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Tipping: To complain or not to complain… Or to post on social media

What are the major differences between tipping in America and tipping in the U.K.?

Frank Laino has been working in European hotels since he was a teenager. The British-Italian dual citizen started working alongside his uncles at the Hotel San Pietro in Positano, then moved back home to London, where he worked his way up before landing at The Stafford, where

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Ace Hotel : Redefining The Hotel in the U.S.A. & its Cities

With clairvoyant location-scouting, Ace Hotels and other industry players are redrawing the map of cities we thought we knew.

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Bordeaux | A great fusion of big city life but contained in a village-like atmosphere – Gordon Ramsay

Bordeaux is the wine capital of the world, renowned for its rich history, generated by 800 years of viticulture, commerce and trade. But these days, there’s much more to this city than lush vineyards and delicious grapes.

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Senator calls for FAA investigation of runaway fees that can double passenger fares despite plummeting fuel costs.

Consumer Traveler Today: Senator calls for FAA investigation of runaway fees

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) late last month, called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to investigate hidden, runaway fuel surcharges and airline fees that can double passenger fares despite plummeting fuel costs.

This is a part of the long-running effort to have airlines be more transparent read more


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Spring Break Travel Will Hit an All-Time High This Year 2016

Spring Break Travel Will Hit an All-Time High This Year

For airlines that means 140 million passengers, all looking for fun in the sun. read more


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Andaz Tokyo | The best of Japanese culture

The design-minded hotel offers a sophisticated, luxurious stay that brings forth the best of Japanese culture at the Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

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Private Island luxury, service and relaxation Turks and Caicos

Part of the north Caribbean archipelago of the Turks and Caicos, Parrot Cay was once a refuge for a notorious duo of female pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Reid. Nearly 300 years later, tranquility prevails over the private island, covering 1,000 acres of nature, sand and surf. Our recent read more


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Casa Cavia | Palermo Chico – Buenos Aires

Lupe García—the creative director of recently opened Casa Cavia in Buenos Aires—is following in her parents’ footsteps. Her father opened La Panaderia de Pablo restaurant, while her mother founded Ampersand—a publishing house rooted in language, history and academic books.

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Looking to move that business to a new location, García’s mother found a stunning, historic 1920s house for sale in the elite residential neighborhood of Palermo Chico. read more


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Beijing |Tea Culture & Baoputang Teahouse

Pioneering a tea renaissance, focused on tradition, culture and spiritual nourishment…

It is common knowledge that China is a land of tea. It’s deeply rooted in Chinese culture and it’s clearly an important part of the country’s heritage, but when it comes to tea tasting, the story is slightly different. Nowadays, many people drink commercial brands of tea, with little knowledge or appreciation of traditional tea culture. Until a few years ago, the pace of growth in China was so rapid that it didn’t leave any space for the development of a tea tasting culture that would (or could) embrace the richness of this old and important tradition.

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Baoputang—a teahouse and private kitchen located inside a park of North Beijing—is read more


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Myanmar | Temple Spotting over the Bagan Plains

November, 2010 saw the lift of longstanding sanctions and boycotts of Myanmar with the release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi after 15 years of house arrest, effectively opening a largely unseen and significant portion of southeast Asia to Westerners for the first time in decades. Both historically significant and stunningly beautiful are the 3,000+ 11th century temples found in the ancient city of Bagan that draw in visitors from across the world.

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There are several ways to see the spectacular surviving ruins; from read more


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