December 2001

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In this newsletter:
  1. Summing up Hotel Express Int.2001
  2. Our WAP site still exists!
  3. Hotel of the week
  4. Members`queries
  5. It's winter many places and that means skiing!
  6. Great destinations - get up to 7 nights FREE!
 
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Destinations & Information
 1. Summing up Hotel Express International 2001
First of all we want to wish all of our members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Year 2001 has been yet a good one for Hotel Express International. A quick glance at the figures reveals an increase in number of participating hotels of over 550, which equals a growth of 18%! (And they say the travel industry is experiencing a recession..) We have now around 3500 member hotels spread across 100 countries. In USA alone we have over 150 new hotels, and South Africa boasts 85 new hotels. Other countries where new member hotels have joined this year are Bulgaria, Italy, Malta, New Caledonia, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Ukraine and many more. There are too many to list them all this time, but starting with the next newsletter we’ll be listing all new hotels with name, location and country.

Also several new national offices have opened up this year, in countries such as Bulgaria, Italy, New Caledonia, Pakistan, South Korea, South Africa and Switzerland. In addition, several new offices are due to open in the beginning of next year.

We look forward to continuing this positive trend in 2002 so that we can keep offering our members the world’s best hotel discount deal.
 
2. Our WAP site still exists!
Some of you might have discovered that the link to our WAP site is missing from our web site. Don’t fret! You can still access our hotel database via your cell phone. 
What to do:
  1. Use your wap phone and write in the address : http://wap.hot-ex.com/ (remember that last slash)
  2. Press Login
  3. Select your destination country and city, and push the button search. (Remember to spell the names in English.) 
  4. Scroll down to find the hotel you want to select and information about it.
 
3. Hotel of the week     San Rafael Hotel, Foz do Iguacu - Brazil

 

The hotel is located right in the center of the city, with an easy access to all the tourist points in the region. San Rafael has this year included  more leisure options in order to provide the guests a real zest of life.     | Read more

 

4. Members’ queries
We sometimes receive questions from members about our program, and here are the answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions.

-How many rooms is one card valid for? Can I book for my colleague too?

One card is required per room. This means that you cannot book one room for you and one for your colleague, the second person needs a card of his own. Seeing that it only takes 2 or 3 nights at a hotel to make the card worth its own cost – it is really worth recommending Hotel Express to all your colleagues.

- Can I bring my family and get the Hotel Express rate?

Most hotels are flexible with regard to accommodating you and your family at the discounted price even if you should need two rooms.

- How can I make my reservation?

Reservation request can either be placed directly with the hotel you wish to stay at, or you can contact the office where you purchased your membership. They will assist with your booking and send you a written confirmation. Abroad reservations are free of charge.

- Will I get the 50% discount on all my reservations?

The discount is always given subject to expected availability and if a hotel expects to be fully booked, they can say no to the discount. It is always up to the hotel to decide whether or not to accept it. However, statistics from Hotel Express reservation service show that between 80 and 85% of all reservations are accepted at the Hotel Express rates. Getting 50% discount in 8 out of 10 attempts is very good, and a lot of money saved!!

 
  Useful Travel Info
5. It’s winter many places and that means skiing!

Whether you’re an experienced skier or a first-timer, you’ll find all the information you need for your adventure on www.ski-europe.com/index.html

Europe Ski Information helps you find “ the resort that perfectly meets your requirements and preferences”, as well as general ski information and web site addresses. Check out our hotel database http://www.hotel-express.com/hotels.asp for accommodation near your chosen resort!

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6. Great destinations - get up to 7 nights FREE! 

Montego Bay, Jamaica - Half Moon Resort - Up to 7 nts FREE!
(Valid Dates: 10/17/2001 - 10/24/2002)
Be a guest at the Half Moon Golf, Tennis & Beach Club in glorious Jamaica for 14 fabulous days of world-class golf, and you’ll pay for only 7! The Half Moon golf course, a par 72 championship course in the foothills of the western Jamaican coastline, has an international reputation for being challenging and beautiful.
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Guest Article
Adventure Travel

So you've always wanted to bungy jump off the Kawarau suspension bridge in New Zealand, kayak down the Royal Gorge in Colorado, or bike across the USA. Read about Doug Sassaman’s experiences!

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