Planning a trip to the Caribbean anytime soon?
All-inclusive properties, which typically bundle all meals, alcohol and nonalcoholic beverages and a variety of activities in their rates, are as synonymous with the region as umbrella-laden drinks and turquoise-tinted waters. To help you narrow down your choices, U.S. News took into account each property
Source: The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean 2017
From photographing whales at sea to learning how to patchwork in Prague, inspiring travel is on the rise. Book an activity trip with a difference, and come home with more than memories.
Source: Enlightening Escapes: Learn Photography in Antarctica, Wine Tasting in Argentina, and More
Some extraordinary photographs in this article. This is a destination I would love to travel to, especially with my camera.
Please visit the link to see more photo’s and read the article.
Source: ‘A photographer’s dream come true’: Frank Gardner explores Papau New Guinea
I really love the idea of the “Curated Experience” and the various “Digital Apps” that allow a guest keyless entry into a room as well as a host of requests able to be made digitally. But I don’t ever want to see these apps take the place of the human touch that is essential to delivering a great customer experience.
Example: If you a request a roll-away with your room but one is not available, do they apps talk to you about your other options? What if the Front Desk or GM is able to change your room type, often with no charge above the roll-away fee, to meet your needs? A human being can evaluate the situation and offer advice, guidance & upgrades to find a creative way to meet your needs. Most apps would simply follow an inventory database as to what is or is not available.
Besides, it’s so much nicer to have a smiling representative of the property greet you with a warm “Welcome” and “May I help you” then a cold (no matter the digital voice quality) computer to try to do the same.
Fine for simple requests, but I would never want to rely on technology to replace human interaction, it’s only worthwhile if it enhances that human experience.
An enviable location, superlative amenities and genuine hospitality have long been the hallmark traits of time-tested customer loyalty. While some leading hotel brands are luring guests with customized, tech-savvy apps, others are reinventing the guest experience with flexible, multipurpose spaces,
Source: How Your Hotel Stay Will Evolve in 2017
Airbnb has launched a new program that helps people quit their jobs and follow their travel dreams. Here, four women who successfully made the leap.
Source: Quit Your Office Job: Tips From 4 Women Who Transformed Their Lives With Travel
John Matarese has a caution for anyone planning a big vacation
Source: 2 women learn the risk of skipping travel insurance – Story
THE finalists for Traveller’s annual Photography Competition 2017 have been released. The competition, which is in partnership with CEWE photobooks, first launched in 2011 and seeks to find the UK’…
Continue reading “Beautiful photos are shortlisted for National Geographic Traveller Photographer of the Year”
Absolutely gorgeous photographs! Thank you for making North America look so good ….
Guido Diana, 26, from the Netherlands, was inspired by his grandfather to travel across North America. He spent 90 days exploring Canada and the US west coast taking stunning photographs of all he saw.
Source: Photographer Guido Diana captures stunning American scenes | Daily Mail Online
Nice article with some good tips for travel photog’s – or just wannabes 🙂
Got some cool camera gear? Let’s put it to work.
Source: Eat, pray, shoot, Part 2: Our best digital photography tips for travel photos | Macworld
There’s been a trend in cheaper airfare recently, and some destinations are cheaper than others. Of course, prices vary quite a bit depending on when you travel, too. LearnVest put together a month-by-month list of the most affordable places to visit this year.
Source: Affordable Places to Visit This Year, Depending on When You Travel