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January 1, 2019

Travel Trends: Roads Less Taken

Expedia.com analyzed thousands of data points this year to identify the top trends in travel for 2018, and the results show that American travelers are increasingly interested in novel experiences: places less visited and the unusual activities they bring.


2019 to be a Hot Year for New Hotels

From Asia to Africa to Europe and beyond, these new properties promise to dazzle with scenic settings, stunning design and impeccable service. Beachside escapes, historic properties, modern stunners and nature retreats will bring transformational experiences to guests who want to experience the latest amenities in hospitality in some very precious locations.  


New Day for Jamaica's Half Moon Resort

Half Moon, the resort that hosted the Royals, President and Mrs. Kennedy and, more recently, the late George H. W. Bush, is relaunching following a $75 million renovation. The project has included a total reimagining of the property, with a new entry and Great House, 57 new rooms, expanded beachfront areas, an adults-only swimming pool, two restaurants and even a vegan cafe. 


Luxe Chat: Interview with LHW's CEO

Ted Teng, president and CEO of Leading Hotels of the World, has been at the helm of the luxury hotel branding organization since 2008. We talked with Mr. Teng in a roundtable discussion last month held at the annual Signature Travel Network conference in Las Vegas. 


Winter's Bloom: 2019 Flower Shows

If it's winter, orchids are the go-to flower for botanical exhibits. These colorful tropical blooms remind us that warmer weather soon will return. In the meantime, shows of all sizes dot the calendar in January and February.


The Truth Behind "Only in Vegas"

Only in Vegas is not just a maxim for the ages. It's a phrase that packs a power punch. Las Vegas has always been the place where whatever happens there stays there and the phrase remains a perennial sales tag pegging the city as the ideal spot to let loose, go wild, spend money, have fun and recharge. So, it is not unusual to find a plethora of crazy things to do that will not likely be so available and accessible anywhere else. 

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