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How Americans are Overspending on Vacation

  According to its tenth annual Vacation Confidence Index, Allianz Global Assistance finds 10 percent of Americans admit to going overboard on their budget while on vacation. Last year, those who did overspent by some 27 percent ($534) on average. Breaking down by age Generation X turned out to be the biggest offenders and overspent by 32 percent over their […]

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What They’ll Buy: U.S. Travelers in Focus

  MMGY Global’s Portrait of American Traveler (POAT) survey found, among other interesting fragments, that food is a driving influence when it comes to choosing places to vacation and ways to vacation. Being motivated to vacation in order to experience new cuisines has grown from 51 percent of travelers in 2014 to 70 percent in […]

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Airline Satisfaction Rises as Seat Demand Surges

A steep demand for air travel has airlines adding some 116,000 seats per day to accommodate the 246.1 million air travelers coming onboard. According to Airlines for America, a trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, an average of 2.68 million per day are expected to travel on U.S. airlines between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2018. […]

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Romancing the World: Luxe Travel Tips

  While Valentine’s Day may be synonymous with romance in some circles, romantic vacations can last well beyond the bounds of Cupid’s arrows. The luxury travel experts with Travel Leaders Group offer five destination tips for romancing couples seeking an intimate getaway, along with ways they can add spice to their life, regardless of when they travel.

Travel Bucket List Facts

Behind the Bucket List: What Americans Really Want in Travel

What do Americans want when it comes to Bucket List travel? A group from Provisional Living wanted to find out not only what’s on those lists, but why and how they got there. What they found was pretty revealing. Sifting and qualifying a batch of some 2,000 Americans for answers, the survey found that while […]

Travel Leaders Hot trends

Travel Leaders Sees Increasing Growth in International Travel from Southern California

Los Angeles is a jumping off point to places far afield in and across the Pacific. And, according to Travel Leaders, those living in Los Angeles or choosing to head off to their vacations from Southern California are traveling farther and in ever greater numbers. A new survey conducted by Travel Leaders Group of Los […]

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The World’s Most Exclusive Resort Opens in the Philippines

The world’s most exclusive resort can be found in the Philippines. Banwa Private Island opened in April to become the not only the most exclusive resort in the Philippines but the most luxurious resort in the world. Taking that mantle requires a lot of doing – a decade or more in the case of Banwa, […]

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Norwegian Joy Back From China – With a Bang

By David Yeskel **** The tale of Norwegian Joy’s return from China is a fascinating business story. And it is also testament to the flexibility of the cruise industry and to the vision of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ (Norwegian Cruise Line’s parent company) management.

California B&Bs and Inns Spa Packages

Spa Packages with Perks and Value at these California Inns

Vacationers seeking wine weekends with spa treatments amid California’s quaint mountain towns and wine regions can consider intimate stays at unique area boutique hotels or B&Bs. The California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns is making the choices easier with deals on spa packages that can be folded into an aspirational vacation. Room packages often include […]

India's most intense religious fest

Cox and Kings Tames the Chaos for Visitors at India’s Kumbh Mela

By Susan Shapiro **** The Kumbh Mela will probably be the most fascinating event you will ever attend in your lifetime.  It was for me. As someone who’s been around the world twice and visited over 110 countries that should indicate how impressive it really this riveting pilgrimage is.