As an alternative to packaged travel services, is booking your own. Air carriers are offering very reasonable flights and availability is strong. By booking your own trip online, you can stay nearest to all the sites and attractions you want to see. For instance, while it may be desirable to stay in a strange motel South of Vancouver, the travel times may waste a lot of time you could be spending visiting downtown Vancouver, or to have enough time to take the ferry over to Victoria. Staying right on the ski hill may be the perfect place for an avid skier, but for someone who may only endure skiing for one or two days, being stuck on the ski hill can be a real downer.

This summer the beauty of Banff, Kananaskis, Sun Peaks, Vancouver, Victoria, Muskoka, Quebec, New Brunswick and St Johns awaits travellers to Canada. If you’ve already visited the Rocky Mountains and British Columbia, you may finally choose to visit the east coast of Canada.

After you’ve booked your airlines flight and car rental, you’ll want to decide on which Canadian are best. If you’re visiting Banff, you will want to ensure your hotel has air conditioning. Most hotels in Banff Alberta do not have air conditioning. The temperatures are moderate or cool for most of the year, but in summer it can be very warm. From experience I can tell you it is worth it to book a hotel room with air conditioning. Luxury hotels only cost a little more and many have extra features you’ll enjoy, including swimming pools, spas where you can get a massage, workout facilities, big comfortable bathrooms and excellent restaurants. Many hotels offer packages that may include tickets to local events and attractions.

Those visiting Toronto and Montreal can enjoy hotel packages that include deals and price breaks on local attractions such as the CN Tower, coupons for casinos, full free breakfasts and more. are worth the extra price. The comfort and good night’s sleep you’ll get can make the difference between a real vacation and a night at a wild rave party. Low budget hotels are often tough on the nerves and security may be an issue.

This year, custom design your own Canadian vacation. If you want to move from city to city, let’s say Calgary for a couple of days and then move onto Banff, you can do so. With a packaged vacation, you will be stuck at one location. Multiple locations can add another measure of change and stimulation that you need on your vacation.

It is imperative for hotel owners to increase efficiency in hotel distribution channels so that productivity of the hotel increases and with it, its sustained revenue.
Hotel distribution channels management has now been honed into a science and using it judiciously is an art that hotel managements are training in. Hotel distribution channels are developed for distribution of hotel inventory to reduce idle time, to increase the occupancy of rooms and to increase the utilization of other services such as banquets, restaurants, clubs and out-door catering.
There are two main types of hotel distribution channels; online and offline. These are connected seamlessly to the Hotel CRS or Central Reservation System and together make the Hotel Channel Management System which is the mainstay of controlling the operations of a hotel.
Offline Hotel Distribution Channel:
This conventional hotel distribution channel operates mainly in the front office of the hotel where hotel staff answers direct queries, books rooms, suites and banquet halls, discusses room rates and discounts and gives information about availability, facilities and other services. Walk-in guests without prior reservations are attended to and the guests arriving and departing are made to feel welcome and cared for.
Although this is the conventional way the hotel distribution channels system works, this is not the only way. The Hotel CRS software has other interfaces that also increase the efficacy of distribution. The various levels of administration available in a Hotel CRS make it possible to make changes in room rates and terms etc. that are reflected immediately on all Hotel distribution channels.
Online Hotel Distribution Channels
The interface of the Hotel CRS with the reservation module on the Hotel website attracts many online visitors who can make an informed decision to book rooms and other services on the hotel inventory. Online travel agents also have travel portals which are called third party hotel distribution channels. These offer hotel reservations for many hotels on the same website. Visitors find this very useful because they can compare rates, check availability and book rooms and also address other travel related issues from the same website.
Online hotel distribution channels bring in a lot of business to hotels as payments can be made in many currencies and different languages can be used to make the channel more user-friendly.

Are you looking for the budget hotel in Udaipur? Than you don’t need to worry about it. Hotel Shree Krishna Lila Regency is one of the budget hotels in Udaipur. At the very low price you can get more services and more comfort. You feel like staying in luxury hotel at very low cost.

