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September 1, 2018

Onboard for the Caribbean Come Back?

Barring any hurricanes this season, the Caribbean is back. That was the word at this year's Virtuoso Travel Week one year after hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria wreaked havoc on the region in nearly back-to-back, high category storms. 


Luxury Travel on a Roll at Virtuoso Week

Fueled by a strong U.S. economy and an ever-increasing passion for noteworthy travel experiences, leisure travel is on track to become more sustainable and personal, according to the latest news from Virtuoso Travel Week 2018. 


Heckfield Place: To the Manor Reborn

Downton Abby may have passed its last season, but Heckfield Place in Hampshire, England is just getting started. The 18th-century Georgian manor house and farm that has been home to dukes and noblemen over the centuries is now a stunning 47-room stead and a modern wonder of light and design.


Resort Fees Dropping Bombs on Vacations

A troubling new report about hotel resort fees suggests mandatory room surcharges are spreading faster than summer wildfires. It's sure to stoke the anger of travelers, many of whom are being burned by these nonnegotiable extras when they check out.


MGM Opens New Resort in New England 

MGM Resorts International has a new location in an ever-expanding footprint that is taking the brand to some unlikely places. The latest MGM resort opened last month in Springfield, Massachusetts - a place more famous for handguns, colleges, dictionaries, buns and bus lines than casino entertainment. But the integrated luxury resort has found a way to combine the energy of Las Vegas with the rich historical context of New England and package it on the banks of the Connecticut River. 


Fall Food Fests Focus on the Mighty Apple

By Susan McKee

Days may still be sunny and hot in September, but when the sun dips toward the horizon, there's a touch of fall in the air. One of the unmistakable signs of the change of seasons? Apples!

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