I fly a lot (a new spate of air travel is coming up soon). So I tend to keep up on airline promotions, new fees, security restrictions, and the like. However, I am not nearly as knowledgeable as I thought, especially about what is euphemistically called "niche travel." Everyone is trying to attract new customers...everyone. In selected European cities, for instance, there is a niche price war on. From TIME magazine:
"Brothels have launched promotions — including free shuttle buses, senior-citizen discounts and day passes — in a bid to arouse interest among wary spenders. "You have to offer better service these days and special packages," says Karin Ahrens, manager at Yes Sir! in Hanover, Germany, where revenues have fallen 30% since the recession hit the nation. As part of a new deal, customers there pay $111 to have as much sex as they want (or can) for one hour. At Geizhaus, recent promotions allowed guests to have sex for free on Halloween and Easter if they wore a costume or brought in a decorated egg. And Berlin's Pussy Club charges guests a $98 flat rate for six hours of unlimited sex, access to a sauna and solarium and an all-you-can-eat buffet."
I think it's the all-you-can-eat buffet that tickles me. Or perhaps the decorated Easter egg. But not enough to check out these travel bargains.
However, one never knows what one's fictional characters might do...