woman looking at her smartphone
Travel tackles AI hallucinations
2024-04-29

Shortly after Matador Network launched its GuideGeek generative AI travel assistant early last year, an employee testing the tool queried it about her hometown of Pittsburgh. After a while, she shifted gears to ask about Crete. But instead of typing “Crete, Greece,” she accidentally wrote “Crete Freeze.” Flummoxed by the typo, GuideGeek thought the query […]

READ MORE
People in an open air restaurant at night time
Foodie Paradise: Top 10 Destinations for Culinary Adventures
2024-04-22

Richard Shane Founder and CEO The World’s Greatest Vacations   Have you ever dreamt of a vacation where food is the star of the show? Well, look no further! This blog post will unveil 10 incredible destinations around the globe that are perfect for indulging your inner foodie. From Michelin-starred restaurants to hidden street stalls […]

READ MORE
woman reading a map in front of a cruise ship
Travel advisors continue to find value in third-party shore excursions
2024-04-22

A flat tire. A medical situation. A tour that runs overtime. Any of these delays could prevent a shore excursion operator from returning guests on time to a port of call and risk the ship departing without them. That’s what happened last month when a group of eight missed the last tender to the Norwegian […]

READ MORE
image of an osland
Top 10 Travel Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them!)
2024-04-16

Richard Shane Founder and CEO The World’s Greatest Vacations   Everyone makes mistakes, and travel is no exception. Even the most seasoned globetrotters can fall victim to common travel faux pas. These mistakes can range from minor inconveniences to major headaches, throwing a wrench into your dream vacation. This blog will explore 10 of the […]

READ MORE
cruise ship deck
Cruise lines welcome aboard a growing wave of first-timers
2024-04-16

Carnival Corp.’s efforts to cast a “wide net” attracting vacationers who have never cruised before is paying off, said Josh Weinstein, the company’s CEO. Carnival Corp., which last month reported all-time-high booking volumes along with record first-quarter revenues, saw a surge of 30% more new-to-cruise customers compared with Q1 2023, Weinstein said. The leader of […]

READ MORE
image of Tahiti
The Top 10 Celebrity Vacation Destinations
2024-04-08

Richard Shane Founder and CEO The World’s Greatest Vacations   Ever wondered where your favorite A-listers escape to when they need a break from the limelight? Well, wonder no more! Here’s a peek at the top 10 celebrity vacation destinations that offer relaxation, luxury, and maybe even a chance encounter with your favorite star. 1. […]

READ MORE
planes on coin stacks
WTTC predicts record year for global tourism
2024-04-08

Tourism’s global economic impact will exceed prepandemic levels this year, reaching an all-time high of $11.1 trillion, 7.5% above 2019, according to projections from the World Travel & Tourism Council. “I think it’s fair to say that travel is not just back, it is booming,” said WTTC CEO Julia Simpson. “That is what we’re seeing […]

READ MORE
London bridge image
Google says London is the top-searched destination for summer travel
2024-04-01

The top three Google Flight search destinations for summer travel are London, Paris and Tokyo. They are followed by New York, Rome and Cancun. Cancun dropped from the No. 2 spot one year ago. Tokyo rose to third from eighth. The list measures searches in the U.S. for travel from June 1 to Aug. 31. […]

READ MORE
People looking at the solar eclipse
Suppliers line up offers for travelers to view the solar eclipse
2024-03-25

A surge of interest in travel to markets in or near the path of the April 8 solar eclipse is inspiring unique offerings — and causing pricing to spike in some places. Destinations, hotels, car-rental companies and tour operators are offering ways to get there. Flights will chase the eclipse as it travels south to […]

READ MORE
seadream yacht
22 Reasons to Sail with SeaDream
2024-03-25

1. It’s yachting, not cruising® At SeaDream, we believe that the expression “yachting” is not only a statement about size, it describes a lifestyle. Chic and stylish, our twin mega-yachts are favored for their elegant informality, personal, award-winning service provided by a crew of 95, inclusive open bar and gratuities, ocean-view accommodations, and world-class cuisine. […]

READ MORE