Hotels and resorts answer the call for villa-style accommodations

When it comes to villas and residential-style accommodations, hotels and resorts around the world are finding that they just can’t have enough product. “There is huge demand for villa products,” said Limor Decter, a luxury travel advisor with New York-based Embark Collective. “And villas are the room categories getting booked the fastest these days, because […]

Tour companies turn to ultraluxury options to impress wealthiest of clients

Tour operators and travel advisors are finding new ways to outdo themselves when it comes to offering the next level of exclusive travel experiences to clients with pockets deep enough to afford them. And the sky is certainly the limit, travel advisors say, as no price seems too high for access to these high-end, once-in-a-lifetime […]

River cruising got back on course in 2022

There was no shortage of curve balls thrown at the river cruise industry in 2022. From a war disrupting operations in a major cruise region to seemingly never-ending Covid-testing requirements, not to mention mother nature’s sheer lack of cooperation during a frustrating summer, river cruise lines had their challenges last year. But there were also […]

In travel’s return, Greece stands out, and operators rush to meet demand

Heightened demand for Greece is driving development for new tours at lightning speed, and operators say they don’t see signs of interest waning anytime soon. A number of tour operators are working to deepen their investments in the Mediterranean market in 2023, while some wholesale vacation suppliers are venturing into Greece for the first time. […]

What’s in store for Vegas in 2023: Big plans, big events, big names

It’s no surprise that Las Vegas tops the list of specific locations leisure travelers are most excited to visit in 2023, according to a survey released this month by Morning Consult, a decision intelligence company. Not only will the city host its first NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Sweet 16 round on March 23 […]

Festive outlook: Caribbean looks towards future tourism growth

As the Festive Season continues in full gear throughout the Caribbean, hopes are high that the recovery from two years of Covid will continue with robust growth into 2023 and beyond. Most Caribbean countries continue to show a strong recovery in visitor arrivals when compared with other regions of the world, according to the United […]

American Airlines adds loyalty reward tiers, raises status threshold

American Airlines in March will add rewards tiers to its AAdvantage loyalty program, allowing members to earn perks when reaching certain point thresholds. American also raised the number of points necessary to qualify for Gold status. The airline created new reward levels based on the number of loyalty points earned, the metric the airline developed […]

How to see the volcanic eruptions on the Big Island

It’s been almost 40 years since the last time the Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes were erupting at the same time. As such a rare event, it’s already brought many visitors to the island specifically to see the spectacle, while others are still wondering whether they should get on a plane and go. The answer […]

MSC Seascape in NY Harbor

Our CEO, Richard Shane introducing the brand new MSC Seascape at NY Harbor.

Hindered during the pandemic, city tourism has come roaring back

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Urban destinations are not only back, but they will drive the next decade of travel recovery, according to new data from the World Travel & Tourism Council. WTTC’s Cities Economic Impact Report, released Wednesday at its Global Summit, analyzed 82 city destinations and found that prior to the pandemic, major cities […]