General Travel News

Internet Reviews Benefit Hoteliers

Customer reviews on internet websites have become a powerful way for hoteliers to bring in new customers, or lose them.  The four star Dubai hotel, Al Manzil learned last week just how much these reviews can impact their business, as it rose from near obscurity to the top of the city’s rankings in the leading travel website, TripAdvisor.  The South African hospitality company Southern Sun manages Al Manzil. 

The 197 room boutique Al Manzil hotel beat out 370 other hotels on TripAdvisors list, including the more iconic five star properties like Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Grosvenor House.  Analysts say websites like TripAdvisor, which ranks hotels based on customer reviews and ratings is playing a more important role in the choices customers make. Chief Executive of Fast Future Research, a London consultancy said the four star Southern Sun Al Manzil’s top ranking is a tremendous achievement.
 

More General Travel News
Constance Halaveli Maldives offers the luxury of space in seclusion
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Readers' Choice Award
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Latest Travel News
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Re...
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in t...
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Featured Sights To See
Doha Fort

Doha Fort

Doha, Qatar

This is a landmark dating back to the Ottoman colonization of Doha. It was built in the 1800s. Originally this fort served as a prison. It was restored in the 1970s and since then houses a museum showcasing Qatari history.  Qatari paintings and arts and crafts are on display here. Exhibits include Bedouin handicrafts, gypsum and wooden ornaments, fishing equipment and boats, historical photos...

Holy Cross Church

Holy Cross Church

Frankfurt, Germany

With towers rising up to 25m, the Holy Cross is a an excellent example of fine architecture in a Roman Catholic Church. It was completed in 1929 but due to damage during World War II it was reconstructed with the help of financial grants.  ...

Sabana Grande

Sabana Grande

Caracas, Venezuela

The city’s most popular pedestrianized area, the Sabana Grande is focused on a one-mile long boulevard. Absolutely no vehicular entry is allowed – a law that is strictly imposed only in this locality in Caracas. The boulevard is popular for its many chic boutiques dotted along here and there – lots of variety, plenty of bargains, and quite a number of pickpockets! The eateries and coffee sh...

Globe Theater

Globe Theater

London, United Kingdom

The original Globe Theater was where Shakespeare’s plays revolutionized English language and literature in the early seventeenth century.  It was built in 1599 using the materials from The Theater (the first proper playhouse in London) after a disapproving landlord raised the rent.  The play was the thing in Elizabethan London.  Guests could pay a single penny for a spot in the pit....