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Traditional Hospitality Services Still Have an Edge Over the Sharing Economy

Based on all the chatter in the news, you’d think everyone under 40 was rushing to use services such as Uber and AirBnB every time they went on vacation. Based on a recent survey, however, interest may be leveling off. According to the fourth annual Allianz Travel Insurance Sharing Economy Index released by Allianz Global Assistance, 53 percent [&hellip

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Mexico’s Tourism Records and a New President

How much difference can a change in presidents make in a country’s drive to attract more visitors? Mexico is hoping the answer is “not much” when Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) takes office for the next six years. Mexico has been on a roll lately, setting new tourism records and taking the #6 spot in [&hellip

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Explore More of Costa Rica on a Small Group Tour

Have you ever booked a small group tour in order to discover more of a travel destination? It might be the best option for an attraction-packed country like Costa Rica. We’re big fans of independent travel here at Luxury Latin America, loving the freedom and the opportunities to get off the beaten path. We also [&hellip

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Like an Onward Ticket, Some Countries Require Travel Insurance

“Passport please. Return ticket please. Travel insurance card please. Thanks and enjoy your flight.” You’ve always been asked for the first thing and probably sometimes been asked for the second. Now add travel insurance to your list of to-dos before you head to Ecuador. That country recently passed a law that all visitors to the [&hellip

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“Set It and Forget It” Annual Travel Insurance Policies

If you’re a frequent traveler, sooner or later your number will come up and something is going to go wrong. Even if you lead a charmed life and don’t go for extreme sports, there will be an accident, lost luggage, a canceled flight, or a medical emergency at some point. Can you say with confidence [&hellip

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The 5-Diamond Resorts of Mexico

The AAA 5-Diamond Awards are, in most respects, the most exclusive listings out there for North American hotels and resorts. There’s a thorough vetting and inspection process the properties go through and a long checklist of amenities that need to be in place to qualify. Unlike a membership organization like Leading Hotels of the World, [&hellip

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