Egypt tourism revenues down 41 pct in 2013 vs 2012

Egypt's tourism revenue sank by 41 percent to $ 5.9 billion in 2013 in comparison with a year earlier, Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou said on Tuesday, a further sign of pressure on one of Egypt's main sources of foreign currency. The tourism sector in the Arab world's most populous nation has shrivelled since veteran autocrat […]

Las Vegas Hotels Become First Casino Properties To Accept Bitcoin

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino located in downtown Las Vegas will become the first casino properties to accept Bitcoin. Between the two co-owned properties, Bitcoin will be accepted at five locations, including both hotels' front desks and in the D's Gift […]

US State department travel alert for Thailand

The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens of the potential risks of travel to Thailand, particularly Bangkok, due to ongoing political and social unrest ahead of Thai parliamentary elections, scheduled to take place nationwide on February 2, 2014. The situation is unpredictable and ongoing demonstration activity, primarily in the greater Bangkok area and occasionally […]

A Sight for Sore Eyes, or an Achy Head, in the Hotel Minibar

A Sight for Sore Eyes, or an Achy Head, in the Hotel Minibar

While the existence of the hotel minibar is in a questionable state these days, we were relieved to spot this amenity in a minibar at the InterContinental Los Angeles This is a first aid kit with two bandages, two Tylenol, two decongestants, 2 antacid relief tablets and one antiseptic towelette from In-Room Plus, a company […]