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 […]

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.┬áIt 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 […]

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 […]

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Sweet Bocas: Luxury Villa in Panama … with Perks

A luxury villa for a vacation in Panama can be a daunting gem to find and may mean digging up a lot of rough dirt before finding your piece of gold. There are lists of B & Bs and home rentals in Panama but taking a chance on a weeklong vacation rental in Central America […]