Services provided by krishna lila regency includes well furnished rooms, replete with present day room amenities such as televisions, telephones, room service, baths with running cold and hot water etc. We offer all this basic amenities and clean ethnic accommodation that gives you a taste of luxuries lifestyle. You can also get free WI-FI connectivity. So use unlimited internet at no extra cost.

Krishna Lila Regency has clean and comfortable rooms. Central location of Shree Krishna Lila Regency makes it ideal for business as well as leisure travelers.

Rooms: The total 30 rooms of hotel Krishna Lila regency are divided into 9 deluxe rooms, 2 Suites and, 19 Standard rooms all of them air conditioned. All the washrooms have cold and hot running water and the guests can avail 24-hour room service.

The Suites are the largest with a sleeping area (television, wardrobe, double bed) and a seating area (couch, dressing table, study table), both separated by curtains. The washrooms are roomy and clean. Amenities include soap, bathtub and shampoo.

The Deluxe rooms have the same amenities as well as layout as Standard rooms, only they are much more spacious and have a curtain-partition that demarcates the seating area with the couch from the bed area. The Deluxe room washrooms also have bathtubs and soap.

The Standard rooms are simply decorated and amenities here include cable intercom, television, sofa chairs and a dressing table. There is a dressing alcove with a wardrobe, dressing table and luggage rack.

Restaurant: The restaurant runs 24 hours and serves multi cuisine. You can enjoy here good quality of food at fare price. You can also enjoy udaipur’s best Pizza’s here. Another rooftop restaurant has great views of the city and it can accommodate about 250 to 300 people.

Bar: On the ground floor lie the ‘Cheers’ bar with a wooden floor and the bar counter studded with mirrors.

Conferences and Banquets: The conference hall is entirely red, with a capacity of 20 to 150 guests. The hall is equipped with modern conferencing equipment. So if you have any conference or event than come here and get best price.

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Movenpick Hotels & Resorts has increased its collection of Egyptian properties with the addition of three new Egypt hotels in the country’s Red Sea coast, four cruisers and a sail boat.

The international hotel chain has increased its options for tourists planning Egypt holidays with new properties including Mvenpick Resort Hurghada, Mvenpick Resort Abu Soma and Mvenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh in Naama Bay.

We have a long and successful history in Egypt since 1975 and today managing 18 hotels, resorts and Nile boats, explained Roger Kacou, the Senior Vice President of Mvenpick Hotels & Resorts Africa.

This announcement signifies an important step in our dynamic expansion programme that demonstrates our commitment to and total confidence in Egypts tourism.

In addition to the three new Egypt hotels, the hotel group has added four new cruisers and a sail boat to its Egypt holiday choices on the River Nile, including the famous Misr, which was the private yacht of Egypts former King Farouk.

Travellers going on holidays to Sharm el Sheikh will be able to enjoy upscale facilities and accommodation at the new Mvenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh – Naama Bay from 8th April, 2012. The resort has 298 rooms and suites and four villas with a private swimming pool; all boasting views overlooking the resorts five private sandy beaches.

The propertys architecture reflects Arabian heritage with domes, arches and dark wood furniture.

The hotel group has added two properties in Hurghada: Mvenpick Resort Hurghada which opened on 5th March, 2012, and the Mvenpick Resort Abu Soma which is scheduled to open later this year.

Mvenpick Resort Hurghada is situated eight kilometres from Hurghada International Airport and has 252 spacious rooms and suites with Red Sea views. During holidays to Egypt, guests have access to luxurious facilities including a private beach, marina and freshwater pool, as well as activities such as desert safaris, snorkelling, scuba diving, horseback riding and excursions to Giftun Island.

Mvenpick Resort Abu Soma is situated close to several unspoilt golden beaches, 45 kilometres south of Hurghada, and it will have 424 upscale rooms.

Tourists looking for an alternative to hotels for their holidays in Egypt can stay onboard one of Mvenpicks luxury cruisers on the River Nile: the M/S Sun Ray, Darakum, Hamees and Feddya.

The vessels feature luxurious accommodation with modern amenities including air conditioning, satellite LCD TV, mini bar, safe and private bathroom with tub.

