Turkish Riviera on Ulitzer
Today I arrived in Bodrum for a long weekend. Divan Palmira kindly declined
my reservation request after my 2007 review of the hotel. They were nice
enough to recommend another boutique hotel in the area, so I checked in to
Maca Kizi Hotel. My first half day here so far, the view from my room is
fantastic. It is too early to write a formal review but if they don't royally
screw it up between now and Sunday morning, this hotel has a potential to me
my Bodrum summer stop going forward.
Today it rained here. I see it rain in Bodrum for the first time since more
than a decade of my summer vacations here.
I did walk to Divan Palmira to visit my paparazzi photographer friend Gokhan,
he was not there. I had lunch at Divan Palmira, the young waiter said they
opened the season on May 19 and he thinks today they have five or six rooms
full out of 6... (more)
Planning and deciding your next vacation destination is really tough
especially there are lots of wonderful places to explore globally. If you
want to experience the lifestyle and culture of French heritage, then don’t
think twice. You will surely fall in love with the tropical beauty and ideal
climatic atmosphere of Guadeloupe Island. It is known as a Caribbean paradise
with European style and Creole charm.
In Guadeloupe, there is an assurance for you not to experience boredom. There
are plenty of activities you can engage yourself and your whole family with.
The island is full of exciting attractions for sightseeing, photography,
hiking and water sports.
You will truly love the spectacular natural beaches were all beautiful to
behold, it ranges from the long powdery white stretches of Grande-Terre to
the darker sands of Basse-Terre. Don’t be surprised because topl... (more)
Yacht Charter Blog
I thank you very much for taking the time to bring to everyones attention the
mess in Bodrum and the lack of action from the Mayor of Bodrum, Mehmet
I live in Chicago and have a summer/retirement home in Yalikavak and I have
to admit I have been amazed at how much the Mayor of Bodrum is getting away
with. He is only available for photo shoots and media blitz but when it comes
to hard work the man is a ghost...
I am glad that people like you bring this up to the attention of the general
public. I only hope that they will react to this type of constructive
criticism. The area is absolutely beautiful but needs to be managed better. I
commend you for your work. Thank you.
Axel Springer‘s real estate portal Immonet.de now enables property searches
on a mobile phone, iPhone, Blackberry and on other smartphones. More than
950,000 houses, apartments and other properties can easily be found each
month on mobil.immonet.de with the help of Netbiscuits, the leading software
platform for the development, operation and marketing of mobile internet
pages. This collaboration has enabled Germany’s cross-media real estate
portal Immonet.de to present a media-compatible property search for more than
5,000 mobile devices. A special iPhone version of Immonet.de Mobil is
available at iphone.immonet.de.
Just enter a town or postcode and other optional criteria such as property
price or size of the property to begin the search in two simple steps. The
menu is straight-forward and enables the user to quickly narrow down,
classify and flick through searc... (more)
Poor Leonardo. After losing out to Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
during his lifetime, he still doesn't get the credit or recognition his work
deserves. Finally, someone trusted their intuition, and bought a sketch which
looked to him like a Leonardo, and, lo - it was! His $19000 investment is now
worth $150 million:
Now that's what I call reverse innovation!
If you'll excuse me, I'm off to the basement to see if I have any Da Vinci's
lying around in my art collection...
The website, Lookflorida.com states: 'A group of Florida real estate agents
have agreed to participate in the FREBS program. These agents will give
you a cash stimulus at closing on your Florida real estate purchase. You
could be eligible for up to $150,000'
The stimulus program is an initiative to help buyers with closing costs, but
could end up doing a lot more. Like many recent cash stimulus programs,
such as 'Cash for Clunkers' there needs to be plenty of money behind the
project in order to make it successful. To fund this program, the agents
involved will give a portion of their commission back to the buyer at
The FREBS program is aimed at individuals, companies or businesses interested
in purchasing Florida real estate. The program works by agents allowing
buyers to receive a percentage of the commission that the brokerage firm
receives from th... (more)
DALLAS, July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vacationers across the U.S. looking
for an alternative to hotel rooms can now find all the amenities they could
ever dream of by staying in a vacation rental during their next trip.
Comprised primarily of suites, condominiums, villas, and vacation homes, the
vacation rental segment is enjoying phenomenal growth and popularity,
according to VacationSpot.com, the most comprehensive resource for booking
vacation rentals and bed & breakfasts worldwide on the Internet.
"A major reason the segment is growing so quickly is the widespread entry of
major hotel franchise chains into the suite and condominium space," says Rick
Fisher, spokesperson and vice president of vacation rentals for
VacationSpot.com, which is owned and powered by Hotels.com. "At the same time
that we're seeing almost double digit industry growth* for 2 years runn... (more)
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In-the-know travelers are starting
to book luxury villas for their 2010 summer vacations. One-stop luxury travel
resource Paradizo.com has partnered with the top rental agencies offering the
very best villa rentals around the world, from beachfront villas with access
to a tropical beach to magnificent villas with a pool in the living room.
According to many industry insiders, the vacation rental market is on the
rise. Lodging industry expert Glenn Haussman recently reported on the
"explosive growth" of vacation rentals in recent years.
Spectacular properties are still available for guests seeking the ultimate
2010 summer holiday. Now, it's time to reserve as some of the most desirable
villas are already fully booked. "The popular summer months are booking fast
for 2010, with 25% of properties already booked-up for next sum... (more)
PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR) today announced results for the third
quarter ended September 30, 2012. PAR reported third quarter revenues of
$61.1 million, a 4% increase from the $58.7 million reported for the third
quarter of 2011. Net income from continuing operations for the third quarter
of 2012 was $1.3 million, representing diluted earnings per share of $0.09,
compared to the third quarter of 2011 figure of $1.6 million, representing
diluted earnings per share of $0.11.
Paul B. Domorski, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Current
market conditions, in the hospitality segments we serve, are making organic
growth challenging in the near-term. Despite this uncertainty, PAR has been
able to maintain profitability, while continuing our investment in expanding
our market reach through new products and services.”
Mr. Domorski continued, “During t... (more)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 11/04/13 -- RealBiz Media Group, Inc
(OTCQB: RBIZ) has expanded its executive leadership team with Deborah Linden
as Chief Operations Officer, Patrick Scheltgen as Chief Information Officer,
and Mark Lemon as Chief Technology Officer.
"The addition of these talented professionals will ensure RealBiz Media
Group's continued growth in developing leading products in the real estate
digital media market. We look forward to establishing the company as a leader
in providing home video tours to the real estate industry," said Chief
Executive Officer, Bill Kerby.
As Chief Operations Officer, Deborah Linden, AGE, will oversee daily
operations and long-term strategic growth initiatives. She possesses a strong
entrepreneurial background in resort real estate development and product
evolution. Ms. Linden co-founded Island One Resorts in 1... (more)
MARKHAM, ON and LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 06/19/14 -- NORTHWIND, a
leading provider of resort hotel software, saved months of development time
and more than $100,000 in costs by leveraging the technologies of payment
gateway provider Shift4 Corporation to integrate EMV payments with their
"NORTHWIND partnered on our EMV initiative with Shift4, as they are uniquely
positioned to satisfy the needs of our Canadian clientele. Shift4 has proven
to be an excellent, forward-thinking partner and our clients consistently
recognize the value of our combined offering," said Warren Dehan, President
of NORTHWIND-Maestro PMS.
Historically, with most Canadian processors not supporting incremental
authorizations, Canadian hotels were forced to incur liability for all
charges their guests may accrue beyond what was initially authorized at
check-in. The recent ... (more)