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A look back at our New Year’s resolutions

December 28, 2012

Do you know how many people make New Year’s resolutions each year? Or what our most popular resolutions are? Or the keys to successfully keeping your resolutions? It’s all in this week’s blog post, our final of 2012. Last year at this time we went public with our resolutions for the New Year. Now it’s time to look back and tell you how we fared – and to give you the answers to the above questions…

Season’s greetings from voices past and present

December 20, 2012

Christmas and the holiday season are important because they are a shared experience for people across the country and around the world – and even across time. All one need do is reflect back on the words of writers, religious and political leaders, entertainers and inspirational speakers. Here is a sampling of which we speak, staring with the words of the late writer and humorist Erma Bombeck…

Christmas shopping list for your Significant Other

December 15, 2012

There are two kinds of holiday shoppers in this world – those who buy objects and those who buy experiences. When shopping for your Significant Other, we would argue that your best bet is to favor gifts that deliver worthwhile experiences, especially those of the shared variety. We would further argue that, when shopping for your Significant Other, you’re best bet is to give a gift that not only offers a memorable experience, but an experience that creates romantic opportunities. Hence, The Rose Hotel’s special package of holiday gift certificates to add to your shopping list. Take your pick between these two gift certificates…

The Millennials speak out on a new generation of travelers

December 09, 2012

Many of you are probably old enough to remember the notorious Generation Gap of the 1960’s that caused friction between parents and their children. Changing sensibilities are still with us, and their not only political in nature. Case in point is Generation Y, the so-called Millennials, and their changing tastes regarding travel and lodging. Obviously, this is a topic of extreme interest to The Rose Hotel, as well as many other hospitality organizations that have asked members of the Millennial Generation to share their outlook on travel and tourism. When you consider that Millennials will constitute 75 percent of the workforce by 2025 you understand why the tourism industry is so intent on understanding Generation Y’s predilections. Here is what they found…

How people decide where to stay when traveling

November 27, 2012

The short answer is there is still no substitute for word of mouth from people you trust. This was confirmed by a survey conducted earlier this year by WIHP (World Independent Hotels Promotion), an international online marketing company for independent hotels. Almost 20,000 hotel guests were asked how they heard about the hotels they booked. This week’s blog post will give you the results, including the demise and rise of certain sources of travel information…