Are hotels navigating their way to free wifi?

Wifi report could sway hotel bookings

May 1st, 2010 in Free wifi campaign by Sarah Lee 6

I’ve written a few posts on this blog about wifi provision in hotels and in particular about the need for hotels to stop charging exorbitant rates. For me, wifi and in particular the availability of free wifi, has become a decision-maker in choosing my hotel. This week HotelChatter published their annual Hotel Wifi Report for 2010. It makes for fascinating reading.

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Modern design in the Marriott Grosvenor Square's lobby

Nice hotel, no cigar

February 20th, 2010 in Free wifi campaign by Sarah Lee 1

This week this blog was added to hotel recommendation site Gekko’s list of favourite travel blogs. This is already an esteemed list highlighting some of my favourites such as 501 Places, Europe a la Carte and Traveldudes. Gekko takes details of your favourite places to stay then uses your preferences to recommend a hotel you might like in another city.

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Free wifi at the Orla Copacabana Hotel

Have free wifi? Sell it

January 12th, 2010 in Free wifi campaign by Sarah Lee 0

As I started this post I was convinced of one thing – though travellers want free wifi in hotels, hoteliers themselves don’t see any value in it. I have started a twitter list detailing hotels that offer free wifi and it has grown some, but one major problem is that hotels don’t always promote their service even […]

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Find a free wifi hotel

December 4th, 2009 in Free wifi campaign by Sarah Lee 0

Two weeks ago I posted in support of a growing campaign to see more hotels offer free wifi to guests – you can read that post here. To help people locate a hotel offering guests this basic-level service I started a twitter list. The list is growing and there are a few brands on it, from the exclusive to the budget conscious, offering free wifi across their chain of hotels. Red Carnation, Best Western, Days Inn and City Inn, for example, deserve particular recognition.

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Hotels offering free wifi are where it's at | pic Dreamstime

Free wifi? Check me in!

November 25th, 2009 in Free wifi campaign by Sarah Lee 2

As I write this I’m sat in my local pub, enjoying the warming glow of it’s log fire and a glass of my favourite red. For a change I decided to bring my laptop to my local to work from here for a couple of hours. Like I say, this isn’t my usual workplace, but I […]

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