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How Americans are Overspending on Vacation

  According to its tenth annual Vacation Confidence Index, Allianz Global Assistance finds 10 percent of Americans admit to going overboard on their budget while on vacation. Last year, those who did overspent by some 27 percent ($534) on average. Breaking down by age Generation X turned out to be the biggest offenders and overspent by 32 percent over their […]

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What They’ll Buy: U.S. Travelers in Focus

  MMGY Global’s Portrait of American Traveler (POAT) survey found, among other interesting fragments, that food is a driving influence when it comes to choosing places to vacation and ways to vacation. Being motivated to vacation in order to experience new cuisines has grown from 51 percent of travelers in 2014 to 70 percent in […]

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Airline Satisfaction Rises as Seat Demand Surges

A steep demand for air travel has airlines adding some 116,000 seats per day to accommodate the 246.1 million air travelers coming onboard. According to Airlines for America, a trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, an average of 2.68 million per day are expected to travel on U.S. airlines between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2018. […]

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Romancing the World: Luxe Travel Tips

  While Valentine’s Day may be synonymous with romance in some circles, romantic vacations can last well beyond the bounds of Cupid’s arrows. The luxury travel experts with Travel Leaders Group offer five destination tips for romancing couples seeking an intimate getaway, along with ways they can add spice to their life, regardless of when they travel.

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New Study Sheds Light on Sleep Disruptions while Traveling

A global study commissioned by IHG® Hotels & Resorts shows that sleep disruption is a primary concern for travelers, with four in five (80%) stating they have trouble sleeping when traveling away from home. The findings were announced to coincide World Sleep Day, an annual day devoted to tackling important sleep issues. The findings from the survey […]

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River Cruise Themes on Avalon to Quench Passionate Interests

From following in the footsteps of a favorite novel series or finding new and rare wines to praise, river cruising is not just about passing iconic scenery while sailing the great rivers of Europe. Avalon Waterways is offering, among a long menu of choices, a chance to sail with Diana Gabaldon, author of the very popular […]

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Finding Slices of Heaven through Costa Rican Trails

You could say Costa Rica is one of the rare places that offers more heaven than earth. So, for those seeking a little heaven on earth, Costa Rica will not disappoint. With 27 national parks (and more than 150 protected areas), nearly 1,500 miles of coastline anchored on the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Costa […]

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NYC’s Times Square Gets New Addition: The Edition

It may have taken seven years, but the new Times Square Edition hotel now open at Seventh Avenue and West 47th Street in New York City marks a milestone for Marriott International and Edition-brand creator Ian Schrager.

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Travel Apps More Trouble than They’re Worth?

A traveler hits unexpected traffic on the way to the airport and isn’t quite sure where to return the rental car. In the terminal, there’s a huge line at check-in and uncertainty about the departure gate number because the mobile app on the traveler’s smartphone won’t load. Sound familiar?

Gold Coasts: Head to the Med for These Cruise Port Gems

By Craig Middleton The Mediterranean coast is brimming with incredible sites, cultures, food, and experiences. Here are five must-see sites on the Mediterranean coast worth the cruise.