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Technology is Revolutionizing Your Travel Experience

From contactless amenities and virtual tours to robots that use UV light to disinfect airplanes, travel technology has changed our experiences – and our expectations – for the better. So, what can you expect when you travel in 2023? Along with growing demand for wellness retreats and off-the-beaten-path outdoor destinations, here are a few of…
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Travel in 2023

“Travel sales are pacing 47 percent higher in 2023 than in 2019, and that was a highwater year for travel,” says Misty Belles, vice president of global public relations at Virtuoso. Japan, Tuscany, and Tanzania topped the list of destinations. According to data from Expedia, 40 percent of travelers were inspired by streamed movies and…
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6 Winter Getaways You Can Drive To

Dreaming of getting away from it all this winter, but dreading the hassle of crowded airports or long lift lines? Here are six diverse and delightful destinations that are all within driving distance – no matter where you live in the Northeast. While you won’t need to book airline seats, planning your trip as early…
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Inflation Impacting Your Holiday Travel? Plan Ahead!

Inflation has been impacting our ability to purchase everything from groceries and gas to Halloween treats. So, it should come as no surprise that higher prices are forcing many of us to rethink our holiday travel plans. A recent Bankrate survey showed that about eight in 10 of the 43% of American adults who plan…
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Top Travel Trends for Fall and Beyond

Airline issues aside, there has been a boom in travel this year – from family vacations and romantic couples’ getaways to trips that blend business and pleasure. This upswing is expected to continue well into 2023, bringing with it ongoing changes in everything from the type of experiences people are looking for to the tech…
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Fall Getaways

Make no mistake, fall is here.  The days are shorter and just a bit cooler, time to plan a fall getaway.  Weekend getaways can do wonders for the heart and soul. Conde Nast suggests: Asbury Park, New Jersey, as the classic Jersey Shore town. it’s super accessible from the city – just an hour and…
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Traveling to Europe? Enjoy the Bargains!

Cancellations and congestion at airports continue to create headaches for travelers around the globe. But if this is the summer you are making your dream European vacation a reality, you’re in luck! Thanks to the strength of the U.S. dollar against the euro and British pound, everything from pasta and croissants to theater tickets and…
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How to Account for Inflation in Your Travel Budget

According to Sally French at NerdWallet, if you’re building your next vacation budget based on a 2021 trip, you should expect to pay far more now. But compared to pre-pandemic travel, some expenses might be increasing at roughly similar rates — and one major travel expense will likely cost less. However, airfares are at record…
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Typical Travel Problems (and How to Handle Them)

Endless delays and cancellations, painfully long security lines, staff shortages – the ongoing challenges air travelers are experiencing around the world are certainly making headlines. However, as frequent travelers know, these are just some of the problems that can put a damper on your family’s long-awaited summer vacation. From lost luggage to language barriers, here…
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