Fauci suggests South Africa travel ban could be short-lived
2021-12-07

The ban on noncitizen U.S. entry from South Africa and seven other southern African nations might be short-lived, according to the Biden administration’s chief medical advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci. “In real time, literally on a daily basis, we’re reevaluating that policy,” Fauci said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” cable news show. The U.S. […]

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Travel advisors urged to prepare for the luxury floodgates to open
2021-11-29

The luxury segment has changed, and travel advisors need to keep up with the demands of their top clients, according to two luxury-travel experts. The smartest luxury travel advisors are getting even smarter, Angie Licea, president of Global Travel Collection, a luxury division of Internova Travel Group, said after the group’s conference in October. Those […]

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The 17 Best Christmas Light Displays in the U.S.
2021-11-29

Get in the holiday spirit at one of these dazzling Christmas light shows. Holiday lights – whether they be Yule logs or candles on Christmas trees – have been around for centuries, but it wasn’t until 1882 that electric lights made it on the scene. Plus, it took several more decades before they were widely […]

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Where are people traveling for the holidays? Warm weather, Europe beckon
2021-11-23

Interest in warm destinations are through the roof, cruise bookings are coming to life again, and Europe is on the minds of last-minute holiday season travelers. For travel advisors, November has also ushered in long days and bedeviling details. “We are buried, buried, buried in holiday requests,” said Corina Johnson, owner of All Points Travel […]

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Cruise vs. All-Inclusive Resort: Which Is Better?
2021-11-23

Find out the pros and cons of each and see which option is right for you. If you’re trying to decide whether you should book a cruise or stay at an all-inclusive resort for your next vacation, there are a lot of factors to consider. Beyond selecting a destination, you’ll need to determine what type […]

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The U.S. has reopened to international travel. Cities are eager for visitors
2021-11-15

NEW YORK — British Airways and Virgin Atlantic synchronized takeoffs from London Heathrow to New York JFK on Nov. 8 in a celebration of the reopening of U.S. borders to vaccinated international travelers — and perhaps no city was as eager to welcome them as New York. The pandemic has had an outsized impact on […]

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U.S. News Survey Finds Cruisers Ready to Return to the Seas
2021-11-15

Both longtime and potential first-time cruisers are booked at a higher rate than pre-pandemic. Over the past two years, the coronavirus pandemic has created a challenging travel atmosphere, especially for the cruise industry. Now, as more cruise ships start to sail again, travelers looking for a vacation at sea are given hope and encouragement that […]

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As rules ease, travelers head to U.S. for emotional reunions
2021-11-08

CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT, France (AP) — The U.S. lifted restrictions Monday on travel from a long list of countries including Mexico, Canada and most of Europe, setting the stage for emotional reunions nearly two years in the making and providing a boost for the airline and tourism industries decimated by the pandemic. Wives will […]

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50 Top Romantic Weekend Getaways Part 4
2021-11-08

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa: Lahaina, Hawaii It doesn’t get much more romantic than Hawaii, and for those on the West Coast, the islands can make for a long weekend escape. Located on Kaanapali Beach, the 40-acre Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa has rooms with lanais overlooking the beach, mountains or grounds; six […]

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Clients looking to avoid crowds in Hawaii? Book these attractions instead
2021-11-01

The Covid-19 pandemic has made travel advisors more essential to Hawaii visitors than at any time since the birth of the internet. As the choppy rebound from the pandemic continues, the hurdles to a smooth, stress-free vacation in the Islands dot the travel-planning landscape like shrimp trucks along Oahu’s North Shore. First, there is the […]

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