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Thanksgiving travel to rise nearly 2%, forecasts AAA

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 20:40
According to AAA, the increase is attributable to economic improvements in the second half of this year, including strength in consumer confidence, increased consumer spending and increasing wages.

Some seriously posh hotels that don't take themselves too seriously

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 19:55
At the Renaissance Paris Republique Hotel in Paris and the Franklin, Berekley and Athenaeum Hotel & Residences in London, the utmost in luxury without being all stuffy about it.

Top chef to create Finnair menu

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 19:35
Eero Vottonen was selected as Finland's candidate for last year's Bocuse d'Or competition in Lyon, France.

Collette creates 12-night tour of Germany

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 19:30
The Romantic Road and Fairy Tale Road package starts in Berlin and includes stops in Hamburg, Lubeck, Hamelin, Rothenburg, Oberammergau and Munich.

Iceland enjoys the benefits of an active social life

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 19:05
The country has seen U.S. arrivals more than double in two years and credits a lot of it to innovative campaigns that engage millennials and others via social media.

Southwest Airlines employee fatally shot at Oklahoma City airport

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 18:50
The shooting prompted city officials to close the airport and order people inside a sprawling terminal to seek shelter.

Belmond making push to double portfolio by 2020

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 17:25
CEO Roeland Vos said on Tuesday that a strategic plan will focus on expansion and building brand awareness, centering around the idea of "authentic escapes."

Velas Vallarta debuts Checkout Concierge

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 16:40
The concierge can help with everything from wrapping souvenirs to printing boarding passes.

Fiesta Americana rebranded as La Coleccion

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 16:35
The La Coleccion portfolio comprises 12 resorts throughout Mexico.

For new all-inclusive brand Unico, outside thinking

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 16:30
The Unico brand's first property is scheduled to open on the Riviera Maya in March.

Asia's wild ride is getting wilder

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 16:25
Asia, once behind in OTA tech, now leads the world in travel-related e-commerce.

Delta customers begin receiving bag-status alerts

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 16:05
The notices tell customers in real time when their bags have been loaded onto a plane and when they are arriving at the baggage carousel.

Seven Seas Voyager renovation completed

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 15:20
Public spaces and suites were updated.

Tech entrepreneurs make their pitches at Phocuswright show

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 14:30
The 2016 Phocuswright Conference opened Monday, featuring two dozen travel technology startups delivering 6-minute pitches as part of the conference's Innovation Battleground.

Aer Lingus launching Miami service next September

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 13:30
The Florida city will be the Irish airline's 10th U.S. destination.

United basic fare to include just one carry-on under seat

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 12:45
Customers opting for Basic Economy, a fare class launching in the second quarter of 2017, will have to pay extra to use the overhead storage bin.

Crystal redeploying mega-yacht to Caribbean

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 12:15
Starting next November, the Esprit will sail seven-day cruises from St. Martin.

Trivago files for IPO

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 11:30
According to a preliminary estimate in the filing, Trivago looks to raise up to $400 million.

Soprano Sarah Brightman named Seabourn Encore godmother

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 10:50
The naming ceremony will be held on Jan. 7 in Singapore.

More education on a growing destination: Cuba

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 06:00
Traveling to Cuba is not as simple as a jaunt to the Bahamas or Jamaica, despite the changes that have taken place since December 2014.