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Hospitality, innovation and feeding the soul: Meet the Filipino …

(9 days ago) 1 day ago · Travel wouldn’t be complete without a meal. Food has the power to transport you to faraway places and enhance your travel experience. For Adrienne Borlongan, travel literally influenced her ice cream business. And during the pandemic, it allowed customers across the nation to experience the Philippines through classic and innovative flavors.

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28 essential travel apps every traveler should download

(8 days ago) Lori Zaino is a Senior Writer for TPG and TPG UK, covering travel, news, points and miles and more. She's been based in Madrid, Spain for 13 years, an expert in travel throughout destinations like Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa.

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After telling people to stay home, Hawaii is ready for travelers to …

(3 days ago) 2 hours ago · Hawaii has recorded over 82,000 cases of COVID-19 and nearly 900 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. After a worrying surge in cases and deaths in August and September, cases have decreased, which the governor cited for the decision to reopen for nonessential travel. Currently, 70% of residents are fully vaccinated.

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6 common airline award travel pitfalls and how to avoid them

(7 days ago) 10 hours ago · So, keep an eye out for them as you travel throughout the world. Related: Top 10 ways to fly an international airline without flying all the way to its country. Bottom line. Knowing how to use points and miles for award travel can save you a ton of money and make more frequent travel a reality.

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The 2 big ways Americans’ travel habits changed during the …

(8 days ago) Ultimately, travel is back: People are both flying again as well as staying in hotels in the U.S. and abroad. But travel habits have undoubtedly changed. As the pandemic stretches on, it’s clear that many travelers still want to stay close to home and will eagerly accept more rules and regulations if it means getting back on the road.

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Sure, you can travel internationally right now -- But here are 7 …

(9 days ago) Unfortunately, if you are considering international travel right now, your old ways may not fly. Some countries, such as the Bahamas, include the cost of COVID-related travel insurance in the visitor application fee, while other countries, such as St. Martin and Turks and Caicos, require documentation of a purchased plan. The cost for these

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New US travel report says unvaccinated families are more likely to …

(1 days ago) Overall, more than half of survey respondents (51%) ranked theme and water parks third among types of trips they are planning on taking with their families in the next year, following travel to visit families and friends (62%) and beach vacations (61%). “Disney, Universal and other companies have worked hard over the past 18 months to portray

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Royal Caribbean just announced the most epic around-the-world …

(5 days ago) 9 hours ago · Royal Caribbean will begin taking bookings for the Ultimate World Cruise today, Wednesday, Oct. 20 by phone only and through travel agents. There will be an exclusive one-week window through Oct. 26 when only top members (Diamond and above) of Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society loyalty program can book.

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Travel + Leisure launches its subscription travel club

(3 days ago) You can now join a travel subscription service that lets you book trips curated by an iconic travel magazine. On Wednesday, Sept. 8, Travel + Leisure Group launched its long-anticipated travel subscription service. During a phone call this week with Noah Brodsky, president of the Travel + Leisure Group, he said that even though some people may not be ready to travel yet, “it’s always a

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Deal Alert: Fly to Key West and other Florida cities for under $200

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Reasons you might buy travel insurance now — even if you never …

(5 days ago) You’re planning travel that isn’t hotels or flights. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been a rise in long-term rental stays, road trips, national park visits and other types of travel that don’t necessarily involve a flight or hotel. These types of trips may not be covered by card protections, or have clear cancelation and

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Why Peru’s Choquequirao Trek is an alternative to the Inca Trail

(5 days ago) 10 hours ago · While Machu Picchu and the classic Inca Trail trek attract most of the tourists when it comes to Peru, the lesser-known Choquequirao trek is equally worth the visit for outdoor adventurers, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The trek is situated in the Cusco region of Peru, about 684 miles southwest of the capital city, Lima.. Related: Peru’s Inca Trail permits go on sale for the first

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New documents released in Marriott resort fee lawsuit — The …

(6 days ago) 3 hours ago · A travel advocacy group filed suit against MGM Resorts earlier this year, while Hilton Honors was sued by Nebraska’s attorney general back in 2019. However, these unsealed documents shed new light on Marriott in particular.

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How coronavirus could change the future of travel

(8 days ago) Travel experts agree that, when leisure travel resumes, Americans will finally take advantage of the vacations they deserve. Not only will Americans be better about taking days off, but living, working and learning arrangements will continue to be more flexible as a result of the pandemic, likely leading to longer stays in a given destination.

