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Caribbean travel is still strong as some islands expect a record year

The appeal of the beach vacation is not to be underestimated. In a year when post-pandemic travel seemed dominated by demand for Europe and other long-haul destinations, the Caribbean emerged as a leader in tourism growth and demand. “We’ve had two consecutive years of record growth in the Caribbean in 2022 and 2023, from both […]

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Explore the Mediterranean In A Whole New Light with Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises, a private yacht style cruise line, has announced its new winter and holiday sailing itineraries from December 2023 to March 2024, offering travelers the opportunity to discover iconic ports like Barcelona, Nice, Florence/Livorno, Marseille, and Rome in an entirely different light aboard the award-winning all-suite, 312 guest, Star Legend where accommodations start at […]

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Top 7 USA Thanksgiving Destinations

Richard Shane Founder and CEO The World’s Greatest Vacations   Popular Thanksgiving destinations can vary depending on individual preferences and interests. However, several locations consistently draw crowds during the Thanksgiving holiday: 1. New York City, New York: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a significant draw, along with the festive atmosphere, iconic attractions like Central […]

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Black Friday strategies reveal a transition moment for travel

Black Friday, the rallying cry of the holiday shopping season, returns next week with travel deals that some industry experts say are more robust than usual, addressing financial concerns among a growing number of consumers and the normalization of travel trends. TourRadar, an online travel marketplace of trips from over 2,500 suppliers worldwide, says the […]

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Luxury Escapes: Opulent Retreats for Ultimate Relaxation

Richard Shane Founder and CEO The World’s Greatest Vacations   In a world that often moves at a breakneck pace, the allure of a luxurious escape becomes more enticing than ever. Picture yourself far from the ordinary, cocooned in opulence, with every need anticipated and exceeded. From secluded island paradises to mountain hideaways, these opulent […]

Airlines see great opportunity in shopping personalization

CHICAGO — Airline customers are more satisfied with the booking process than any other stage of the air travel journey, according to the results of a recent IATA survey. Still, airlines believe there’s plenty of opportunity to create happier customers and more revenue through air shopping personalization, even if the flyers themselves haven’t given much […]

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Economic concerns don’t seem to impact 2024 biz-travel budgets

Nearly three-quarters of travel buyers expect their travel budgets to increase or hold steady next year, and most said they don’t expect economic concerns to limit business travel at their company, according to a Global Business Travel Association Outlook Poll released this week. The poll, fielded from Oct. 11 through Oct. 19, tallied 865 total […]

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NYC Marathon This Sunday and Richard Shane

Richard Shane Founder and CEO The World’s Greatest Vacations   As a medical miracle, I’m responsible to earn that blessing which is why I’m running my 10th NYC Marathon this Sunday. Only a handful of people are cured of epilepsy, which affects 1% of the population, 10% of these people will die. I had 3,000+ […]

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Sail Away: Unforgettable Cruise Adventures Around the Globe

Richard Shane Founder and CEO The World’s Greatest Vacations   Cruising has long been synonymous with adventure, luxury, and exploration. While it’s easy to associate cruises with endless buffets and poolside relaxation (which are wonderful in their own right), today’s cruise experiences have expanded beyond just sea and sun. From the icy allure of Antarctica […]

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IATA tests end-to-end digital airline trip

IATA has successfully tested an end-to-end travel experience supported by digital identity. The proof of concept is an industry first, says IATA, and shows that it is possible for a traveler to have a personalized shopping experience, followed by a hands-free airport journey, all enabled by a secure digital identity contained within an individual’s smartphone. […]