The Room Is Booked, Until the Hotel Says It Isn’t

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nytimes.com
13/12/2010
By Joe Sharkey

When is a confirmed hotel reservation not confirmed? When the hotel has sold your room to someone else, as Linda and Michael Morgan learned over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The hotel, in this case, was the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan, and according to Mrs. Morgan and some other would-be guests who were turned away over Thanksgiving, the “someone else” was a contingent of Saudi princes and officials who accompanied King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. The king, who is 86 years old, was in town for surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital on Nov. 24.

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Austerity measures drive Europe´s hotel pipeline downward

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hotelsmag.com
13/12/2010

Concerns about economic contagion are spreading throughout Europe, first in Iceland, Greece, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and now perhaps in Portugal, Spain and maybe Italy. As a result, governmental spending policies have turned austere and near-term economic growth is slowing considerably.

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Good Prospects for Europe´s Travel Industry

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ftnnews.com
13/12/2010

This year there was a slight upturn in Europe's tourism sector, which however will only slowly recover from the aftermath of the global recession next year.

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Rezidor Announces New Resort in Cannes, France

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hotelsnewsresource.com
1/12/2010

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, announces Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes. The 134-room hotel, formerly known as 1835 White Palm Hotel, will open in December 2010.

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Outbound travel market has been growing

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traveldailynews.com
1/11/2010

The demand of the Russian tourists for the tours to different countries increased in two times during 9 months of 2010 in comparison with the same period of last year. So, Yandex users confirmed the data of the Federal State Statistics Service, Russian Aviation Authorities and TOURMARKET.INFO concerning the growth of outbound travel market of Russia for more than 40%.

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