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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.

Luxury Has Many Faces, According to Forbes Travel

Filip Boyen, the new face of Forbes Travel Guide, can tell you something about luxury. He came aboard last year as CEO of Forbes Travel as a veteran of the hospitality industry with record spanning 30 years that started in hotel kitchens and ascended through tough tiers and years with Orient Express Hotels and Belmond, […]

Costa Caribbean Cruise: A Window to Italy

By David Yeskel   I’ll be honest. I knew that a 7-day Caribbean sailing on Costa Cruises’ Costa Deliziosa would be different from competing mass-market ships sailing out of South Florida. I just never imagined it would be that different.  In fact, it’s more than a cruise experience; I’d actually describe it as a taste of […]

Arizona Rife with New Reasons to Visit

By Norman Sklarewitz Among domestic destinations, Arizona may not jump to mind among all agents as a glamour state. However, if it perhaps lacks a reputation for high-profile events replete with celebrities, breathless television coverage and tabloid stories, that’s fine with the state’s active tourism industry. It’s happy to offer visitors a wide range of […]

Beyond Las Vegas: Nevada’s Treasures in the Desert

By Norman Sklarewitz As one of the country’s premier destinations, you might assume your clients know all about Nevada. That might be a mistake.  “It’s not the same old Nevada,” says Chris Moran with the state’s Division of Tourism.”  She rattles off a list of new attractions, new properties and new experiences awaiting the travelling […]

A View of Cartagena with Casa St. Augustin

Cartagena is a vibrant picturesque city that will leave you craving more. A historical former Spanish port town set along the northern tip of Colombia, Cartagena imbues a variety of cultural influences while boasting a modern coastal metropolis, Boca Grande, reminiscent of Miami’s South Beach.  READ MORE …

March Madness Brings Maple and Blooms

By Susan McKee March gives tantalizing hints of warm weather to come. From maple festivals to daffodil shows, check out events that promise spring is just around the corner.