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You’ll have to pay to convert your proof of vaccination for …

(4 days ago) If skiing the slopes of Switzerland is in your travel plans soon, you’d better make sure to pack your vaccine card — and some extra cash. According to The Local, the country will charge certain travelers — including those from the U.S. and the U.K. — a $32 (30 CHF) fee to convert their paper vaccination card to the Swiss Covid

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World of Hyatt peak pricing starts Oct 1 — what you need to know

(8 days ago) 6 hours ago · World of Hyatt is the latest hotel loyalty program to join the industry trend of peak and off-peak pricing.. The news was first announced all the way back in December 2019, with an initial plan to introduce the new pricing system in March 2020.As the coronavirus pandemic largely halted travel that same month, the change was continually delayed … until now.

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Stories from women who travel solo

(6 days ago) Julie Olum, travel writer and digital content creator Julie Olum was born and raised in Kenya and has been traveling full-time for the last six years. Her story began as an undergrad at university in South Africa , where she studied to be an architect before embarking on a month-long trip around Europe in her last year.

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Big vs. small cruise ships: Which will I like better

(7 days ago) Last chance: Final Daily Getaways travel deals include Marriott and Best Western Deals. 2h ago. Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card. Earn 90,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new card in the first three months of card membership. Offer ends 11/10/2021.

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How to protect yourself from these common travel scams

(Just Now) Travel can be a rewarding and relaxing experience — some of my favorite memories are from trips I’ve taken with friends or by myself. But scam artists are everywhere, and anyone can fall prey to a scheme — especially if you’re in an unfamiliar place. And some scams specifically target certain groups of people, such as women, older travelers or kids.

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Here’s why a vaccine mandate for international travel could be on …

(6 days ago) But the travel industry’s contradictory opinions on the matter, as well as the potential impacts a mandate could have on an already struggling industry, could be significant roadblocks. What is clear is that many travelers do in fact support a vaccine mandate for not just international travel but domestic travel as well.

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Moon-themed resort set to launch in Las Vegas

(7 days ago) The Las Vegas endeavor (with a working name of “Moon”) is one of four lunar-themed resorts scheduled to launch across the globe in 2026 or 2027. Others are planned for the Middle East, China and Spain. This opens in a new window. At 735 feet tall and 650 feet wide, Moon Resorts Las Vegas will reportedly include a whopping 4,000 hotel rooms.

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As delta variant spreads, some travelers are increasingly less …

(4 days ago) Travel demand is still strong — TPG’s survey found that, overall, 70% of travelers are comfortable traveling to a different city or town, with millennials more likely than any other generation to book either a domestic or international flight. And travelers are still largely comfortable with outdoor destinations and activities, such as

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First look at the brand-new Capital One Lounge at Dallas-Fort …

(4 days ago) 56 minutes ago · The company invested in the travel technology firm Hopper and used it to power the relaunch of the Capital One Travel portal earlier this year, too. Marking yet another milestone, the company is opening its first-ever airport lounge at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) — more locations will arrive in Denver (DEN) and Washington

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United CEO says rival airlines could suffer from lack of vaccine …

(2 days ago) 3 hours ago · But with transatlantic travel showing signs of recovery, and transpacific travel likely to recover in 2023, and with more wide-body aircraft than competitors, Kirby sees “a sustainable long-term advantage for the United network.”

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Confirmed: EU recommends restrictions on US travelers as delta …

(7 days ago)Travel is a crucial component of the global economy and will be necessary for a full recovery from the economic devastation of the pandemic. Despite the potential impact on tourism, some EU members may already be enhancing travel restrictions and testing requirements.

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US reopens Nov. 8, United makes long-haul push and Delta’s A330 …

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What to do if you've booked a Europe trip and entry rules change …

(6 days ago) If nonrefundable travel is your only option, the “cancel for any reason” (also known as CFAR) travel insurance Shon speaks of allows you to cancel due to COVID-19 concerns, assuming you adhere to the purchase and cancellation stipulations outlined in the policy, writes TPG senior travel editor Andrea Rotondo. Just understand that CFAR doesn

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Troubleshooting airline mishaps: Travel experts share top …

(5 days ago) Travel and health restrictions for domestic and international can change quickly now. Sherpa is a website doing a good job of posting up-to-date information about the travel documentation that you need to avoid being turned away at the airport or by your airline.

