Two Million Brits Go Back To The Same Holiday Resort Year After Year | Mail Online

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Holiday Inn Express in Park Slope now accepting bitcoins  – NY Daily News

Holiday Inn Express on in Park Slope, Brooklyn now accepts bitcoins, an alternative currency some supporters say could replace traditional money.

Two million Brits are creatures of habit who prefer to return to the same resort and do the same thing year after year, and nearly two thirds will visit the same resort within five years of their last visit. Looks familiar: Nearly two thirds of Britons will visit the same resort within five years, reveals a new survey The usual, thanks: Two fifths will dine at the same restaurant and one in 10 will do the same activities Local away from home: One third of Brits will go back to the same pub when they return to a resort And a staggering third have been to the same resort more than three times and one in 20 have been back more than 10 times over the years. And when they get there, two fifths dine at the same restaurant each time and over an eighth even sit in the same spot. From beyond the grave: Richard III boosts Leicestershire tourism by 482m in just one year (not bad for a body in a car park) Two out of five stay in the same resort, one in 10 do the same activities, almost two fifths go to the same beach, and almost a third will go to the same bar or pub. When it comes to the type of holidays, half want relaxing beach holidays, a fifth want sightseeing trips or city breaks. Top destinations for boomerang Britons are Tenerife, Paris, Florida, Benidorm and Majorca with two fifths saying good weather and reasonable prices made them return to the same place. Over an eighth cited the resort being family friendly for their return. New experience?: No thanks. The majority of British tourists know what they like and want that on holiday My spot: An eighth of British holidaymakers will even sit in the same place Overall two in five enjoy revisiting the same place because they know what to expect, while a fifth said they do not feel the need to try somewhere new as they know they like this particular location.
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New experience?: No thanks. The majority of British tourists know what they like and want that on holiday

The bitcoin technology, sometimes called cryptocurrency, allows people to transfer money without a middleman such as a bank or credit card company. The Brooklyn Holiday Inn Express was set to become a test site for the massive hotel chain, bitcoin pioneer Charlie Shrem told the News last week. But general manager Brandon Ward initially claimed ignorance of the project in a series of heated e-mails. I dont know anything about bitcoin at the Holiday Inn Express and EVERYTHING operationally at that asset runs through me, Ward wrote on June 24. He changed his tune this week, confirming the change in a one-line e-mail. Paid for hotel stay at Brooklyn Holiday Inn using #bitcoin . @sovbtc @TheBitMom H/T @CharlieShrem @BitPay makes it EZ! pic.twitter.com/cYcoVHGMeV Yes we are accepting bitcoin now, Ward wrote on Wednesday. He has not explained his sudden flip flop.
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The 36 biggest games coming to the Xbox One this holiday season – Yahoo News

Please enter a valid phone number. Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done The 36 biggest games coming to the Xbox One this holiday season By Jacob Siegal June 26, 2014 6:00 PM 0 shares View photo The 36 biggest games coming to the Xbox One this holiday season Xbox One owners have a lot left to look forward to in 2014.As was showcased at Microsofts press conference during E3 , the Xbox One has a substantial lineup of games coming throughout the rest of the year, from blockbusters like Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection to potential indie hits Ori and the Blind Forest and Project Spark. The team has taken to theXbox Wire to discuss the huge lineup. Beyond the nine exclusives (a few of which arent quite full releases), Microsoft has a strong third-party lineup as well, including the requisite yearly installments of Assassins Creed, Call of Duty and the EA Sports games.There are a surprising amount of new IPs as well on the list: Bungies massively multiplayer shooter Destiny, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Evolve and The Evil Within are all poised to light up both the Xbox One and PS4 sales charts this holiday season.
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Holiday Inn West in Kalamazoo has a new owner; management has ties to hotel in Grand Rapids | MLive.com

The group was apparently looking for another Holiday Inn property to buy about a year ago when Peter Walstra, of managing company Hill Hotel Group LLC, convinced its members to consider the Holiday Inn West in Kalamazoo. Hill Hotel Group manages the Holiday Inn in Grand Rapids and will manage the inn here. “We are excited to bring Holiday Inn West on board and we have great plans on the horizon for this property and its current staff,” Walstra said in a prress release. “We hope to retain the talent and intend to continue this journey with them by joining our team together to further grow Holiday Inn West.” Twenty-five years ago, Walstra was involved with the Hollies Group, a previous owner of Holiday Inn West, so he was familiar with the property, said Tim Rayman, director of hotels for Greenleaf Hospitality Group . “They were eager to be in West Michigan,” Rayman said of the investment group. And they first approached Greenleaf Hospitality a year ago, he said. The deal was closed late Friday morning. Rayman said Greenleaf remains committed to the Radisson Plaza in downtown Kalamazoo and all its retail and restaurant outlets, as well as to its Wings Stadium and Wings West properties.
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