Author Archives: Alycia Simons

11 Clever Tips For Bagging A Hotel Bargain

Have you ever told the hotel reception clerk that it’s your honeymoon in the hope of an upgrade? Or did you wait until the very last minute to book to try and score a discounted rate? We’ve all tried one way or … Continue reading

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HotelsCombined Names UK ‘Stellar Stays’ Award Winners

 Today at HotelsCombined HQ, we are proud to announce 18 outstanding properties across the UK as winners of our second annual ‘Stellar Stays’ awards. We have searched out extensive database of properties, and from  31,000 hotels across the UK, whittled it down … Continue reading

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The Year of the Goat: Chinese New Year Around The World

The Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is fast approaching. Traditionally celebrated by East and Central Asian countries, this year the festival will run from the 18th to the 24th of February with celebrations peaking on New Year’s Day, 19th … Continue reading

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All That Glitters: The Sydney Mardi Gras Festival

A plume of colour and sparkle is on its way to the harbour city. The Sydney Mardi Gras festival kicks off on the 20th of February and runs through until the 8th March 2015. Over this couple of weeks, thousands of … Continue reading

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Lights, Costumes, Colour … It Must Be Carnival!

Carnival in Rio is one of the biggest and most famous festivals in the world.  The fiesta is held in the lead up to Lent and it is estimated that there are more than two million people on the street … Continue reading

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Engaging Hotel Service: The World’s Most Incredible Proposal Packages

Asking for someone’s hand in marriage is undeniably daunting – figuring out how to do so in an unforgettable, ultra-romantic way is just plain stressful. Viral videos capturing extraordinary proposals is certainly putting pressure on would-be fiancés to pop the question … Continue reading

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Movie Maps: Where Films Are Shot Worldwide

We’ve all felt it: a sudden desire to travel, sparked by some exotic scene that’s playing across the silver screen. What’s more intriguing than the prospect of a real visit to the far-flung geographic gems that movies reveal? At HotelsCombined, … Continue reading

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Hotels with Height: The World’s Ten Best Treetop Stays

A treehouse sojourn is a memorable holiday that every avid traveller should add to their bucket list. From the steamy jungles of the Amazon to the snow-capped mountains of New Zealand, we’ve unearthed the planet’s most incredible treetop escapes:

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English Fail: The 10 Most Misspelled Destinations of 2014

Understandably, some destinations can be tricky to spell. Others… well, you would think we’d have nailed them by now! We’ve taken a look at the some of the the most common spelling mistakes travelers from English speaking countries have made when … Continue reading

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The Top Cities In The World To Spend NYE

The countdown is nearly here; soon the champagne corks will be popping and the bells will be ringing. So where will you be? Where is your destination of choice to celebrate the transition of 2014 to 2015? We’ve taken a look … Continue reading

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