Are “Hometels” the Future of Home Sharing?

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With the emergence of Airbnb in 2008, the short-term rental world dramatically changed and continues to do so today. Eight years after it launched, Airbnb has been turned into a verb, following the likes of Kleenex, TiVo and Google. Today the company i…
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Adventurous VIP: Exploring Playa del Carmen for the Luxury Traveler

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For the VIP traveler looking for a little adventure, Playa del Carmen has many thrilling options available. Here are five ways to get the white-glove treatment while participating in exciting experiences:

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EHRs must have device ID, Pew tells HHS

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Grand Velas Gives All-Inclusive the 5-Star Treatment

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Before you even reach the lobby of Grand Velas Riviera Maya, you are met by large, striking white walls on either side of a check-in booth. Fronted by a sparkling pond, the entrance is stunning and a good indication of the level of luxury you can expec…
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Elephants, Glamping and Al Fresco Spa Treatments in Thailand

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Mena, a 35-year-old Indian elephant that was rescued from a Thai logging camp 10 years ago, was my ride for the afternoon. We waded into the Ruak River as my mahout (elephant trainer) barked his orders for her to turn, stop and sit down. The water was …
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Pre-conference education sets the table

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The Emirates Palace: Abu Dhabi’s Icon of Opulence

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The Emirates Palace is among the most expensive hotels in the world with a price tag of over $4.25 billion. Opened in 2005, it took 20,000 artisans three years to complete the project which is owned by the Abu Dhabi government (Royal Family) and manage…
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For clinicians, Google Glass isn’t dead

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The Most Instagram-Friendly Spots in San Antonio

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When visiting The River City, be sure to keep your camera on hand because you never know when the perfect candid shot will present itself. Between picture perfect Tex-Mex meals and the epic views you can catch at a Spurs game, there is no shortage of t…
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Fearing abuse, FDA blocks generic OxyContin

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Oman’s Al Bustan Palace is Charmingly Traditional & Tastefully Opulent

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Cradled between the majestic Al Hajar Mountains and the blue waters of the Sea of Oman, Al Bustan Palace in Muscat, Oman is regarded as one of the top five-star hotels in the world. Even from afar, th…
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ATA keynote: ‘Not a technology problem’

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The Value of a Mediterranean Villa

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From the buzzing clubs of Ibiza and the sandy spreads of Naxos to the ancient ruins of Sicily, the Mediterranean is a coastline of cities offering an array of characters, cultures and backgrounds.  Visitors flock to sun-drenched hotspots to stay i…
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Lawmaker: Christie agrees to expand Medicaid

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