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Three destinations that will be on every travellers’ map in 2020

In 2018, Spain and Morocco were two of the travel hot spots; this year, passionate travellers flocked to Bali, Turkey and Paris. Every year there are new and different destinations on the map that passionate travellers are keen to visit. A simple scroll through social media and it’s evident that popular destinations change like fashion trends. Last year, platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram were filled with images of Bali’s temples and Paris’ museums. Social media also plays a big role in ...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Bali, Mexico, Spain, Morocco, Paris, Portugal, Vietnam, Travel Blog, Lisbon, Ho Chi Minh City, South China Sea, Ha Long Bay, Algarve, SouthCoast


What a Crock of Sauerkraut Soup — Which I Ate. Air New Zealand Introduces Edible Coffee Cup.

Air New Zealand recently introduced an edible biscotti coffee cup — which purportedly stays crispy long after you have finished drinking your coffee — as part of an overall effort to reduce the amount of plastic waste which is generated each year. “We're always looking for ways to reduce waste on board, so we're trialing an edible biscotti coffee cup from twiice”, according to... The post What a Crock of Sauerkraut Soup — Which I Ate. Air New Zealand Introduces Edible Coffee Cup. appeared first ...
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How to Get to LAX Without Going Crazy

If you’ve ever had to navigate the labyrinth of twists, turns, and traffic that is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), you’d know how frustrating it can be. Having had the experience once, you probably don’t ever want to do it again. Fortunately, you don’t have to. You can get to your terminal without ever driving on airport grounds by opting for any of the following transportation options: Ridesharing Getting to LAX with a ridesharing app such as Uber or Lyft is easy. Simply take out your...
Tags: Travel, Usa, California, La, Los Angeles, Airport, Pacific Coast Highway, Travel Blog, Lax, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles California, LAX Airport, Metro Green Line, W Century Blvd, LAX City Bus Center, Torrance Transit


Recording Devices Found in Rooms at Minneapolis Hyatt Regency

There were recording devices found in guest rooms at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. They were discovered by students on a school trip. Police are investigating the cameras. I believe major chain hotels - as a brand standard - should conduct regular sweeps to ensure guest privacy. Continue reading Recording Devices Found in Rooms at Minneapolis Hyatt Regency...
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New Zealand by water – luxury yacht charters ahead of the America’s Cup

New Zealand has a name for itself as an adventurer’s paradise and the outdoor lifestyle of its locals translates well into the country’s tourism industry. With Auckland to host the America’s Cup in 2020, the islands are gearing up to welcome travellers from across the world, and luxury yachts in particular will find state-of-the-art amenities […] The post New Zealand by water – luxury yacht charters ahead of the America’s Cup appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, America, New Zealand, Auckland, Oceania, Regions, Speciality Travel, Cruises & Boat Travel


Top 5 reasons to go on a women-only safari in the Maasai Mara

It might take some time arranging and planning but just imagine if you and all those amazing women in your life jump in a plane for the adventure of your lives – a luxury safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Time seems to fly by and with busy schedules it can be difficult making […] The post Top 5 reasons to go on a women-only safari in the Maasai Mara appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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Sultan Qaboos returns to #Oman after medical treatment in Belgium: ONA - Reuters

Sultan Qaboos returns to Oman after medical treatment in Belgium: ONA - Reuters:Oman’s Sultan Qaboos has returned home after medical treatment and checks in Belgium, Oman state media said on Friday, citing a Royal Court statement. Western-backed Qaboos, 79, has ruled the Arabian Peninsula state since he took over in a bloodless coup in 1970 with the help of Oman’s former colonial power Britain. He has traveled abroad for medical reasons at least twice since 2014.He had traveled to Belgium on Dec...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Britain, Belgium, Oman, Arabian Peninsula, Royal Court, Gulf Cooperation Council GCC, Sultan Qaboos, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Qaboos, ONA Reuters, Belgium Oman


Oil nears three-month high as trade hopes, UK election boost sentiment - Reuters

Oil nears three-month high as trade hopes, UK election boost sentiment - Reuters:Oil rose on Friday to its highest in nearly three months as investors cheered progress in resolving the U.S.-China trade dispute and a decisive general election result in Britain.Washington and Beijing announced a “Phase one” agreement that reduces some U.S. tariffs in exchange for increased Chinese purchases of American farm goods. Brent LCOc1 futures, the global benchmark, gained $1.02, or 1.6%, to settle at $65.2...
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Mohammed bin Salman: a combustible royal blazes a trail | Financial Times

