Monthly Archives: May 2014

Link Friday: The Summer Travel Outlook

Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2014 by Kate

Summer has unofficially begun and it’s time to take a look at the season’s travel outlook.

  • Summer travel bookings are up from this time last year and most aren’t listing a budget as their number one priority anymore.
  • Airlines are looking forward to a red-letter summer, with the highest numbers of passengers since 2008.
  • Summer travel trend: People just aren’t as interested in “unplugging” as we think they are. Two-thirds of the folks in this study listed “in-room technology as an amenity they can’t live without.”
  • Find out where people are going this summer.

Link Friday: The Foodie Travel Edition

Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 by Kate

Everyone eats when they travel, but have you ever traveled to eat? You just might be a foodie traveler.

  • A what? See the definition of “culinary travel” here.
  • Here’s the mostly international bucket list for foodie travelers.
  • No budget for leaving the country? No problem. There are plenty of amazing options for culinary travelers right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A.
  • Let’s go over the role this travel trend plays in tourism.
  • There’s a growing segment of foodie travel called agritourism, which includes activities like picking your own fruits and veggies. But it’s really so much more and perfect for epicureans.

Link Friday: The Solo Travel Edition

Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2014 by Kate

Solo travel is on the rise, especially among women.

  • And it’s just what the lead sentence of this article states: “A solo vacation is no longer weird or tragic – it is just the coolest indulgence.”
  • Check out the 26 best places for solo travel – both domestic and international.
  • Here are some helpful tips for flying solo on your next vacation.
  • Don’t leave home without this list of handy sites for the lone traveler.

Link Friday: The Global Travel Edition

Posted on Thursday, May 8, 2014 by Kate

Global travel is on the rise double digits from last year.

Link Friday: The Extreme Travel Edition

Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2014 by Kate

For many, vacation is about relaxing. For others, it’s about excitement. This Link Friday we dive into the world of extreme vacations.

  • A recent report shows adventure travel has been growing strong since 2009. It’s time to start thinking about marketing to this niche group.
  • Here’s a list of the top 10 thrill-seeker vacays. Adrenaline junkies only.
  • There’s also a sub-niche of adventure travel: extreme sports vacations. And they include activities you may never have heard of – like zorbing and cheese rolling.
  • Here are some places to check out if you’re in the mood for a different kind of extreme: extreme resorts.