Archive for September, 2012

Travel Packages: Deals, Discounts and Do’s

Every other week Travel-Intel brings the latest deals on travel from destinations and resorts all over the world.

New Take on Travel Industry? Tight to Might

The take on the travel industry as gleaned from the recent American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) conference in Los Angeles was as encouraging as anything the travel industry has heard so far this year: travel bookings are up from their recession lows – inching toward their 2007 levels, tours are moving away from on-the-bus [...]

World Tourism to Spike to a Billion this Year

Despite wars, natural disasters, world economic recession, political upheaval and population unrest, people are still traveling and at greater numbers than ever. In fact, record 467 million tourists took to the road in the first half of 2012, and world tourism remains firmly on track to reach one billion travelers by the end of the [...]

New for Cruise Lovers: Shorter but Sweeter

While that most famous of circumnavigators, Phileas Fogg, inspired the notion of sailing around the world in 80 days, most people, including cruise lovers, are lucky if they can take a two-week vacation. In response to an increasingly time deprived society, many members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), including luxury and specialty lines, report [...]

Holiday in Turkey: Sea Song’s Sirens’ Call

Easing through the Bosporus on a holiday in Turkey and eyeing the minarets that crown the jagged cliffs amid ruins of once thriving cities of Caesars and kings, you know you have arrived at the very root of Western civilization. The steel and glass high-rises fade into the din and almost cease to exist. All [...]

Hot List Hotels

Each year travel agent members of the exclusive Virtuoso group, a consortia that brings qualified travel sellers together with the world’s luxury travel products, vote in their hot list of recommended hotels. This year, the group’s Best of the Best awards come as no surprise for the categories they serve. The following is an at-a-glance [...]

Portable Apps: 45 for the Road

Whether or not you are standing the lines of iPhone Madness or hanging tight with a tried and trusted Droid the power of the palm these days is a formidable player in all walks of business and travel. But navigating the endless and mounting options for what to use and what to delete is a [...]