Omaha's Soaring Hotel Business Spawns Coverage

January 24, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News, the site that the Chicago Tribune calls an "unbiased" source of hotel "reviews written by real-world travelers," has added an Omaha section. The move follows an announcement by the Greater Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau that Omaha hotel revenues were up a strong eight percent in 2005.

The first property covered in the new Omaha section is the Sheraton Omaha Hotel on Howard Street. has received awards for its candor and accuracy. National Geographic Traveler magazine named one of the five best travel websites in the world, and London's The Independent (UK) named it one of the ten best. The site is well known for covering properties in New York, Los Angeles, and other big cities.

The Chicago Tribune article ran in the May 8, 2005 edition, and was entitled "Hotel ratings: What's in a star?"

Omaha's uptick in hotel revenues is partly attributable to the new Qwest Center Omaha, a $291 million development that opened in September 2003. Paul McCartney, Dave Matthews, and U2 all performed at the Qwest Center Omaha in 2005.

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