Incredible icebergs seen on a Seabourn Venture expedition to Antarctica

Antarctica is home to some of the largest and most spectacular icebergs in the world formed when pieces of ice break off from glaciers and float out into the ocean. The icebergs can range in size from small chunks to giant formations that are hundreds of feet tall and several miles long. One of the […]

Shifting trends in the wellness market

Wild swimming isn’t the only big trend that wellness experts and analysts have their eyes on this year. During the Global Wellness Summit’s media event here last month, Beth McGroarty, vice president of research and forecasting for GWS and sister organization Global Wellness Institute, predicted that 2023 would be the year that wellness shifts in […]

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 […]