Extended Stay Accommodations for Corporate Travellers

Business has recognized the need for extended stay locations, corporate housing and executive suites to cater for the semi-permanent residents to effectively make the stay more like living in your own home but without the hassle of maintaining the property. If you are relocating and need time to survey the city for suitable permanent accommodation, this option is the ideal solution with flexible terms to suit your needs.

Property Types

The property types available to meet this demand are typically well varied to suit all tastes, expectations and budget; townhouses, apartments, executive suites, corporate housing, furnished condominiums, executive penthouse and corporate suites are all available as extended stay locations.

What the benefits of these extended stay locations? Continue reading »

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International Travel and Tourist Spending in the U.S. For 2012

International tourism to the United States declined to a low of 41.2 million in 2003 as the world became more cautious in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Since that time, the number or international travelers to the United States has increased every year, with the exception of 2009. The blip in the overall upward trend can be attributed to the worst economic downturn in the U.S. since the Great Depression of the early 1930s.

Projections from the U.S. Commerce Department’s spring 2012 Travel and Tourism Forecast, suggest that 65.4 million foreign visitors will travel to the United States, for business or pleasure, in calendar year 2012. That represents a little over a 5 percent increase when compared to the 2011 total of 62 million international visitors.

While it is nice that so many people want to visit America, the real impact of growth in international tourism is the positive effect it has on our economy. International tourist spending in the U.S. reached a record $153 billion for 2011. Continue reading »

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