The Misr is the only steamship on the River Nile and it offers sophisticated accommodation made up of 16 cabins and eight suites, exquisite cuisine, and a high level of service for guests seeking opulence from a golden age during Egypt holidays.

There is absolutely no dearth of information on how to make a hotel reservation today. In spite of this, why is it that we do sometimes get into a fix trying to make a reservation in a hotel. If there is one thing that we tend to do is, waiting till the last moment to make a reservation. There will be people who tell you that if they were aware of the fact that they had to reach a particular place, they would have made the reservation early enough. This is not always possible and that is why we end up reaching the doors of a hotel, only to find that a room is not available, because prior reservation was not done.

There are a few points that need to be kept in mind if you want a proper and confirmed reservation to be made every time you need to travel and stay in a hotel. Some of them are:

oTry to plan your trip as much in advance as possible.

oGive yourself a few options when it comes to dates, this way you might be able to find more than one option when you are looking for suitable accommodation.

oIf you are too busy to check things for yourself, you could get one of your staff to it. This would be possible if you were in a position of authority. If on the other hand, this was not possible, it would be good for you to take some time off and check for yourself, the details about the hotel that you intend to reserve a room in.

oIf you are not familiar with the place that you are going to, you need to find out where exactly the hotel is located. In fact, it would be better if you knew how far the hotel is from the airport or station.

oIt would help if you got to know what other special facilities, the hotel has on offer. For instance, if the hotel has a gym, or a pool table, you know that after you have finished your days work, you can unwind and really relax. This could be a good way to relax, even while you work.

Whatever be the parameters that we try to set, we always to tend to think or rather take a hotel for granted. This is probably the chief reason why we are not able to plan our reservations as they should be planned.

If you are not a business person, and you wanted to stay in a hotel, while on holiday, then you need to look at making reservations from a totally different angle. Here the emphasis would be on comfort and extras a hotel where you could do more than just stay. For instance, if you were traveling to Thailand, on a holiday, you would want to do much more than just sit in your room. Planning and making necessary reservations become even more important when you are on holiday.

A hotel desk clerk is the personnel in the front office who is responsible for welcoming guests in a hotel. He or she is responsible for attending and serving guests in a courteous, efficient and pleasant manner, both face-to-face and on the phone. Nowadays there is huge demand for hotel desk clerks. If you want to secure a decent job in this field then you must excel in communicational as well as clerical skills.

Hotel desk clerk is the person, who is always in the public eye. In this article, I would like to provide you some questions that come up again and again in interviews for the post hotel desk clerk.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself?
It is a very general interview question. The interviewer is looking for a quick overview of your academics. The employer is not at all interested in your family, pets, or hobbies. Demonstrate your professional self in front of the interviewer. The best way to answer this is to give a brief description of your qualification so far, focusing on your specific achievements.

2. Please elaborate about the roles and responsibilities of a hotel desk clerk?
People at this post have to carry out numerous important roles and responsibilities. He or she has to look after check in, check out procedure, handle cash, assign rooms, register guests, determine credit, render bills, receive cash, credit payments and provide guest service.

3. Can you please tell us about your typing speed?
A clerk is thought to have a very good typing speed. On an average they are supposes to have a typing speed of 40 to 50 words per minute. Just make certain that you possess this speed. Else it will be very hard for you to be selected. One should practice very hard on typing speed.

4. According to you what are the most effective approaches in communication?
I think one should be humble, polite and friendly while talking to others. It is the most excellent way of communication according to me.

5. Why do you want to work for our hotel?
Well, this question needs a detail research of the respective hotel. Do your homework prior to the interview and spend some time online or at the library and make research about the respective hotel. Find out as much as you can, including products, size, income, reputation, image, management talent, people, skills, history, and philosophy of the related hotel.

Make sure you prepare these questions well before appearing in an interview.

Hotel industry generates huge revenues nowadays and proves to be highly profitable. Long time back, it started in a small scale but presently it had grown by leaps and bounds. Starting from economic hotel to royal resorts, all are integral part of hotel industry in United States. And if you want to prosper in this business and also start your own hotel you should first look out for the lending organization to get requisite money for business. Undoubtedly the business cash advance program of Rapid Capital Funding is what you must opt for.

