Club Quarters Offer World Class Amenities for Business Travellers

Club quarters hotels at US, UK offers mind blowing service for business or pleasure trips at really unbelievable rates.

Conventionally located in the heart of London (Newyork), Club Quarters is a full service based hotel for both business travellers in US and UK. The hotel has in all 7 centers in US, 3 in London and 4 in Newyork. It offers the best accommodations with great hospitality services for business travellers. The hotels offer a serene retreat in a relaxed atmosphere providing the guests with modern conveniences and luxurious amenities.

A good number of most popular club quarters hotel are located in Newyork which are situated close to the city center. They are also located close to public transport alternatives. The staff at these hotels is very helpful boosting first class amenities. You can expect great service and great rates, once you stay in Club quarters chain of hotels. The rooms are very clean and they all come with kitchenettes, micro-wave and mini fridge. Some of the complimentary services offered here include business center, high speed wireless internet access, 24 hours concierge service, private club living room with newspapers, coffee, tea and magazines. Some of the hotels in Newyork are also featured with LCD TV, complimentary breakfast, bedding and linens, refrigerator, alarm clock stocking etc.

Club quarters chain of hotels are also located at Washington, Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia and many other. These hotels are featured with ample number of indoor and outdoor services, complimentary Wi-Fi, comfortable sitting areas etc. Standard guestrooms are an exclusive feature of hotels at Philadelphia which are equipped with docking stations, coffeemaker, workstation, direct dial phone etc. When it comes to accommodation, you have a choice of club size room, standard room and superior room to choose from.

All club quarters hotels are equipped with restaurant and bar which are opened for both public as well as guests. Other than this, you will find that these hotels are located in the heart of major city centers and are within a short distance of city’s main attractions, shopping and great restaurants. Ample amount of amenities are offered to guests. Parking facilities are also offered to the guests.

Club quarters hotel at Chicago, Houston, London offer complimentary, washing, drying and laundry services including same day service. These hotels are located in prime downtown locations offering business oriented, user friendly, club like facilities at the lowest possible price. For making reservations in these hotels, you can use online reservation system to check availability of services and make bookings. Group meeting space, fitness room as well as greater security is offered to guests here. Another additional feature of these hotels is that it offers unique space for grand receptions as well as for many of the events surrounding the big day. Low cost hotel rooms, transportation and other customized arrangements with warm hospitality and privacy make Club quarters an ideal venue amongst business travellers. You can also book apartments provided by this hotel chain featuring world class luxurious facilities.

Involving the Cruise Tourism

In the meantime, the existing operators lack effective media campaigns, therefore leadership can be won by participation in various worldwide programs and forums; to create visibility through indoor and outdoor advertising, audio- visual presentations and films, printed products (attractive leaflets, brochures, posters, hand-outs) and organize exhibitions, conferences and other events to promote the brand. There are a lot of other opportunities (like the International Sea Trade Shipping conferences and conventions, various trade shows and fairs, and so on).

Competitive Environment

Consumer profiling: In 2008 the Indian government approved the Cruise Shipping Policy in order to develop the country both as Source and Destination Market, to stimulate cruise ship calls and passenger arrivals in a sustainable manner. Further on, demographic characteristics of the Indian population are highly favorable for the development of the cruise tourism. As cruise is not a cheap entertainment, this sector is highly dependent on the nation’s incomes and paying abilities. In 2004 the amount of the people referred to the middle class made up more than 150 million, while there are more than 200 rupee millionaires. It is also reported that 22% of the Indians spend more than $2000 per trip when they travel abroad, and thus tourism here is the third highest revenue-generating market.

Winning Consumers: To make the potential consumers switch from the existing operators, the new agent should have strong advantages. Many current complaints are connected with the harassment at the ports and other discomforts faced by the clients due to the lack of organization and order, lack of streamline clearance and baggage services at the customs. One of the methods to improve the situation is to provide more electronic equipment for dealing with all that passenger stuff in order to simplify the procedures of control and pass.

Future Development

Potential of the Sector: The entry point, the first experience and thus the promotional platform of each cruise circuit is the cruise port. It is critical to create a positive image of a port when starting a cruise. The greatest potential for cruise tourism is probably possessed by the ports of Kerala, Goa and Chennai. However, Indian ports are just the factor which needs to be revolutionized in order to make the road for the cruise business free. Ports are naturally the core infrastructure requirement of the cruise tourism sector, and the Indian ports have to be improved to meet the international standards. Passenger services and commodities, linkages, conveniences, and amenities for the cruise tourists should fit the standards, and this condition is almost lacking today in India. The imperative for stimulating incomes in cruise tourism is to develop quality cruise terminals first of all.

Ecotourism and rural tourism, both becoming popular at the moment, but still they lack in investors and researchers. These two sectors are now at the priority platform in India and they are found highly attractive for foreign tourists, so it would be highly beneficial to apply their opportunities in the development of cruise traveling and tourism.

