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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.

Catching the Cannabis Wave in Travel

Cannabidiol or CBD, a hemp derivative emerging from recent relaxation of restrictions in marijuana laws in the U.S. and Canada, is now showing up in spas, on health shop shelves, in foods, teas, even lipsticks. A recent invitation to Glen Ivy Hot Springs in Corona, CA came with a chance to experience a CBD massage […]

Airbnb-Style Vacation Rentals Boosting Markets for Agents

The U.S. private accommodations market is set to reach $36.6B this year with the proliferation of third-party home rental sites and the continued growth of market leaders, such as Airbnb and VRBO. In fact, in 2016, private accommodation grew 11%, nearly twice as fast as the total U.S. travel market. While growth is expected to […]

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Latest Caribbean Hideaway Opens in Granada: Silversands

Luxury resorts in Grenada may be few and far between, but for this lush Caribbean island, that is about to change. The super luxurious Silversands will become Grenada’s latest and most luxurious resort with 40 decked out suites and nine stunning residences when phase one of the new development opens this month on Great Anse […]

Cruise Lines Offer Plenty of Reasons to Sail

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has been running a consumer campaign on why travelers should #ChooseCruise. The initiative has been featuring the latest information about cruise travel, the best deals and promotions as well as the cruise insights across the industry’s social platforms and offered travelers Five Reasons to #ChooseCruise:

Healthy Travel Hacks for Frequent Travelers

In this day of crowded skies and flash seat sale to destinations across the globe, people are traveling a lot – often more than they would like. This is especially true for business travelers and Baby Boomers. But for all that traveling studies show subtle rewards for it in the form of boosted productivity and […]

Adapt and Convert: Guide to Plugging in on the Road

By Christopher Elliott When John Gasink plugged his continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device into a power outlet at the Heidelberg Marriott Hotel, he was in for a shock. So were many of the hotel’s guests.