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10 spectacular light shows around the world

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These 10 cities kick off the holiday season with elaborate, brightly-lit celebrations.
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Amazon Wades Into Travel as Hotels Turn To Alexa in Rooms –

Amazon Wades Into Travel as Hotels Turn To Alexa in Rooms – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
It was only in November that technology giant Amazon announced the launch of its Alexa for Business division and just eight months later, Amazon's plans
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Ritz-Carlton at Sea and 6 Other Tourism Trends This Week –

Ritz-Carlton at Sea and 6 Other Tourism Trends This Week – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Luxury cruisers have some well-known options, but the new Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection believes it can win over both fans of cruising and non-cruisers alike. Will newcomers abandon land to check out how Ritz-Carlton translates to sea?
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Event Dining Costs and Complexity Rise in the Instagram Age –

Event Dining Costs and Complexity Rise in the Instagram Age – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
This week, we took a look at how hoteliers and meeting planners are looking to provide more memorable dining experiences at events. The issue is that limiting food and beverage costs has been a challenge.
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Breaking Down the Frequent Flier Mile Programs - The New York Times

Breaking Down the Frequent Flier Mile Programs - The New York Times | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Getting the most out of these programs can be tricky. Here’s a basic rundown of some of the more popular ones and what you can expect from them.
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20 Top Summer Getaways for Solo Travelers

20 Top Summer Getaways for Solo Travelers | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Individuals will feel less alone in these inviting destinations.
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The Rich Are Planning to Leave This Wretched Planet - The New York Times

The Rich Are Planning to Leave This Wretched Planet - The New York Times | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Here comes private space travel — with cocktails, retro-futuristic Philippe Starck designs and Wi-Fi. Just $55 million a trip!
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4 Simple Tips to Stay Healthy on Your Next Trip - The New York Times

4 Simple Tips to Stay Healthy on Your Next Trip - The New York Times | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Sticking to a healthy lifestyle on your next trip is the best way to stay healthy no matter where you go, but these four tips can also help.
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25 Ways You’re Wasting Money When You Travel

25 Ways You’re Wasting Money When You Travel | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Looking for ways to stretch your travel dollar means you can save cash for more trips and better experiences.
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Airbnb Preps for IPO and 3 Other Hospitality Trends This Week –

Airbnb Preps for IPO and 3 Other Hospitality Trends This Week – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Just as important as what was discussed on stage was what wasn't: an update on Airbnb Plus, the upcoming luxury brand, the new superguest loyalty program, the near-merger with Tujia, and more.
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Your Next Trip Might Change Your Life - The New York Times

Your Next Trip Might Change Your Life - The New York Times | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Once confined to spas, wellness travel has expanded to encompass the many ways getting away can benefit mind, body and spirit.
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25 Tips to Plan the Beach Vacation of Your Dreams

25 Tips to Plan the Beach Vacation of Your Dreams | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Don't fret before getting your toes in that warm sand.
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Your Next Hotel May Have an Attached Brewery or Distillery - The New York Times

Your Next Hotel May Have an Attached Brewery or Distillery - The New York Times | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Capitalizing on a growing love of craft beer and spirits, more hotels are adding on-site breweries and distilleries to lure travelers into destination trips and longer stays.
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Would You Buy Your Next Event Tickets on Instagram? –

Would You Buy Your Next Event Tickets on Instagram? – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Social media networks, at the same time, have moved in recent years to allow events and resellers to sell tickets to users. Facebook was among the first to embrace event ticket e-commerce on its platform, connecting with a variety of event technology providers.
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New Report: Where Luxury is Going Next –

New  Report: Where Luxury is Going Next – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
We’re publishing a new Skift Trend Report in partnership with AccorHotels: Where Luxury is Going Next, that takes a close look at what’s next for luxury hospitality. Get the report Luxury travel is growing by leaps and bounds. As more people around the world enter into the aspirational middle class demographic, and
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Planners and Hotels Wrestle With Rising Costs as Event Dining Evolves –

Planners and Hotels Wrestle With Rising Costs as Event Dining Evolves – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Presenting a lackluster chicken breast or lukewarm chunk of salmon to attendees during an event is now a liability that event planners are looking to avoid. Food and beverage has become integral to not just the event experience, but marketing success in the age of Instagram and Twitter.
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Honeymoons, Babymoons and Jobbymoons? - The New York Times

Honeymoons, Babymoons and Jobbymoons? - The New York Times | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Trips taken before starting work at a new employer can help travelers recharge and refocus.
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Travel tips to make your next trip more authentic

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At International House, Cummings practices what he preaches. For Carnival, costumed servers offer tea-infused cocktails inspired by a 19th-century watercolor series depicting early Mardi Gras costumes. On All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, yellow chrysanthemums and red coxcombs line the lobby and halls, like the tombs of graveyards across the city.  And for St. John’s Eve, the highest holy day of the Vodou religion, Cummings enlists a local Vodou priestess to perform a ceremonial head-washing ritual in the lobby. 

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Smaller Destinations Want Chinese Tourists To Venture Beyond Gateway Cities –

Smaller Destinations Want Chinese Tourists To Venture Beyond Gateway Cities – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
As Chinese travelers begin to explore lesser-known destinations, destination marketing organizations (DMOs) outside gateway cities are also beginning to realize the importance of the Chinese tourism market.
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Travel Guides Should Be Answering These Questions –

Travel Guides Should Be Answering These Questions – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
I sometimes wish the market supplied “travel guides as if microeconomics really mattered.” Most guides outline the major sights and the best hotels, but what about the little things that make up so much of the value of a trip?
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5 Tips to Sleep Better on Your Next Trip - The New York Times

5 Tips to Sleep Better on Your Next Trip - The New York Times | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
We all have tricks to beat jet lag and get a good night’s sleep when traveling, but these five tips will help, no matter where you roam.
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Florida Addresses Its Business Travel Slump by Adding Leisure to the Mix –

Florida Addresses Its Business Travel Slump by Adding Leisure to the Mix – | Travel News for MBVCA | Scoop.it
Florida doesn't have a problem getting leisure travelers to visit its beaches and theme parks but business travel has been a soft spot for the state's tourism industry in recent years.
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