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Is vacation rental site Airbnb illegal?

May 27, 2013
Last week a judge in New York ruled online vacation rental site Airbnb is violating laws against running illegal hotels.
Posted In: hotels, Internet, e-commerce, rental

Trip tips: Lodging, pocket money, traveling with pets

May 3, 2013
Lodging can quickly eat up your summer travel budget. Anne Banas of SmarterTravel.com shares her tips for redeeming hotel loyalty points, alternatives to traditional lodging, traveling with pets and keeping your money safe when going abroad.
Posted In: Travel, hotels, pets

Borgata hotel room gambling trains customers to go online

Mar 18, 2013
As states legalize online gambling, how does a casino hold on to customers? At the Borgata in Atlantic City, you can leave the casino floor and play the slots on a TV in your room.
Posted In: online gambling, hotels, Atlantic City, new jersey

Hilton CEO digs deep into foreign markets at Davos

Jan 24, 2013
Some of the attendees at Davos are there doing big business. And Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta has a free place to stay.
Posted In: World Economic Forum, Hilton, hotels

The art of checking in

Dec 20, 2012
Tips for your next hotel stay from a long-time hotelier.
Posted In: hotels, tipping

Hacking hotel keycard locks, and the secret UN meeting that could change the Internet

Nov 28, 2012
Burglaries are popping up after a hacker showed off a vulnerability in keycard locks at hotels, and a UN meeting of the International Telecommunications Union next week could change the Internet as we know it.
Posted In: hotels, hacking, burglary, UN, Internet Telecommunications Union

Hotels and online travel sites sued for price fixing

Aug 21, 2012
Travel sites like Expedia and Travelocity are accused of fixing the price of hotel rooms with big chains like Hilton and Marriott.
Posted In: online travel, discount travel, hotels

Bees check in at the Waldorf

Aug 7, 2012
The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York is raising 300,000 bees on the roof. It's part of a plan to get younger guests buzzing.
Posted In: bees, hotels

Hotels urged to help fight sex trafficking

Apr 25, 2012
The Justice Department wants to crack down on human trafficking. One anti-sex trafficking group says hotels are a good place to start.
Posted In: sex trafficking, prostitution, hotels

Robots lose out in hospitality

Mar 30, 2012
If there's one industry where robots have tried and failed so far, it's hospitality -- seems humans prefer humans for hotel customer service.
Posted In: robots, Robots Ate My Job, hotels

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