As the senior director of strategy and impact for the Adventure Travel Trade Association, Christina Beckmann was well aware of the growing demand for ever-deeper travel experiences — what some in the industry call transformational or transformative travel.
After all, she had experienced it herself — not once, but twice.
“I had my first transformation on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon,” Beckmann said. “I quit my job, and here I am today.”
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Why did you end up paying $100 more per night for that hotel stay than your friend, who was a guest at the same property just a few days earlier? It’s not uncommon, according to Mike Heflin, the senior vice president of the hotels division at Travel Leaders Group, a network of 50,000 travel agents.
“Hotel prices and the perks you get can vary wildly depending on how you book,” he said. There are, however, ways to hone in on a deal and save some money. Here are some of Mr. Heflin’s best tips to do just that.
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Think back to your last scroll through Instagram. You probably saw at least one perfectly curated green smoothie breakfast, an epic #magichour sunset, and some version of digital nomads living their best lives.
That last one is a zeitgeist moment Rafael Museri and his business partner Daniel Rudasevski are banking on. In 2014, the Israeli businessmen co-founded Selina, an international hospitality brand that caters to the increasingly popular digital nomad lifestyle—when people work remotely in the location of their choice—by incorporating everything a nomad may want and need into a space to stay. You could check into a boutique hotel room or hostel and find co-working spaces, yoga and meditation rooms, and plenty of like-minded travelers.
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This is lovely but in reality? – But we all know that the most important hotel in the world is the one located right where you want to be & at a price you can actually afford.
Bonus if the employees are actually hospitable. 🙂
After a stay at this edenic property in Bali, Nathan Lump reflects on what makes a hotel the best of the best.
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This new hotel chain might be changing the accommodation game one European city at a time.
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