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#TWChats 2017-04-12: The Annual Travel Editors Roundtable

JJainchillTW
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A1: I love the digital detox trend, which I think all of us are covering - here's our take: https://t.co/mzilSOwP41 #TWchats

ThatsVy
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replying to @JJainchillTW @JJainchillTW Agree, I think the digital detox or 'unplugging' trend is an important one. #TWChats

monicadrake
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A1: Everyone is now aware how damaging a single incident can be to your brand. #twchats

ThatsVy

replying to @monicadrake @monicadrake Very true. Travel moments are now under a microscope - and everyone is watching. #twchats

mindypoder
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Wellness has shown that it's not a fad. I love seeing how hotels + destinations evolving from lazier offerings to juicy stuff. #TWChats

ThatsVy
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replying to @mindypoder @mindypoder Lots of big moves in the wellness world - more focus on healthy ingredients at restaurants, better fitn… https://t.co/myb5uceOdh

mindypoder
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replying to @ThatsVy @ThatsVy Really excited to see the effects of the new wave of wellness travel products. #TWchats

DKtravelweekly
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Q1: What do you think is the biggest travel trend of 2017? #TWchats via @twtravelnews

ThatsVy
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replying to @DKtravelweekly @DKtravelweekly @TWtravelnews A1. People looking for experiential travel rather than the cookie cutter mold. Suppor… https://t.co/Ylo34VXumv

mindypoder
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I can't stop hearing about Vietnam and the islands beyond Bali in Indonesia. Can't wait to go to both this year.… https://t.co/CxpQOsxvKs

ThatsVy

replying to @mindypoder @mindypoder If you need tips, let me know! (at least for Vietnam!) #twchats

awtravelweekly
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A:2 Cuba, but you've got to get out of Havana. #TWChats

ThatsVy
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replying to @awtravelweekly @awtravelweekly My friend just came back from Trinidad and loved it. Great choice. #TWChats

ValerieChenTAW
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This view took my breath away when I visited! #Twchats @AmaWaterways https://t.co/AJBb8JS2H6

ThatsVy
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replying to @ValerieChenTAW @ValerieChenTAW @AmaWaterways I loved Budapest too! #TWchats

ThatsVy
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A2. Peru - and Machu Picchu - will always live up to the hype. #twchats

ThatsVy
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A3. From the American perspective, making sure we continue to travel & show that we don't all have the mindset of o… https://t.co/ol6DGArTrT

PhilipTurnbull
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replying to @ThatsVy @ThatsVy From a N. American perspective # of vac days is a barrier. We don't value paid time off as much as our European friends #twchats

ThatsVy
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replying to @PhilipTurnbull @PhilipTurnbull Agreed. But there's also the work martyr syndrome where people leave paid vacation days on the table. #twchats

ThatsVy
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A3. With recent events, also looking at "travelers' rights" and where we decide to spend our dollars when we do decide to travel. #twchats

CNTraveler
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A4: My colleague loves taking her kids to Mexico, which is a short flight away and is culturally so welcoming to little ones. #Twchats

ThatsVy
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replying to @CNTraveler @CNTraveler Yes! Mexico is culturally family-oriented and it has such diversity in activity and landscape. #twchats

nathanlump
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I always recommend Mexico for families: sun, culture, food, and resorts that know how to cater to all ages. #TWchats https://t.co/WAd5wWqDQK

ThatsVy
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replying to @nathanlump @nathanlump My sister was pleasantly surprised at how much she enjoyed Puerto Rico with her kids for those same reasons. #twchats

ThatsVy
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replying to @nathanlump @nathanlump @PhilipTurnbull Yes! The 'work martyr' syndrome where vacation time isn't prioritized. But travel is so… https://t.co/v4fmiAycqs

ThatsVy
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A4. I was surprised how much I enjoyed European river cruising with family. Intimate yet structured. Enough for all to enjoy. #twchats

NewYorkHabitat
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replying to @ThatsVy @ThatsVy Sounds so calming! Glad you had fun! 😃 #TWchats

JJainchillTW
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A5: Might not be new, but I just fell in love with Nashville's hot chicken scene #Twchats@HattieBs #Nashville

ThatsVy
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replying to @JJainchillTW @JJainchillTW Haven't been to Nashville, but the Nashville Hot chicken trend is on fire everywhere! #twchats

filmgal
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replying to @ThatsVy @ThatsVy @JJainchillTW Very true! The trend has made it's way Northwest to Seattle. #TWCHATS

ThatsVy
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A5. Instagrammable foods. Rainbow colored grilled cheese, unicorn shakes, sushi donuts. It's happening here in SoCal. #twchats

ThatsVy
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Example of photo food trends: Nitrogen ice cream in a Hong Kong style egg waffle cone. #twchats

avoyatravel

replying to @ThatsVy @ThatsVy We'll take one, please! Or two, or five. ;) #TWchats

dotravelwriting
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Looks amazing! I'm up for a foodie tour to Hong Kong. #twchats https://t.co/PZuWHc1c7J

ThatsVy
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replying to @dotravelwriting @dotravelwriting This is actually from an ice cream shop in Southern California! #twchats

sayhueque
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A5 South America is a foodie's paradise! Venture to Argentina for marvelous meats, Mendoza Malbec, exquisite empana… https://t.co/q0n3EmpSfT

ThatsVy
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replying to @sayhueque @sayhueque Sign me up! I loved my visit to Argentina and the food there! #twchats

sayhueque

replying to @ThatsVy @ThatsVy So you know firsthand! Let us know if you ever need to get another trip on the books! #twchats

ThatsVy
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replying to @DarleyNewman @DarleyNewman Indeed! But can you believe, this actually is from a local Southern California ice cream shop! #twchats

DarleyNewman
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replying to @ThatsVy @ThatsVy Wow! Certainly had me fooled, Cali is definitely closer than Hong Kong...easier to justify when I get a craving! #TWchats

awtravelweekly
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Q6: How has the definition of luxury changed and what does luxe mean to you? #TWchats

ThatsVy
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replying to @awtravelweekly @awtravelweekly A6. We call this #ThePreferredLife - the pursuit of authentic travel. Luxury could mean unplugging… https://t.co/mZ2x1JyhYc

nathanlump
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A6: I see luxury less about product and more about experience. Luxury for me is making great use of my time #TWchats https://t.co/LS56IsBixt

ThatsVy
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replying to @nathanlump @nathanlump This is so important. the old adage of "time is money" speaks volumes. It's not about the price tag, bu… https://t.co/AQQNQOwi1i

ThatsVy

A6. Luxury travel means different things to people. It's why I'm a proponent of independent hoteliers & their focus on service #twchats

TravelAgeWest
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Q7: Hotel or home-stay — which one do you prefer, and why? #TWchats

ThatsVy
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replying to @TravelAgeWest @TravelAgeWest A7. Why not have both? #PreferredResidences makes that reality. Enjoy comfort of a home stay with t… https://t.co/sfaB0hITcw