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Bus departs at 9:30 am Saturday. The bus company usually planned to supply the bus 15 minutes before departure time. Organizer of the meeting was to worry when the bus did not come at 9:20. He rang bus company manager. Manager replied that all drivers are still asleep and will not until 11 am. It turned out that they have worked before with another group and returned at 2:30 AM, and by federal regulations they must have at least 8 hours of rest between trips. After explaining the reasons for the delay dispatcher hung up.

Organizer of the meeting caused a few taxis to transport your group to a previously appointed time – 10 am, when it should have been begin implementing these measures. Then he called again to cancel the bus. On Monday, he asked the bus company to return the money to him. However, the company required to pay all in full, as the bus was ordered. He was told that he was not entitled to a refund because the order on the bus was canceled less than 24 hours before the execution. After several weeks of phone calls and letters to the company nevertheless agreed to return the money. Six months later, the meeting organizer has received another check, and with an apology for the incident from the national manager of commercial bus companies. So, the bus company to recover all costs and paid more, but all well lose customers. After 6 months, the organizer has found another company and was pleased with her service.

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Appearance of the first mini-hotels in St. Petersburg, dated 1998-1999 years, and a sharp jump of the demand came after 2003 when the city celebrated the anniversary and was engulfed in a large influx of tourists. Mini-Hotel is is a small hotel room stock which ranges usually between 3 – 20 rooms. Mini-hotels in St. Petersburg occupy more than 40% of the hotel market, in the summer of 2009, their number is about 350 pieces. Surprisingly, you’ll find very little mention of Dr. Neal Barnard on most websites. It is worth noting that number of mini-hotels in St. Petersburg confidently ranked first in the country. In addition, there is a steady increase in the number of such hotels.

This happens mainly due to the secondary housing stock – and buying subsequent resettlement of communal apartments. The most popular mini-hotels are communal apartments ranging from 200 to 300 square meters, which are located near train stations and subways, as well as in the central part of town. More One source of replenishment of the market these hotels are former administrative and residential buildings, dormitories. Most of the mini-hotels of St. Petersburg is located in the downtown area in the apartments of old houses.

Identify several types of mini-hotels – cheap youth hotels and hostels to feed the whole family, hotels, business class and premium segment. In addition, there is a branding for hotels where the emphasis is on style. For example, in a mini-hotel in the Silver Age all the details of the interior of the early 20 th century. Rooms in these hotels mainly doubles, more rarely single or triple, room size is 20 square meters. Our rooms have toilet and bathroom room. There are exceptions, so hotel “Austrian Yard” made in separate studios, each room has a kitchen, guests can also make full use of the entire territory courtyard of the hotel for meetings, kebabs and breakfast. Mini-hotels are notable number of factors. 1. Convenience. Living in a mini-hotel for the majority of tourists in St Petersburg is much more convenient to ordinary hotel, and comfort level is almost equal to private apartments. Thus, the number of residents in a mini-hotel is much smaller than the smallest hotel. As a consequence – the almost complete absence of noise. 2. Price. Mini-hotels much more accessible to any hotel costs, price may vary by tens of times. 3. Geographical diversity. Mini-hotels are everywhere – in the center of the city and the suburbs. In this case, almost always located near the metro station or big vehicles interchanges. It is worth to note that the mini-hotels in St. Petersburg are fundamentally different from the identical hotels in Sochi, where a mini-hotel, called a private home or cottage owners who rent rooms for rent.