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Soon open to fully vaccinated Americans: Everything you need to …

(7 days ago) Tests used for travel must be purchased by the traveler. You can expect to pay between 25 and 100 pounds ($35 and $140) for a test. The cost will vary, depending on a number of factors. For example, if you want your results on the same day, you should expect to pay more. Check with your airline to see if it offers a discount on day two testing

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The US requires a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days to …

(3 days ago) Since January, U.S. airlines have maintained a pre-travel testing mandate under the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which requires incoming passengers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of departure to the U.S., vaccination status notwithstanding.. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our …

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Amtrak private roomette summer sale

(5 days ago) Priority boarding. Complimentary meals onboard. During this promotion, two can travel together in a roomette for as low as $193 between Chicago and St. Paul-Minneapolis. The only blackout date is July 5, 2021. (Screenshot courtesy of Amtrak) Many other itineraries are possible. Private rooms are available on the following Amtrak routes:

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These Hispanic travel influencers are the ones to follow on …

(8 days ago) Uruguayan-American queer travel journalist Lola Mendez (also known as Miss Filatelista from her blog) loves to show her audience the best in vegan eats and sustainable getaways.Six year ago, Mendez left her thriving career as a New York City fashion publicist to pursue her love of travel full time and since then has wandered from Hoi An, Vietnam, to Rio de Janeiro and more.

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Phuket Sandbox travelers can now visit other islands such as Krabi

(5 days ago) The new rule now makes it a bit easier to travel to the country if you want to visit but don’t want to be restricted to one area. The new guidelines mean travelers wouldn’t be limited to only Phuket and could see other Thai destinations, such as the famous James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay or Phi Phi Islands in Krabi.

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COVID-19 vaccine required: A guide to where you can only go …

(9 days ago) During this period, travel is restricted to compelling reasons, specifically those related to work, family, health or purchasing essential goods. Tourists already on the ground in Tahiti are allowed to travel within their tourist accommodations, as well as to and from the airport. The borders of Tahiti remain open during the lockdown.

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Where TPG editors and writers will travel after coronavirus

(6 days ago) I plan to travel to Ethiopia — visiting both the capital of Addis Ababa as well as a town in the north of the country called Lalibela, famous for the 12th- and 13th-century churches carved out of rock in the ground. Then, I’ll head to Tanzania to relax for a few days on the island of Zanzibar.”.

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New Zealand eyes early 2022 for reopening its borders to …

(1 days ago) In April, New Zealand extended quarantine-free travel reciprocity to neighboring Australia to enable quarantine-free journeys between the two countries. Several Australian states had been allowing quarantine-free travel from New Zealand since October 2020, but New Zealand held off because of isolated outbreaks in Australia.

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Air Canada relents, will finally refund canceled flights

(6 days ago) Air Canada refunds for canceled flights. Despite nearly a year of denying refunds for canceled flights, the carrier has come full circle. Effective immediately, all non-refundable flights purchased before April 13, 2021, for travel on or after Feb. 1, 2020 that were canceled — for any reason — are eligible for a refund.

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UPDATED: US to require vaccination as part of plan to allow …

(5 days ago) “Every week that travel bans on the UK, EU, and Canada remain in place, our economy loses $1.5 billion in spending, which would support 10,000 American jobs. We urge the administration to advance this plan for 212(f) countries and set a reopening date as quickly as possible, especially as the U.K., much of the E.U., and Canada have all taken

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Some countries no longer accept paper CDC vaccine cards. Here’s …

(5 days ago) But digital requirements raise questions about how the travel industry will verify vaccine cards from around the country and world. Starting Sept. 1, all visitors age 16 and older to Turks and Caicos must be fully vaccinated, per Visit Turks & Caicos. This means at least 14 days must have passed after receiving your second dose of a two-dose

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The difference between CDC and State Department travel warnings

(1 days ago) “The CDC’s Travel Health Notices focus exclusively on health-related concerns, while the Department of State’s Travel Advisories are based on a broader set of risk indicators,” said the State Department. “This means that in some instances, the Department’s advisory for a given country will reflect a different level than the CDC’s

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Doomed from the start: Marriott just pulled out of the Las Vegas …

(6 days ago) 2 days ago · The north end of the Las Vegas Strip just got dealt another big blow — and so did Marriott Bonvoy members hoping to burn points in Sin City.. Marriott has decided to pull out of the seemingly neverending Fontainebleau project, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, meaning the Strip’s first JW Marriott and the Las Vegas Edition won’t see the light of day.

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Best gyms for travelers

(5 days ago) Editor’s note: This post has been updated with current information. It was originally published on July 27, 2019. After sitting for hours in a cramped cabin, it’s no surprise that travelers are placing a growing emphasis on staying fit while traveling.Whether it’s to fight jet lag and weight gain or maintain a general sense of well-being while away from home, travelers are making it a

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