Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Local Events in Bangkok

Festivals, cultural celebrations and events play a big role in Thai life, and are usually a lot of fun. Apart from the annual and religious celebrations, all sorts of other Bangkok events happen regularly throughout the year that will help fill up your Bangkok travel plans. No matter what time or month you are heading to Bangkok, you are most likely to find something is going on.

Place: Bangkok (13 Apr 2012 - 15 Apr 2012) Songkran is a festival held to celebrate the Thai New Year which falls in mid-April. The Bangkok Songkran celebrations are very popular as there are plenty of fun activities integrated with several religious rituals.

Place: Bangkok (15 May 2012) On May 15th, local Buddhist Temples celebrate this day by holding candlelit processions. A tourist can take part in these parades and it can prove great fun, although proper respect should be shown.

Place: Bangkok (8 Nov 2012 - 10 Nov 2012) Some of the most beautiful sights are the festivities relating to the Loy Kratong, held on the night of November's full moon. All over the country, little floats (kratong) are made from banana trunks, flowers and candles and set afloat on the water.

Place: Bangkok (5 Dec 2012) The King's Birthday is on the 5th December. The King is much revered throughout Thailand, and all Thais celebrate his birthday, with government buildings, private homes, businesses and the palace especially illuminated.

Source: http://www.bangkok-hotels-link.com/bangkok-events

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hotel Websites and Better Business Tools are Now Available Through Hotel Link Solutions

Now in its beta release and focusing on emerging markets, Hotel Link Solutions aims to provide to accommodation owners a solid and affordable web presence, helping even the smallest guesthouses take advantage of the latest e-commerce trends and a world of connections. 

As the Internet has increasingly become a shopping outlet of choice for many consumers, would-be adventurers in ever greater numbers seek travel inspiration on the Internet, as well as the means by which to book it. However, research reveals that many independent hotels still have not grasped the central commercial importance of online reservations and often have not included a dynamic booking facility on their websites.

Len Cordiner, CEO of the WHL Group, speaks to industry practitioners about the importance of online marketing. Photo courtesy of whl.travel

 Armed with this knowledge, Hotel Link Solution s offers an easy-to-understand and complete technology package that integrates all the principal hospitality-industry supports presently available in the e-marketplace, including a booking engine, social media packages and channel management.

As part of the WHL Group – the largest local-travel company in the world, a global network of companies with extensive experience developing technology for travel operators both the developed and developing world – Hotel Link Solutions provides comprehensive digital-marketing solutions directly to accommodation providers.
Recent reports suggest that Hotel Link Solutions is responding to demand in a growing and promising market. In one instance, the third quarter of 2011 saw a 6.1 percent increase in room nights sold directly via official hotel websites as compared with the same period in 2010.
"We have been working with small hotels from all over the world for almost 10 years and long recognized that most of them still don't have a consistent web presence," says Len Cordiner, CEO of the WHL Group. “But we've also been witness to the success of the few hotel owners that seek to market their own small businesses online. They often reap the positive reward of an increase in room bookings."
Hotel Link Solutions has therefore developed a cost-effective and fully optimized technology package that addresses hotels’ primary online needs. The offering includes attractive websites through which travelers can make direct bookings, as well as a booking widget that can be plugged into any existing website.
"We offer a very customizable solution," explains André Franchini, CEO of Hotel Link Solutions. "And, most important, we sell it for a fraction of what can be found anywhere else."
Hotel Link Solutions has turned its attention mainly, but not solely, to emerging markets where the type of technology it provides is not yet available. Still in its beta release, Hotel Link Solutions is presently overseeing a handful of pilot projects in the Philippines, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Fiji and Tonga.
About Hotel Link Solutions
Hotel Link Solutions has a singular focus on providing digital-marketing solutions for the accommodation industry. As a WHL Group company, Hotel Link Solutions has tapped deep resources and wide industry reach to develop a world-class and competitive range of products. With staff that has extensive experience in the accommodation industry ranging from IT and Web marketing to owning and operating hotels, Hotel Link Solutions is committed to building a sustainable future for travel and to ensuring that all relationships with clients, staff, business partners and host communities are win-win.
About WHL Group
The WHL Group is the largest local-travel company in the world. It is both a global network of companies that help travelers find unique ways to experience a destination through local tourism professionals, and a technology provider to those local tourism operators. WHL Group companies empower local partners who have practice in experiential and mindful travel, and a local's knack for identifying, explaining and sustaining the distinctive qualities of a place.
For more information, visit http://www.hotellinksolutions.com or contact André Franchini at andre(at)hotellinksolutions(dot)com, +55 31 8448-4240 (Brazil) or +84 1226367221 (Vietnam).

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