Caribbean Bouncing Back Big a Year After the Storms of ’17

Barring any more hurricanes this season, the Caribbean is back. That was the word at this year’s Virtuoso Week where Karolin Troubetzkoy, immediate past president of the Caribbean Hotel Association, addressed travel industry advisors and media about the state of tourism in the Caribbean one year after hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria wreaked havoc on […]

Luxury Agents See Robust Times for Travel

Fueled by a strong U.S. economy and an ever-increasing passion for noteworthy travel experiences, leisure travel is on track to become more sustainable and personal, according to the latest news from Virtuoso Travel Week 2018. Some 6,071 travel professionals from 100 countries meeting in mid-August in Las Vegas for the conference’s 30thannual gathering saw numbers […]

Heckfield Place: To the Manor Reborn after 250 Years

Downton Abby may have passed its last season, but Heckfield Place in Hampshire, England is just getting started. The 18th-century Georgian manor house and farm, set amid 400 acres of Hampshire countryside,has been home to successions of dukes and noblemen. Now the stunning 47-room stead has opened to guests as of September 1 as a […]

Resort Fee Bombs: What to Know Before You Explode

By Christopher Elliott… A troubling new report about hotel resort fees suggests mandatory room surcharges are spreading faster than a summer wildfire. It’s sure to stoke the anger of travelers, many of whom are being burned by these nonnegotiable extras when they check out. In the last year ending in July, the number of hotels […]

MGM Springfield: Las Vegas Pizzazz in Western Mass

MGM Resorts International has a new location in an ever-expanding footprint that is taking the brand to some unlikely places. The latest MGM resort opened last month in Springfield, Massachusetts – a place more famous for handguns, colleges, dictionaries, buns and bus lines than casino entertainment. But the integrated luxury resort has found a way […]

Foodie Fests: Apples in Focus at these Mid-American Hot Spots

By Susan McKee … Days may still be sunny and hot in September, but when the sun dips toward the horizon, there’s a touch of fall in the air. One of the unmistakable signs of the change of seasons? Apples!

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