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 […]

Inns of the Sixth Happiness: Six Senses Opens in Bhutan

  If happiness is a place, it would have to be Bhutan — a protected mountain kingdom wedged between India and China that bills itself as the home of happiness. It is into this Buddhist Shangri-La of 20,000-foot mountain peaks and subtropical plains that Six Senses Resorts & Spas is opening its next homage to the […]

Hotel Bill? Listen for the Drip, Drip, Drip

By Christopher Elliott …   How much does your hotel room actually cost? In travel, it can be hard to get a straight answer.

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 […]