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Die zehn gruseligsten Schlösser Englands: Hier spukt's Die zehn gruseligsten Schlösser Englands: Hier spukt's

Die zehn gruseligsten Schlösser Englands: Hier spukt's

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Unerklärliche Schreie und Luftzüge: Englische Denkmalschützer offenbaren, welche Schlösser, Ruinen und Häuser sie am unheimlichsten finden - und greifen tief in die Klamottenkiste der Gruselstorys.
Kurzreisetipp Fanö: Kleine Insel, großes Glück Kurzreisetipp Fanö: Kleine Insel, großes Glück

Kurzreisetipp Fanö: Kleine Insel, großes Glück

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Wind und Wetter begrüßen Besucher der dänischen Nordseeinsel Fanö mit Wumms. Aber die stolzen Bewohner verstehen es, für Urlauberseeligkeit zu sorgen.

Help unwanted: Hotels are employing fewer concierges

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Main image:  IF BUSINESS travellers need to reserve a table at a restaurant, they may use OpenTable, a website. If they wish to find a nearby museum, a Google search will probably be their first port of call. And if they want transport into town, they can easily hail an Uber. Given that so many services are just one swipe away, is there a need for a hotel concierge anymore?Increasingly hoteliers think that there is not. The share of American hotels with concierges has fallen from 27% in 2010 to 20% last year, according to a report by the American Hotel and Lodging Association, a trade group. Since 2014 the number of luxury hotels that employ a concierge has declined by 20%.Though concierges are not extinct quite yet, those that remain tend to work in upmarket establishments. In America 82% of luxury hotels employ concierges, as do 76% of “upper upscale” hotels, the second most glamourous category. After that concierges are a much rarer sight. Just 16% of “upscale” hotels have them. For “midscale” chains, that figure is now only 3%.One reason that travellers tend to prefer technology is that it can harness the wisdom of crowds. Several hotel-goers told WHYY, a Philadelphia radio station, that it is pointless to rely on a single person’s advice when the recommendations of thousands of people ...

Help unwanted: Hotels are employing fewer concierges

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Main image:  IF BUSINESS travellers need to reserve a table at a restaurant, they may use OpenTable, a website. If they wish to find a nearby museum, a Google search will probably be their first port of call. And if they want transport into town, they can easily hail an Uber. Given that so many services are just one swipe away, is there a need for a hotel concierge anymore?Increasingly hoteliers think that there is not. The share of American hotels with concierges has fallen from 27% in 2010 to 20% last year, according to a report by the American Hotel and Lodging Association, a trade group. Since 2014 the number of luxury hotels that employ a concierge has declined by 20%.Though concierges are not extinct quite yet, those that remain tend to work in upmarket establishments. In America 82% of luxury hotels employ concierges, as do 76% of “upper upscale” hotels, the second most glamourous category. After that concierges are a much rarer sight. Just 16% of “upscale” hotels have them. For “midscale” chains, that figure is now only 3%.One reason that travellers tend to prefer technology is that it can harness the wisdom of crowds. Several hotel-goers told WHYY, a Philadelphia radio station, that it is pointless to rely on a single person’s advice when the recommendations of thousands of people ...
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