Villa rentals Archive

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 […]

Read More…

Acanto Condo Hotel in Playa del Carmen Central

Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean side of Mexico has changed drastically in the past decade and a half. Although you still sometimes see clueless junior travel editors in New York who have never been there call it “a laid-back village” or “a magnet for Europeans,” it’s really a full-blown tourist city with all that […]

Read More…

Bahia Vik Completes the Artistic Resort Trio in Uruguay

Quick – which upscale hotel brand has the most properties in Uruguay? Surprisingly, it’s one that only has four properties overall: Vik Hotels. Bahia Vik is the third one in a small country dominated by independent properties and one-off locations from the international chains. Like the other two from Norwegian–Uruguayan entrepreneur Alexander Vik, it is […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

A Different Side of Costa Rica Luxury: An Interview With Cristina Jones

With more than fifteen years of experience within the luxury hospitality industry, Cristina Jones, a 2016 Travvy Award winner for most innovative executive, is the CEO and founder of CJONES&CO, a Business Development, PR and Marketing firm based in Costa Rica. Jones is also the CEO of WE-R-CR, a Real Estate and Vacation Rentals company […]

Read More…

The Advantages of a Condo Hotel Investment

Do you sometimes spend days or a week in a luxury hotel and say, “I think I could live here?” Everything is pristine, a maid cleans up every day, if something is not working you just call the front desk. If you get hungry you can pick up the phone and have just want you […]

Read More…