What we’re reading: Top 10 haunted houses, Orbitz in Spanish, VIP hotel perks


10 best haunted houses for families who love a good fright!

With Halloween coming up, families who enjoy visiting haunted houses should check out the list compiled by Family Vacation Critic.

Blood Manor in New York
Blood Manor brings a Reign of Terror to lower Manhattan as this fright house offers several new experiences: the Fog of Death in the Graveyard of the Doomed, the Vestibule of the Undead, Rue Morgue, Frozen Alive, Hannibal’s Kitchen and the Banquet of Torture, Steampunk and a 3D Labrynth.

Orbitz launches first full-service Spanish-language travel website in the U.S.

Orbitz announced that it has launched Orbitz en Español, the only full-service US travel website targeting the US market.

Features of www.orbitz.com/es include:
•Spanish-language access to thousands of travel products, discounts and promotions on the site, including weekly Insider Steals that give Orbitz members 50 percent or more off top hotels.

VIP perks at your favorite hotels: Want Me Get Me promises just that

Now you can get perks at your favorite hotels reserved for celebrities and those that are on the hotel’s platinum reward status.

Usually, a VIP list is reserved for high-profile guests, but the program with Want Me Get Me ensures that members will enjoy these gratis add-ons. The amenities offered are entirely left to the discretion of each hotel but can include anything from the splurge (champagne upon arrival and cocktails for two) to the more practical (free valet parking and late check-out).

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