Travel industry Archive

Watch for Teetering Travel Companies in Trouble

Imagine you have flown halfway around the world, after laying out thousands of dollars for your vacation, then being kicked out of your hotel with your flight home canceled. That was the fate this month with more than 150,000 customers of Thomas Cook of London, a once-proud institution that has been around for 178 years, [&hellip

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Kuelap Fortress and the Amazonas Region of Peru

Did you know there’s a citadel complex in northern Peru that’s even larger than Machu Picchu? If you haven’t heard of Kuelap Fortress, you’re not alone. If you go visit right now, you might only see a dozen other visitors on site the whole time you’re there. We recently published a tour story on this [&hellip

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Why Stay at a Luxury Hotel Within Another Larger Hotel?

Want to stay in a big beach resort but not feel like a number? You might want to look into staying in the luxury VIP section where you get more attention. The “hotel within a hotel” concept is not new; it’s been happening for decades in destinations from Las Vegas to Miami to Buenos Aires. [&hellip

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The American Vacation Budget Tops $2,000 This Year

Americans are in more of a spending mood this year, with the average vacation budget expected to top $2,000 for the first time. This is a rise of 23% since the beginning of the decade, in 2010. Total vacation spending in the USA is expected to top $101.7 billion, a new record. Those are some [&hellip

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Two Luxury Hotel Additions for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

If there’s one market we cover that’s been underserved by luxury hotels, it’s Rio de Janeiro. It was hurting for high-end hotels when we launched more than a decade ago and despite going on to host the Olympics and World Cup, there’s still a shortage of upscale places to stay. Making the problem worse, most [&hellip

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Their List, Our Reviews: T+L’s Top Hotels in Latin America

Which Latin American luxury hotels have been called out this year by the readers of one of the USA’s most popular travel magazines? Well, there are a few surprises, but overall there are a lot of great properties on the Travel + Leisure rundown that came out recently. We tend to be very skeptical about [&hellip

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