Inclusive package fares are a win-win for cruise lines and advisors
2021-09-13

If the pandemic-induced cruise pause gave cruise lines one thing, it was time. And at the premium cruise lines, a lot of that was spent thinking about pricing. Starting at the very beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, all of the major premium cruise brands launched fare packages that provide what’s close to an […]

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12 Fun Adults-Only Cruises
2021-09-12

Pack your bags and leave the kids behind for your next cruise adventure. If getting away from it all includes a vacation without the kids, consider booking an adults-only cruise. While some lines provide a fully adults-only experience (e.g., children are not allowed on board), others offer adult-focused venues and activities on board to separate […]

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What do Gen Z travelers want from online travel brands?
2021-09-06

Travel brands eager to engage with young consumers have for years focused on one key segment: millennials. Cut to 2021, and many of those consumers — now climbing in age between 25 and 40 — are balancing the costs of families and mortgages on top of extracurricular spending. And while millennials still hold significant spending […]

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Top Travel Rewards Programs Prioritize Flexibility, Ease of Earning
2021-09-06

U.S. News announces 2021-22 Best Airline Rewards Programs and Best Hotel Rewards Programs. As many hotel and airline rewards enthusiasts know, the more you travel and the more you spend on travel, the more you can actually save on travel. This might come as a surprise to more novice trip planners or basic rewards members […]

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Social distancing on a river cruise? Four tips to sail with more space
2021-08-30

After countless months of having a 6-foot span visually etched into our brains, the idea of an “intimate” river cruise experience with hundreds of other people might seem counterintuitive. But in addition to the growing vaccine and testing mandates required for travel in the era of Covid-19, modern river cruising lends itself well to escaping […]

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What to Expect on Your Next Cruise Vacation
2021-08-28

If the thought of a cruise vacation calls to mind self-serve buffets, packed live performances and overcrowded megaships, it may be time to adjust your expectations. After a lengthy hiatus following the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, select cruise ships slowly started welcoming passengers back on board earlier this summer – but […]

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The Grand Tour? It’s not Europe anymore
2021-08-23

It was a rite of passage for young and wealthy British men from the mid-1600s to the mid-1800s. Having finished college, they would, accompanied by a knowledgeable chaperone, complete their education (and acquire status) on a Grand Tour of architecture, antiquities, art and music found only on the Continent. But technology, in the form of […]

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The 15 Best Places to See the Northern Lights
2021-08-23

These destinations will inspire even the most experienced aurora chaser. The northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, are a spectacular natural light show visible at certain times of the year in the northern hemisphere. This phenomenon occurs when electrically charged particles from the sun enter the Earth’s atmosphere and collide with gaseous particles, […]

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U.S. plans to require Covid-19 shots for foreign travelers
2021-08-16

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking the first steps toward requiring nearly all foreign visitors to the U.S. to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, a White House official said. The requirement would come as part of the administration’s phased approach to easing travel restrictions for foreign citizens to the country. No timeline has […]

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Solo Vacations: The 30 Best Places to Travel Alone – Part 3
2021-08-16

Fort Lauderdale, Florida Soak up some sun, art and delicious cuisine on a solo trip to this fun-filled Florida destination. If you’re looking to get around the city in style, use the free water trolley system to travel from place to place. After a day of lounging on your private resort beach (favorites include The […]

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