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A New Hotel in Belgium Hopes to Attract an Unusual Clientele: Insects

A New Hotel in Belgium Hopes to Attract an Unusual Clientele: Insects

When the local government in this small city just outside Antwerp set out to build its newest hotel, it wasn’t hoping to draw in businesspeople or tourists. Instead, its target clientele is insects: beetles, woodlice, hoverflies, butterflies and bees. Opened in July, Deurne’s “insect hotel” is part of a trend across Europe led by educational …

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In Switzerland, New Luxe Hotels Await a Boom of Travelers

In Switzerland, New Luxe Hotels Await a Boom of Travelers

Five Zurich features a rooftop nightclub and outdoor social pool. Five Zurich Text size With the return of Art Basel and relaxed entry restrictions, Switzerland has reemerged as a prime travel destination this summer. According to Jaclyn Sienna India, founder of Sienna Charles, a luxury travel curator, ultra-high net worth travelers are looking to return …

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Community-Oriented Caribbean Hotels Offer Luxe Stays With Enriching Experiences

Where St. Lucia, Jade Mountain features lavish open-air suites boasting private pools. But it’s not all about the luxury life; the resort is deeply involved in their community. Jade Mountain Text size There’s a certain creature comfort to picking any beautiful, sunny island and simply looking up a go-to big name, big chain hotel, and …

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These days, a trip to Europe could be a better bargain than you think

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Flying to Europe this year might sound as absurd as opting for premium gasoline. With prices this high, is it really the right time to splurge? “As a result of labor shortages and all these things going on, travel is more expensive than it’s been in a …

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This startup founded by former Airbnb employees lets you try out vacation homes before you buy them

This article is reprinted with permission from The Escape Home, a newsletter for second homeowners and those who want to be. Subscribe here. © 2022. All rights reserved. Buying a first home — let alone a second — is stressful in normal times. And with rapidly rising interest rates and intense competition, now is anything …

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Hilton stock soars 5.7% as hotel operator beats earnings estimates and raises outlook

Shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. soared 5.7% Wednesday, after the hotel operator blew past estimates — including its own — for the second quarter and forecast continued recovery in travel for the balance of the year. The company posted net income of $368 million, or $1.32 a share, for the period, up from $130 …

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Try a home swap. You’ll skip Airbnb costs and vacation like you’re a local.

It all worked out in the 2006 rom-com “The Holiday,” in which Kate Winslet’s British Iris and Cameron Diaz’s American Amanda escape their own routines and love lives in a two-week, cross-Atlantic home swap. Ask other home swappers, most with standard suitcases and backpacks and not so much romantic baggage, and they’ll tell you the …

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