Accommodation is the central element of a trip and varies according to customers' needs and the nature of the product. There are different accommodations, reservation mechanisms, and choices in terms of accommodation to suit the customers' needs. France offers varied accommodation in the form of hotels, lodges, bed and breakfast, camping homes etc. The main type of accommodation for the French comprises accommodation with friends and family. Hotels and camps occupy the second and third positions.
A hotel is a commercial establishment which offers services to customers who elect to move away from home. Within the hotel there may be benefits and related services (e.g. a restaurant, business equipment, meeting room, gym, shop, hairdresser, fun activities etc.)
Until now the hotels were classified into 6 categories from the O star to the 4 star deluxe (5 star in France). On 1st July 2009 a new classification will come into force, which will classify the hotels from 1 to 5 stars.
Tags: tourist lodgings, nature of tourist lodgings, different types of tourist lodgings
[...] Trade policy:-participation in trade fairs -Ad campaign run by the brand Gives them more weight in terms of negotiating with TO, a purchasing and booking joint, training for staff are proposed to be more efficient. This is a special form of ranking with fireplaces. About 3000 establishments 1 to 3 stars, with enhancement of comfort and quality of the environment, the table and hospitality. Relais and Chateaux: 460 hotels in 51 countries. Relais du Silence is for customers who seek tranquility. [...]
[...] Mercure-Suit Hotel: business clientele (modular apartment) Novotel: Mid-scale brand Sofitel: luxury What characterizes them: standardization of services and structures are the criteria to characterize these hotels / services. All rooms are identical, quality standards are guaranteed at all hotels in the same way. Prices defy all competition; economies of scale are achieved through the multiplication of settlements. Coverage of these chains are sized, European or global. Proposals are done with loyalty. The location is never left to change but chosen according to the application and development prospects. Chains grow through the franchise system. [...]
[...] The hotel must be of sufficient capacity. Before any commitment the TO have done, a complete detailed questionnaire should be given (number of rooms, star rating, amenities catering . ) Then the TO will spend allotment of a contract if he decides to reference the hotel in its brochure. This is a contract in which the TO agrees to reserve a block of rooms until an option date (date on which the TO makes or confirms that the rooms could not be rented out.) No financial commitment before the option date. [...]
[...] Advantages of rural accommodation They are often at the initiative of farmers to diversify their business, to obtain additional income. The creation of cottages keeps the renovation of heritage live. They allow contact between the urban population and rural population. Landlords there would get additional income, In order to avoid the exodus and the closure of services (medical centers, post office, schools . ) people in the country side took extra care. The presence of rural accommodation can distract the tourists. Accommodation that is cheaper, less expensive, will enable city dwellers to spend a family vacation at bearable costs. [...]
[...] These are buildings from the country's heritage converted into hotels. -The Paradores (Spain) -The Pausadas (Portugal) -The riads (house organized around a patio) -Former Maharaja Palace in India "Haveli" They are usually class hotels and charming as to the authenticity of the old traditions. Hotel reservations Individual customers More likely to book online, but the majority is always known GDS or through the sites B to B Advantages of B to friendliness, photos, location map and in some cases, virtual tour. [...]
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