Star Clipper Offers Free Hotel Stays with Med Sailings in 2018

by James Shillinglaw | Insider Travel Report

Star Clippers is offering complimentary pre- and post-voyage stays at top hotels in Athens, Cannes and Rome on select sailings on its Eastern and Western Mediterranean itineraries between May and September 2018.

In Athens, guests booking select seven-day Northern and Southern Cyclades sailings aboard the Star Flyer, which departs round-trip from Athens and visits Greek Isles like Mykonos and Santorini, can get two nights free at the Electra Hotel Athens, located in the city’s central commercial district. The offer includes breakfast and transfer to or from ship. It is valid for Aug. 4, 18 and 25 departures, which start at $1,690 per person double.

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Hilton Unveils First Mobile-Centric Hotel Room for 2018

by James Shillinglaw | Insider Travel Report

 

The hotel room just got another injection of technology. Hilton introduced what it’s calling the Connected Room, a high-tech room that enables guests to personalize and control every aspect of their stay from their mobile device. Currently in beta testing, the Connected Room is already in place at one hotel and will deploy in the coming weeks in several more, before scaling rapidly across Hilton hotels around the United States in 2018.

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Capella Hotel Group Set to Add Capella Bangkok in 2018

by ITR WIRE | Insider Travel Report

Capella Hotel Group together withreal estate developer Country Group Development PCL, said the Capella Bangkok will open in the fourth quarter 2018. Located along the Chao Phraya River waterfront promenade, Capella Bangkok is an all-suite urban resort offering 101 suites and villas with views of Thailand's famed river.

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St. Lucia’s New Serenity at Coconut Bay Offers Grand Romance Deal

by James Shillinglaw | Insider Travel Report

Serenity at Coconut Bay, which opened in June as St. Lucia’s newest luxury all-inclusive with just 36 suites, is celebrating that grand opening with an adults-only Grand Romance Experience. Couples can see St. Lucia by land on a private chauffeured island tour, by sea on a Champagne & Jazz Sunset Catamaran Cruise, and be treated to unique resort experiences during their seven-night stay in addition to receiving a $1,000 instant air credit. Travel agents earn 15 percent commission and more for bookings.

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Tauck Offers New Options for Active Travelers on 2018 River Cruises

by James Shillinglaw | Insider Travel Report

Tauck is gearing up with an expanded range of enhanced shore excursions on its river cruise departures in 2018. With fewer crowds and mild spring temperatures, Tauck’s April and May departures include a choice of eight to 15-day itineraries that explore 10 different countries while sailing the Danube, Rhine, or Seine rivers.

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