Marriott Vacations to buy ILG in $4.7 billion deal



(Reuters) – Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp (VAC.N) will buy fellow timeshare company ILG Inc (ILG.O) in a cash-and-stock deal worth $4.7 billion (3.4 billion pounds), to expand in Mexico and other holiday hotspots, the companies said on Monday.

How to Find Great Volunteer Vacations



Volunteer vacations — also known as voluntourism — which combine travel and volunteer work, are a growing trend among retirees. There are many organizations that offer volunteer vacation projects in the U.S. and abroad, lasting anywhere from a few days …

It's time to tell the truth about your vacations



It’s time to tell the truth about your last vacation – the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Was that hotel or vacation rental overrated? Did that five-star restaurant only deserve four stars – or less? Was the place too crowded, too expensive?