Archive for February, 2008
Biometrics is the technology which captures biological data. It records individual characteristics like fingerprints, voice patterns and measurements of the eyes retinas and irises. In a world where identity theft and other mishaps are common place, authenticity of users is increasingly important, which is where this new biometric technology comes in.
Once data is scanned it is often encrypted into a software application or, in our case, onto ones visa. The UK is first to try this advanced technology. The country is requiring that anyone coming from overseas must have a biometric visa in hand or they won’t be allowed admittance.
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Camping vacation guru siblu has just announced plans to open their fourteenth holiday spot in the stunning south of France. Titled Les Sables du Midi, the resort will be surrounded by the beauty of the region’s local vineyards and will also include two pools and a fun, fast and furious 85 meter water slide.
To celebrate the opening season, siblu is offering a 25% discount for bookings made by March 9. You can find a better setting or more affordable fun in the south of France so visitors are encouraged to take on the discount while it lasts.
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Following a round of high profiled documentaries by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver, who sought to prove a point that luxury hotel foods aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be, the MacDonald Group took the message to heart and has begun improving its standards. They’ve started with food traceability and the belief that leisure consumers have the right to know where their foods are coming from and that they More >
The Accor Group’s new upscale chain, labeled Pullman, has lofty goals to conquer the hotel world by adding 300 new hotels to its roster by 2015. Since last December, 12 new hotels in France, Germany, Belgium, Thailand and China have all been added to kick start the Accor’s latest brand.
The most recent project for the ambitious company was obtaining the Paris Bercy Sofitel hotel, which will change its name from Sofitel Paris Bercy to Pullman Paris Bercy when the marriage is complete on February 5. Pullman has also made Paris Bercy one of its flagship European hotel’s, which fuels the company’s More >
A new marriage of sorts for boutique hotel guru Ian Schrager to J.W. Marriott Jr., is taking place in the form of an innovative hotel chain called “Edition.” This “magical combination,” as Marriott puts it, will seek international acclaim in its start up cities of Paris, Madrid, Costa Rica, Miami, Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Each hotel is expected to have anywhere from 150 – 200 rooms and will capture the essence of the city in which it is located. “These hotels will be an exceptional complement to our brand portfolio and will allow us to use our global platform and More >
The newest addition to the 2008 European Capital of Culture, also known as Liverpool, England, is the February opening of the “Hard Days Night Hotel.” The hotel pays complete homage to the Fab Four in every one of the 110 rooms and two restaurants.
Famed American airbrush artist, Shannon, has written the Beatles’ narrative in every one of the 110 rooms. Much like the bands humble beginnings, their story begins on the first floor and rises to the top. And what do you find at the top? Why two luxury suites dedicated to the late John Lennon and the knightly Paul More >