The Seven Historic Most Popular Christmas Destinations

Richard Shane Founder and CEO The World’s Greatest Vacations   Over the years, several destinations have been popular for Christmas vacations due to their unique traditions, festive atmosphere, and seasonal attractions. Here are a few historic and perennial favorites: 1. New York City, USA: The Big Apple is famous for its elaborate decorations, especially at […]

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Orlando resort pools give parks a run for their money

Sneaking in one last dip at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, I overheard a father tell his young daughter, whose heart was clearly set on cannonballs, “No honey, this isn’t the pool for that.” I asked if they’d tried the new waterpark at the JW Marriott end of the shared Grande Lakes property. “No, we haven’t made […]

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Travel companies race toward an AI future via acquisitions

Generative artificial intelligence has been the topic of 2023, and companies have taken note with bigwigs speaking openly about plans to integrate the technology. But Airbnb’s recent acquisition of GamePlanner.AI and Mondee’s acquisition of Purplegrids — both announced last week — hint at a different kind of strategy, one that may have developed in the […]

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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 […]