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A Hospitality Concept that might Just be ahead of its Time

Earlier this year, we added the Kinkara Luxury Glamping Retreat to the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges. This lodging concept of staying in Lotus Belle tents is very different from the experience of staying at the other Cayuga Hotels in Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua. The recent additions to the Collection –

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Undertourism – This Destination needs your Attention

National Geographic recently published an article about the “destinations that want your attention” vs. the many other destinations that are swamped and suffering from over-tourism. Last year saw a number of destinations finally put the brakes on over-tourism.  Venice announced payments for entry, Bruges cut the number of cruise ships and Paris declared intentions to

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How we do Hospitality in this World gone Crazy

“What is going on? Where are the advance bookings? What can we expect for the coming business year? What should we do?” These are all questions we get asked by our hotel owners, managers and staff members. And we’ve been receiving them increasingly more over the past few months.  The business climate during the second

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Sophisticated, sexy and sustainable? Not all hotels are made equal

There aren’t many hotels out there that could call themselves sophisticated, sexy and sustainable. Sure, there are hotels and resorts that might qualify under one or maybe two of those categories, but Kurà in Uvita, Costa Rica hits them all. So for anyone who thinks that “sustainable” has to mean “rustic” – and invariably unsexy – allow

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