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January 18, 2013
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  • Hotels encourage guests to unplug -- at least for a while
    Hotels may be high-tech, but some of them such as Marriott and Renaissance are inviting guests to unplug. The hotels introduced "Braincation Zones" at eight properties in the Caribbean and Mexico, which include non-electronic games and beverages. The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica launched its "Disconnect to Reconnect" initiative, which stores guests' iPhones in a safe deposit box for at least a day. ABC News (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Adults-only all-inclusive resorts add luxury flairs
    Adults-only all-inclusive resorts are a popular choice for couples that don't want to keep pulling out their wallets to pay for extras, an expert says. Most locations include butler service, and are tying in more luxury-hotel aspects so they are not viewed as a budget-travel option, this feature says. Royal Hideaway Playacar in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, was the first adult all-inclusive to win a five-diamond rating from AAA. USA Today (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Four Seasons spa in Ariz. now offers treatment add-ons
    Spa at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North has introduced add-on services to massage and facial offerings. "The Spa Enhancements menu makes it easy to address a specific area with a series of cost-effective, simple treatments that increase the effectiveness and relaxation of any standard facial or massage," said spa director Lia Rowland. SpaOpportunities.com (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Travel industry is ready for Facebook's search engine
    Facebook's Graph Search engine, which is in beta, could have an effect on the travel industry because it incorporates recommendations and information from a user's social network. "Without relying on traditional search or reviews, it's possible to actively seek out the opinions of trusted contacts and connections," Jena Tesse Fox writes. Hotel Management online (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Working on integrity
    In a world where the true value of success is often measured by the final achievement, not the process itself, dishonesty and a lack of integrity can creep in, especially when you think no one is watching. Trust can be broken in moments and a reputation ruined forever. Take note of some good advice in this article on how to do the right thing. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Digital Marketing Specialist required for major U.S. company
    A Fortune 500 company in Ann Arbor, Mich., is looking for a Digital Marketing Specialist with five years' digital marketing experience and two years' mobile experience. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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