Written by Steve Pattee
Published on Saturday, 19 October 2013 05:18
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One of my favorite parts of the Halloween season is how everyone gets involved in the festivities. Retail stores get decked out, those Halloween speciality places pop up for a month only to disappear not long after the big night, you get special scary episode of you favorite shows, see great deals on horror flicks, and more. And then, every once in a while, something unexpected comes around like Booking.com's new Haunted Destinations campaign.
From the press release:
Booking.com (http://www.booking.com), the largest brand in the global online accommodation sector, has exactly what customers are looking for - even haunted hotels. Showcasing haunted properties from around the globe, travelers can find their next ghostly getaway with the Haunted Destinations finder.
"With over 350,000 properties worldwide and over 25 unique accommodations, including haunted hotels, customers have nothing to be afraid of when trying to get their stay exactly right," says Paul Hennessy, Booking.com's chief marketing officer. "With Halloween around the corner, we wanted to help travelers better navigate our array of property choices, particularly those inspired by the holiday spirit. We are dedicated to bringing travelers an experience unlike any other regardless of where they stay or how they book."
With the world's largest variety of accommodations, Booking.com brings its extraordinary roster of bewitching properties to life through a horrific Haunted Hotels advertising campaign starring the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco. For American guests seeking to "Stay If You Dare", Booking.com's haunted destinations span across country including: The National Hotel, Jamestown, California, Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado, The Vinoy Renaissance, St Petersburg, Florida, The Gettysburg Hotel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Hotel Galdez, Galveston, Texas and The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs, Aransas.
Now normally I wouldn't do a piece for a travel site, but when this hit my radar, it piqued my interest enough that I just had to share it. Having been to three of the six of the haunted hotels on the list, I can say that they are effectively creepy and excellent choices. It's not clear how long it will last, but at least for now Booking.com has a page devoted to six haunted destinations that you can see by clicking here. Hot damn, I love this season.
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