Sightseeing News & Views
July 15th, 2015

Sightseeing News & Views - July 15th, 2015

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1 of the most thrilling rail journeys in the world Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Travel and Tour World
Ecuador is perhaps best known for the Galápagos Islands, surf beaches, breathtaking avenue of active volcanoes, ancient Inca ruins, largely untouched traditional indigenous villages, the Amazon jungle and Tren Crucero — one of the world’s great rail trips. Lonely Planet has billed the Tren Crucero as one of the world’s five "unmissable rail journeys." READ MORE

What's driving travel bucket lists for 2015? Virtuoso knows Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Travel-Intel Newsletter
Virtuoso, the international network of luxury travel agencies, took the pulse of its members who were busy taking the pulse of their clients to find out just what’s driving dreams in travel for 2015. The result? A bucket list of the top ten travel experiences Americans aspire to have this year, if not some time in their lifetime. READ MORE


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New travel option to Cuba include Carnival, Airbnb, JetBlue and Apple Vacations Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Forbes
The President's recent moves to restore diplomatic ties, reopen embassies, & loosen rules for U.S. travel to Cuba combined with America's pent-up curiosity are prompting travel companies to jump-start connections even before the embargo is lifted: Including new tours, new flights, new accommodations & the first American cruise to Cuba in 50 years. READ MORE


This summer's travel bummer — no free hotel Wi-Fi Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
CBS News
Wi-Fi has become one of those staples, like clean linens and spotless bathrooms that travelers simply expect when from a hotel, but that's not always the case. Ironically, the more expensive a hotel is, the less likely it may be to offer free Wi-Fi, which may be because the management feels its better-heeled clientele can afford to pay up for Internet connectivity. READ MORE

Eaglerider's spotlight on Las Vegas BikeFest Oct. 1-4, 2015 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

With more than 80 locations worldwide, EagleRider participates and has motorcycle rentals available for every major event. The Spotlight is on BikeFest Las Vegas — with More than 40,000 bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts will cruise into Sin City for the annual Las Vegas BikeFest, a four-day national motorcycle event featuring custom bike exhibitions, biker build-offs and poker runs. In addition the weekend-long event will include Harley-Davidson factory demo rides, Miss & Mr Las Vegas BikeFest contests READ MORE

These are the 5 worst deals in US air travel Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Washington Post
The five costliest flights per mile are among the shortest in the country, and they follow routes that usually aren't very competitive, like Portland to Seattle. READ MORE


Latest 2015 FAM tour listing Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Travel Age West
Travel agents find out the lasted FAM Trips specifically designed with you in mind, offering multiple departure dates and locations worldwide from Paris with AMAWaterways, Morocco, Turkey, Vietnam and more. READ MORE


   TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY NEWS


Apps open up new travel options Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Boston Herald
An explosion of niche travel apps is reinventing the industry in unimaginable ways. Travel no longer has to be about buying the right guidebook to locate the best hot spots. Travelers can now meet up with fellow adventurers who are staying in the same hotel, dine in a local person's home or rent out a living room for a breather after a long walk. READ MORE

Sabre's #DestinationHack creates transformational travel Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sabre
Twenty-four solid hours of intense hacking, creative thinking and problem-solving came to a close as the winners of #DestinationHack, Sabre's travel hackathon in London, were announced. The contest was open to anyone — from students to start-ups to those working for some of the travel industry's biggest brands — but the goal was clear: To create and present a prototype for a technology that could reinvent travel. READ MORE


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