History of Travel & Tourism

Travel is covering a short or a long distance by different by people or different objects such as boats, train, airplanes etc. Travelling is something that makes you achieve your destiny.Travelling is actually a universal exercise. It is actually practiced by almost every human being on this planet either on a small level or on a big level but it is there somewhere in our lives and is done somehow. Thus we can say that travelling is in our every course of life.

Why one travels?

One travels everyday covering a distance, a distance which can be small to cover just few kilometers or a distance which can be big enough to cover the deepest oceans and highest mountains. One travels for different purposes. It can be due to some job (the distance from your home to working place or if you have a job that requires travelling e.g. an ambassador) or one may travel because for relaxation on a nice enjoyable holiday (a trip to Hawaii) or religion can be also one of the reasons of travelling (religious pilgrimages such as Hajj performed by the Muslim community).

Importance of Travelling

Travelling is very important to get out of a boring and a dull routine. Even when you are at your home, when you are extremely bored, you will like to go on a long drive. Moreover, travelling is very important in order to make new social and cultural relationships. In fact travelling is very important for interpersonal relationship as well as international relationships which are not required only within a country but they are also required out of a country in order to make an agreement for example trade when it comes to international relationship or marriage when it comes to interpersonal relationship.

Did you ever actually imagine a life without travelling? Everyone will be nothing more than a robot. There will be no inner state relationship neither there will be any state relationship existing between two countries. Now that will be a big hinders for any country and any country will not able to survive like this or it will not be able to at least prosper like this. In short we can say that there is actually no life without travelling.

History of Travel

Travelling as we look back in history was much difficult. People used to cover long distances with carts, camels, horses. Mostly animals were used for travel there were no trains, cars, buses, airplanes or ships to facilitate or entertain the traveler. The passages that were used were not that safe at that time. People used to take travelling as a burden. Therefore there were lesser interpersonal and international relationships. But with the passage of time travelling started taking a totally new shape.

Travelling Today

Travelling today is very easy and comfortable as we have transport that is highly technical and is designed in a way that attracts us towards travelling. Travelling is no longer a burden but it is actually enjoyed in almost all parts of the world. Travelling is now safer than it used to be in the history.

Tourism in Western Europe: A Collection of Case Histories

Richard Voase provides an interesting collection of case studies regarding Western European tourism development. The case studies are well organized in three thematic areas based on political, economic and socio-cultural contexts. The collection of stories communicates changes in tourism development and practices and reflects how tourism development seeks for new ways of tourism thinking. Voase concludes that tourism experiences, on the part of travelers, show signs of active decision making with passive consumption. This point prompts the reader to think that tourists choose “canned” experiences that are creatively constructed, however accessed through extensive information search and decision-making.

The case studies are authored by a variety of authors with strong local ties to the place they write about which enables extraordinary insight into issues the tourism industry faces in Europe and North America (although North America is not the focus of this book). This book can be used in a tourism development course to help students identify current issues in tourism (e.g., environmental challenges, sustainability, conservation approaches) and build upon definitions and theoretical models in tourism.

In his introduction, Voase conveys that the analysis or interpretation of the cases is based on political, economic, socio-cultural and technological environments. The analysis captures the multidimensionality of the tourism product and the cultural and social factors that relate to current ideologies, which affect how tourism evolves. Such ideologies are relating to prevalent postmodernism approaches that seem to affect those consumer behaviors, which capture experiential consumption rather than production processes of products or services.

The book consists of eleven chapters. The first four chapters are approached under the lenses of a political context analysis. The first chapter, by Meethan, presents the role of tourism marketing and public policy in the counties of Devon and Cornwall, England. Meethan concludes that for these two counties “marketing was one aspect of a wider integrated policy which aims to incorporate tourism more fully into the regional economy” and these programs would not have been possible without the funding from the European Union (EU). “The cases of Devon and Cornwall also demonstrate how new organizational forms emerge as a response to wider structural changes”.

Chapter 2, by Morpeth, focuses on the role of leisure and tourism as political instruments in Britain during the 1980s. Central and local governments used leisure and recreation policies as an extension of urban policy to balance the negative effects of unemployment and structural problems evident in England in the 1980s. Morpeth discusses the case of the city of Middlesbrough and the role of Thatcherism policies on the city, which focused on the generation of inner cities and the use of tourism as a tool for regeneration.

Chapter 3, by Voase, discusses the influence of political, economic and social change in a mature tourist destination; the Isle of Thanet in southeast England. Voase concludes that the process of policy, planning and development of tourism in a mature destination is not always straightforward. The antagonistic politics among the stakeholders involved in tourism development led to inconsistencies regarding the development of the destination. Chapter 4, by Robledo and Batle, focuses on Mallorca as a case study for replanting tourism development for a mature destination using Butler’s (1980) product life cycle concept. As a mature destination, Mallorca needs a sustainable development strategy to survive in the future. This acknowledgement led the Tourism Ministry of the Balearics Island Government to establish a tourism supply-side regulation to protect the environment. This plan however, as Robledo and Bade identified, is an interesting case of struggle between different groups (i.e., government, ecological groups, councils, hoteliers, construction industry) defending their interests in tourism development. Voase identifies these first four chapters having three common factors: the role and interplay of local tiers of government in the formulation and implementation of policy, the role of politics as a vehicle for the promotion and management of economic interests, and the powerful influence of socio-cultural factors. While these common factors are not directly evident in the presented case studies, Voase fills that gap with his writings. These common factors can stimulate further discussion as to what is the role of politics in tourism and how policy can affect researchers and practitioners in the field.

