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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 …

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Travel Guide: The Kentucky Derby

It’s not often you find tradition, sports, Southern charm and a really tasty bourbon drink in one place, but every year the Kentucky Derby meshes together all that and more for an unforgettable event that draws spectators from all over the world and transforms Louisville, Kentucky into a one huge party. The sound of thundering hooves has been the heartbeat …

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RCCL Announces Private Island Collection

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) will develop private islands around the world that will be marketed in a new “Perfect Day Island Collection.” The program will start with the upcoming relaunch of Bahamian private island CocoCay in September. Few other details of the initiative were released, other than RCCL expects to include islands in Asia, Australia and the Caribbean. The …

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Atlantis Resort Opens in China

Just in time for the lunar new year and the massively popular Spring Festival travel season, China is welcoming the new Atlantis, Sanya Hainan resort. Atlantis, Sanya Hainan is the first Chinese location for the iconic Atlantis brand—known for its over-the-top family activities and offerings—but the third member of the global Atlantis family, joining sister properties, Atlantis resorts, Paradise Island …

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Eurostar Launches London-Amsterdam Service

Eurostar has announced a new direct route from London to Amsterdam and Rotterdam, which will launch on April 4. Tickets will go on sale from February 20, with the inaugural service taking place on the same day. The route travels direct from St Pancras station to Amsterdam and Rotterdam in around three hours. There will be two trains per day …

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For Lovers Only

Luxuriously romantic, stretching along a secluded beach, El Dorado Maroma, a spa resort by Karisma, is Mexico’s premier adults-only resort. Located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, the resort’s Palafitos-Overwater Bungalows, a cluster of exclusive, private bungalows sitting right over the turquoise waters of Maroma Beach, are the only overwater bungalows in the region. Watch the sun rise and …

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Family, Go West!

We had a great response to our Vacation Spotlight featuring “Horseback Riding in Ecuador” two weeks ago, but readers kept asking for an equestrian vacation closer to home…So, saddle up!… An authentic horse and cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountain foothills, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch has been family owned and operated since 1946. Rated among the “Top Ten Colorado Dude …