goa and the Railway station.

All in all a serviced villa or an apartment is a good option for a Goa tourist as compared to a stay in a Hotel at Goa

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo Launches Ladies’ Pampering Package For Indulging Egypt Holidays

Ladies can enjoy a pampering break at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence with the launch of the Ladies Luxury Package.

The package is perfect for female holidaymakers looking to indulge during Egypt holidays and it includes a personal pick-up from the airport for two guests in a BMW 5 Series; up to three nights accommodation in an Executive Suite; complimentary access to the spa; in-room breakfast for two; 60-minute in-room Swedish massage for two; and a private poolside pergola.

Ladies can enjoy direct access to the First Mall where they can shop at 59 designer brands stores and luxury boutiques including Bulgari, Ferragamo and Tiffany & Co. After the retail therapy, guests can head back to the hotels Tea Lounge for Afternoon Tea with live piano music or take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool where they can relax in the comfort of their private pergola.

Dining outlets at the luxury hotel include Aura, the poolside Lebanese restaurant; Lai Thai, an authentic Thai restaurant; and Seasons, the buffet restaurant with a wide selection of international dishes and views overlooking the Nile River.

The Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence is located within the First Place complex on the Western banks of the Nile River. The hotel is a great choice for family-friendly holidays in Egypt but guests can also enjoy privacy and peace thanks to the hotels boutique-style layout.

The spa offers a luxurious experience for ladies seeking pampering holidays in Egypt and treatments include massages, facials, body scrubs, body wraps, healing treatments, and beauty treatments.

Randy Shimabuku, the General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence, commented: The Hotel is a favourite among our female guests because its an intimate and elegant sanctuary within the city and offers a wholesome selection of leisure, shopping, entertainment and spa attractions all at one address.

This package was specially created to offer those services that we noticed female travellers request most often, especially if they are travelling on business or with fellow family members or friends. Its also a great relaxing add-on to a busy business trip if you have a friend joining for a long weekend.

The Ladies Luxury Package starts from USD 1,660 for two people and is available for Egypt holidays booked until 31st August, 2012. The package also includes a complimentary upgrade to a Corner Suite, subject to availability.

The Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence is the hotel groups flagship property in the Middle East and one of its leading Egypt hotels. It stands out from other Cairo hotels with its high end accommodation, facilities and service, and it offers panoramic views looking out to the Great Pyramids and the citys ancient Zoological and Botanical Gardens.

Desire Resort Cancun Activities

There are many great things to do in Desire Resort Cancun which makes it a very interesting and exciting for adults and couples. Here are some common lists of activities you can do at the resort and also the popular nightly parties and entertainments that wow and surprise everyone.

Daytime Activities

The daytime activities of the resort are broad and offer varieties such as sports and dance lessons wherein they can enjoy their morning fully. Many adults who want to fully experience the adults only vacation can try all of these.

Touch desire and passion with Desire Resort Cancun’s sensual activities such as yoga classes. You can also participate in their sexy aqua fitness, water polo, basketball, nude beach, water volleyball games. There are also beach ad pool games and for those who can’t take extreme games can also tor other non-motorized water sports.

For added spice and adventure and of course allure, you can try the sexy erotic activities like the popular pole dancing lessons. You can also try out the sexy darts and belly dancing lessons that are included in the famous -Desire Time- for couples only contests.

If you like to take experience and view Desire Resort Cancun then you can always book scuba diving tours and also a private clothing optional cruise for couples and any other tours to the landmarks such as the Yucatan Peninsula, such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen and other beautiful destinations.

If you want to know more of the activities and fun games and parties, then you can try visiting Adults Vacation Parties website and even book an amazing party and better deals for your couples vacation. They have a calendar of activities giving you a more detailed guide on what you can do during the day at one of the few clothing optional resorts at the Caribbean’s, Desire Resort Cancun.

Nightly Entertainment Activities

Unlike the day time activities, the nightlife at Desire Resort Cancun is far different and quietly crazier and more erotic. Couples and guests can experience the designed sexy erotic themed night parties for more exciting nightly activities.

Every night, there is something happening and getting crazy at the resorts. You might think that it’s all the same parties but every day its different and depending on your booked vacation, there is additional parties you can try. Here is the list of the everyday night themed parties you can experience.

SUNDAY – Naughty Schoolgirl Night MONDAY – Black Ties and High Heels TUESDAY – White & Sexy WEDNESDAY – Eyes Wide Shut THURSDAY – Leather Night FRIDAY – Lingerie Night SATURDAY – Tropical & Sexy Night

Other events are

Couple’s Retreat Cupids Caribbean Retreat And many more. Just visit Adults Vacation Parties for more details.

Tips To Make Asian Resort Guests Happier

Part of the challenge and the gratification of a career in hospitality is flexibility. Especially when you are running a resort – which is one of the most complex and often among the largest of facilities in the world of hospitality – you will most likely be receiving a diverse array of guests from all over the world. Guests from North America and Western Europe will often have somewhat different needs than guests from Asia. These are some of the ways in which facilities like hotels and resorts are catering to Asian guest.

Overcoming the Language Barrier

English is spoken by a significant percentage of the world’s population, and the language is frequently taught in to students in European countries alongside a country’s native language. However, the percentage of the world that speaks English is still under five percent. On the other hand, the percentage of the world that speaks Mandarin – the world’s most spoken language – is over 12 percent.

