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Agents, hotel executives discuss "green" travel Travel agents and hotel executives participated in a round-table discussion about environmentally friendly travel, concluding that going green affects travelers' opinions of a brand. For example, Brigitta Witt, vice president of environmental affairs at Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, said awareness among leisure travelers appears to be increasing, but its influence on sales is difficult to determine. "I don't know if it's necessarily influencing purchasing decisions, but it is certainly helping to form opinions that our customers have of us as a company," Witt said. Apr 16, 2010

Fairmont Scottsdale The Fairmont Scottsdale in Arizona is a great stop on a Southwestern U.S. family road trip. The resort offers golf, tennis, a free-form lagoon pool with two water park-style slides, a new Sport Court and The Hang Out, a private lounge for guests, ages 13 to 17. Teen-friendly excursions include hot air balloon flights, horseback riding, mountain bike trips and off-road ATV and Hummer tours. Apr 14, 2010

Hotel Indigo Hotel Indigo announced the opening of its second property of 2010 across from the historic Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. Following last monthOs Hotel Indigo opening in Nashville, Tenn., the property joins the Hotel Indigo San Antonio Riverwalk as the second Hotel Indigo in the San Antonio market and brings the fourth property to the state of Texas. The Hotel Indigo San Antonio at the Alamo is located in downtownOs historic Gibbs Building. The 100-year-old building has been renovated into a 91-room property, including seven suites, while still retaining all of its original wood work and marble. The historic area features the cityOs best in entertainment, seasonal events, dining and unique shopping experiences. The Hotel Indigo San Antonio at the Alamo is owned by Gibbs Master Tenant, LLC, and managed by TNJ Management under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group. The property features signature Hotel Indigo standards including inviting guestrooms with oversized beds, plush bedding, hard-surface flooring for a fresh residential feel, spa-inspired showers with Aveda products, and photo murals with local imagery. The hotels also offer casual gourmet dining, 24-hour business centers, a fitness center, and free wired or wireless high-speed Internet access. For more information, visit Apr 16, 2010 has announced the results of the April 2010 Hotwire Hotel Rate Report. This monthly report features the top 10 cities in North America where hotel rates have dropped the most...

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