Friday, November 13, 2009

Tripadvisor's Holiday Hotel Hideouts to shake the season's stress

Tripadvisor just reported their 10 holiday hotel hideouts for shaking the season's stress. They picked independent properties and smaller hotels, which was nice. Too bad they didn't get really brave and pick a clothing optional or nudist resort like ours.

As everyone who has ever been to a clothing optional or nudist resort knows, the best nude hotels really help you de-stress fast. As guests all say, 2 days at Terra Cotta Inn is like a week anywhere else for de-stessing. And a week here feels like a month 2 weeks away anywhere else. You truly are in a different, happy world at Terra Cotta Inn.

Here's the Tripadvisor's story:

"Go/No Go Index" Helps Travelers Escape the Holiday Rush by Digging Up Off-the-Beaten-Path Alternatives to Larger, Overrun Hotels

..."With the craziness of the holiday season nigh, travelers seeking a quiet retreat from the madness need look no further: TripAdvisor site data has revealed undiscovered hotel havens for the holiday season. These hidden-gem properties are among the most popular on, larger and busier — counterparts. Travelers may want to ... head straight for the "Go" hotels for more obscure but still highly-rated hotel escapes — (hopefully with nary a nagging mother-in-law in sight)."

For the full press release click here has the right idea. I don't really like Conde Nast Traveler Magazine that much as it profiles the same boring big chain hotels in different parts of the world all the time. True, sometimes they profile independents, but not that often.

Whereas, tripadvisor knows in the travel industry that bigger does not mean better.

Last year, profiled the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world, and they picked Terra Cotta Inn as one of them.

But, for example, when they profile the best value hotels in Palm Springs, they completely ignored our resort, whereas everyone else in town knows we are one of the best values in Palm Springs. Even Chris Elliott the National Geographic Traveler and MSNBC travel reporter reported we are a bargain.

It's still hard in the travel industry for the "mainstream" travel industry to include nudist and clothing optional resorts. Even here in Palm Springs, Terra Cotta has one of the highest occupancy rates of ALL hotels in town, yet our tourism board never mentions us to the press as one of the most popular of ALL hotels in town because they consider us a specialty niche hotel. They don't consider us as regular boutique resort where people go nude sunbathing which is what we are.

Our tourism board only tells the press about us if they ask for information about nudist resorts. Instead, we should be mentioned with textile hotels whenever the press comes to town.

But that is another battle for me to fight. And it will be an uphill battle. I am a past president of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce and I still have not changed their ways.

And I want to know, our clothing optional resort, The Terra Cotta Inn competes very well with mainstream hotels. Remember, we used to be ranked #3 of ALL hotels in Palm Springs on the tripadvisor Palm Springs hotel ranking page until you pulled us out of that category and put us in with bed and breakfasts which we are not one.

So if you want the perfect hotel hideout to de-stress this season, think clothing optional. Think Terra Cotta Inn.

Now is the time to try something different and fun. Give us a call at 800-786-6938.

We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

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We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

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