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Cruising Trends for           2020

Several popular cruise lines are making major changes to improve guest experiences. 2020 is the start of a fleetwide modernization by Celebrity Cruises, including Celebrity Millennium, Celebrity Summit and Celebrity Equinox. Six more ships are slated to be modernized by 2023. In February, Disney Cruise Line will have a ship based in Louisiana, with cruises […]

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Best in Travel for 2020

On its Best in Travel 2020 list, Lonely Planet picked Salzburg, Austria as the number-one city to visit next year, ranking Washington, D.C. second and Cairo, Egypt third. The Salzburg Festival [July 18 – August 30] is turning 100. One of the world’s greatest classical music shindigs, the festival is always a riotous feast of […]

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Food Delivery Soars High in the Sky

In recent years, food delivery service—mainly from third-party providers—is on an upsurge. By 2020, the National Restaurant Association predicts that 70% of customers will be ordering food outside the restaurant premises. The rising number of delivery options is pushing this increase. These include new food delivery providers, mobile apps, and online ordering systems. Are drones […]

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Restaurant Trends of 2020

Restaurants have always played host to numerous major life events. From the simplest dinners to the grandest of weddings, people hold celebrations in these festive venues. This makes restaurant trends important to everyone. Beyond providing food and drink, restaurants play a crucial role in the lives of people. They help fulfill the basic human need […]

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Fires in Greece

This summer, fires in seaside towns near Athens, Greece were ravaged by intense fires.  More than 90 people perished as a direct result of the fires, most in the resort town of Mati. The question is that if you have a trip planned to the region in the near future, should you cancel?  First, consider […]

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Will Travel Insurance Cover Hurricane Cancellations?

The weather is mostly unpredictable, especially when traveling to a destination such as the Caribbean during hurricane season. Many travelers try to mitigate the risk of weather by purchasing travel insurance. Not all travel insurance policies are created equal.  Many of these policies are very specific about what events are covered, or, are not covered.  […]

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International Travel Trends of 2018

The Middle East is the trendy hot spot for international travel so far in 2018.  According the United Nations World Tourism Organization, the Middle East is the fastest growing travel region in the world with a 57% growth in international arrivals. The traditional hot spots in Europe still remain popular, however, travelers are tending to […]

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Holiday Travel Volume Highest since 2005

The roads, airports and hotels will be busier this holiday season.  In fact, they will the busiest they have been in more than a decade.  According to the American Automobile Association, more than a million more Americans will be spending the holidays away from home this year than did last year. It’s the highest holiday […]

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St. Maarten Recovery

Hurricane Irma decimated parts of St. Maarten this past fall and many annual visitors have had to change their plans for the upcoming year.  According to the Director of Tourism, the Dutch side of the island lost 70% of the nearly 4,000 guest rooms it had before the storm.  It took months just to get […]

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