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August 1, 2017

Luxury Travel: The Brazen Age

What's luxury travel got to do with it? As the ideas of wealth and status change, ideas of luxury are changing to match. Upscale travelers increasingly choose subtle indulgence over flashy logos and conspicuous consumption. And they are gravitating toward travel that enables them to live out their personal values through exclusive experiences.


Dr. Oz Cures All on Recent TK Flight

Dr. Mehmet Oz made a surprise appearance aboard a Turkish Airlines flight bound for New York from Istanbul recently to tape a segment about a topic many of us know all too well: the vexing discomforts of long-haul flying.


ASTA Probes Travelers' Intentions

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) recently looked at perceptions of American travelers to study some of their reactions to prominent issues, such as airline regulation and travel bans, to better support travel agents as they advise their clients.


Best Beach Hotel in Los Angeles

The Best Beach Hotel in Los Angeles can be found, not surprisingly, north of L.A. in a little precious enclave called Malibu. There, along a sliver of sunny California coastline called "Billionaire's Beach" find the Malibu Beach Inn and 45 rooms of pure "one percent" heaven for those who might not live the life full time.


Greece, Pray, Love

One of the most rapidly growing sectors of the travel industry is spiritual tourism, as faith-based trips are part of an $18 billion industry that is expected to double by 2020. Steeped in mythology and Christian heritage is Greece, a leading destination for religious travel, with journeys that explore temples to the gods, sacred Christian sites and religious festivals.


Coming Attractions: Next at Disney

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is pushing the all systems go button on new experiences and developments at Disney parks around the world. At the D23 Expo last month Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled an impressive list of new Disney moments to come as more than a dozen new experiences and projects are underway. 


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