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Travel Trends in 2020: Where the Hotspots Are

When it comes to analyzing travel trends, Expedia uncovered a variety of themes across flights, hotel stays, searches, bookings, and experiences for the year ahead. Based on a robust analyses of US traveler data, Expedia’s 2020 Trends is show a hunger for roads less traveled next year: “When we looked at where travelers went in […]

Virtual Reality and travel

Tech Takes the Lead on Shaping Travel

A new study by Hilton Honors reveals that one in two travelers (50 percent) would immerse in virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) tours of their destination to get inspiration for their holidays. According to the study, VR and AR are the most-considered sources of travel inspiration for the future, outstripping other sources, such […]

Travel and sports events

Blood Sports: Game Fans Will Pick Team Travel Over Honeymoon Plans

A recent survey conducted by Booking.com across 29 global markets revealed that among US sports fanatics 89 percent confirm they’ve completed between one to five trips in the last year alone to cheer their team on. In fact, nearly one in five (17 percent) said they would happily cancel their honeymoon or risk their job […]

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Japan’s Quirky Festivals: Great Sidetrips Around Tokyo’s Summer Olympics

Fifty-six years after the Tokyo Olympic Games of 1964, the Japanese capital will be hosting these world events for the second time, from July 24 to August 2020. And while the games will be thrilling enough the Japanese matsuri, or festivals, offer travelers an opportunity to escape the crowds and experience Japan’s rich cultural heritage […]

London Flower Festivals

Winter Orchid Festivals Abloom from London to Ft. Lauderdale

By Susan McKee     Orchids are the perfect winter flower. Redolent of the tropics whether grown in a Northern greenhouse or “wild” in a rainforest, their colors, shapes and scents attract travelers. Botanical gardens tend to have the most extensive orchid shows. Here are a few to consider: An orchid show takes place January […]

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