Vacation rentals, group tours, flights, things to do, restaurants and, now, cruises. TripAdvisor’s booking services continue to take the travel world by storm by offering members the chance to research and book cruises directly on their site.
TripAdvisor will treat cruise lines just like any other business, where members have the opportunity to rate and review the cruise company and to leave reviews about their experiences, thus helping future cruise passengers in their decisions.
Thanks to TripAdvisor’s other booking sections, travelers also can book flights and on-land hotel rooms they may need before and after the cruise without leaving the site.
In using the “Ship-tineraries” feature, travelers can select a cruise company, the model of the vessel that interests them and then view itineraries for the ship, photos of the cabins, photos of the ship, how many passengers the ship accommodates and what services and activities are available on board. When taking into account all cruise companies and itineraries, TripAdvisor will have an inventory of more than 70 million cruise options.
TripAdvisor statistics show 44 percent of its members are “cruise shoppers” and more than 30 million people will take a cruise in 2019, an increase of 34 percent compared with the previous five years.
Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., with some of the most beautiful views of the nation’s capital, Alexandria, Virginia, is one of the most endearing small cities in America. From the historic charm of Old Town to the artistic development of the waterfront and the bohemian flair of Del Ray, Alexandria has something for everyone. With increased attention comes an ever-exploding culinary scene and, despite its size, Alexandria already overflows with excellent options. These five will give you the best representation of the city’s diverse scene.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Picking a destination is perhaps the most important part of planning a trip with your family. If your group includes small children, there are some destinations better suited to your needs than others. Consider these spots for your next trip with the little ones.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Start your day with breakfast at a colorful eatery: Good Morning Mama’s Cafe. Breakfast is served all day and includes tantalizing options like Italian fried biscuits rolled in sugar and cinnamon, and So-Bro chicken, which includes country-fried chicken, home fries, sausage gravy, eggs and a biscuit. You’ll spend less than $15 for most breakfast items.