‘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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What do Gen Z travelers want from online travel brands?
2021-09-06

Travel brands eager to engage with young consumers have for years focused on one key segment: millennials. Cut to 2021, and many of those consumers — now climbing in age between 25 and 40 — are balancing the costs of families and mortgages on top of extracurricular spending. And while millennials still hold significant spending […]

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Top Travel Rewards Programs Prioritize Flexibility, Ease of Earning
2021-09-06

U.S. News announces 2021-22 Best Airline Rewards Programs and Best Hotel Rewards Programs. As many hotel and airline rewards enthusiasts know, the more you travel and the more you spend on travel, the more you can actually save on travel. This might come as a surprise to more novice trip planners or basic rewards members […]

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Social distancing on a river cruise? Four tips to sail with more space
2021-08-30

After countless months of having a 6-foot span visually etched into our brains, the idea of an “intimate” river cruise experience with hundreds of other people might seem counterintuitive. But in addition to the growing vaccine and testing mandates required for travel in the era of Covid-19, modern river cruising lends itself well to escaping […]

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What to Expect on Your Next Cruise Vacation
2021-08-28

If the thought of a cruise vacation calls to mind self-serve buffets, packed live performances and overcrowded megaships, it may be time to adjust your expectations. After a lengthy hiatus following the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, select cruise ships slowly started welcoming passengers back on board earlier this summer – but […]

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