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London Tourism Hit Record-Breaking Numbers in 2013

With all the exciting events taking place in London over the last few years, it’s no surprise they’re seeing record-breaking tourist numbers. From the 2012 Olympic Games to Andy Murray's Wimbledon win to the birth of Prince George, interest in this already popular capital city just continues to rise, with 4.9 million visitors between July and September 2013 alone, according to figures recently released by the Office for National Statistics.

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The #1 Place To Visit in 2014 Is…

According to The New York Times article “52 Places to Go in 2014,” the top travel destination this year is Cape Town, South Africa. Though very much a draw, Nelson Mandela’s recent death, and legacy, isn’t the only reason to visit—stunning scenery, interesting museums, unique cuisine, exotic wildlife, and art galleries are among many of the memorable and exciting things to experience here. 

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Valentine's Day Packages From Our Favorite Luxury Hotels

That one special day designated just for couples is quickly approaching. To get in the spirit, some of our favorite hotel brands in the hottest travel destinations—from Miami to New York, Southern California, Mexico and the Caribbean—have put together romantic experiences to make it truly unforgettable. Here are some Valentine’s Day packages that have everything couples need to feel the love this February:

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Tags: Travel DestinationsRomantic VacationsVacation PackagesValentines Day

Limerick, Ireland To Lure In Increased Number of Tourists in 2014

It’s more than just a funny poem, it’s an Irish travel destination that will continue rising in popularity in 2014, according to the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation’s Chief Executive, Eamonn McKeon. After reviewing the numbers for 2013—seven million foreign visitors resulting in a six percent increase nationally—he is confident Limerick and the Midwest region will bring in even more vacationers in the new year.

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Tags: IrelandEuropean VacationsTravel Destinations

Halaveli Heaven: Diving, Snorkeling & Relaxing on a Five-Star Island Resort in the Maldives

Jet skiing across the bumpy waves, the spray from the Indian Ocean would’ve obscured my vision if it wasn’t for my sunglasses. Even if I were to fall off, it couldn’t wipe the wide, maniacal grin from my face. My companions and I were heading away from Constance Halaveli—a stunningly luxurious resort in the North Ari Atoll in the Maldives— towards a small deserted sand bank in the middle of the bluest ocean I’d ever laid eyes on.

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Tags: MaldivesBeach VacationsTravel DestinationsVillasFive-star Hotels

Myanmar Expected To Reach Tourism Target of 2 Million Visitors For 2013-14

Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism recently announced their 2013-14 goal of two million foreign tourists has nearly been met. As of December 25, 2013, 1.9 million visitors had entered the country and with four months remaining in the fiscal year, it is highly likely the target will be met. “The figure is high enough for the expectation to be reached. We are also making preparations to welcome three million visitors in the next fiscal year,” said Tint Tun Aung, a spokesman for the ministry.

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Bali Tourism Sets Goal to Attract 3.5 Million Vacationers In 2014

Bali has been able to attract millions of tourists each year, with its unmatched natural beauty and relaxed island lifestyle. The Bali Tourism Agency recently set a projection for 2014 tourism based on national security, sanitation, traffic and services at 3.5 million, 10 percent more than was predicted for 2013.

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Tags: Travel DestinationsBeach VacationsRomantic VacationsBali

Get The Facts About Toronto: When To Go, Where To Stay & More

As the largest and most populated city in Canada, Toronto is a bustling financial and entertainment destination in Ontario. From the famous CN Tower to exciting amusement parks, scenic cobblestone beaches, world-class shopping and museums, there’s something for every traveler in this Canadian capital.

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Harbor View Hotel Welcomes Generations of Families To Martha's Vineyard

The opening of Harbor View Hotel in 1891 was a major turning point for Martha's Vineyard. This island, five miles off the Massachusetts coast, was definitively transforming from whaling port to idyllic vacation destination. Today, the Vineyard’s 122-year old Victorian “Grand Dame” is a coveted member of Historic Hotels of America featuring three distinct, yet closely clustered lodging options.

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Tags: Family-friendly HotelsMarthas VineyardFine DiningBeach Vacations

The Most Expensive U.S. Destination For New Year’s Eve Is… recently conducted a survey to reveal which U.S. destination is the most expensive for New Year’s Eve. Based on hotel room rates, Miami Beach came out on top among 30 popular cities across the country. Party-goers in the sunny Florida locale can expect to pay at least $360 on the night of December 31, 2013 for the most affordable double room in a three-star hotel.

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Get The Red Carpet Treatment at These Luxury Hotels During The GRAMMYs & Oscars

With awards season right around the corner Los Angeles’ best luxury hotels are offering some blinged-out packages fit for the stars. The GRAMMYs are set to take place at Downtown’s LA LIVE on January 26, 2014 and The Academy Awards in Hollywood at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014. So let’s take a look at how some of our favorite hotel brands are rolling out the red carpet to make every guest feel like a celebrity.

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New York City Hotel Packages For Super Bowl XLVIII

It’s the day football fans have been waiting for all season: The Super Bowl! The first outdoor, cold weather championship will kick off February 2, 2014 at MetLife Stadium and to be a part of it, you’ll want to reserve your hotel and tickets now. 

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TravelAdvisor Names Traveler's Choice Top Destinations on the Rise for 2014

TripAdvisor released their yearly Travelers' Choice Awards and not only are they letting us know the best places we love to travel, but also where we’re we'll be heading in the future. Along with categories like "Hotels for Romance," "Islands," and "All-Inclusive Resorts," they revealed their top 10 choices for what they believe are Destinations on the Rise. Fifty-four locations around the world made the coveted list after receiving positive feedback year after year.

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Tags: CubaHavanaBrazilTravel DestinationsSolo TravelAlaskaHawaii

Book a Luxury Hotel In New York City At Bargain Prices During Hotel Week NYC

Staying in a luxury hotel in New York City can be out of reach for some, but not during Hotel Week. From January 3-12, 2014, 30 high-end properties around the city will be offering rooms for $100, $200 and $300 a night, as opposed to their typical $500 per night rates. Whether visiting the city for the first time, or just in need of a staycation, this is a great opportunity for people to save some cash after the holidays and spend it out on the town. Here are a few of the best participating hotels:

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Tags: New York CityFive-star HotelsVacation PackagesFine DiningShopping

17th Century Hotel Bristol Remains an Elegant Destination in One of Europe's Most Livable Cities

It’s no wonder Vienna, the “City of Music,” attracts nearly three times as many tourists as its 1.7 million residents yearly. Immaculately intact since its 17th and 18th century glory, Vienna is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities; a title that lures international urban planners to study its layout and culture. Austria’s capital city is home to dozens of opera houses, art institutes, and Baroque-era palaces that dazzle visitors who enjoy its refined preference for luxurious style. 

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