Is Vegas Back?

  The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced last week that the destination attracted 38.9 million visitors in 2011, the second highest visitor total in history.  This news comes on the heels of a recession that has catapulted the city to the top of the list for unemployment numbers and home foreclosures. So what’s […]

Dolphin Swim: Cabo Company Says Dive In!

By David Yeskel As little as fifteen years ago, a pool-based, human-dolphin encounter was a rare, bucket-list activity only available in a few ports around the world.  Since then, immersion programs with these intelligent creatures have become ubiquitous in resort locations throughout Hawaii, the Caribbean and Mexico.  Along with this proliferation, however, have come vast […]

For Women Only: How One Tour Company Found its Sweet Spot

Writer Beth Whitman turned tour operator five years ago when she discovered a growing need for tours offering women-only adventures coming through the emails from readers of her popular blog site, Wanderlust and Lipstick. Travel-Intel interviews Whitman to find out what unusual and in-demand qualities WanderTours can bring to the table and to shed light […]

Travel 2012: What, Who are the Influencers?

OK, now that it is finally 2012, it’s time to ask that question of questions burning a hole into the back screens of agents’ computers around North America: What does the American leisure traveler of 2012 want? Travel industry pundit Peter Yesawich, now of MMGY Global, has been out surveying 2,500 American households that can […]

Azamara Update: Interview with Larry Pimentel

  By Bill Becken Luxury cruise industry veteran Larry Pimentel was appointed President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises® in July 2009. Travel-Intel’s Cruise Editor, Bill Becken, talked to the cruise line chief to find out what trends are afoot for the luxury line and discover what upscale cruise passengers are looking for these days. 

Romance-Perfect Packages

[/caption] This just in: you’ve been planning for this special day for a month, a three months, a year. It’s the spot you have been designing in your head – to pop the question, make the question pop, make a heart pop. But when you get there, the only thing that pops is your temper. […]

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Lark Ellen Gould -- Award-Winning Journalist

Lark has been a travel journalist for more than 30 years. She shares weekly news and reviews on all facets of travel. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure or planning a trip for someone else, Lark’s insight on cruise travel, air travel, hotels, resorts, popular activities, attractions and destinations will keep trips cost- and time-efficient, and help all the travel go that much more smoothly.