While resorts in predominantly English-speaking countries like the United States and Canada generally get away with catering to English speakers, an increasing number of resorts are training their staffs to communicate in other languages like Mandarin and Japanese. Having at least some Chinese language speakers on staff, such as a multilingual concierge, as well as materials that cater to speakers of these common languages, will do a lot to help your resort’s reputation with guests from areas where these languages are common.

Expanding Culinary Choices

Most visitors to far-off destinations are at least interested in trying cuisines which are different than what they are used to back home. However, the number of American tourists that flock to familiar fast food chains in foreign cities is proof that travelers also take comfort in the familiar. This phenomenon is something well understood in the world of hospitality business management.

With the growing number of guests visiting from Asian countries, hotel chains and resorts are beginning to incorporate authentic Chinese and Japanese items on their menus, since it is well-known that the availability of familiar foods is a great way to make guests from these areas feel at home and enjoy their stay.

It’s the Little Things

Things like language and food go a long way towards enhancing the experience of Asian resort guests, hotels and resorts in North America are also using another approach to cater to Asian guests: culturally-specific amenities. These amenities are often relatively minor, such as in room tea kettles and slippers, but in resort management even the smallest amenities can make a huge difference. While these conveniences may only be a small investment on the part, but they mean a lot to guests and go a long way towards enhancing their experience.

Visit Canadian Tourism College for more information on how to choose a hotel management school.

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Find Maximum Hotel Comfort In Luxury Hotels Chicago

There is no doubt that Chicago is one of the most sought after tour places in the world. With the variety of panoramic views and fun and exciting activities, tourists will surely keep coming back to this wonderful place. But aside from the breathtaking views and the fun activities, another thing that many people are looking forward to in a stay in Chicago is the Luxury hotels Chicago experience.

Superb Comfort and relaxation perfectly matched with Modern Luxury are the words that are used to describe Luxury Hotels Chicago. All the hotels here speak of great service that will surely satisfy all the hotel needs of the tourists who visit the place. Who wouldnt want to have a nice and comfy room to stay in after the whole day of touring?

One of the most famous Luxury Hotels Chicago is the Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago. This grand hotel features 218 luxurious guest rooms and 121 fancy suites, all of which are sophisticatedly designed for the complete relaxation and comfort of their guests. all of the rooms here also have an urban style kitchen areas, a sitting area with a sofa bed, WiFi access , 42 inch LCD TV and other equipments that the guest will appreciate. Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago also offers an indoor pool for the complete relaxation of their guests. Aside from this it also features a spa facility and a state of the art fitness center for the complete relaxation of their valued guests.

There is also the Elysian Hotel which is one of the finest Luxury Hotels Chicago. This hotel features 188 comfortable guest rooms and suites that are all generously furnished with elegant modern furnishings, comfortable fire places and marble bathrooms along with other basic amenities for the relaxation and entertainment of the visitors. This hotel also offers a fine dining restaurant on site which offers the most delectable cuisines that will surely satisfy the meticulous tastes of their guests.

There are more Luxury Hotels in Chicago that you can choose to stay in during your trip in this beautiful city. For sure, there is a Luxury Hotel that will cater to all your specific needs. One good tip to be able to get the best hotel for you is to conduct a research ahead of your trip for luxury hotels that you may stay in so that you can find the hotel that offers the things that you are looking for.

Book Last Minute Auckland Lodge Accommodation & Save Money On your Trip

If you are planning on taking a hotel holiday in Auckland, New Zealand, have you thought about booking the place at the ‘last minute?’ Sounds scary yet doing this can save you cash for the rest of your trip. Usually these rates apply for a quantity of up to 28 days, so that you can have peace of mind that doesn’t mean you have to e-book the day before you leave.

So, just how Do They Work?

A lot of Auckland Hotel accommodations have a number of rooms which avoid getting booked, these are made available on last minute accommodation websites at a cheaper price, which can be reduced by up to 60% from the standard rate.

A few range of websites promoting these offers so it pays to check every for exactly what is being offered and what you are spending money on. Some will provide ‘extras’ including free breakfasts, champagne upon arrival or a free of charge shuttle service, while others are just providing just the resort suite accommodation therefore it is a good idea to check what you are required to pay for when you book.

We all know of which feeling when you are on the verge of book an hotel and you start to ask yourself what you are really getting for the price you pay. Several ‘last minute’ websites allow you to see each of the available rates on one page which allows one to compare more than one holiday accommodation (& their services) during a period – thus coming to your decision a little easier!

So What Can You choose to do With the Money You’ll save On Auckland Hotel Accommodation?

With Auckland being the greatest city in New Zealand, there is plenty to see and do and not just in the area either! Whether you are exploring with friends, your partner or the whole household you will be sure to uncover something to keep you entertained. Here’s ideas to get you started:

Take a trip to Waiheke Area and enjoy some vino tasting tours! Enjoy shopping inside city and then possess a meal in Auckland’s intrinsic city waterfront improvement – the Viaduct Take a boat journey in the Hauraki Gulf and pay attention to pods of whales & whales Stop by Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater Planet & Antarctic Encounter Travel the Waitamata Harbour Bungy Jump off the Sky Tower – 192 yards straight down!! Take a journey to Waiwera Thermal Location mineral pools

Of course if you plan to have a quiet trip away you’ll find nothing wrong with keeping yourself indoors and enjoying the lodging you have booked!

Right now you should be inspired enough to go browse on the web for last minute lodge accommodation rates on the market in Auckland. Who knows you may even save enough money you can depart tomorrow.

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