United Airlines is adding two new flights to its existing Quito–Houston route. Timed to coincide with holiday demand, the new flights commence Dec. 18.
United Airlines flight 1294 will depart from the Mariscal Sucre International Airport on Saturdays and Sundays at 6:30 a.m. and arrive at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston at 11:05 a.m. The return flight, United Airlines 1293, will depart from Houston at 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, arriving in Quito at 05:29 a.m. the following day.
“There is a direct correlation between promoting the country and increase in demand,” said Paulina Andrade, director of connectivity, Ecuador Ministry of Tourism. “The more we put Ecuador on the map, the more people will want to visit.”
Glamping is made more inclusive and effortless than ever at AutoCamp Joshua Tree, 38 miles outside of Palm Springs and a three-hour drive from Los Angeles. The design and layout of this multitasking camp — which can accommodate family groups and corporate retreats as readily as couples — puts guests front and center amidst the natural wonders and phenomena of the Coachella desert, even while providing creature comforts found at better hotels and practical features like well-appointed kitchenettes with basic cookware, towels and linens, and a fire pit with a grill.
When American travelers make plans to visit Portugal, Lisbon is usually their first stop.
Sonesta Hotels teamed up with Best Friends Animal Society to support the society’s mission to end homelessness for animals. To celebrate the collaboration, Sonesta Select properties will serve a complimentary, pet-inspired mocktail to guests. These hotels also offer opportunities for guests and team members to donate to help save the lives of dogs, cats and other animals.
Costa Rica prepares to welcome its first Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property, slated to open in 2025. Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste will boast 190 guestrooms, as well as 25 Waldorf Astoria-branded residences, all offering sweeping views overlooking the ocean. A presidential suite will also grace the property.
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West Coast travelers can now enjoy easier, more efficient access to the Cayman Islands thanks to a new airlift option via Cayman Airways Ltd. As of Nov. 6, Cayman Airways operates nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport to Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman at an introductory fare of $399.
I sat in spellbound reverence, fixed to my rickety wooden chair in a Peruvian Amazon rain forest village. A local shaman welcomed our small group from the riverboat Zephyr to teach us about medicinal plants from the jungle. Then, blowing tobacco smoke from his cupped hands, he framed my body with a smoke shield as he blew it around my face and over my shoulders, all the while chanting his blessing from the forest.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through these European winter markets with us.