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Local Luxury Travel Hotel Chains in Latin America

When you think of luxury hotel chains around the world, you probably think of the international ones everyone has heard of. In Latin America, however, these tend to be pretty scarce, so you’re more likely to see names like Inkaterra, Explora, Aranwa, and Habita. Many of the “chains” in this region only have two or [&hellip

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Be Prepared Instead of Scared When You Travel

  Donna Hull had been feeling like something was off with her back during the river cruise she was on, but forged on anyway with the day’s excursion they had already booked. On the land extension of a luxury river cruise, I woke up in a Lucerne, Switzerland, hotel room unable to get out of [&hellip

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Why Vogue, GQ, and the New York Times Have “Discovered” Placencia

Have we reached the tipping point in Placencia, Belize? You’ve seen this trajectory before: a place is completely unknown, then is discovered by a few pioneers who move there, then word of mouth and a few travel articles bring more and more visitors each year. Better hotels go up, including one or two luxury ones, [&hellip

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Travel Price Inflation Is Limited in Latin America

More people are traveling each year and the world is getting richer. That means rising prices around the globe, but the good news is, travel rates are rising less in Latin America. Last month Travel Pulse posted a story called Strong Local Economy Means Higher Travel Prices. We Americans have been insulated a bit from [&hellip

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Americans Will Spend $100 Billion on Travel This Year

You see plenty in the press about how much vacation time Americans leave on the table, but the sheer size of this market still makes the USA a formidable force on the travel spending stage. Results from the most recent Vacation Confidence Index from Allianz Travel Insurance found that Americans will top the $100 billion [&hellip

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Ecuador Has a Mainland Too You Know…

I’m guessing that if you ask 100 people if they want to go to Ecuador at some point in their life, most will shrug and say no or maybe. If you ask them if they’d like to visit the Galapagos Islands, however, their ears will perk up and you’ll get a more positive response. It’s [&hellip

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