Thailand Tourism Plays for the Carefree, Adventurous, and Spontaneous Traveler
Thailand loves tourists. With some 40 million international visitors a year coming through its portals, the roaring tourism economy accounts for a fifth of its GDP. And while over-tourism has been a concern in some popular spots, a reduction in visitors from China, as well as a strong Thai baht are slowing down the regional […]
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 […]
Overtourism or the Walking Dread?
Travel and tourism is a thing of inestimable value to most people. We dream of new places and save up diligently for these aspirational moments. But when does a walking tour turn into a nightmarish episode from The Walking Dead?
Voluntourism — Traveling for the Good
During their travels in the past few years, 81 percent of millennials volunteered in the destinations they visited, 78 percent donated cash, and 83 percent gave in-kind to help with local development, according to those polled in a study from Tourism Cares. In fact, a benchmark study on happiness released by the Stanford Business School in 2010 […]
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 […]