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A glimpse at the future of travel

Robot receptionists, smart hotel rooms that know guests’ preferences and virtual postcards are all set to change the way we travel over the coming years. A study commissioned by the organizers of ITB Berlin, one of the world’s largest travel shows, suggests that technological advances are expected to produce some far-reaching changes in the way [...]

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Wyndham Garden Hotel Opens in Panama City

Wyndham has become the latest hotel chain to open a new property in Panama, with this week’s launch of the Wyndham Garden Hotel Panama City. The 70-room hotel, located in the city’s quiet and exclusive Obarrio neighbourhood, is yet further proof of the hotel boom in Panama, which is currently has more properties under construction [...]

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Russian company to build ‘space hotel’

A Russian company plans to launch a comfortable space hotel for tourists who up to now have shared cramped accommodation with astronauts. The company, Orbital Technologies, plans to launch the first module of the hotel in 2015-16, its chief executive Sergei Kostenko told RIA Novosti news agency. A cosy fit, the first module will measure [...]

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The new hotel search for freebie-lovers

Hotel booking site Priceline has introduced a new search system that allows travelers to select hotels based on what’s included. The system is perfect for travelers who love a free breakfast, free parking or room upgrades, with Priceline saying that it offers over 29,000 hotel freebies around the world on September 9. Customers can search [...]

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Istanbul’s Pera Palace Hotel restored in lavish style

A favourite of royals seeking luxury, writers looking for the muse and undercover spies, Pera Palace — Istanbul’s hotel of mysteries and pomp — has reopened after a major facelift to revive its past grandeur. Built in the late 19th century for the passengers of the legendary Orient Express, the 115-room hotel has hosted generations [...]

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NYC hotel to introduce Porsche fleet for guests

Guests at New York’s Gansevoort Hotels will soon be able to enjoy the city from the back of a Porsche, thanks to an agreement between the hotel and the luxury car maker. Both of Gansevoort’s New York properties — The Gansevoort Hotel and The Gansevoort Park Avenue South — are to offer free in-town car [...]

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