May 31 (Notintown.net): OYO, an Indian hospitality company, on Monday introduced its mid-market offering, OYO Townhouse, in Bengaluru.
With the first Townhouse in Karnataka, OYO will break new ground as a category innovator.
After its maiden Townhouse in the Garden City at Indira Nagar, OYO plans to expand Townhouse hotels at other popular locations in the city, including Koramangala, MG Road, Trinity Circle and Marathahalli.
Priced at INR 2500 and upwards, Townhouse provides a unique hospitality experience in the heart of popular neighbourhoods. Continue reading Oyo Townhouse debuts in Bengaluru
May 8 (TravelAndy): In a first, India’s Maharashtra state has decided to offer tourists with facilities such as caravan and shack accommodation on its beaches, said The Times of India.
October 10 (TravelAndy): Travelling when it’s not the peak season can save you more than 50 per cent in accommodation, says travel booking website Agoda based on a recent study.
For instance, if you travel to Berlin in January instead of September, you will find rooms costing as much as 51 per cent cheaper. The figure is 49 per cent in Barcelona. Rooms are around 23 per cent cheaper than average in Istanbul from November to February. The June prices are 21 per cent more.
The study also adds that the best time to find the best deals depends on where you are going. While mid-March is a good time for Europe when the average room price in major cities are around 20 per cent cheaper, Sydney and New York room prices are down in July. Continue reading Travel at the right time & save: Study
August 27 (TravelAndy): Barcelona mayor Ada Colau has warned home rental websites against marketing of apartments for tourists without a number showing that they are on the Catalan tourism register.
She also wanted websites such as Airbnb and Booking.com to share information on the property owners with the authorities.
“Everybody must comply with the same game rules,” Colau told Reuters, adding that there were thousands of apartments in the city that did not pay the Catalan tourist tax of EUR0.65 per person, per night. Continue reading Airbnb, Booking.com feel Barcelona heat
August 16 (TravelAndy): Are you looking for a place to crash in central New York but don’t have much cash to spare? Consider sleeping in a taxi for around USD39.
Jonathan Powley has been renting out a taxi, van and campervan since April on Airbnb.
The rent starts from USD22 a night, reports quoted him as saying.
These vehicles have been converted to house a large bed and a fan. They are parked in the Long Island City neighbourhood of Queens, just across the East River from Manhattan. Continue reading Sleep cheap in a New York taxi
June 6 (TravelAndy): The first capsule hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon), Vietnam’s capital, is trying to woo backpackers and budget travellers.
Each 2.5sqm “capsule” of Hotel Kaiteki is air-conditioned with a bunk bed and a safe. It provides ear plugs and curtains to cut off outside sound and light. Television and Wi-Fi are available in each capsule. Toilets are shared.
These capsules are tailor made for single adults. Continue reading Saigon’s first capsule hotel woos backpackers
May 12 (TravelAndy): Hovelstay, a new accommodation booking website, which is increasingly being referred to as the rebel alternative to Airbnb, is offering sleeping options that backpackers and shoestring travellers will find helpful.
The website has three sections – Survivor Hovels, Good Enough and Clean & Comfortable. Continue reading New cheap sleep site turns heads