Booking Site HotelQuickly folds – the dangers of hotel meta-search!

The last-minute hotel booking site HotelQuickly has gone under, leaving hundreds of travelers stranded without hotel rooms and with worthless vouchers instead of refunds. The company based in Singapore was a copy cat of successful hoteltonight, offering last minute hotel stays at low prices. Meta-search sites that compare hotel and flight bookings across hundreds of sites and focus only on … Continue reading

Bamboo Airways licensed to start flying in Vietnam!

Earlier this year I reported of the plans to launch a new hybrid airline in Vietnam, Bamboo Airways, and now they received their license to operate from the aviation authorities in Vietnam, allowing them to start flying within 45 days – or in early 2019. The airline industry is notoriously difficult, so it’s great to see another airline enter the … Continue reading

Radisson Rewards Deal: Buy Points with 100% Bonus!

Radisson Rewards, the loyalty program of Radisson Hotels, is currently offering a 100% bonus when purchasing reward points, allowing you to top of your reward account and book free hotel stays! If you are not quite ready to book one of the many hotel deals during the Black Friday / Cyber Monday madness, buying points at a discount to book … Continue reading

Iceland Air buys local competitor low-cost carrier WOW Air

WOW Air was one of the low-cost carriers that sparked the fare wars over the North Atlantic, with one-way fares as low as $69 one-way, forcing competitors to respond. From their base in Iceland, they were able to fly across the Atlantic with narrow-body planes, which made for cheap, if uncomfortable flights. Now, their local competitor Iceland Air responded and bought … Continue reading

motto by Hilton – a new micro-hotel brand, not a hostel!

Hilton is launching their newest brand, motto, inspired by urban boutique or pod hotels and offering small rooms in big cities at affordable prices. They are following the lead of small chains like citizenM or Marriott’s moxy, targeting the millenial mindset. While the Hilton CEO called it a “hostel on steroids”, Hilton is back-paddling from the toxic hostel label. Find … Continue reading