How Much (Whom and When) to Tip in the United States

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Tipping is more common in the United States than in other countries, and it often causes confusion - even for Americans! If you get it wrong, it can lead to embarrassment, misunderstandings, and even angry confrontations. Here's a guide to tipping in the Land of the Free.

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China: Shangri-La to Open Five Star Hotel in Birthplace of Confucius

Hospitality Qufu in China's Shandong Province is the birthplace of Chinese philosopher Confucius. The Shangri-La Hotel Group will open a luxurious five star hotel in the fabled city on 1 August 2013. It will be the city's first international standard five star hotel. Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu, is situated within walking distance of three of the …

Silversea’s Top Three Summer Mediterranean Cruises

Vacation Planning Big boat or small? While large ocean liners offer more facilities, amenities, services, and options, they can't explore the tiny islands and rocky coastlines that smaller vessels can. While that might not be an issue on long distance transoceanic voyages, it does make a difference when sailing through areas such as the Mediterranean, …