However you must have realized that gathering working capital for your hotel is difficult especially from the traditional lending organizations of the country. They need security guarantee or collaterals so as to get your loan approval from them as quickly as possible. For the sake of getting small loans people often mortgage their property and other saleable things and thus face lot of hassles. However this merchant advance program of Rapid Capital funding offers your money immediately and that too without any sort of difficulty.

Even the business with bad credit can get unsecured business loan up to $250,000 within short time of seventy two hours. Suppose you have been rejected by bank and other lending association you still are eligible to avail this alternative funding from Rapid Capital Funding. In this way this organization has helped so many businessmen who have been rejected by other resources for any kind of cash assistance and stuff.

Unlike the existing lending resources, you will get loan alternative from this Rapid Funding organization and you also do not have to undergo a long process of paperwork, financials and what more. Here you can get loan approval within twenty hours and the money immediately gets transferred on the bank account.

Remember, this program depends on your future credit card sales and thus give you the scope to pay less during your bad times. You are also saved from making fixed payment always. That is not all. You do not have to pay any kind of starting or closing fees. There are no hidden charges and you can concentrate more on saving money like never before.

With Rapid Capital Funding you can ensure to get a steady flow of cash for meeting various kinds of your business needs. Here the business have every liberty to use money wherever they and for that they also do not have to present any sort of planning to this merchant advance company. Thus you can use the fund for payroll fees, buying business devices, renovating things and much more. You will find no shortage of money so far as the merchant cash advance business.

However, you should remember that you have to fulfill few criteria in order to avail its service. That is to say your hotel must accept Visa or Master Card as payment mod, must display a minimum credit and debit card sales of $5,000 every month and also should be current with the lease.

By Pari Syal Photography: Yves Garneau; courtesy Concrete

W Hotel is the new ski resort in the Swiss Alps that combines the romance of Swiss chalets with the sporty spirit of skiing…

Global jetsetters and Verbier enthusiasts now have immediate access to ski-in and ski out alpine action. Four traditional wooden chalet-style buildings, interconnected by contemporary glass atriums give shape to the new ski resort at the foot of the slopes next to the Mdran gondola in Verbier, a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais and a famous ski area in the Swiss Alps.

Inspired by the dynamic carving of skis through snow, it brings an indelible, distinct New York City glamour to the Swiss Alps. Conceptualized and designed by Concrete under project architect, Lisa Hassanzadeh, the hotel provides guests with an unforgettable experience using interiors that complement and contrast the breathtaking scenery around the hotel.

The design features smooth lines that carve through the spaces; a movement that derives directly from the tracks left by the activities in the mountains Verbier is so famous for: the carved slopes during wintertime or the smooth mountain bike tracks in summer.

Contrasting elements – a 6m wide fireplace inside vs. the snow covered landscape outside; prolific application of natural materials such as wood, leather, felt, wool and fur wood vs. black and silver glossy materials and glacier inspired glass bars; carved blocks of natural stone vs. glamorous inlays of brass and backlit marble, juxtapose the simplicity, beauty and energy of Verbier and the contemporary cool of New York. It is interesting to see how the mountains are ushered into the hotel by reinterpreting local elements in a contemporary way: a giant staircase (a contemporary reference to the Swiss railway system) in one of the glass atriums connecting the four chalet buildings has the mountain flowing into the built form with comfortable benches, where guests can relax, hang out, meet and flirt. While this offers a spectacular view down the valley by day, by night it pulsates with an intimate mood illuminated by deep red light. The resort boasts of individualistic signature spaces and 123 stylish guest rooms and suites that are akin to a boutique hotel within the hotel. Specialty treatment is ingrained into the design and designation of the suites and public areas. The romanticism of the Swiss chalet-styled buildings in warm contrast to the sleek furnishings and contemporary lighting make this get-away a perfect holiday spot – luxuriant, uber chic and comfy!

