Monocle's list never rewards destinations that splash out on grand gestures. It looks to places that think out development for tourism and locals alike in a way that's sustainable for the long term, not for what's cool right now.
Where is airline brand fancy bred? In the heart and in the head.
You can't have booming tourism and a small-town feel without something breaking.
Our minds aren't in the gutter. We just think a name should mean something. Hotels and their consultants have become so focus-group centric that they are coming up with lazy names.
The ultimate reward of awards is good press for the winners. But aiming for the prize--any prize--helps spur on airlines and airports to make air travel better. That has to be a good thing.
No doubt certain airlines and passengers will have something to say on how we could have made this rating system better, but we feel it’s a good start. Operators are standing by to take your calls with comments, but they don’t work for us and they may have no idea what you’re talking about.
For the progressive traveler of today looking for a more immersive experience and who wants to pack in a lot of diverse experiences in a week or two, here's our one pick for 2015: the small kingdom of Oman.
Bad ideas aren’t all bad. Sometimes they lead to better solutions.
The international travel habits of Americans remain anemic, but a positive way of looking at it: There is still a lot of potential for growth in America, and international destinations can do a lot more to incent Americans to travel.
A half dozen travel companies, including Southwest, Delta, United Continental, Wynn Resorts, Marriott and the Priceline Group have seen fairly massive -- more than 50% gains -- in their market caps compared with this time last year, as the big keep getting bigger. Hotels dominate the world's 15 largest publicly traded travel companies.