By BRIAN REA MARCH 21, 2019 My mother-in-law wouldn’t tell us what our wedding gift would be — only that we’d have to travel to a forest, on an island, in Sweden, to receive it. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time The Mystery Gift at the End of the World It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue By BRIAN REA When my wife and I were married, my mother-in-law told us she had a special gift for us. I wasn’t sure what to expect. She didn’t tell us what the gift was, but she did tell us where it was. In Sweden, on an island, in the forest. As with all magical places, getting to the island in Sweden requires some effort (particularly as my wife, son and I live in Los Angeles). After the plane, the train and a car ride to the countryside, a boat ferries us across the lake from … [Read more...] about The Mystery Gift at the End of the World
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The Leading Hotels of the World has announced that Ted Teng is stepping down from his position as president and CEO, effective April 12, 2019, after 10 years leading the company. The Leading Hotels of the World Executive Committee has named Shannon Knapp, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, as interim CEO, assuming responsibilities as of April 13, 2019. Teng, who was the subject of Luxury Travel Advisor's September 2017 cover profile, has had a career spanning 40 years in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining The Leading Hotels of the World, Teng led the growth of some of the world’s most prominent hotel brands, serving as president, chief operating officer of Wyndham International, Inc., and president, Asia-Pacific, for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., following the merger of Starwood Lodging, Westin, and Sheraton. In addition, Teng has been dedicated to developing the future generation of hospitality leaders … [Read more...] about The Leading Hotels of the World CEO Ted Teng to Step Down
News In this article, we explain how to get the Fine Hotels & Resorts hotel benefits for free. Our Travel Auctions Sort Bypopularlatestending What is Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts Fine Hotels & Resorts an exclusive benefit offered to American Express Platinum Card holders. FHR is a collection of 600 luxury hotels worldwide which offer special benefits to American Express Platinum cardholders when you book their luxury hotel stay via Amex Travel. These special benefits include: It is one of the most useful benefits of having an American Express Platinum card and helps most people justify the big Amex Platinum Card fee. How Do I Get Fine Hotels & Resorts Amex Platinum Benefits For Free But you don’t actually need to take out an American Express Platinum credit card to get these most of these benefits. Virtuoso agents and official Four Seasons partner travel agencies, like our own Luxury Travel Concierge (we are both Virtuoso and Four Seasons partner) offer all these … [Read more...] about How To Get Fine Hotels & Resorts Amex Platinum Benefits For Free
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News Forget American, Delta, United. At least so far, their Black Friday deals have been disappointing. Not so for British Airways and the Business Class airline La Compagnie. Our Travel Auctions Sort Bypopularlatestending British Airways The best deal we have found for Black Friday is the British Airways Business Class return flights for 1009GBP return if booked for two people. Total 2018GBP! Get it! You earn Avios air miles when you fly on this deal too. See more on this amazing British Airways deal. La Compagnie Transatlantic for $1,200 An alternative option to fly transatlantic to Europe is French Business Class airline La Compagnie, which is offering transatlantic return Business Class tickets for $1,200. Unlike other sales, the dates for booking in this particular sale are wide open and although they detailed that this offer ended earlier this week, it still seems to be live. La Compagnie offers a very nice reclining seat in Business Class but from April, La Compagnie should take … [Read more...] about Disappointing: American, Delta, United. The Best Deal Is British Airways!