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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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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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Lots of Reasons to Travel to Brazil This Year

Yeah, we know. The news items next to the word “Brazil” and “travel” this year have not exactly been flattering. But sometimes the best travel opportunities come out of perceptions of trouble, so let’s talk about the positives for a moment. First though, we don’t mean to make light of the Zika virus situation. If […]

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Their List, Our Reviews: World Travel Awards

The annual World Travel Awards for Latin America took place recently in Lima and a lot of properties we’ve highlighted were among the winners. Like any contest where people go online to vote—and the nominees beg and plead for weeks to sway the outcome—there’s a lot of ballot stuffing determining the winners. Whoever has the […]

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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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