In tourism news this past week, we looked at how the traditional American vacation to Mexico is changing because of recent tumult, and how Brand USA is using the NFL's…

In tourism news this past week, we looked at how the traditional American vacation to Mexico is changing because of recent tumult, and how Brand USA is using the NFL’s London Games to woo visitors back to the U.S.
-Tom Lowry

This compact dining spot in Lima is designed by local studio Ghezzi Novak as a snug space, decorated with natural materials that reflect the authenticity of the food. Read more

This compact dining spot in Lima is designed by local studio Ghezzi Novak as a snug space, decorated with natural materials that reflect the authenticity of the food. Read more

Like anyone else, Chinese travelers will cut back on trips or spending if financial conditions demand it. But the moment conditions loosen up, then watch out. -Dennis Schaal

Like anyone else, Chinese travelers will cut back on trips or spending if financial conditions demand it. But the moment conditions loosen up, then watch out.
-Dennis Schaal

Like anyone else, Chinese travelers will cut back on trips or spending if financial conditions demand it. But the moment conditions loosen up, then watch out. -Dennis Schaal

Like anyone else, Chinese travelers will cut back on trips or spending if financial conditions demand it. But the moment conditions loosen up, then watch out.
-Dennis Schaal

In hospitality news this past week, Marriott's labor unrest may be a precursor for more widespread strife across the industry, and Accor's latest earnings show its struggle with making two…

In hospitality news this past week, Marriott’s labor unrest may be a precursor for more widespread strife across the industry, and Accor’s latest earnings show its struggle with making two investments pay off.
-Tom Lowry

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Acoustic, atmospheric, indie and more in this week's releases Julia Holter: Words I Heard With “Words I Heard,” Julia Holter embarks upon an almost seven-minute-long vocal stroll through a landscape of strings.…

Acoustic, atmospheric, indie and more in this week’s releases Julia Holter: Words I Heard With “Words I Heard,” Julia Holter embarks upon an almost seven-minute-long vocal stroll through a landscape of strings. Even as the lyrics beg for salvation, the song’s dark depths yield beauty. All of this is emphasized through the Dicky Bahto-directed music video–a montage of dizzying switches between forest scenes and live performances. The …

Note that no U.S. carriers are mentioned in this article praising today's first-class cabins. Just saying. -Sean O'Neill

Note that no U.S. carriers are mentioned in this article praising today’s first-class cabins. Just saying.
-Sean O’Neill

Designers Candice Blanc and Ulysse Martel have created a collection of iridescent exercise weights that can also be displayed as sculptures in the home.  Read more

Olympia by Candice Blanc and Ulysse Martel 

Designers Candice Blanc and Ulysse Martel have created a collection of iridescent exercise weights that can also be displayed as sculptures in the home.  Read more