Cindy Henke's new user-friendly directory Hotels NO More! offers alternative lodging opportunities such as: bed & breakfasts, historic hotels, casinos, chalets, RV parks, campgrounds, spiritual & holistic centers, spas, hot springs, lighthouses, huts, hogans, teepees, bunkhouses, ranches farmhouses, fishing & hunting camps, nudist retreats, trailer park rentals, private homes, houseboats, covered wagons, and even a caboose! Lodging opportunities are listed by city, town and state, and proximity to national and state parks, lakes, airports, colleges, hospitals, military facilities, and tourist attractions. Want to rent a houseboat in Lake Powell, Utah? Simply look up Lake Powell alphabetically to find houseboat listings or look in the cross-reference section to find other lodging within a 30-mile radius.Because of the diversity of the listings in Hotels NO More!, the book can be used for all types of travel from business to casual and from small town to large city. Plus, when all the mainstream hotels and motels are booked, such as during a convention or sports event, alternatives can be found in Hotels NO More! Many of the facilities listed offer special prices for corporate and group bookings. Hotels NO More! is the most complete listing of affordable, high-quality alternative lodging available. Although it was written for travel agents to help them better serve their clients (both private and corporate), it can also be used by anyone who wants to create a unique travel experience. Author Cindy Henke also provides a web site that is being constantly updated, including international entries: www.hotelsnomore.com. No more searching from web site to web site because everything you need to know about alternative lodging is cross-referenced in one place.
P Drawing on theories of place, consumption and identity, Sarah Chaplin details the evolution of the love hotel in urban Japan since the 1950s. Love hotels emerged in the late 1950s following a ban of licensed prostitution, then were extremely popular in the 1970s, were then legislated against in the 1980s and are now perceived as ???leisure???, ???fashion??? or ???boutique??? hotels. /P P Representing a timely opportunity to capture and evaluate the dying manifestations of an important era in Japanese social and cultural history, this book provides a critical account of the love hotel as a unique typology. It considers its spatial, aesthetic, semiotic, and locational denotations and connotations, which results in a richly nuanced cultural reading. /P P The love hotel is presented as a key indicator of social and cultural change in post-war Japan, and as such this book will be of interest to a wide and international readership including students of Japanese culture, society and architecture. /P
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