How to Prepare for an Off-Piste Ski Trip

When someone refers to off-piste skiing, they are referring to backcountry skiing. Backcountry skiing is skiing either or near a ski resort on places that are not marked or patrolled. Piste skiing, or alpine skiing, typically takes place on places that are maintained by a ski patrol. When preparing to go on an off-piste skiing trip, there are some things to remember. Find a Buddy When getting ready to ski off-piste, it is important to let someone know where you are going. Many people recommend having a qualified guide because…

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Wellness, Experiences & Travel Top mbg Readers’ Wish Lists For 2018

In 2018, mbg readers are packing their bags. The results from our annual survey are in, and they speak to a trend that’s going global: the merging of wellness and travel. We’ve seen the tourism market turn toward wellness in recent years with brands like Westin investing in healthy hospitality, and that trend is accelerating in 2018. Lonely Planet reports that the travel industry’s fastest-growing sector is wellness tourism, which with a 10 percent rise in 2017, is now estimated as a $500 billion market. Forecasts like those by the Global Wellness Institute suggest that the…

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Malta trending in US travel market

It is that time of year when travel publications and TV news casts announce their eagerly awaited “Places to Go 2018” lists for American travelers to see where is the next hot spot to explore. Malta is clearly trending. Although Malta has already been featured on major travel lists in the past few years, this year the Mediterranean Gem has made more than 20 lists including several leading TV Broadcasts. Malta is not only mentioned but being singled out by top media outlets and TV broadcasts. From CBS News Travel…

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What Boutique Travel Is and Isn’t – Here’s How to Qualify Your Clients

Photo: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection.  Some well-traveled clients want what they want. Others aren’t quite sure what they want – and therefore rely on you to qualify them. When it comes to boutique travel products, one could almost say it’s as close to custom as you can get – reserved for those seeking something exclusive and ideal for anyone who likes their needs catered to.Boutique and unique may rhyme by coincidence but one is very much a part of the other. So when determining whether or not your client…

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