Ajanta hotel is a comfortable budget hotel in Delhi known for its ideal location and nice hospitality. This hotel has been in business from 1971 and has been approved by ministry of tourism, Government of India. It is recommended by the Lonely Planet Guide, as a nice accommodation in Delhi.

Ajanta hotel in Central Delhi is located in the close proximity of New Delhi railway station, and is a convenient lodging for business travelers as it is very close to the main business centre of Delhi, Connaught Place and it is nearby a famous market called Karol Bagh that has shops and showrooms for clothing, accessories, electronics, etc.

This fine hotel provides various services to its guests including travel desk, to make ones travel in the city and around easy and convenient. The hotel also houses a business centre where one can access internet, fax services and other business services. The in-house multi-cuisine restaurant serves delicious food at all times. Ajanta hotel provides myriad other services to its guests including 24/7 room service, free newspaper, laundry services, parking space, money exchange, etc. There is also an elevator in the hotel so that one does not have to climb up to their room after a long day. The best feature of the Ajanta hotel is that it provides free pickup facility to all its guests from airport and railway stations so that they do not have to take the trouble of finding a cab or an auto to come to the hotel after a long and tiring journey.

Ajanta hotel, a famous Delhi inn houses 74 rooms including budget room, semi-deluxe rooms, deluxe suite, presidential suite, junior suite, superior room and family room. All the rooms except family room can be booked for single and double occupancy and the family room has space for around four people. These rooms are wonderfully furnished, including all the amenities to make the guests stay comfortable. These rooms are equipped with conveniences like Television, telephone, cozy beds, personal safe, attached bathroom with all the required things, etc.

All the features of this hotel like proximity to main centers in Delhi, its services, fares and amenities make it stand apart from all other places to stay in Delhi. This budget hotel in Delhi is a hot favorite amongst a number of Business and regular tourists who prefer reasonable accommodation providing complete comfort and all the basic services. The hotel is just a half an hour drive from the international airport and hence is preferred by the foreign tourists too.

Whether traveling on a honeymoon, an anniversary or just a romantic rendezvous, your resort or hotel will be an important part of the entire experience. Your hotel stay should be comfortable, quiet and conducive to romance. A beachfront villa or room with a view of the water is perfect for your couples retreat.

Your hotel booking will offer you many options in romance. Online booking sites can help you find the most romantic hotel within your budget. Consider an adults-only facility. The pool will be clean and the hotel will be quiet. The atmosphere of an adult-only hotel is different from your average choice hotel. You will enjoy a mature and more relaxed vacation.

Online booking also allows you to find certain amenities to enjoy with that special someone. A couples massage is a great way to unwind together. When doing your hotel booking, ensure that your choice hotel has a spa that offers this service. Hot springs can be another way to spend some quality time together.

When making your hotel booking, be sure to compare all of the options available at nearby resorts in the area. Some may offer private beachfront dinners, breakfast in bed, snorkeling or sailing. Your choice hotel should be able to offer some activities specifically for couples. If you tell them that it is a special occasion, you can often get a room upgrade or some perks. Either contact the hotel or your online booking agent to ensure that the hotel knows that its your honeymoon or anniversary well ahead of time. You might end up with a private hot tub, sparkling wine or a beach view without paying a penny more.

Your choice hotel should have a great reputation. Online booking allows you to review what other customers have said about the hotel. Read the most recent opinions from other travelers to get a good idea of whether the hotel is right for you. Before doing your hotel booking, pay close attention to the hotels reputation for service, cleanliness and food.

Food is often an important factor when doing a hotel booking. A choice hotel will have a variety of food options for seafood lovers, vegetarians and even ethnic foods. If the hotel that you choose does not have the type of food that you like or only offers a limited selection, your experience will not be as great as it could be with the right choice in hotels.

Your online booking site might have all of this information, but if not, it is prudent to do some investigating beforehand. Contact the hotel directly, contact an agent at from the hotel booking site or get a recommendation from a friend who has stayed in the area.

Doing a bit of research beforehand will ensure that your vacation is memorable for all of the right reasons. Online booking is an easy way to check that your choice hotel fits in with your vision of a romantic getaway.