Saturday, October 4, 2014

Seattle Seahawks and Other Travel News . . .

What do those Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawk’s have to do with travel?
Well, plenty in the Pacific Northwest!

And as the football season gets underway, several Seattle hotels are paying tribute to the "12th Man" as the fans are known, by offering some interesting packages. Take Seattle’s Kimpton Hotels (Alexis, Hotel Monaco and Hotel Vintage), for example:

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Each of the three Kimpton hotels is offering the ‘12th Man’ Package (Thursday – Sunday on home game weekends) which includes:

· Accommodations
· Poster making bar in the lobby for game days
· Upgrade (based on availability) for guests who wear a 12th Man jersey upon check-in
· In-room gold fish named for Seahawk player (i.e. Russell Gilson, Richard Merman, etc)
Remember to use the rate code 12MAN when making reservations: www.kimptonhotels.com

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More Travel Tidbits from this week’s headlines

Web based travel companies are coming under scrutiny in various metropolitan areas, among them:

Boston, Mass., USA:  The City Council is considering restrictions on ride-sharing services like Sidecar, Lyft and Uber and lodging websites like Airbnb, HomeAway and Flipkey. reports  The Associated Press

Austin, Texas, USA:  has set up a licensing system with an annual fee and limits on the number of units in a building – or houses in a residential neighborhood – that can be rented at a given time. – reports The Associated Press.

Portland, Oregon, USA – allows single-family homeowners – but not apartment and condo owners – to offer short-term rentals as long as they notify neighbors and complete a safety inspection. –  reports The Associated Press


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London’s Gatwick Airport, England  British Airways has added three new routes from Gatwick airport to its 2015 schedule:  Seville (Spain), Funchal (Madeira) and Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) will be introduced from March 2015.  They join the new routes  for next year from previously announced:  Cagliari (Sardinia), Heraklion (Crete), Rhodes (Greece) and Bodrum and Dalaman (Turkey).

Also beginning in December are the new winter sun and ski destinations of Fuerteventura (Caneries), Friedrichshafen (Germany) and Grenoble (Switzerland). reports BTN, The Business Travel News

 English football fans take note:

London, England:  Coming soon: The Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium – 99 Sir Matt Busby Way, a location that is recognized by sports fans all over the world will open as  Hotel Football on Dec. 8, 2014. Behind the project are former Man U teammates, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville. Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt, all members of what is known as “the class of ‘92”, are also involved.
The 133-room hotel will offer the ultimate match day experience, as well as being home to The Old Trafford Supporters Club.” –  reports BTN, The Business Travel News


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7 comments:

  1. It makes me happy to hear tidbits of news from my old home state. :-) Seattle Seahawks is not a name I hear bandied about in Australia, and it makes me smile to read it here. :-) xo

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    1. I am laughing at your response. . .I hadn't thought about that, but we did find that in Australia last fall we didn't hear much about America (which really was refreshing!) Since winning the Super Bowl Washington State has gone nuts over the Seahawks! Can't tell you how many hotel upgrades and early boardings on flights and 'deals' are offered to folks just for wearing their '12' or other Hawk jerseys! Thanks for the visit~

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  2. Wow! I would love to be there.

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    1. It would be fun, wouldn't it? Thanks for stopping by today!

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  3. I just read this post aloud to my son as we are sitting here watching the Seahawks/Redskins game (we are Giants fans, so very happy to see Seattle creaming the Redskins). He laughed out loud about the goldfish in the room! I

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    1. Amy, I must confess that when the hotel sent me the information I thought at first it was typo's on the names of the fish, so I corrected them and posted the blog. A few hours later as I was thinking about it, it hit me and I also started laughing. . .while I was correcting the blog post back to the names as originally sent!! Thanks much for your visit. . .Go Hawks!

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  4. Well, I saw the title and couldn't resist, Jackie. GO NINERS :)

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