Mohammed bin Salman: a combustible royal blazes a trail | Financial Times:On the eve of King Salman’s ascent to the throne in 2015, an executive who has since been brought into the heart of Saudi government aired his concerns about the king’s favoured son, Mohammed bin Salman.The executive feared that the inexperienced, combustible son of an infirm father would shake the kingdom’s foundations — for the worse. “He is scary,” the executive said of Prince Mohammed, then an obscure minor royal.For a...
Tags: Travel, Financial Times, Mohammed, Riyadh, Saudi Aramco, Tadawul, Mohammed bin Salman, Salman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Prince Mohammed


Live music venues in Vancouver

Don’t listen to what travel columnists from supposedly prestigious publications say: Vancouver is not “mind-numbingly boring.” Actually, the city is so far from being dull that there are giant machines constantly crushing old buildings to make way for shiny new apartment towers to accommodate all the people desperately wanting to live here. And all those people are not arriving in droves only because Vancouver is located in the heart of a rainforest and right on the Pacific Ocean, or because ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Instagram, Kung Fu, Canada, Vogue, Wu Tang, Vancouver, Sinead O'connor, Pacific Ocean, Chinatown, Elizabeth Ii, All, Tove Lo, Sarah Mclachlan, Music Venues


Whistle Adds Artificial Intelligence and Workflow Automation to Guest Messaging Platform for Improved Hotel and Lodging Customer Service and Increased Operational Efficiency

Whistle, the leading guest messaging platform in the hospitality industry, announced artificial intelligence (AI) and workflow automation modules for its Whistle guest text messaging platform. Adding AI capabilities to its platform can further improve hotel and lodging customer service and increase operational efficiency already afforded by the Whistle platform. The modules are already being piloted at a major hotel chain.
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Sustainability measures in Champagne

Drinking wine means sipping on a resource-intensive beverage. Much of the wine made today takes excessive water to produce, as well as pesticides. Getting the wine to the consumer involves shipping heavy glass bottles around the world in refrigerated containers. However, in Champagne, one of the most celebrated wine regions in the world, sustainability is built into every bottle. Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne (CIVC), the governing body of Champagne, has long faced climate chan...
Tags: Travel, England, France, America, United Nations, Un, Wine, Champagne, All, Antonio Guterres, Guterres, Moet Hennessy, CIVC, Nickolaus Hines, Leclerc Briant, Eric Rodez


Marriott Prepares To Make $7000 Per Night All-Inclusive Available On Points, Updates Terms & Conditions

Back in March we learned that $7000 per night all-inclusive North Island in the Seychelles would be joining Marriott's Luxury Collection and I confirmed that it would become part of the Bonvoy program for earning and redemption. Marriott updated their program terms to allow for redemptions that cost more than category 8 high season - because we were never going to book this place for just 100,000 points per night. We can only hope though that, having made the change, they aren't tempted to exp...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Marriott, Seychelles, North Island, Terms And Conditions, Award Chart


USA TODAY's guide to cruise ship gratuity fees and service charges

In the world of cruising, gratuities and service charges are the apex controversy. Check out these fee listings on major cruise lines.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Best things to do Charlotte, NC

There is nothing more soulless than a banking town. The term alone conjures images of imposing glass towers full of boring people who care about nothing but money and how to make more of it. In America’s second-largest banking center, it’s an image that’s been tough to shake. It’s not a bad image, necessarily. Charlotte never had a river catch on fire or a string of federally indicted mayors. But to many, Charlotte is landlocked and nondescript, a city built on banking that’s got about as muc...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, Washington, US, America, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Ford, PBR, Washington Dc, Starbucks, West End, Memphis, King, South, Pittsburgh


12 Spot-On Gifts For People Who Love To Travel

Experience gifts are great, but travelers need practical gifts, too.
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Spot-On Gifts For People Who Are Always Traveling

Experience gifts are great, but travelers need practical gifts, too.
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How to plan a cultural tour Israel

From the sun-kissed , seaside hedonism of Tel Aviv to the ancient walls and alleyways of Jerusalem and Jaffa, Israel’s cities are among the world’s most historically rich and culturally compelling. Add in a soothing float on the Dead Sea, an oasis encounter with wild ibexes, and the spectacular views atop the ancient fortress of Masada, and your trip to Israel can be a breathtaking adventure. And no matter how you decide to spend your time in this Middle Eastern country, you’ll be fueled by so...
Tags: Travel, Israel, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Budapest, Judaism, Flea Market, Muslim, Jesus, Jordan, Mediterranean, Southern California, All, Herod, Old City, White City


