Grand Velas Los Cabos opens

Velas Resorts’ fifth luxury all-inclusive has opened near Cabo San Lucas, featuring two-story wellness suites, a 35,000-square-foot spa, a convention center and several gourmet restaurants. Grand Velas Los Cabos has 304 suites ranging from 1,180 to 3,400 square feet — all with ocean views — as well as an entry area that sits 300 feet … Read moreGrand Velas Los Cabos opens

3 Changes Coming to the Magic Kingdom in Early 2017

Though construction is going strong at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on both the Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land projects, Pandora: The World of Avatar is less than a year away from opening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Epcot has been confirmed to be on the cusp of a new renaissance (at least in Future … Read more3 Changes Coming to the Magic Kingdom in Early 2017

Law allows huge expansion of historic Civil War battlefield

  PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s Petersburg National Battlefield, a climactic site in the collapse of the Confederacy in the Civil War, has been cleared for a huge expansion under a new law that would authorize it to become the nation’s largest protected battlefield. The park commemorates sites in the war’s longest battlefield conflict, marked … Read moreLaw allows huge expansion of historic Civil War battlefield

Five New Beach Resorts to Visit in 2017

Keeping up with every hotel opening can be a difficult chore. Luckily, Travel Agent did the hard work and rounded up five beach hotels to take note of when traveling in the coming year.    Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Mexico Andaz’s first foray into Mexico sits on 590 acres of beach, just north of Playa … Read moreFive New Beach Resorts to Visit in 2017

PHOTOS: Tree of Life Garden Reopens at Animal Kingdom

The beautiful Tree of Life Garden has officially reopened to Guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park after having been closed to the public for years. Guests walking around this charming area will notice that there are no nets to be seen anywhere along the way (which is great news, especially since a number of … Read morePHOTOS: Tree of Life Garden Reopens at Animal Kingdom

Sandals To Launch Fourth Saint Lucia Resort

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) will launch construction of a fourth Saint Lucia resort, 350-room Sandals LaSource Saint Lucia, in 2017 on a 19-acre site adjacent to the existing Sandals Grande Saint Lucian Resort, company officials announced today. The new property will join the existing Sandals Regency La Toc, Sandals Halcyon and Sandals Grande Saint Lucian … Read moreSandals To Launch Fourth Saint Lucia Resort

NFL Stars Announced for Pro Bowl Week at Walt Disney World Resort

Fri, December 30, 2016 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World Resort Pro Bowl Week is only about a month away from arriving at Walt Disney World Resort and now we know many of the NFL superstars who will be coming to Orlando for the big game. Among the Pro Bowl players recently announced … Read moreNFL Stars Announced for Pro Bowl Week at Walt Disney World Resort

See What a Little Magic Can Do With New 2017 Products at Disney Parks

Tue, December 27, 2016 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager With new year just around the corner, some of the most popular products from Disney Parks are now arriving in merchandise locations emblazoned with the 2017 date on them. These special items are wonderful mementos and a great way for guests to recall when they visited … Read moreSee What a Little Magic Can Do With New 2017 Products at Disney Parks

U.S. asking visitors for social media data

The U.S. government last week began asking foreign visitors to voluntarily provide links to their social media accounts upon arrival. The new question is asked of visitors entering the U. S. via the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), which allows citizens of 38 countries to travel in the U.S. for up to 90 days without a … Read moreU.S. asking visitors for social media data

Rain, Snow on Tap for New Year’s Travel

Travelers looking to take a trip or attend an outdoor party this New Year’s Eve weekend will have some foul weather to contend with.  In New England, a winter storm could cause blizzard conditions, while areas farther south could get hit with a wintry mix, sparking travel delays for airlines and on highways Thursday into … Read moreRain, Snow on Tap for New Year’s Travel

Winter Storm Fortis to Cause Travel Headaches in New England, Great Lakes

Meteorologists are warning people in New England and the Great Lakes region about incoming heavy snow and wind being carried into the area by Winter Storm Fortis starting Thursday. According to Weather.com, Winter Storm Fortis has caused areas from western Massachusetts to Maine to issue winter storm warnings and forced parts of central and western … Read moreWinter Storm Fortis to Cause Travel Headaches in New England, Great Lakes

Fog delaying ships at Galveston

Fog Delays Carnival Valor Fog delayed yesterday’s arrival of Carnival Valor into the port of Galveston, Texas, Cruise Hive reports. The ship’s arrival, which was scheduled for 12:47 p.m., was pushed back to 3:00 p.m. The delay meant that embarkation for the ship’s next cruise, a five-night itinerary from Galveston, had to start later in … Read moreFog delaying ships at Galveston

2016’s Holiday Season Has Been Really Slow So Far. And We Think We Know Why

  The holiday season has officially kicked off at Walt Disney World as of last week, and though there is still yet another week to go before New Year’s Day concludes this annual busy season, we’ve already noticed some interesting trends at the resort already over the past few days, when it comes to guest … Read more2016’s Holiday Season Has Been Really Slow So Far. And We Think We Know Why

World’s biggest cruise ship helps boost Puerto Rico tourism

SAN JUAN (AP) — The world’s biggest cruise ship has docked in Puerto Rico for the first time as the U.S. territory reports a boost in tourism amid an economic crisis. Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas arrived Wednesday in the historic district of the capital of San Juan. The ship can carry up to … Read moreWorld’s biggest cruise ship helps boost Puerto Rico tourism