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Article from BTNews 5 SEPTEMBER 2011

Wireless courtesy service for Travelodge

Travelodge has announced a free wi-fi service throughout its UK hotel chain and claims to be the first budget property operator to do so.  This new offering is being rolled out from today and will be implemented in all Travelodge Bar Café hotels by 12 September 2011.     

Guy Parsons, Travelodge Chief Executive, said: “Our customer research has highlighted that in today’s modern world travellers want internet connectivity whilst on the move, so that they can work and cyber-socialise around the clock, and with the popularity of smartphones reaching an all time high, mobile internet access is becoming more of a necessity in every day life.  Therefore in response to this growing consumer need, we have decided to make all of our Bar Cafés a free wi-fi hub; enabling our customers to enjoy the benefit of free internet whilst staying with us.”

Travelodge also claims it is the UK’s fastest growing hotel chain and currently has 478 hotels and is opening a further 20 this year with a further 43 under construction. The Company’s target is to grow its estate to 1,100 hotels and 100,000 rooms by 2025. www.travelodge.co.uk

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