Gekko combines technology with great deals to help source your perfect hotel

Check in with Gekko for hotel deals

April 30th, 2010 in Hotels by Sarah Lee 2

I recently attended a travel bloggers event hosted by Gekko, hotel recommendation engine, and friend of this blog. I was first introduced to Gekko last year and thought it sounded like a good way to find a hotel that’s right up your street. But it’s now added booking partners Expedia, LateRooms, Travel Intelligence and Booking.com to offer up some great rates.

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Lonely Planet guide to Paris free on iTunes

Lonely Planet apps offer shows we love guides

April 23rd, 2010 in European travel by Sarah Lee 0

In this time of travel need many companies have tried to help people stranded by the ash cloud from Iceland’s Eyjafjallaj√∂kull volcano. And Lonely Planet is no exception. The travel guide publisher gave away copies of 13 of their iPhone/iPod European city guide apps free this week.

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Find hotels with free wifi

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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Apple's Tablet – a media revolution

December 3rd, 2009 in Tech by Sarah Lee 0

I’m very excited. I’ve just watched the video above of Sports Illustrated’s vision for publishing their magazine on Apple’s much talked about Tablet. The Tablet is the rumoured-to-be new netbook with touchscreen capabilities that Apple is said to be launching next year (more on the possible spec here). Until now I hadn’t realised the incredible […]

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