The United States Tour Operators Association recently announced Authentic Vacations is becoming a member of the association. "Authentic Vacations brings extensive expertise in travel to Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, and Scandinavia to the USTOA membership base, as well as a shared value of providing 'live like a local' experiences to travelers," USTOA President and CEO Terry Dale said.
Puerto Rico's St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort plans to reopen its doors in October after a $60 million makeover. The renovations include custom furniture pieces in guest rooms, upscale poolside cabanas and a new restaurant by the pool.
Panama's renowned canal may be its most popular attraction, but the country also has a lot to offer nature lovers. Travelers can watch monkeys during a tour of Gatun Lake, go hiking in Soberania National Park and explore the country's natural history at the Biomuseo exhibits.
To get back on the success track, you need to stop procrastinating and make time for unpleasant tasks, Mark Marchev advises. By tackling to-dos daily, you will become disciplined and happy you are staying on top of your work.
American Airlines Cargo transported priceless Spanish works of art from around the world for display at the San Antonio Museum of Art for the city's tricentennial celebration. The artwork required tight security and was accompanied at all times by a museum representative. "While it was a huge undertaking, I'm proud that it was a success thanks to our teams' dedication to protecting their cargo -- no matter what it is -- and ensuring a safe and timely delivery," said Sandy Scott of American Airlines.
Hawaiian Airlines will increase its service between Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu and New Chitose Airport in Sapporo, Japan, to as many as five weekly flights next year from Feb. 1 to Feb. 16. The scheduled service increase is due to high demand during the Japanese winter holiday.
American Airlines is ramping up its service to Barbados with a new nonstop daily flight from Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina. "One month after announcing additional service to Barbados from our Miami hub, we're thrilled to continue growing our presence in the island with new daily service from our Charlotte hub, both operating during the winter," said Alfredo Gonzalez of American Airlines.
American Airlines has raised its seat capacity for its daily flight from Miami to St. Maarten. The route will be flown with a 160-passenger Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Royal Caribbean International will debut WOD on the Waves, a fitness-focused cruise, on its Mariner of the Seas in January. The Miami-to-the-Bahamas cruise will feature customized fitness classes, shore excursions and workshops on training and nutrition strategies.
Glamorous camping, or glamping, is a hot travel trend offering visitors a variety of upscale, nature-filled destinations. Travelers can view picturesque scenery at the Paws Up cattle ranch in Montana, take a nature walk at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti in Tanzania or enjoy a beachside barbecue at the Soneva Kiri resort in Thailand.
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