Discovering and appreciating works of art on Europe river sailings

If there’s one thing I love more than finding out what’s on the lunch or dinner menu when I’m on a river cruise, it’s getting the opportunity to see and experience art in every destination. With a first year of river cruising under my belt, I admit that I still get chills thinking of all […]

Airports were crowded last year. It could be a terminal problem

Crowded airport gates, check-in halls and restaurants were common sights last year as Americans returned en masse to the skies and airlines suffered unusually high levels of delays and cancellations. But a long-term dynamic poses the risk that uncomfortable levels of crowding could become the norm at many hub airports unless mitigation efforts keep pace. […]

Exploring Antarctica in Ultra-Luxury aboard the Seabourn Venture: A Life-Changing Experience

Richard Shane Founder and CEO The World’s Greatest Vacations Seabourn’s ultra-luxury expedition ship Venture is fresh out of the box, a shiny new toy created specifically with Antarctica in mind…. my expectations were high as Seabourn is the gold standard for ultra-luxury cruising. Venture and Antarctica are a perfect match as both are authentic, beautiful, […]

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 […]