Sightseeing News & Views
August 19th, 2015

Sightseeing News & Views - August 19th, 2015

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$100,000 cruise nearly sells out in a day Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Travel and Tour World
Within hours of the announcement of an epic, around-the-world sailing cruise, nearly three quarters of cabin were booked despite a price tag in excess of $100,000 per couple. Luxury line Regent Seven Seas announced 128-day sailing on the 490-passenger, all-suite Seven Seas Navigator to kick off Jan. 5, 2017. READ MORE


The 6 best kept secrets in European travel Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Thrillist via The Huffington Post
Some parts of Europe just get all the lovin'. But while Paris and London may see upward of 40 million tourists a year, there are a lot of other cool places across the continent that rival both in history and culture — yet nobody talks about them. READ MORE

Alaska Bear Viewing Tours from Homer, Alaska Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Homer Air offers you the opportunity of a lifetime to visit the Alaska Coastal Brown Bear in their natural environment. Fly through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, past active volcanoes, glaciers and snow-capped mountains to the largest concentration of brown bears on Earth. After landing on an ocean beach and stepping out of the bush plane, you'll become a guest in their home. READ MORE


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Travel agents get the last laugh Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Forbes
If you've been reading stories that travel agents have gone the way of the dinosaur, some 2,294 of them were having a chuckle recently at the Bellagio as Virtuoso, a global network of travel advisors, kicked off its annual conference billed as Virtuoso Travel Week. Snickers and laughter greeted several screens of stories reporting on the purported demise of agents from the likes of Time magazine and other prestigious periodicals. Harry Truman and Mark Twain would have probably enjoyed the moment. READ MORE


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How the 'sharing economy' is upending the travel industry Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
POLITICO
Americans are taking summer vacations in record numbers this year — 220 million airlines travelers alone. More than ever, these consumers benefit from an expanding range of online choices. But government policies surrounding many of these new travel tech breakthroughs are just starting to take shape. READ MORE




What's the price of a travel credit card headache? 'Free' Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Washington Post
You don't have to look far to find people who were disappointed, if not duped, by the claims made by their travel credit cards. Offering such perks as "free" bags and "free" airline tickets, these cards are big on promises, but they often fall short on the delivery. READ MORE

11 common overseas travel scams and how to avoid them Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Thrillist
Because overpriced airfare isn't the only "scam" you're likely to encounter on your big vacation abroad, Thrillist rounded up 11 of the most common cons designed to separate you from your newly exchanged currency. READ MORE


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