August 15, 2016

The Best of the Best in Travel

The best of travel was given its definitive list by Virtuoso luxury travel network for the tenth year standing this month. Its Best of the Best standouts included the gorgeous and beloved Borgo Egnazia, Savelletri di Fasano in Italy, which was named the coveted Hotel of the Year.


Wellness Travel a Vacation Priority

Will wellness tourism become the next big thing in travel? According to the latest figures by the Global Wellness Summit, travelers take 586 million wellness trips each year, representing 15 percent of global tourism, second only to cultural tourism in revenues. And wellness travelers spend 130 percent more than the average traveler.


Pikaia Lodge for Pampering in the Galapagos

While there are few luxury hotels in the Galapagos, there are even fewer luxury hotels in this island chain some 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador that can utter the term eco luxury lodge and mean it. Pikaia Lodge can. Pikaia remains future forward in design, engineering, tourism know-how: just about everything but nature, which is kept ancient and pristine in all its manifestations.


Hotel Hell, or When Guests Behave Badly

A new Etiquette Study released by Expedia, shows what it takes to turn a night spent in a hotel into a night spent in hotel hell. Some 18 percent of the 1,018 travelers questioned admitted having to ask to switch hotel rooms because of noisy neighbors, among other issues. The ten least popular fellow hotel guests in the Expedia Hotel Etiquette Study are:



Budget Air to Paris and Beyond

Norwegian Air Shuttle launched flights from three United States airports to Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris on July 29, starting with four weekly flights from New York’s JFK International Airport, two weekly flights from Los Angeles International Airport and one weekly flight from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. The company prides itself on what may indeed be the most cost efficient way to get from the U.S. to many continental European destinations. Online bookings show one-way rates between Los Angeles (LAX) and Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) to be as low as $229.00.


Disney Cruise Line to Set Sail with "Frozen" 

For the "first time in forever," the beloved animated hit "Frozen" is getting the Disney treatment on the Disney Cruise Line as a new stage show exclusively aboard the Disney Wonder. "Frozen, A Musical Spectacular" debuts, along with a wave of new enhancements to the ship, on cruises starting Nov. 10, 2016, from Galveston, Texas.


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