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Air Passenger Wishlist

October 21st, 2010

The NY Times has an article up with what purports to be a true air passenger wish list. In it are things like clean restrooms, timely and correct flight arrival and departure information, and a safer better place to rest before or between flights. Those all seem like pretty good ideas. But here are a few of my suggestions for Airports that really want to make customers happy:

1) Redesign security check points so they are not a bottleneck. Frankly, I feel less secure waiting en mass to pass through a metal detector than I do on the otherside. So anything you can do to make that shorten that wait time and make it less like a group the better.

2) If you’re going to charge for parking how about offering proper lighting and regular patrols.

3) Vending machines at the Cell Phone waiting lots. I’m picking up someone whose flight is late, rather than running to Denny’s for a cup-o-joe, how about a vending machine or two and a restroom out at the cell phone waiting lot.

4) Better transportation options to and from your facility. I know the taxi lobby won’t want to read this, but Airports should be the champions for getting Light Rail stations right at the terminal with easy access from around the metropolitan area. No car, no fuss, makes for less stressed out passengers.

How about you, what should airports be doing better?

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9 More Amazing Creative Hotels - Which is your Favorite

July 7th, 2010

The previous batch of Creative hotels was so popular, here are nine more to dream about.

1 - Dutch House Hotel

I’ll start with my favorite of the new batch. It was designed by the WAM architects to look like a bunch of stacked up Dutch houses. Perhaps something close to LEGO blocks too.

Dutch House Hotel

Inntel Hotel Amsterdam-Zaandam - Zaandam, Netherlands

(Flickr User: bartvandamme - )

2 - Ice Hotel

Ice Hotel

Lapland, Norway

(Flickr User: ezioman - )

3 - Wigwam Motel

Wigwam Motel

Holbrook, Arizona

(Flickr User: caveman_92223 - )

4 - Teepee Hotel

TeePee Hotel

(I grew up going here about once a summer. Never got to stay in the Teepee’s however.)

Kah-Nee-Ta, Oregon

(Flickr User: Lyza - )

5 - Cave Hotel

Cave Hotel

Urgup, Turkey

(Flickr User: devittj - )

6 - Luke Skywalker’s Home

Star Wars set Hotel

Hotel Sidi Driss (actual set used in Star Wars films), Matmata, Tunisia

(Flickr User: stml - )

7 - Scottish Castle

Scottish Castle Hotel

Mansfield Castle Hotel

(Flickr User: conner395 - )

8 - Hotel made out of salt

Salt Hotel

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

(Flickr User: wili - )

9 - Hotel built over a lake

Hotel over Lake

Lake of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

(Flickr User: tambako - )

If these hotels have you excited, check out our ‘Star Bar‘ of affordable luxury resorts.

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World’s Most Dangerous Destinations

May 24th, 2010

The Los Angeles Times recently listed some of the most dangerous travel destinations in the world. The list mostly omits destinations made unfriendly due to political strife and instead focuses on actual tourist destinations where travelers might encounter a little more than they expected.

Here are a few examples:

  • Care to go surfing in the waters of Gansbaai, South Africa, you’d better watch out for great white sharks. This place is full of them due to an abundance of their favorite foods.
  • Mount Everest makes the list for obvious reasons. It takes a lot of training and the right equipment to make an ascent and people still occasionally die on its slopes. Less than 5% of those who attempt the climb ever make it to the top.
  • The list includes all of Australia. Known for its crocs, snakes, spiders and other dangerous members of the animal kingdom. Plus there are the unknowns of the outback.

What’s true of every destination on the list is that a journey there is rewarded with nature’s beauty and the knowledge that you’re really living life on the edge. But also a reminder that you don’t have to be visiting a country on the State Department’s warning list to be flirting with danger.

See them all at the LA Times.

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12 Creative Hotels - Which one is your favorite?

November 18th, 2009

Update: More Creative Hotels.

The Floating Hotel in Sweden

The Floating Hotel in Sweden

Hotel made of Sand in England

<br /> Hotel made of Sand in England

Houses in Mexico

<br /> Houses in Mexico

Icehotel, Canada

Icehotel, Canada

Capsule Hotel, Japan

Capsule Hotel, Japan

Survival Pod Hotel, Holland

Survival Pod Hotel, Holland

Cave Hotel, Turkey

Cave Hotel, Turkey

Jumbo Hostel, Sweden

Jumbo Hostel, Sweden

Tree House, India

<br /> Tree House, India

German Prison Hotel

German Prison Hotel

Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji

Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji

Sewage Pipe Hotel, Austria

Sewage Pipe Hotel, Austria

If these hotels have you excited, check out our ‘Star Bar‘ of affordable luxury resorts.

Update: 9 More Creative Hotels.

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