"Hi Helen - you're right, it's vague and I'd also add the whole description is misleading. I have more to say on all that and from a first-hand perspective, if it's okay to post on your site at travelawaits?"
"Heavily focused on the logistics of the COVID issue ins/outs, and skirts the issues of cost effectiveness. Whether you're going for leisure or work purposes - the latter being people like me - the air cost has skyrocketed since I went there for the…"
"I was in and through St. Mary's last November. No sign there of anything Mr. Bartlett is talking about, it was always mostly locally owned mid-size to small businesses and accommodation catering to the traveler. And locally owned too. So not sure…"
"To answer your question - see both above person's response in April and various comments made in this thread over 5 years. It's a numbers game and not just a monetary game, at least to some. To you and someone like me, it might also be an ethical…"
"Gemma - Thanks for the informative description of Nica volcanoes. I visited the country for my first time about two years ago and probably headed back in the coming year, so this time around will make it a plan to do the Mombacho tour - which I was…"
"The market..." - is it really useful or even valid anymore to use a term that infers one vast media landscape where everyone on the editorial/publishing end has the same agenda and everyone on the creative/writing end has the same…"
"I think he says it all correctly and not without a sense of dark humor. I also mourn the loss of the things that Mr. Kreider mourns. In centuries gone by, it was a matter of "publish or perish", but in our own time it's become a matter of "publish…"
"Such beautiful statuary, it reminded me of my own day trip many years since to Corinth, Greece. Another point in Paul's journey across the eastern Med and another highlight in present-day "in the steps of Paul tours" that encompass Ephesus and…"
Reading from their own official airport facts sheet, I note they even specify that they expect the opening date to be early 2014.
Beyond the opening date, the issue that bothers me the most in a general way is not so much access but choice -…"
"SC, I did ask exactly that question of their representatives at the recent CTO event in New York last month. The reply I got was that completion wasn't expected until 2014. I was curious myself having been down in SVG in 2010 and at the time our…"
"Interesting news on the improvements to the road infrastructure. I also loved the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo and have the same shots of the Ozama Fortress, went to that stretch of Kite Beach in Cabarete in the north and remember visiting that…"
"I suspect part of the underlying problem here at least is that they haven't refined their category enough - how much longer would it have taken anyone to think through "Top 25 Water Sports Resorts" or "Top 25 Honeymoon Resorts" or "Top 25 Old World…"
"I have a problem with something like Royal Sandals Plantation Inn or Jamaica Inn being grouped in with Iberostar and chains like that. But, that reaction comes less from marketing realities and more from personal sentiment. I like anything Mr. CB…"
"Ed, agreed that some are included which mystify me and others are excluded which likewise mystify me just as much by their omission - if that's what you meant by flummoxed. There seems to be a heavy concentration on the so-called five-star…"