Travel & Tourism (148)
The luxury hotel Lutecia Palace in Paris launched a blog recently which bears the same name as the author: The Discreet. He is an imaginary character who shares the best secret spots on the left bank of the Seine for hotel guests to discover.
Why it matters
This is a good way to discover the real Paris, far from the main tourist attractions. The type of suggestions are catered to the tastes of the customer base that stays at the hotel.
Could you make more use of social media platforms to propose new ways to discover a city?
Have you fantasised about the lifestyles of the rich and famous? Those who can afford the $10,000 (or more) luxury suites on board the new A380 airbus? Now, guests curious about on-board luxury can get a taste of that lifestyle for less, as long as they don’t mind staying at the airport. A hotel chain in the Netherlands has retrofitted an entire 120-seat plane into a luxury hotel suite, near Teuge airport. The suite includes a jacuzzi, separate shower, infrared sauna, mini bar, 3 flat screen televisions, blu-ray DVD player with a comprehensive collection of DVDs, and a kitchen. And if you do feel like leaving the ground, you can add on a private flying lesson.
Hesitating between San Francisco or Istanbul for your next holiday? Let the Getgoing.com website decide for you! Simply enter both those destinations and the site will book you on one of those two options. You will only be told where you’re going once the purchase is processed. This is not only a great website for indecisive travellers; when you let the site decide, you can get almost 40% off your travel.
With some flights travelling with nearly 30% of empty seats, the site can offer such an enticing discount because it helps airlines fill them. There’s also a hotel booking website that uses the same system: if you book the same day, you’ll have additional discounts by sleeping in a room that would normally have been empty that night.