SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cannabidiol or CBD, a hemp derivative emerging from recent relaxation of restrictions in marijuana laws in the U.S. and Canada, is now showing up in spas, on health shop shelves, in foods, teas, even lipsticks. Several major hotel companies are seizing on the times to offer guests creative amenities, such as massage treatments using CBD, to provide novel and very healing body treatments that were, until recently, not available to consumers.

The latest issue of Travel-Intel, published by looks at new trends in cannabis travel as more states and governments turn the corner on legalizing marijuana and find innovative and healthy uses for this commodity, especially as a new national farm bill prepares to make its way through Congress. The story in Travel-Intel is one of several looking at new and long-term trends in the travel industry. The publication, which is sent to 120,000 travel agent subscribers in North America through also targets travel consumers with noteworthy articles that can assist in better travel decisions.

Other articles in the November issue include consideration of a new trend in travel: the ability to book private luxury residences through a new share platform: RedAwning. Travelers can book a ski chalet in Colorado or a villa in Barbados as easily as one can book a couch on other share platforms, such as Airbnb. RedAwning offers some 100,000 vacation home choices in five dozen countries and a plethora of resort locations where the privacy of a luxury residence brings a much more personal and intimate experience to travelers.

For those who prefer the convenience of staying in a top-flight beach resort, Travel-Intel looks at the newest luxury resort to open in the Caribbean: Silversands on the island of Granada. The 40-suite property features nine rentable luxury residences and is the first resort to open in 25 years on Grenada’s precious Great Anse Beach. The new property adds to the exclusive collection of luxury hotels, resorts and destination specialists represented by

In other features, Travel-Intel looks at the cruise industry and considers several reasons why a sailing vacation makes sense. Among those reasons are weddings at sea, which can be a cost-effective alternative to expensive land-based weddings and offer plenty of incentives for family and guests to participate. For those who travel a lot and usually not on a cruise ship, Travel-Intel interviews a health expert on how frequent flyers and road warriors can stay healthy on the road. Among those tips:  Touch the earth. Going barefoot in grass, even for five minutes can do wonders to bring the body’s natural rhythms back into alignment.

Finally, Travel-Intel looks at plugging in abroad. Taking the right converters and adapters when crossing the border or crossing the pond can mean the difference between a hassle-free trip or a trip fraught with dead batteries, burnt-out power cords and devices that won't work.

Travel-Intel is written by travel industry journalists and focuses on changing trends in travel. Stories come from a variety of places and perspectives, including inside track information from travel industry conferences and expos, or first-person experiences at popular hotels, reports from exotic resorts, cruise ships and ports, and destinations near and far. Current issues and archives can be viewed at

Travel is an industry unto itself with all manner of tips and trends that need to be curated and watched to make the often chaotic fortunes of travel, smooth and purposeful, says Lark Gould, editor at Travel-Intel. We watch those trends and find those tips to ensure travelers have a certain amount of control over their plans. We work with travel agents to better advise their clients and with consumers to know what is available to them and know what questions to ask.

As a veteran travel journalist who has been covering the travel industry for more than 30 years, Lark Gould puts her incisive perspective into the weekly publication, with features and news updates, and also packages issues that present great travel deals to be found at hotels and resort locations worldwide. Travel-Intel can be viewed as a stand-alone publication on  Gould syndicates a Travel2020 column and regularly publishes travel stories in Business Traveler USA, as well as and various inflights and metros.

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