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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.

Pets on a Plane: Take the Horse; Leave the Pig

The phrase “when pigs fly” could become a reality in the near future but for now, flying livestock will be restricted to miniature horses, according to new service animal policies that went live last month.

New Travel Accessories Travelers Never Knew They Needed

The annual Travel Goods showcase in Las Vegas this year brought forth plenty of new luggage and carry-on solutions as well as new ways to rest on a plane. But the show, which collects buyers and manufacturers in this $31.1 billion market, also highlighted solutions for things not always identified as problems. Here’s a run […]

Savoring Singapore with Stays at Six Senses

  A visit to Singapore shimmers with all the possibilities imagination can give it. The tantalizing mix of European, Chinese, Malay, Indian and other ethnic influences plays out in the arts, the shopping, the architecture and design and, of course, the exquisite culinary adventures to be had. And now, a visit to Singapore can be […]

All-Solar Hotel Marks a First in the U.S.

  A small, unassuming hotel in Lancaster, PA is making big news these days. It’s the first and only U.S. hotel at present to be fully powered by the sun. The Courtyard by Marriott Hotel recently completed a 135,200-square-foot solar installation that will be able to serve all the power needs of this 133-room hotel […]

Is This the Airline Seat of the Future?

Small is may not be so beautiful – for airline passengers, that is, if current concepts in economy seat design get a foothold in the airline industry.

Puerto Rico Rebounds with a Roar – and a Campaign

Puerto Rico is on the rebound. Discover Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico’s first-ever Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), announced today that 2019 Q1 lodging demand is on par with 2017 Q1 levels just fourteen months post-hurricane Maria, signaling an unprecedented pace of recovery for a destination.