Top 5 reasons to book luxury villa rentals through travel advisors

Article by Willie Fernandez, Chief Marketing Officer, Rental Escapes. Fernandez’s experience in the travel industry spans more than 30 years across the cruise, hotel, vacation and villa industries. He’s an accomplished, multi-award winning digital marketer who has transformed some of the most iconic brands in the industry. Over the past two years, the travel industry … Read more

2019 Highest Levels of Flight Reservations for Leisure and Business Trips

For the first time since the pandemic began, global commercial and leisure travel has risen to levels not seen since 2019. That’s according to the Mastercard Institute of Economics’ third annual travel report, “Travel 2022: Trends and Transformations,” published yesterday. After analyzing 37 global markets, the report found that cross-border travel reached pre-pandemic levels as … Read more

The best global travel destinations for this year

Planning is part of the fun of taking a trip, and it turns out that more people are actually planning to travel for 2022 than they are actually traveling in 2019. But the number of Covid-19 cases, safety protocols, quarantine restrictions and hygiene are all key factors in making a travel decision in 2022, according … Read more

Lux for less! 6 tips for luxury travel on a budget – 2022 – News & Media – Newsroom

Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach – Vietnam Let’s let you in on a little secret…Luxury travel can be affordable! It may sound too good to be true, but there are plenty of ways to experience luxury without paying an exorbitant price. From epic resorts to extravagant activities, IHG Hotels & Resorts shares six tips … Read more

Is Japan open to travelers? Some locals are not ready to reopen borders

With countries across Asia reopening to international travelers, Japan – one of the continent’s most popular destinations – remains tightly closed. That may change soon. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Thursday at a press conference in London that Japan will ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of border restrictions related … Read more

Should I join a group tour on my own?

Everyone told me not to travel alone during the pandemic. Especially for learning to snowboard, a sport not covered by all travel insurance policies. It didn’t help that I wanted to visit a country whose language I don’t speak. I was told that administrative matters – such as Covid tests, vaccination certificates and health declarations … Read more

Americans view Asian countries as safer to travel now than they were 4 years ago

A new study shows that American travelers perceive many Asian countries as safer travel destinations now than they were four years ago. South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, China and Vietnam rose in the annual safety ratings published by travel insurance company Berkshire Hathaway for travel protection. The survey in the State of Travel Insurance 2022 … Read more

Virtuoso reveals travel trends for Spring 2022

Antarctica is one of the hottest destinations for 2022, according to a new survey from Virtuoso. Foggy Bells Virtuoso, the prestigious global network specializing in luxury and experiential travel, has outlined when, where and why the wealthy will venture into 2022. To find the most compelling trends, Virtuoso collected insights from travel advisors, partners, and … Read more

Luxury Time Travel in Northern Portugal: Vidago Palace

Vidago Palace, with 365 windows and doors Courtesy of the hotel Despite its grandeur and splendor today, Vidago Palace, a luxury resort in the far north of Portugal, has not set off its most auspicious beginnings. In the early 1900s, as thermal spring resorts proliferated, King Carlos wanted to create a palatial palace to retreat … Read more