Travel Advisors Stay Fresh on Trends as Demand Grows for Culinary Experiences

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A fruit stall at an open-air market in Marrakesh. The growing demand in food tourism presents an opportunity for travel advisors to diversify offerings for these travel experiences. Annie Spratt / Unsplash

Skift Take: Instagram and the influence of Anthony Bourdain turned travelers into culinary experience hunters. Travel advisors would be wise to stay on top of all the growing culinary travel trends.

— Paul Biasco

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Minor’s NH Swoops Up Portfolio Paving Way for More Anantara Hotels in Europe

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Lobby of The NY Palace Budapest, one of the emblematic hotels in the portfolio. Covivio

Skift Take: Getting not one but eight fancy hotels in prime locations in Europe in one fell swoop is a rare deal, and Thailand’s Minor International is off to a good start in 2020 with this coup by its subsidiary NH Hotel Group.

— Raini Hamdi

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Puerto Rico’s Tourism Industry Put to the Test Once Again in a Series of Quakes

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Damage from Monday’s earthquake in Guanica, Puerto Rico. Carlos Giusti / AP Photo

Skift Take: Puerto Rico has taken a battering in recent days, with a series of earthquakes affecting the southern part of the U.S. territory. The island’s tourism industry has had plenty of opportunities to prove its resilience recently; this will be another.

— Rosie Spinks

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