Traveling and Hotels
Traveling and hotels are a major part of the tourism industry which includes transportation, accommodation, tours and other activities that people do while away from home. The travel and hotel industry is closely related to the service industry and includes a large number of different sectors and companies.
A hotel is an establishment that offers overnight accommodation, typically including meals and other services. It is primarily designed to cater for travelers and tourists, although locals may also use it. A hotel will usually have a range of on-site facilities such as restaurants, bars, recreational activities and shops. A motel is a type of hotel that is geared towards motorists, and will often be situated along popular routes. It will offer a variety of on-site parking and provide individual rooms for guests.
A boutique hotel is an upmarket establishment that focuses on design and quality. It will usually be located within an urban area and have a unique theme or style that sets it apart from other hotels. An apartment hotel is a type of accommodation that provides the functionality of a private apartment with the services of a hotel. It will typically have a reception desk and housekeeping.
Traveling during the off-season will mean fewer crowds and reduced prices. This is especially true for popular destinations where prices rise during the high season. It is often possible to find great deals on hotels, rental cars and day trips during this time.