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Posted on May 21st, 2015

USTOA Releases its Spring 2015 Packaged Travel Index

USTOA has released its spring 2015 Packaged Travel Index and it reveals that there's been an increase in travel spending by survey respondents this year of 8.3 percent and more have already booked travel this year—34 percent compared to 26 percent in the fall of 2014.
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Space Mountain at Tomorrowland, Magic Kingdom.

Posted on May 14th, 2015

Magic Kingdom Open for 24 Hours

To launch the traditional start of summer vacation season and as part of its Coolest Summer Ever celebration, Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort will open for 24 hours nonstop May 22-23, from 6 a.m. to 6 a.m., over Memorial Day Weekend.
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Skull Island Reign Of Kong rendering.

Posted on May 8th, 2015

Universal Announces Two New Offerings

Universal Parks & Resorts recently announced two new additions to its park offerings—King Kong and a Ninetendo world.
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During National Bike Month, Florida Kimpton hotels encourage guests to explore local attractions by bike. (Photo Credit: Kimpton's Surfcomber Miami.)

Posted on May 4th, 2015

Explore by Bike at Kimpton Hotels

May is National Bike Month, and select Kimpton hotels are encouraging guests to explore local attractions on a Kimpton-branded public bike with its Spin & Sip promotion.
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Orlando World Center Marriott.

Posted on May 1st, 2015

Onsite Review: Orlando World Center Marriott

My recent visit to Orlando included thrilling rides, a bit of pampering, tasty meals, and even a fireworks show...all without stepping foot in any of the destination’s theme parks.
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The Orlando Eye.

Posted on May 1st, 2015

What’s New in Orlando

Central Florida’s economic engine, Orlando, became the first-ever in the U.S. to welcome over 60 million visitors last year, and in 2015, tourists will find more reasons to visit Orlando now that new attractions are on the horizon.
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Norwegian Cruise Line’s 4,200-passenger Norwegian Escape.

Posted on May 1st, 2015

New Ships Bulletin

The cruise industry is booming and fleets are expanding, so we put together a list of some new cruise ships coming down the pipeline.
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Volcano trekking, hiking and mountain biking are some of the activities Guatemala offers adventurous travelers. (Guatemala Tourism Board)

Posted on May 1st, 2015

The Guatemala Travel Experience

An awesome inventory of temples and pyramids left behind by the ancient Maya. Horizons of sacred volcanoes mirrored in pristine lakes. Quiche Maya people weaving and wearing traditional dress. Well-preserved colonial towns and villages. Weekly markets and folkloric festivals—a kaleidoscope of color. Without doubt, few countries in the Americas can match Guatemala in cultural attractions.
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Plunge pool suites at Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.

Posted on May 1st, 2015

Onsite Review: Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

It’s no wonder Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton had a love affair in Puerto Vallarta while filming “The Night of the Iguana.” With green-shrouded mountainous landscapes and verdant jungles vying for attention with a stunning bay and a charming city complete with cobblestone streets, I had a love affair of my own with the destination, and my home away from home was the perfect complement to all that beauty—the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.
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Guests can opt for a beach cabana experience.

Posted on May 1st, 2015

Onsite Review: Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa

Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa is not an all-inclusive property like other Fiesta Americana resorts in Mexico. However, the property is offering a credit package through December 2015 that includes $1,000 in resort credits that guests can use for experiences around the property, from dinners to excursions.
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