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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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Seeking ZZZs? Book the Ritz

What’s more important than the minibar, the sleek lobby and mints on the pillow? For frequent travelers that would be sleep. Hotels interested in building loyalty find they can please their customers with stand-out lodging experiences, but if they want to wow and delight them, they need to beat the competition on the bed. According […]

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Maui Mania: Vacation Demand on this Paradise Island Remains Strong

Getting “Maui’d” goes way beyond vows over the surf. Travelers can incorporate a delicious Hawaiian vacation as a free stopover offered by Hawaiian Airlines to or from destinations in the Pacific and Asia. And although travelers will no doubt want to stay forever, Maui is a compact island and, if a full vacation is not in […]

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Culinary Heaven at Sea: Thomas Keller Sails with Seabourn

By David Yeskel In a never-ending battle for culinary supremacy on the high seas, Seabourn Cruises fired a shot across the bow of the competition in the luxury sector by partnering with Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller in 2015.  The goal – to add the chef’s prized dishes to menus aboard the line’s fleet of intimate […]

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Dinner and a View: 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America

With summer at its peak, diners are seeking inspiring backdrops to elevate their dining experiences. Curating these, OpenTable, an online restaurant reservations portal, has unveiled what it tabs as the 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America for 2019. The key ingredient through all of this information gathering: breathtaking scenery as a backdrop. From majestic park scenery at Tavern […]

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Top Take-ins: Where to Find the Most Expensive Views in American

An online comparison and search portal, TicketLens, has published a list of the most expensive views in the United States. Observation platforms and skylines are a popular attraction for sightseers enjoying a city-break, offering time for reflection and relaxation at the end of a long day. The monuments in the United States included in the […]