House passes bill enabling one-stop screening for Americans returning home from abroad
2021-10-11

A bill approved by the House of Representatives could lay the groundwork for a day when Americans flying home from an international destination won’t have to go through rescreening before continuing from their airport of entry to a connecting destination. The One-Stop Pilot Program Act (H.R. 4094) won House approval by a voice vote on […]

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50 Top Romantic Weekend Getaways Part 2
2021-10-11

Hotel Poseidon: Positano, Italy Hop across the pond for a long weekend stay at Hotel Poseidon. Located in charming Positano on Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast, this family-owned property offers a pool with panoramic views and an outdoor restaurant overlooking the sea. As an extra perk, guests can borrow the owner’s 1971 Volkswagen Beetle to roam […]

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State of the cruise industry: Battered, bouncing back
2021-10-04

The chiefs from three of the four largest cruise lines sat in person on a panel at Seatrade Cruise Global last week, marking their first time together on a stage since the pandemic began. The event’s annual State of the Global Industry panel is always its keynote and typically features the leaders of the world’s […]

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20 Tips for Finding Cheap Cruise Deals
2021-10-04

Sail to destinations around the world without breaking the bank. If you’re dreaming of visiting multiple far-flung locales, ancient cities and dreamy island destinations in one trip – without blowing your budget – consider a cruise for your next vacation. Although many lines sail to similar destinations around the world, cruise experiences vary greatly depending […]

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‘A game-changer’: Travel marketers cheer U.S. plan to reopen to visitors
2021-09-26

The day the White House announced a plan for reopening the U.S. to vaccinated international travelers, more than 2,000 members of the travel industry were gathered in Las Vegas for IPW, the conference devoted to, in its words, “bringing the world to America.” The news sent a buzz through the show, said Visit California CEO […]

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50 Top Romantic Weekend Getaways part 1
2021-09-26

Leave all your cares behind and reconnect with your sweetie at these amazing properties. Find the perfect place for a little rest and relaxation. Whether you can hop a flight to the Caribbean or Europe or would prefer to stay closer to home, there are plenty of dreamy hotels and resorts that are perfect for […]

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U.S. to lift foreign travel restrictions for vaccinated travelers
2021-09-20

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will ease foreign travel restrictions into the U.S. beginning in November, when his administration will require all foreign nationals flying into the country to be fully vaccinated. All foreign travelers flying to the U.S. will need to demonstrate proof of vaccination before boarding as well as proof of a […]

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Icy Strait Point (finally) welcomes back NCL cruisers
2021-09-19

Icy Strait Point, a private cruise ship destination in Alaska’s Inside Passage, is in many ways a microcosm of how the travel industry, and cruising in particular, can successfully support communities while importing outside influences, blend authenticity with marketing and combine history with entertainment. Although several cruise lines call at Icy Strait Point, Norwegian Cruise […]

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Inclusive package fares are a win-win for cruise lines and advisors
2021-09-13

If the pandemic-induced cruise pause gave cruise lines one thing, it was time. And at the premium cruise lines, a lot of that was spent thinking about pricing. Starting at the very beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, all of the major premium cruise brands launched fare packages that provide what’s close to an […]

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12 Fun Adults-Only Cruises
2021-09-12

Pack your bags and leave the kids behind for your next cruise adventure. If getting away from it all includes a vacation without the kids, consider booking an adults-only cruise. While some lines provide a fully adults-only experience (e.g., children are not allowed on board), others offer adult-focused venues and activities on board to separate […]

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