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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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Touring Peru and the Galapagos in Less Than Two Weeks

We’ll be the first to say you should take your time and not hurry through Peru. What you’ll see on a leisurely cruise of the Galapagos is far different than what you’ll see on a few short stops. Not everyone has unlimited vacation time, however, so for many working stiffs even getting two weeks away [&hellip

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Mexico Now 8th Most Popular Tourist Destination Worldwide

New numbers from the UN World Tourism Organization that have gone out to their Barometer subscribers say it’s goodbye döner kebabs, hello tacos. Mexico just passed Turkey for tourism visits and is closing in on the United Kingdom. Turns out it wasn’t even close. Mexico received around 38 million visitors in 2016, an increase of [&hellip

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Beaches in Mexico Pass the Clean Test

In preparation for Easter weekend, the Mexican government did sweeping tests of the water quality at all the popular beaches in Mexico. Thankfully all but one came out clean enough for swimmers. The one that didn’t—Playa Hermosa in Ensenada, Baja Norte–was promptly closed. If you want to go to a Mexican beach and be 100% [&hellip

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Be a VIP in the Airport With Priority Pass

Want to get airport lounge access without having elite status on an airline? You can get in almost anywhere with a Priority Pass membership. It’s no secret that there are two clear tiers of service when it comes to flying and when you get stuck in economy, it’s seldom pleasant. This extends to the airports [&hellip

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