Boats, beaches and music festivals make the Gallic city of Sète a great vacation destination. Here you don’t need to dress up

The Mediterranean seaside playground of the Cote d/Azur  has long been known for its exclusive nightclubs, pricey restaurants and tanned and toned beach bodies. But 190 miles west there is another Mediterranean coastal paradise – Sète. The city often is compared to Venice because of its canals, which are lined with houses, shops and restaurants serving fresh tuna and oysters. Beyond the canals and central business district are dreamy lagoons and 12 km of protected beaches

Airport Lounges Are More Numerous, Increasingly Opulent And Often Overcrowded

Airport lounges are now an essential part of travel. Virtually every major airline opened clubs around the world in the mid-1970s. The battle continues today. But access can cost as much as $845 a year and once peaceful retreats often are crowded. Today, travelers are confronted with an often confusing array of airline-operated lounges and credit card/bank-owned sanctuaries, plus independent operators, all with varying admission rules and levels of luxury.

The Circus came to Georgia. Did travel & hospitality businesses benefit?

 By Amanda Morris In a year that has seen empty hotel lobbies, “For Lease” signs covering travel agency windows and cash-strapped airlines offering deep discounts, Georgia’s tourism economy is getting a brief boost from the hoopla attending the runoff for the state’s two Senate seats. Past political campaigns featured soft-palmed candidates shaking hands and exhorting…