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Travel Tip: Questions to Ask Before Booking an All-Inclusive Resort

In a world of increasing nickel and diming by airlines, hotels, and resorts, the term all-inclusive certainly sounds attractive. In theory, all-inclusive means you pay only once and it includes… Read More…

Historic Hotels Around the World
Culture / Hotels & Accommodations

Historic Hotels Around the World

When you’re traveling, one way to learn more about a destination is to immerse yourself in its culture and history. Contributing writers Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno discovered eight properties… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Hotels are Incorporating Voluntourism Opportunities
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips / Voluntourism

Travel Tip: How Hotels are Incorporating Voluntourism Opportunities

Voluntourism—or giving back when you travel—is one of the fastest growing trends in the travel industry. More and more hotels—at the corporate level—are getting involved in supporting local communities in… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hotels with Dog-Friendly Perks
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: Hotels with Dog-Friendly Perks

When it comes to traveling with your pet, the travel industry has finally discovered something that many of us have known all along. Our pets are part of our family,… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Ways to Transfer Your Hotel Reservation
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Ways to Transfer Your Hotel Reservation

We’ve all heard about nonrefundable airline fares. But what happens if you have a hotel reservation that the hotel considers nonrefundable? Welcome to the brave new world of hotel resale… Read More…

Travel Tip: Maintaining Your Safety When You’re Staying at a Hotel
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Maintaining Your Safety When You’re Staying at a Hotel

Many of you might remember the Erin Andrews case. In 2008, while Andrews was staying at the Nashville Marriott Hotel, a man in the next room secretly videotaped the sportscaster in… Read More…

Travel Tip: Can Robots Replace Humans in the Hospitality Industry?
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Can Robots Replace Humans in the Hospitality Industry?

Some think it’s a great idea, and others think it’s cute or just a fad. But a number of hotels and restaurants are employing robots at the front desk and… Read More…

All-Inclusive Resorts: Why You Need to Read the Fine Print
CBS News / Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit

All-Inclusive Resorts: Why You Need to Read the Fine Print

All-inclusive resorts have been around for more than 60 years. In a growing world of nickel and diming, the all-inclusive concept is certainly attractive. But if you’re thinking of staying… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hotels Using Scents in Lobbies & Guest Rooms
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Hotels Using Scents in Lobbies & Guest Rooms

More and more hotels are trying to improve the feel by scenting them. The hotels are pumping floral, minty, woodsy, and vanilla fragrances into their lobbies, guest rooms, and even… Read More…

All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico
Caribbean / Hotels & Accommodations / Mexico & Central America

All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico

Are you thinking of staying at an all-inclusive beach resort? While most include perks beyond an average hotel stay, some all-inclusive resorts are not as inclusive as you might think…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Loyalty Programs for Frequent Travelers
Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Loyalty Programs for Frequent Travelers

We’re all addicted to frequent flyer and frequent stay programs. But there are a number of them out there you might not know about. The Leaders Club is a membership… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Mad for May
Luxe Lavs / Pop Culture Travel

Luxe Lavs: Mad for May

This month, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno are Mad for May. To celebrate their wild and whimsical side, they discovered luxury bathrooms with a sense of humor…. Read More…

Luxe Lavs: April in Paris
France & Belgium / Luxe Lavs

Luxe Lavs: April in Paris

Regardless of the time of year, Paris is a major destination for travelers worldwide. But as Sinatra so aptly put it, there is nothing more charming than April in Paris—“with… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hotels Around the World Where You Can Go Stargazing
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Hotels Around the World Where You Can Go Stargazing

There’s a different kind of hotel experience—destinations visited not only to spend the night, but to stay awake long enough to soak in the beauty of the night sky. Welcome… Read More…