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    4 Popular Travel Destinations in the US for 2016

    Curtis Reed

    We all dream of exotic beaches and exploring foreign cities, but if your budget isn’t agreeing with your dream bucket-list – There’s no need to worry! Many of this year’s highest rated travel hot spots don’t require a passport. The top American travel destinations for 2016 are on the Lowdown. 1. Hawaii Crystal blue beaches and colorful lush rainforests, Maui, Lanai, Kauai, Pearl Harbor and Volcanoes Nationa...

  • Top Spots to Escape the Cold for President's Day

    Top Spots to Escape the Cold for President's Day

    Craig Rogers

    It’s no gamble that Las Vegas will be a warmer place to visit right now than New York. Bone-chilling cold weather has been in the headlines often lately, from Winter Storm Jonas in the East to Arizona in the West. So where are people planning to ditch their parkas and escape to? The travel site Expedia crunched its flight-booking data for the most popular warm-weather destinations on its site from January through March. And the bi...

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    Banner Elk Named a 'Winter Hidden Gem' by National Travel Site

    Craig Rogers

    BANNER ELK — A major travel website says travelers seeking a desirable winter destination with affordable lodging rates can find both in Banner Elk. TripAdvisor.com, which has more than 375 million unique visitors monthly, named Banner Elk to its list of Top 10 Affordable Winter Hidden Gems in the United States. Trip Advisor analyzed user ratings for all U.S. towns that have rental properties available on its website. It then calc...

  • 10 Breathtaking Places For Ethical Travel

    10 Breathtaking Places For Ethical Travel

    Curtis Reed

    Traveling Can Change The World Travel, according to California-based non-profit organization Ethical Traveler, now comes with a trillion-dollar annual footprint. Which means mindful travel holds enormous power towards making positive change in the world. With this in mind, the group have unveiled their list of the world's top ethical travel destinations to head to in 2016. The idea? In choosing to visit these places, travelers can use p...

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    Richmond Is Ranked As Number 3 On International Best Travel Destinations

    Craig Rogers

    Richmond Makes The Top 3 in Travel & Leisure Magazines Best Travel List The Richmond region took a spot on yet another list as a top travel destination. Travel + Leisure magazine put Richmond at No. 3 on its list of the 50 Best Places to Travel in the world in 2016.The list, released Tuesday, had only two other U.S. destinations in the Top 10 — Lanai, Hawaii, and Asbury Park, N.J. Five other U.S. cities were ranked: San Antoni...

  • Top Tips for Closing the Sale of a Luxury Vacation

    Top Tips for Closing the Sale of a Luxury Vacation

    Rose Turner

     What are the top tips for closing the sale of a luxury vacation? We asked the winners of the Top 25 All Star travel advisors from Travel Agent magazine’s November 16 issue for advice. Listen, listen, listen, was the key message echoed by virtually each All Star advisor. Here are some additional tips they recommended to earn the client’s trust, all of which can easily be adapted to your destination wedding/honeymoon cli...

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