Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Urge to splurge? Perhaps travel...

Interesting article in Nov. 29 issue of Newsweek about Americans spending again... This is a good trend to keep on the radar, as it could positively affect the travel industry in 2011.
  • There’s a rising class divide between savers and spenders. Upper-income confidence is rising fast. Luxury sales have jumped far above their crisis lows, if not yet to their pre-recession levels.
  • "People are job hunting, and they want to look and feel better. I think that after such a long time of cutting back, many people are tired of depriving themselves." - Michael Fiorillo, Park Avenue doctor
  • “I am sure that if I wanted to save I could, but I feel like I am making more money, so let’s have some fun.” - Hope Good, consumer
To view the full article, click here: http://www.newsweek.com/2010/11/29/the-urge-to-splurge-is-creeping-back.html

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Celebrate Grand Opening of One Ski Hill Place with 60% Savings!

The anticipation is rising as fast as the snow on the mountains! On November 12, the party meets the powder as One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort in Breckenridge, Colorado celebrates its Grand Opening. The resort is inviting guests to “Breck Like Never Before” with a savings of 60 percent off the room rate for a special limited time during opening week at Breckenridge Mountain Resort. From November 11 – 17, One Ski Hill Place will offer studio condominiums starting at $113 per night.

Kick-off ski season and join the fun at Breckenridge’s premier luxury resort. One Ski Hill Place is a ski-in/ski-out resort with hands-down the best access to four of the mountain’s peaks. In addition to the One Ski Hill Place grand opening rate, the first 1,000 skiers and riders will enjoy complimentary breakfast at the resort’s slope side dining venue, Ski Hill Grill, sponsored by Breckenridge Mountain Resort . Chairlifts begin running at 9:00am, leaving enough time for a few runs before the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Gold Runner, Breckenridge’s new Alpine Coaster located right outside One Ski Hill Place. Then keep the action going at the resort with the Kickoff Apr├Ęs Ski Party at T-Bar later that afternoon.

With savings like this and a party to match, One Ski Hill Place is the ultimate “welcome to winter” destination. For more information, including reservations, please visit www.oneskihill.com or call 1-888-906-6303. One Ski Hill Place is also on Twitter.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


More travelers are saying “show me healthy choices” as a way to start their day, according to a Residence Inn by Marriott survey of more than 1,00
0 consumers of Cooking Light and Real Simple.

In keeping with this trend, over 600 Residence Inn by Marriott hotels throughout North America now offer even more variety on their free hot breakfast buffet, including lighter options like oatmeal with nuts, raisins and nutty granola, all rich in heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. Seasonal fresh fruit, an important source of fiber and complex carbohydrates, is also available, along with whole grain bread and turkey bacon and sausage, providing a leaner alternative to the usual breakfast meats. There are also heartier options including signature hot items such as a breakfast burrito made with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, sausage, peppers and potatoes. Additionally, the new breakfast does not forget to include more indulgent options, offering guests the chance to make their own waffles with a variety of fresh toppings.

According to the survey, consumers are looking for energizing breakfast foods that are light and filled with protein. When asked about favorite items on a breakfast buffet, 52% said fresh fruit, followed by 43% choosing eggs and 37% going for a caffeine jolt with coffee. When traveling, respondents also want food that can be easily transported like fruit, coffee and bagels.

Kids still crave traditional items, according to the survey results, with pancakes, bacon and waffles at the top of their list of favorites. The number one item that parents wish their kids would eat - but they won’t - is oatmeal, followed by low or no-sugar cereals.

As a postscript, when asked which celebrity consumers would want to most have breakfast with, President Obama (49%) and Julia Roberts (42%) topped the list, with Lady Gaga (5%) and Lebron James (3%) trailing the pack.

The survey, conducted in September 2010, polled more than 1,000 women ages 35-54, a key target market for Residence Inn by Marriott.

For complete survey results visit www.marriott.com/residence-inn/travel.mi#/free_breakfast

Residence Inn by Marriott offers free breakfast, free Internet, spacious suites (with studio, one-and two-bedroom options), a swimming pool and welcome pet policy, all at a moderate price.

For more information or to book, visit www.residenceinn.com or call 1-800-MARRIOTT.


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