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Forest bathing: Walk in the woods to shed worldly woes

27-02-2017

Forest bathing: Walk in the woods to shed worldly woes

Sarah Sekula, Special for USA TODAY 7:53 a.m. ET Feb. 27, 2017 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last Slide Next Slide The key tactics to getting forest bathing right are: breathing in deeply, sitting down occasionally and focusing on using all of your senses. (Photo: Canyon Ranch) SANTA CRUZ, Argentina — When we arrive at Aguas Arriba Lodge, a cozy hideaway in the heart of the Patagonian Andes, we don’t waste any time. Our cheerful... Read more

Spring break travel heating up

27-02-2017

It's still early in the new year, and in addition to losing weight and saving money, "doing more exciting things" tops the list of New Year's resolutions. What's more exciting than traveling to new places? In order to understand how the wanderlust bug has struck travelers around the world, Sojern's latest Global Travel Insights report digs into spring travel planning patterns. We've pulled together the most interesting North American travel trends as well as ways... Read more

Marriott's Aloft opens at Miami Airport

27-02-2017

Marriott International has opened its fourth hotel in greater Miami. The Aloft Miami Airport occupies the former Pan American Bank Building adjacent to the airport.... Read more

Four Seasons Lanai package combines golf, sport shooting

27-02-2017

The Four Seasons Lanai has introduced an activity to its lineup that hones guests' hand-eye coordination through the combination of golf and sport shooting.... Read more

Exploring Honolulu's reinvigorated Chinatown

26-02-2017

Honolulu's Chinatown, on the western edge of the city's financial district, has undergone a renaissance in recent years. New, buzzed-about restaurants are opening in the area, and it's popularity as a hub for dining, shopping and nightlife continues to grow. This comes after a downtrodden period where Chinatown gained a reputation for crime. The restoration of the Hawaii Theatre in 1996 and the influx of more stores and restaurants, in part thanks to below-average rents... Read more

Rezdy seeks to gain U.S. foothold with agencies and consortia

26-02-2017

Rezdy, an Australian reservations platform that includes tour, activity and attraction distribution, is expanding into the U.S., with industry veteran Bob Gilbert leading the charge as head of sales in North America. The company offers more than 40,000 bookable travel options, and agents can sign up to access the inventory for free. Gilbert has also begun the task of reaching out to consortia and others, looking to establish partnerships in the U.S. with agency networks and larger agencies. Sydney-based Rezdy, in... Read more

Wanda Hotels developing Istanbul property

26-02-2017

Wanda Hotels & Resorts, owner and operator of more than 100 luxury hotels in China, will debut operations outside of its home country when it opens a 150-room hotel in Istanbul.... Read more

Gordon sentencing a cautionary tale for cruise sellers

26-02-2017

For travel sellers, the sentencing earlier this month of former Tom Harper Cruises frontman Bret Gordon to nearly four years in prison for defrauding hundreds of river cruise customers served as a reminder of how to conduct business so that neither they nor their clients get duped.  "When I search for specific cruises for my clients, I use only cruise lines I can trust, those that have been in the business for many years and have earned my confidence," said... Read more

With new ships, Norwegian Cruise Line goes smaller

26-02-2017

Norwegian Cruise Line has signed pact with Italy's Fincantieri to build at least four 3,300-passenger ships between 2022 and 2025. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings chairman Frank Del Rio said the new class of ship will be a high earner but at the same time be more versatile in deployment. The four ships, being delivered from 2022 through 2025, will be designed with the same Freestyle cruising attributes as the current Breakaway Plus class. "The size of these vessels provides... Read more

Pisa to test appeal of Ferris wheel

26-02-2017

ROME (AP) -- The Italian city of Pisa has decided to add a towering Ferris wheel to its roster of tourist attractions.... Read more

 

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