Domestic Travel Rises as US Struggles to Maintain International Market Share

Domestic travel may be on the rise as international arrivals decline, but is the U.S. living up to its potential? The U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Trends Index shows that travel grew in the U.S. 4 percent year-over-year in June—the 102nd straight month that the index has shown an overall expansion. However, some concerns have been raised on the international front and whether or not this growth can be sustained throughout 2018. Domestic travel is one…

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Singapore – Where business and leisure converge

Often referred to as ‘The Little Red Dot’, Singapore may be small in size but packs a big punch with its broad offerings of activities and attractions that highlight its multi-cultural society. Walk through the city-state’s heartland to get a feel of the life of the locals and a look into its historical and cultural heritage, as well as its old world charm. For a touch of modernity and taste the island’s vibrant nightlife head…

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Sure, with a little bit of ingenuity and a cooler you can have quite the DIY drinking experience at the beach, but the combination of your inherent laziness and the stringency of most local liquor laws dictates that it’s so much better to have a bartender provide it for you. When scouring America for its best beach bars (and we do mean scouring — there’s even an entry from Alaska) we didn’t want to rigidly rattle…

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Thailand ranked No1. by Bloomberg

Thailand ranked No1. by Bloomberg The Land of Smiles was named the least miserable country out of 66 economies ranked by the Bloomberg Misery Index, which assumes that low inflation and low unemployment translates into satisfaction among the populace, finishing in first place for the fourth straight year and just edging out its regional rivals. “The Bloomberg Misery Index relies on the age-old concept that low inflation and unemployment generally illustrate how good an economy’s…

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W, the brand that invented ‘lifestyle,’ moves to abandon older properties

On the top floor of the 55-story W Times Square, visitors will find one of the brand’s original Wow suites, a sprawling one-bedroom apartment-sized hotel room with silver couches, a hanging basket-style chair and a round bed complete with ceiling mirrors and lights, a nod to the crystal ball that drops each New Year’s Eve just outside the window. Such features have long defined the fun-loving W brand, which launched the lifestyle hotel trend that…

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