Washington DC Hotel Gem Has Your Perfect Location And Is Better Than Ever

The DuPont Circle Hotel has some fabulous suites, but even the more basic rooms like this are very … [+] luxurious, and all have been totally renovated. Courtesy of The Doyle Collection For its meager population, the nation’s capital has an impressive array of great hotels. The reason for this is tourism and business/diplomatic travel, … Read more

First time on a yacht? Avoid these 7 amateur mistakes

While most of the travel industry struggled to get back on its feet, the yachting industry had a different problem during the pandemic: serving everyone wanting to charter a boat. Like the rise in private jet travel during the pandemic, charter demand remains “extremely strong,” said Crom Littlejohn, chief commercial officer of the yacht brokerage … Read more

Flight bookings for leisure and business travel top 2019 levels

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, global leisure and business flights have risen to levels not seen since 2019. That’s according to the Mastercard Economics Institute’s third annual travel report, titled “Travel 2022: Trends & Transitions,” published yesterday. After analyzing 37 global markets, the report found that cross-border travel reached pre-pandemic … Read more

Gianni Versace’s former New York mansion goes on sale for $70 million

Written by Sana Noor Haq, CNN Gianni Versace’s former townhouse in Manhattan has gone on sale for $70 million. The late fashion designer bought the seven-bedroom mansion in 1995 and fully refurbished the interior, according to the Sotheby’s International Realty listing. The mansion, built in 1950, offers the buyer the chance to “live like royalty” … Read more

Firms plan to use balloons to go to space in 2024

Nearly half of Americans want to travel to space. But that means the other half doesn’t, according to a 2021 survey by ValuePenguin, one of LendingTree’s financial research websites. Nearly 40% said space travel was too dangerous, while others worried about environmental impact and costs. Soon there will be an option that addresses those worries, … Read more

Biggest white diamond ever auctioned fetches $18.8 million

The Rock, the biggest white diamond ever auctioned, sells for a hammer price of 18.6 million Swiss francs ($18.8 million), far short of the record for such a jewel. IMAGES The Rock, the biggest white diamond ever auctioned, sold for a hammer price of 18.6 million Swiss francs ($18.8 million) on Wednesday, far short of … Read more

CNBC survey will reveal readers’ favorites

Business people are getting out and about again. And they’re looking for places to stay. More people are traveling for business meetings and industry events now than at any time in the past two years. A full recovery may be a couple years away, but Deloitte is forecasting 55% of business travel will be back … Read more

Americans view Asian nations as safer for travel now than 4 years ago

A new study shows American travelers view many Asian nations as safer travel destinations now than they did four years ago. South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, China and Vietnam rose in the annual safety rankings published by travel insurance provider Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection. The survey in the 2022 “State of Travel Insurance Report” also … Read more

Vacation rentals across the Middle East look to capitalize on ‘revenge tourism’

Luxury Explorers has properties like Villa Botanica in the exclusive Emirates Hills, often referred to as the “Beverly Hills” of the UAE. Luxury Explorers’ Collection DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — In the Middle East, a new breed of high-end vacation rental firms are scrambling to meet the needs of today’s traveler — who have very … Read more

These unusual indicators may be worth monitoring

The completion of the world’s tallest buildings is said to be one less conventional indicator of an economic downturn. Pictured here on April 3, 2022, is the Merdeka 118 tower in Malaysia, which was completed at the end of the 2021 and is said to be the world’s second tallest skyscraper. Soup Images | lightrocket … Read more