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5/26/2017  |  by Mary Gostelow

To help you keep up with your favorite GMs and hotel executives as they move around and open new properties, Mary Gostelow offers up a monthly update of who's doing what.

5/26/2017  |  by Richard D'Ambrosio

Legislation to completely free U.S. tourism to Cuba gains momentum.

5/26/2017  |  by Cheryl Rosen

Another reason to sign up for PreCheck looms.

5/26/2017  |  by Maria Lisella

Damesly, a women’s boutique tour operator that builds tours that combine skill-building workshops and travel, is now launching a series of short getaways called “Damesly Minis,” beginning in New Orleans and Northern Arizona.  

While traditional trips are roughly a week, the company is now launching their mini-tours to run the course of a weekend, for a fraction of the price of a standard trip. All are priced at under $1,000 and are perfect for working entrepreneurs.

According to a spokesperson, Damesly is planning more mini programs for New York, Denver, and Northern California while longer duration tours include Film + Fjords program, a photo tour to Iceland, and Cameras + Canyons to the Grand Canyon.

5/25/2017  |  by Maria Lisella

Security has increased not only in the U.K., but in public spaces across the U.S. and around the world.

5/25/2017  |  by Barbara Peterson

The Great Barrier Reef, Glacier National Park and Venice, Italy top the list of “vanishing destinations” that travelers want to see before they disappear, according to a survey of 2,300 U.S. consumers from travel marketing organization MMGY Global.

Roughly four in ten respondents feel it is “very to extremely important” to visit iconic destinations that are in jeopardy, either due to climate change, pollution or general decay over time. Interest varied according to income, age group and education, MMGY said, with those with an annual household income of $100,000 or more expressing the most commitment to visiting these endangered destinations. More than four in ten (44%) of travelers with a college degree or higher feel it is important to visit vanishing destinations, significantly more than those with partial college education (32%) or a high school diploma or less (27%). Millennials showed more interest than those in older generations.

As further evidence of the awareness of the effects of climate change on the environment, 40% of travelers responding to the survey said that climate change does impact their vacation destination decisions. 

5/25/2017  |  by Harvey Chipkin

Enterprise Holdings Inc.  will enter the Vietnam market with its flagship brand, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, as well as its National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.

The company will partner with an affiliate of MP Logistic as its first franchisee in Asia on the Vietnam location. Next year, MP Logistics will begin providing long-term rentals under the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand primarily to the employees of multinational companies with operations in Vietnam. Over time, the offering will expand to include short-term car rental services for business and leisure travelers.

During the last five years, Enterprise Holdings has rapidly expanded the presence of its three brands and now serves more than 95 percent of the worldwide car rental market. In the beginning of 2012, the company operated in just three European countries – the United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany. Today, the Enterprise Holdings global network operates in more than 90 countries and territories, including North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Europe, as well as parts of Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

5/24/2017  |  by Maria Lisella

Tourism executives say the country could potentially reach 121.5 million overnights in 2030.

5/24/2017  |  by Cheryl Rosen

The crash of water on rock makes for a unique immersive experience, TMR reports, as we take a sneak peek before the opening of the park tomorrow.

5/23/2017  |  by Richard D’Ambrosio

Even after being purchased by Airbnb in February, Luxury Retreats will continue its pursuit of agent sales.