A Refreshed Original: Westin Puerto Vallarta Resort

Back when the Westin Puerto Vallarta opened in 1993, it was cutting-edge and modernistic, a showpiece for architect Javier Sordo Madaleno, whose firm has gone on to design some of Mexico's most striking hotels and commercial buildings (including Chable Maroma and Solaz Los Cabos). With its bold design statements and expansive public rooms, it looked like nothing else in the region. Although some of its ideas have crept into other newer developments, this Westin in the marina area is still uniq...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Marriott, Beaches, Mexico Hotels, Awesome View, Puerto Vallarta, Top Hotels, Spas, Luxury Beach Resorts, Mexico Luxury Hotels, Mexico Resorts, Golf Courses, Westin, Marina, Riviera Nayarit


What to eat at the 99 Ranch Market

That old maxim “never go to the grocery store hungry” needs to be retired. Going to the grocery store hungry is actually a brilliant idea — as long as you’re going to the right grocery store with the right food court. While some Americans might be under the impression that Costco’s basic pizza-hotdog-cheeseburger food court is all that’s out there, it’s time to broaden your horizons, folks. Enter 99 Ranch Market, which deserves an award for being the grocery store with the most epic food cour...
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Man Vs Machine- Where Next for Revenue Management?

Have you heard? Europe's industry leading one-day conference 'Man Vs Machine - Where Next for Revenue Management?' is coming. And if you have an interest in the commercial performance of your hotel, you need to be there!Join us on the 11th February 2020 where we will bring up to 400 commercial leaders and revenue management specialists for a day of industry shaping debate, transformational thought leadership and unparalleled networking as we look at the impact of technological change on t...
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How to see the Geminid meteor shower

You could send off 2019 with a raucous New Year’s Eve party full of irresponsible decisions, or you could celebrate by watching the year’s last big meteor shower (or you know, just do both). The Geminid meteor shower, one of the brightest there is, will streak across the skies tonight, December 13, 2019, and you may be able to catch between 30 and 40 meteors per hour. The best time to watch the shower will be around 2:00 AM on the morning of December 14, when the meteors are at their peak. Un...
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Report Reveals Business Travel Trends For 2020

There was more business travel in 2019 than ever before and that growth looks to continue in 2020. The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) predicts global corporate travel spend will grow to an estimated $1.513T in 2020. So what does this growth mean, what's the impact it will have on the business travel industry, the business traveler?
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Adopt dogs in a hotel

Extended-stay hotels are usually outfitted with more amenities than the typical hotel, but none of them can beat what the Home 2 Suites extended-stay hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi, can offer. The hotel is partnering with the Humane Society of South Mississippi to allow guests to foster or adopt a dog during their visit. The idea was conceived by the hotel’s Sales Director Teresa Johnston, as a way of freeing up space at the Humane Society’s shelter, and making the hotel stand out. The program ...
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9 Bathroom Floor Plans of Some of the Most Luxurious Hotels in the World

For some people, there is no feeling quite like luxuriating in the style, opulence and — yes — even cleanliness of a bathroom in a hotel room and will look at the bathroom immediately after checking into the hotel or resort property, as those bathrooms are designed to impress while simultaneously being easy to clean. Although you cannot exactly slip the whole suite into your suitcase — along with the complimentary shampoo and other amenities — when you check out of the hotel or resort property a...
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AMAZING: American and British Airways Business Class $1078 Roundtrip to Paris

The AAVacations.com website is selling Paris business class roundtrips super cheap. These are available non-stop on American Airlines from several cities such as New York and Miami. These are also available connecting from many more cities including Los Angeles, Boston, and elsewhere. British Airways flights via Heathrow are also available. Continue reading AMAZING: American and British Airways Business Class $1078 Roundtrip to Paris...
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American Airlines pushes back 737 MAX returnAmerican Airlines pushes back 737 MAX return

46,000 flights have been cancelled since grounding
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Operators call for more time to prepare for BrexitOperators call for more time to prepare for Brexit

UKinbound urges new Government to extend Brexit transition
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Report reveals which resorts have the cheapest ski hire and lift passesReport reveals which resorts have the cheapest ski hire and lift passes

Crystal and the Post Office check prices in 30 resorts
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