Today in Travel News for February 17th 2010

Bringing you what’s new in travel for February 17th 2010

  • Bizarre hotels around the world – AmyS_travel recently posted this over on the Bing Travel Blog:

    Most hotels, no matter how trendy or elegant or luxurious they are, just look like hotels: There’s a standard boxy building, with a warren of rectangular guestrooms, a lobby and a restaurant. But a few hotels are something entirely different.

  • Vancouver: Tim Zagat dishes travel tips – Sean O'Neill recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:

    In synch with the Winter Olympics, Zagat has released its latest Vancouver guide. The 2010 Vancouver survey covers ratings and reviews for 298 of the area's finest restaurants, hotels, nightspots, and attractions, including locations in Vancouver, Whistler, Vancouver Island, and Victoria. As usual, the guide shows the cost of each establishment, spotlighting the best values. I recently interviewed via e-mail Tim Zagat, cofounder with Nina Zagat of Zagat Survey. He shared the latest travel recommendations for Vancouver.

  • Packlate Finds Deep Discounts on Last Minute Vacations – Lifehacker's Jason Fitzpatrick just posted this article:

    If you've decided at the last minute that you want to take a vacation but you're concerned you won't score a good deal so close to your departure, check out Packlate—a site dedicated to last minute accommodation deals. …

    Read the rest at Lifehacker

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