Here’s what 2017 looks like for U.S. travelers

travel forecast

According to recent travel forecasts, 2017 will see a slow but upwards growth for U.S. customers travelling domestically at a rate of 1.4 percent, as well as internationally (the international travel growth rate from last year was over 3 percent).

And although Americans are very busy to travel often, it doesn’t mean that they’ll be spending less. In fact, according to a survey done by Choice Hotels International, travel budgets will go up about 42 percent.

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Travel trends and recommendations for luxury travelers

travel trends

If you’re a luxury traveler, then you’re most likely discovering places that are not always on the traditional itinerary list. You’re the one who loves to immerse yourself into the culture and traditions to really feel like a local. And of course, you cannot travel somewhere unless you’re in business or first class.

So if you’re a luxury traveler, here are some trends and recommendations for the upcoming year:

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A look into Emirates new business class seats on Boeing 777

emirates new business class

Emirates is known for its style, class and top-of-the-line luxury experience, particularly in business and first class. Over the past year, the airline has rolled out several new features and products, including new lounges with a total of 39 worldwide, new children’s toys and activity kits, new Bvlgari amenity kits, and more recently, the new business class seats on Boeing 777-300ER.

Inspired by the interior of a modern sports car with diamond pattern stitching and grey leather, the new design is both sleek and comfortable—exactly what you would expect from one of the best airlines in the world. Here’s what the new design can offer you.

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These cities are the best places to ring in the New Year | 2017

hong kong new year

It’s almost that time again to say goodbye to another year and hello to a brand new one. For some of us, celebrating the New Year means hosting a party at home, going out to an event, or even taking it easy and watching the ball drop on television. But for others, celebrating the New Year means heading far, far from home to a destination across the world for an unforgettable experience.

So if you’re looking to ring in the New Year with style in a city that’s known for being extravagant, exciting and one-of-a-kind during this holiday, then make sure book your next ticket to one of these five destinations.
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Experience Iceland like a local

experience iceland like a local

Iceland—a country with a population of a little over 320,000—has become an even more popular international destination for tourists all over the world. In 2015, 1.3 million tourists visited Iceland (a 20-30% growth year after year), and it’s no surprise because the country offers travelers beautiful sights, jaw-dropping waterfalls, 30 active volcanoes, tons of hot springs, lava fields with elves (as many Icelanders believe), fantastic scuba diving areas, and hospitable and friendly locals that make you feel right at home. You can also hike glaciers and waterfalls, go whale watching, take helicopter tours or night tours to see the northern lights.

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Money saving tips for your next vacation

money saving tips

Saving enough for your next vacation is not always easy. With tickets and accommodations to purchase, sights to see and food to eat, sometimes we have a hard time gauging the amount of money we’ll spend. So to make sure you have enough for your next vacation (and to help reduce any possible stress), here are several money saving tips that will leave you with enough  to have a brilliant time away from work.

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