Travel industry Archive

Exploring Ecuador and Peru with Marcel Perkins of Latin Trails

We like to highlight companies doing a superlative job in Latin America for upscale travelers. Sometimes you may not have heard of these companies because they’re “inbound” tour companies. You contact someone to book a Galapagos tour, for instance, and a company like Latin Trails is the one actually taking care of you on the […]

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Lots of New Flights to Latin America Coming Soon

You can almost always find some hurdle obstructing tourism growth in parts of Latin America, but if new airline route openings are any indication, the industry is expecting more and more people to head south from the USA and Canada. Recent announcements for new flights have come from airlines based in the USA, Canada, Mexico, […]

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Packing for a Trip to a Zika Virus Mosquito Zone

The mosquito borne Zika virus is more of a worry for residents of those zones than it is for travelers. The main people who have to worry are women who are looking to become pregnant within a year. You can see the whole rundown from the CDC here. Mosquitoes carry plenty of other viruses and […]

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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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Where to Find Luxury in Nicaragua

Nicaragua and “luxury travel” haven’t been in the same sentence much until the last decade or so and only after the opening of Mukul Beach & Spa Resort did the country really get on the upscale travel agents’ radar. On the plus side, it means your decision-making is not all that difficult when deciding where […]

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