What’s the top hotel in Hawaii, according to new travel magazine poll? – Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather

Halekulani Corporation managed both Halepuna Waikiki and luxury resort Halekulani, which also earned a top spot on the list as #3 Hotel in Hawaii.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and, among hoteliers, considered the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Condé Nast Travelers says more than 600,000  readers submitted responses.

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Cruises to nowhere: More than 6,000 bookings in five days, Singapore News & Top Stories

Phones have been ringing off the hook at the offices of Genting Cruise Lines, with the company receiving more than 6,000 bookings for its “cruises to nowhere” in just five days.

Each of these bookings is likely for at least two people. A total of 23 Genting Cruise Lines sailings, each with a maximum capacity of 1,700 passengers, are scheduled for next month and December.

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced last Thursday that round-trip cruises without ports of call will take place under a pilot programme.

Under it, only two cruise lines – Genting Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International – can take to the seas.

Without disclosing specific numbers, Royal Caribbean International also said that the demand has “exceeded expectations”.

A spokesman said bookings are up 500 per cent compared with the past two weeks. Its first sailing on Dec 1, which is capped at about 1,000 guests,

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Cruises to nowhere: Genting Cruises gets more than 6,000 bookings in 5 days, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Phones have been ringing off the hooks at the offices of Genting Cruise Lines, with the company receiving more than 6,000 bookings for its “cruises to nowhere” in just five days.

Each of these bookings is likely for at least two people. A total of 23 Genting Cruise Lines sailings, each with a maximum capacity of 1,700 passengers, are scheduled for November and December.

The Singapore Tourism Board announced last Thursday (Oct 8) that round-trip cruises without ports of call will take place under a pilot programme.

Under it, only two cruise lines – Genting Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International – can take to the seas.

Without disclosing specific numbers, Royal Caribbean International also said that the demand has “exceeded expectations”.

According to a spokesman, bookings are up 500 per cent compared to the past two weeks. Its first sailing on Dec 1, which is capped at

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Anantara Chiang Mai Resort Wins Thailand’s Top Spot in Conde Nast Readers’


Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, which blends contemporary design with traditional Thai hospitality and old-world charm, has been voted Thailand?s #1 resort along with the fourth best in the world in the 2020 Conde Nast Traveler US and UK Readers? Choice Awards.

More than 715,000 Conde Nast Traveler readers submitted an incredible number of responses rating their travel experiences across the globe as part of the travel industry?s most prestigious annual awards.

Designed by legendary architect Kerry Hill, Anantara Chiang Mai is conveniently located on the banks of the Mae Ping River, giving easy access for guests to explore the temple-filled old city, Lanna heritage, artisan villages and mountain hill tribes. The resort?s centerpiece, the stunning colonial house, was once the British consulate of Chiang Mai. The house is now The Service 1921 Restaurant and Bar, charming guests with a British secret intelligence concept, complete with secret dining rooms, a dungeon

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America’s Top Designers Share Travel Inspiration In New Book

The latest release by luxury book publisher Assouline, Travel by Design compiles the most compelling travel photographs and destination tips of more than 150 top architects and designers in the Design Leadership Network.

With so many restrictions currently imposed on where we travel, this is the inspiration we all need as we dream of future journeys and an engaging addition to your home library.

In his introduction to the new book, Peter Sallick, the founder of the Design Leadership Network, expressed the value travel inspiration has at this time. “Since the start of this project and the spread of coronavirus, nothing has been normal—not the least travel,” he says. “In fact, travel may be among the most precious commodities in the world right now, as any of us who had become used to flying to Europe for a weekend, or to Mexico or the Caribbean

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Cruise Industry Top Leaders Show Optimism for U.S. Cruise “Restart”

Leaders from the “Big Four” cruise companies are generally optimistic about their lines sailing from U.S. ports later this year, despite the “No Sail Order” being recently extended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through October 31, That was the big “takeaway” Tuesday from the Seatrade Cruise Virtual conference. 

