Archive | September 2013

Bit Peckish?

Why not head to one of the food festivals on this weekend!

The first being the Real Food Harvest Festival in London which brings together 150 of the best artisan food producers; a mouth-watering selection of the most creative street food; top chefs, including Valentine Warner, Stevie Parle and José Pizarro; live animals and music in a celebration of extraordinary food!

The festival takes over the whole Southbank Centre site in the heart of London, from the riverside Queen’s Walk all the way round the Royal Festival Hall and Southbank Centre Square.

All Real Food Festivals are FREE to attend and no need to waste a ton of money on accommodation when you book with Infotel we’ll do our best to find you the cheapest quality hotel in our huge selection of London rooms!

York food and drink festival is also on this weekend for those of you closer to the north! Showcasing Yorkshire produce, guest markets and a world of wine its great weekend not to mention cheap too!

With Free entry to Market, Beer & Champagne tents and most demonstrations as well as cheap accommodation available with Infotel, you have no excuse to stay in this weekend!



Instagram has even taken over the hotel industry

Following on from our last blog; Spain’s first ‘Twitter-themed’ hotel has become a hit with tourists.

A new hotel in Sydney, inspired by photo sharing website Instagram has opened its doors.

The unique boutique 1888 Hotel in Sydney, Australia has been designed with Instagram users in mind, meaning that every angle, every detail and every element of the hotel has been curated to be worthy of an Instagram photograph.

The hotel, who says of the property that ‘every level has a view’, even encourages guests to take photographs of the furniture, rooms and views and post them on Instagram.

A giant digital photo frame hangs in the reception area with a revolving digital mural of Instagram images, and a ‘selfie’ space to snap a photo of yourself as you check in – the best are displayed on the hotel’s walls for others to see.

Paul Fischman, the chief executive officer of Hotel Company 8Hotels, told Mashable, the social media news website, that the hotel caters to today’s modern traveler.

‘There has always been a strong, intrinsic link between travel and photography. But the advent of social media and Instagram has made photo-sharing an even bigger part of the traveler’s experience.

‘People not only want to visit and stay in beautiful places, they also want to capture and share it with their friends and networks as it happens.’


Do you agree? Is this Social media gone too far?