Japan’s Quirky Festivals: Great Sidetrips Around Tokyo’s Summer Olympics
Fifty-six years after the Tokyo Olympic Games of 1964, the Japanese capital will be hosting these world events for the second time, from July 24 to August 2020. And while the games will be thrilling enough the Japanese matsuri, or festivals, offer travelers an opportunity to escape the crowds and experience Japan’s rich cultural heritage […]
Winter Orchid Festivals Abloom from London to Ft. Lauderdale
By Susan McKee Orchids are the perfect winter flower. Redolent of the tropics whether grown in a Northern greenhouse or “wild” in a rainforest, their colors, shapes and scents attract travelers. Botanical gardens tend to have the most extensive orchid shows. Here are a few to consider: An orchid show takes place January […]
Virtuoso Looks at “Fire of Desire” Influence on Travel Planning
Travelers in 2020 are seizing the day and prioritizing trips now, fired up by the belief that customized experiences are the best investment of their money and time, according to the latest Virtuoso Luxe Report. The luxury travel network annually surveys its top travel agency members and their advisor sales force across 50 countries to predict […]
Get Ready for the Rise of Green Cruising
Carnival Corporation, which holds the tag as the world’s largest leisure travel company, is partnering with leaders from maritime and engineering industries to pilot the world’s first fuel cell system designed to power large passenger vessels. As early as 2021, Germany-based AIDA Cruises will trial this innovative fuel technology on AIDAnova, becoming the cruise industry’s […]
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