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Russia's Outbound Tourism is Second Largest Globally

A report conducted by industry experts and booking site reveals that Russia has become the second fastest growing outbound travel market. Last year alone, Russians spent $43 billion on international travel, making it the fifth largest foreign travel market in the world. The number of tourists has jumped from 7.7 million in 2006 to 35.7 million in 2012, and is projected to continue growing an average of 7.5 percent each year to 2017.

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Tags: European VacationsRussiaTravel Destinations

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

With year-round balmy weather, friendly natives and white sand beaches, it’s no wonder 1.5 million tourists travel to Aruba each year. Because its temperatures sit comfortably around 80 F, visitors can be found scuba diving off Hadicurari Beach, touring Arikok National Park, or shopping in Oranjestad by day, and attending carnivals, food and wine festivals, sporting events, and concerts by night.

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Tags: CaribbeanBeach VacationArubaRomantic Vacations

Four Seasons First Luxury Hotel Brand To Launch Pinterest’s New Place Pins

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts was one of the first brands to use Pinterest’s new Place Pins feature that allows details like the address or phone number of a location to be added to a pin. When planning a vacation, users can get more localized information—specifically on the Four Season’s four map-enabled boards, Gastronomic Travel, Concierge Recommends: Europe Uncovered, Extraordinary Honeymoons and Around the World by Private Jet.

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Historic Hotels of America Adds 21 New Properties

During the 24th annual Historic Hotels of America Conference, 21 new members from 14 states were welcomed into the distinguished group. The luncheon was held in their honor at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Each of the hotels is 50 to 247 years old and has a unique charm like The Jefferson, Washington, D.C which celebrates the third president, and American Queen Steamboat, the only steamboat in the U.S. that guests can stay overnight in.

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Tags: Five-star HotelsTravel Destinations

The Most Popular Holiday Destination For Canadians Is...

With the holiday season in full swing, traveling to see friends and family is an impending event. And recently a list showing the top ten destinations Canadians (in particular) will be heading to for their winter vacations just emerged. Offering great deals and reduced prices, U.S. cities like Las Vegas and San Francisco will be visited by our neighbors to the north, and those staying domestic will end up in Montreal and Vancouver among others. The balmy weather and family-oriented activities have put Orlando at the top of the list followed by New York City and Toronto.

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Sofitel Golfe d'Ajaccio Thalassa: Sea Therapy in Southern Corsica

Leave your door ajar and the rhythmic ebb and flow of the sea over the rocks outside your bedroom provides the perfect accompaniment to sleep—the ideal location of Sofitel Golfe d'Ajaccio Thalassa Sea & Spa snug along Corsica’s southern shore allows for this every night. With sliding glass doors, guests have a picture perfect view out to nearby rocky ledges licked by rolling waves of surf, a mesh of green forest beyond, and a long slim arm of a promontory pointing its fingers out to the Mediterranean.

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Tags: European VacationsSofitelFranceTravel DestinationsCorsica

Get to Know Ireland's Historic Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Club

Vacations in Ireland are not complete without a visit, or even better, a stay in one of the many medieval castles located around the mountains and rugged shorelines—particularly if it’s a rainy day. Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Club in County Clare, ancestral home of the O’Brien’s, Barons of Inchiquin, offers one such opportunity. A 15-minute drive from Shannon International Airport, the property is reached along a winding, tree-lined road that bypasses a boating lake and a golf course in the grounds. The grey-stoned, gothic-style castle comes into view over the tops of several undulating hills.

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Tags: IrelandCastlesGolfLuxury SpaEuropean Vacations

The Best Tourism Town In Ireland Is...

Failte Ireland, the country’s National Tourism Development Authority, has announced the 10 cities that are up for their award honoring Ireland's best tourism town. The award acknowledges the villages that have gone above and beyond to make the country that much more alluring to tourists. "Tourism isn't just a business, it's a community industry and that's why the whole community has a role in supporting tourism," said Michael Ring, Minister of State for Tourism.

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Tags: European VacationsTravel DestinationsIreland

Corsica's La Signoria Hotel Retains its French Roots in Today's Modern World

La Signoria, a Relais & Châteaux hotel just outside the northwest Corsican town of Calvi, simply oozes old world charm—no surprise considering it was previously the 18th century Genoese estate of ‘La Paratella’ under Louis XV, later given to the Marquis Murat de la Serpriere. Taken over 25 years ago by Jean-Baptiste Ceccaldi and his wife, it has retained much of its authenticity while offering delightful touches of modern luxury.

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Tags: European VacationsFranceFine DiningRelais Chateaux

Healing and Adventure Among the Red Rocks of Arizona's Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa

Upon entering Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa, it is clear that it is focused on the details, from design to customer experience, positioning itself as a popular four-diamond destination in Arizona. With award-winning cuisine, a luxurious spa, and the majestic red-rock formations, Sedona Rouge is just the place to get back to basics and balance the mind, body and soul.

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No. 1 Pery Square: Historic Irish Hotel in the Heart of Georgian Limerick

Rebuilt from two adjoining 18th century townhouses by owners Patricia and George Roberts, No. 1 Pery Square is an elegant hotel located in the heart of the historic Georgian quarter of Limerick, Ireland’s third largest city.

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Tags: IrelandEuropean VacationsFamily-friendly Hotels

Qatar Airways' Award-Winning Wines Showcased at CHILL 2013 Event in Chicago

Qatar Airways’ highly regarded wines were enjoyed by over 3,000 people at the seventh annual CHILL Event in Chicago on November 14, 2013. The International Wine and Culinary soiree, presented by LuxeHome and Wine Spectator, delighted guests with dishes from 40 renowned chefs and 150 different wines, including those from Qatar’s own collection created by Master of Wine, James Cluer.

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Dubai Gives Investors Extra Incentive to Build More 3- and 4-Star Hotels

In an effort to hasten the completion of three- and four-star properties in Dubai, the government has offered financial motivation to the hotels’ investors. It was announced in September that qualified hotels will be able to forgo the usual 10 percent Municipality Fee collected on the room rate each night they are occupied.

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Hotel La Villa: Quiet Corsican Retreat Amid France's Rolling Hills

Perched high amid rambling hills, the location of northwest Corsica’s La Villa Hotel could hardly be more picturesque as it overlooks the ochre-colored citadel of Calvi and the sparkling bay waters of the Mediterranean far below. Sensitive architectural design of terracotta roof-tiles, a beige and ochre color scheme, traditional-style dwellings and natural stone pathways enables La Villa to merge seamlessly into the verdant host environment.

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Tags: Travel DestinationsFranceCorsicaSolo TravelBoutique Hotels

Delano South Beach: Sexy Sophistication in Sunny Florida

Delano South Beach is pristinely perched on Miami's glistening white sand, giving guests the opportunity to rest and relax amidst the scenic South Florida coastline. Its art deco style fits in perfectly with the history of the elite Collins Avenue neighborhood, making it a favorite choice of celebrities and seasonal regulars. Originally built in 1947, Delano has been redesigned by Philippe Starck to reflect the modernity and energy of South Beach with a crisp, clean aesthetic.

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Tags: Beach VacationsFloridaMiamiFine Dining
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