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Taking the scenic route to Havana

This year adventure travel specialist Backroads launched its Cuba Bike Tour, a people-to-people itinerary that enables guests to experience the country’s ”national parks, rum and Latin rhythms.” Pictured, a rider on the 26-mile Backroads Caimito Route in western Cuba.
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TripAdvisor aims to become social media service for travel

TripAdvisor is planning a major upgrade to its website and mobile experience that will put a focus on planning and booking with social media-style influences. The site and mobile upgrade are still in development, and TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer said it would launch by the end of the year. The look to the new site…
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Hilton invests further into the all-inclusive market with Playa Resorts deal

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — Hilton is making a big play in all-inclusive resorts, expanding a partnership with Playa Hotels & Resorts to convert properties in the Caribbean and Mexico to the Hilton brand.The Royal Playa del Carmen in Mexico and Dreams La Romana in the Dominican Republic will be renovated and reflagged as Hiltons,…
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