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10 Best Family Spring Break Destinations

Families looking for the perfect spring break destination would be well advised to first avoid a conflict with the beachbound college crowd. Here’s a list of the most-likely college spring break destinations for 2019, all of which should be avoided until after things cool off in April. Puerto Rico Atlantic City, New Jersey Napa Valley, California Myrtle Beach, South Carolina …

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City Guide – Berlin

Business travelers visiting Berlin don’t have to worry about finding time to explore the city. Cafes are jammed at all hours, drinking is in many ways a religion and dance clubs keep going through the weekend right into Monday. Size-wise, Berlin is a giant city at five times the size of Paris you could spend an entire trip on just …

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Aloha Reckoning

In April 2018, a spring storm crept up on Kauai’s north shore, dumping record rainfall that generated flash floods that swept away homes, bridges, roads and crops. Most of the Garden Isle was unaffected, and Kauai went on to set a record for visitation for the ninth consecutive year. But traffic in the bucolic north shore tourist town of Hanalei …

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European Capitals of Culture

Surveys inquiring why Americans travel to Europe almost all point to one factor: culture. The majority of Americans still trace their DNA to the continent, and while their first stops in Europe might be English-speaking countries, 42 percent of passport-holding Americans revisit Europe frequently. Recent studies indicate that tourists pursuing culture and heritage tend to stay longer than the average …

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Bahamas Persuades Royal Caribbean to Tone Down Warnings About Crime

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has agreed to stop warning its cruise passengers about increased crime in Nassau and identifying parts of the city to avoid. Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism and aviation for the island nation, told the Nassau Tribune this week that he employed “gentle nudging” to persuade Royal Caribbean to drop an “unwarranted” passenger advisory being distributed to …

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Five New Small Luxury Hotels Announced

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) welcomes five new exciting additions, including three newly opened properties, to its portfolio of luxury boutique hotels this December. Explore the different sides to New York, Paris or London, take in the tranquil Mediterranean views in Marseille or stay in a former Spanish monastery home to renowned Montsant wines. The Frederick Hotel, New …

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US Inbound Travel on Upswing

After peaking in 2015 and then tapering off through 2017, data indicates that the number of inbound travelers to the US is on the upswing and is expected to increase by 19% over the next five years. That equates to six million additional visitors in 2021 as compared to 2015. According to data from the International Trade Administration, five countries …

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Five Star Luxury at Milestone

The landmark Milestone Hotel & Residences, a member of Leading Hotels of the World situated directly opposite Kensington Palace and Gardens, has reopened all six of its luxury residences following an elegant and thoughtful refurbishment. Visitors to London can enjoy sumptuous surroundings and their own private front door in the desirable Royal Borough of Kensington – just minutes from the West …

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Hertz Europe Creates List of 100 Must-See Attractions

As part of its ongoing centenary celebrations, Hertz Europe has revealed 100 alternative attractions in Europe for travelers who are ready to explore beyond the usual tourist destinations. Hertz’ Guide to Alternative Travel in Europe includes a series of interactive Google Maps, with a focus on popular cities including Rome, London, Berlin and Paris, each covering a multitude of hidden …

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Hawaii: Open for Business

As news of volcanic activity taking place in Hawaii continues to make headlines around the world, tourism officials have been scrambling to assure travelers that there is absolutely no reason at this time to change or alter your leisure or business plans. Important Note: Despite images of rolling lava and smoke coming out of Hawaii this week, the volcanic eruptions …