“We are optimistic that we’ll be in a position as an industry, in collaboration with CDC … in collaboration with the [Trump] Administration to resume cruising sometime this year, but we have to work that out,” said Arnold Donald, president and CEO, Carnival Corporation (CCL). “But we are definitely cautiously optimistic.”

Later in the program, panelists were asked by moderator Anne Kalosh, editor, Seatrade Cruise News, to rank on a scale from 1 to 5 (with five being the most optimistic), of whether ships will sail from U.S. ports in 2020. “On a scale of

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How a top South Beach hotel broker is still selling amid the pandemic

  • The hotel sector has been one of the hardest hit since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Susan Gale, a top broker in Florida’s South Beach, gave Business Insider a breakdown of what it’s been like selling hotels during the pandemic.
  • According to Gale, hotels can sell during these uncertain times if both sellers and buyers are willing to adjust to new market demands.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

“Just days before the shutdown, I had over $70 million under contract in hotels,” Susan Gale told Business Insider. “Every deal got canceled.”

“The market in Miami was unreal before the pandemic; 2019 was a record-breaking year for me and it looked like 2020 was going to be one of the best years in my 20-plus year career of selling hospitality assets,” she said, “but then everything shut down.”

Gale described the energy of the market during that time

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Top Five Best River Cruise Lines For Cabins

Whether you want a balcony to take in the view while drifting down the Danube or you’d be content with just a porthole overlooking the Mekong, your river cruise cabin will be your home away from home during your trip.

Excursions and on-board entertainment may take priority each day but you’ll need a comfortable place to relax in private each night. It’s vital to choose a river cruise line that offers top-quality cabins or suites. All cabins on even the largest river cruise ships will have an external window – great for tight budgets and deep pockets alike.

To make sure you rest easy on your next river cruise, we’ve rounded up a selection of the best river cruise lines for cabins, as voted in our river cruise survey. The companies that passengers picked cover most budgets so you should find something to suit you. See how to find the

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5 Houston luxury hotels take top spots on Conde Nast Traveler’s awards for best hotels in Texas

Magical getaways. Sumptuous digs. Over-the-top amenities. When a hotel lands on the coveted Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards List for Top 20 Hotels in Texas in 2020, it has arrived at its zenith for a luxury hotel. Never a town to disappoint when it comes to luxury accommodations, H-Town is home to several exclusive, extravagant hotels, including five that have landed a top spot on the list.

AUTUMN GETAWAY: Austin’s Hotel Magdalena brings design inspired by 1970s lakeside vibes


The Readers’ Choice Awards questionnaire is comprised of lists of possible candidates in different categories, and a minimum number of responses are required to be eligible for a Readers’ Choice Award.  The candidates are judged on a criteria which is specifically relevant to their category, based upon a five-point scale from excellent, very good, fair and poor.

Emerging as the top readers’ pick of all Houston hotels, the venerable Lancaster

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‘Handy Travel Mates’ Helps Travelers Find Top Luggage with Tips, Reviews, and More

'Handy Travel Mates' Helps Travelers Find Top Luggage with Tips, Reviews, and More

Handy Travel Mates helps consumers make informed decisions on travel bags, luggage, and even destinations

OCTOBER 6, 2020 – When wanderlust strikes, it’s imperative to be prepared with the best luggage. The team at Handy Travel Mates has come together, offering dynamic travel expertise, to create a website where travelers can find reviews and tips on travel bags and luggage, as well as an insider perspective of sought-after travel destinations.

For instance, Handy Travel Mates offers articles such as “7 Best Places to Visit in Germany in Winter” and “7 Most Beautiful Places in Austria” to help tourists get a look at some of the best travel spots.

“We’re here to help with our detailed guides, tutorials, and tips to help your trips go that much easier,” said the team at Handy Travel Mates. They’ve recently released articles such as “How to Attach a Luggage Tag” and “How to Keep

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