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 […]

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Resort Buyouts: More Wow, Less Worry

Resort buyouts are a trending concern among group travel agents and meetings professionals. They will find sublime rewards in the seen and unseen returns for their efforts. Resort buyouts can be even sweeter, especially for weddings and celebrations that need all the right stuff.  Finding the right hotel or resort for the purpose at hand […]

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Orlando Vacation Primer: To-Dos from the Experts

Orlando, a perpetual top domestic destination, especially for families, welcomed 72 million visitors in 2017 – a five percent increase over the previous year, according to Visit Orlando, the city’s convention and visitors bureau. Various experiences, from theme parks to the Everglades, museums and nearby beaches is, once again, making Orlando one of this summer’s most popular […]

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