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Travel Spotlight on Medellin, Colombia

Have faith downtrodden destinations. You could end up going from “heck no” to “hell yeah” in a couple decades, just like Medellin, Colombia. Tourism there was up 38% year-over-year in 2015. I just finished watching Season 1 of Narcos on Netflix and it’s mind-boggling how far the country and Escobar’s cartel base of Medellin have […]

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Trust in the Sharing Economy Keeps Going Up

What was fringe is now mainstream in vacation lodging and transportation. When it comes to “the sharing economy” represented by the likes of AirBnB and Uber, awareness, trust, and usage are all rising dramatically. That’s the conclusion of the second annual Allianz Travel Insurance Sharing Economy Index from Allianz Global Assistance USA. “More than double […]

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The (Still) Disappointing Vacation Confidence of Americans

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say an annual vacation is important to them, but 40 percent are not confident they’ll actually take one in 2016. On the plus side, projected spending is up. The average American household that is at least somewhat confident they will take a vacation this summer will spend $1798 on average, up […]

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Luxury Travel for Less This Year in Latin America

If you want to upgrade your luxury travel experience or get the most from a vacation budget that’s not unlimited, Latin America offers some historic values this year. If you pay even a passing attention to the financial news, you know that the U.S. economy is thrashing most others around the world this year and […]

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Sometimes it Pays to Let an Expert Arrange the Trip

Those of us who have spent most of our post-internet time booking our own flights and hotels online tend to be kind of smug about it. “Why pay some agency to plan my trip when I’ve got access to the same info they have?” the logic goes. Why, when I can do it all from […]

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Plenty of Progress in Panama

Panama is often touted as an undiscovered gem on the tourism side of things, but now the travelers’ interest in the country may finally be catching up to the business and expat interest. Once again, the country experienced a record year for tourism, with a year-over-year increase of 10.7 percent for 2015. This made Panama […]

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