KnoxNews.com recently covered another hostel success story about Al Wishart Jr., who rennovated an abandoned house to start a hostel:
An interesting hostel success story:
"We always dreamed about having a place in the mountains and sharing it in some form or fashion. We got to talking and thought, 'Why not build a bunk house and wilderness hostel?' That's how it all began," says Arleen Decker.
A hostel success story:
Business is booming at Northwest Portland International Hostel.
A recent article on HotelMarketing.com presents information on a recent study by PhoCusWright Inc:
Sweden had a record tourism summer in 2006:
According to Nutek, the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, overnight visits for the summer added 3.9 billion kronor to the Swedish economy, which represents a ten percent increase on the previous year.
An article on About.com mentions the increasing use of high-tech gear among backpackers:
A hostel in the UK is saved from closure:
Earby Youth Hostel has been saved from closure after Pendle Council launched a rescue package for the building.
The Scottish Youth Hostels' Association has opened up their new Edinburgh hostel:
Italy is planning a €5 per day tourist tax, with a possible exemption for youth hostels:
Italian towns will be allowed to tax tourists up to five euros ($6.30; £3.40) per day in the 2007 budget put forward by Prime Minister Romano Prodi.
The Global Village Hostel in San Francisco burned yesterday afternoon. The hostel had been unoccupied since June and no one was injured.