The second part of the book focuses on the economic context of tourism and its use as a regeneration and wealth creation tool. Chapter 5, by Lewis, focuses on two agri-environmental schemes, Tir Cymen and Tir Gofal, and how they affected recreational access in rural Wales. This chapter presents how these schemes caused many changes in the agricultural practices in Wales. These changes positively effected recreation opportunities in Wale’s agricultural landscape and changed relationships between “rural and urban and new demands for rural access, all of which now reflect the interdependence of environmental health, local social and economic needs, and access to land for recreation”.

Chapter 6, by Lindroth and Soisalon-Soinimen, discusses how a historic tourist product was developed in Loviisa, Finland. The goal of the tourism development was to create an image of Loviisa as a historic tourist destination and to create new products in alignment with the historic theme. Lindroth and Soisalon-Soinimen identified that without the support of the tourist office, as well as the National Board of Antiquities, development would not have progressed significantly. Also, the European Union funding helped with training and expert help. The professionals and project leaders involved in the process shaped the project through their enthusiastic actions described in detail in the case study.

Chapter 7, by Bohn and Elbe, describes the story of one man and how his vision for the municipality of Alvdalen, Sweden transformed the town into tourist destination. The most important element in this story is that this man created a destination without being an expert in the field of tourism development. He used the current notion of relationship marketing to achieve successful development without knowing its full value as a marketing tool. This chapter underlines also the importance of cooperation among stakeholders involved in tourism. Voase identifies factors that these three cases share: the role of the individual entrepreneur in developing the product, the consumption of natural resources, and tourism focusing on past heritage.

The third part of the book focuses on the socio-cultural context of tourism in four case studies. Chapter 8, by Finn, discusses the change of European football from being a fan’s sport to being a spectator’s sport. Finn identifies current sport marketing approaches, which construct a product, or experience where fans’ identity doesn’t fit with current “civilized” consumption processes, and instead, spectators’ identity fits with those images and procedures promoted by sport marketers inside and outside football stadiums.

Chapter 9, by Baron-Yelles, focuses on tourism and the politics of nature-based tourism and how the ‘Grand Site National at La Point du Raz” underwent changes in tourism provision services and infrastructure to accommodate tourists’ demands. In this chapter, the reader can observe trade offs between natural resources and the provision of tourism experiences. This case study also shows how a destination responded to stakeholders’ opinions about coastal conservation, public access and allowable visitation levels.

Chapter 10, by Lohmann and Mundt, focuses on maturing markets for cultural tourism in Germany. The chapter discusses how tourism shapes culture through the exchange of experiences between travelers and residents in a destination. Travel and tourism are discussed as constituents of culture. Lohmann and Mundt conclude travel has become an important part of people’s lives and in turn are exposed to other cultures, which can affect their own.

Chapter 11, by East and Luger, focuses on youth culture and tourism development in the Austrian mountains. East and Luger share interesting insights on youths’ reactions and behavioral adjustments toward tourists. They report that youth who are involved in tourism through family businesses tend to be more respectful of tourists. Youth in rural mountain areas were found to be interested in urban experiences.

Voase concludes these four final cases have three underlying themes. The first theme is that the consumption experience is staged or produced. This theme brings to mind MacCannell’s (1976) notion of front and back stage realities. Front stage is the presentation of a destination to visitors, whereas back stage is the real or truer nature of a destination. The second theme is that commercialization and commodification are not synonymous terms. The third theme is environments are often manipulated to influence people. Voase explains how sport environments have changed and caused spectators to also change.

Overall, this book is useful to practitioners and academics because it provides case studies offered by people with close connections to the tourism industry, thus providing an insider’s viewpoint. Voase, as both a practitioner in resort tourism marketing and an academic, effectively brings together case studies which focus on Western European tourism and communicates concepts which shift ‘old’ tourism principles to ‘new’. His introductions of each collection of cases (i.e., economic, political and socio-cultural) are insightful. Voase, however, does not discuss the introduction of Euro currency in January 2002. This is an important change to the economic structure of all countries-members of the EU and their socio-cultural development. The interconnection of the EU countries through the common currency might create a feeling of a larger community, which potentially affects tourism through cultural, social, political and economic of EU member-countries.

Finally, Voase’s concluding piece is insightful. His conclusions identify demographic, environmental and consumer trends that will influence tourism in Western Europe during the 21st century. He concludes an aging population, global warming, and active and passive consumer segments are elements of a ‘new’ tourism. All three trends will potentially affect future research in the field of tourism development and marketing. Both academics and practitioners should be aware of these trends. Voase as a practitioner and academic makes a meaningful contribution through these themed case studies and the identification of major themes and trends of tourism in Western Europe.