The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2021 Part 1
2021-06-28

U.S. News ranked 4,616 top properties for 2021. Check out the 50 best. From seaside resorts to glamorous urban hotels, these unique properties are the best in the country. With such a wide array of luxurious urban hotels, boutique lodges and beachfront resorts to choose from, it can be difficult to decide where to travel. […]

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Are we there yet?
2021-06-21

We are all that kid in the back seat, knowing we haven’t arrived but unable to stop asking if we’re there yet. Does the stream of border openings, cruise restarts and lifting of protocols, quarantines and mandates mean that arrival at our destination — the unequivocal recovery of the travel industry — is imminent? We’ve been on the road to […]

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Four cruise brands, four plans to satisfy CDC requirements
2021-06-14

Over the course of four days this month, the four largest cruise lines laid out plans for the summer in which they demonstrated that, after a year of walking in lockstep as an industry, they are taking very different paths toward a restart. Much can be inferred about why each of the brands — Royal […]

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When Will Cruises Resume?
2021-06-14

Find out if you need a COVID-19 vaccine to cruise and when each cruise line plans to sail again. Update: As of early June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has begun approving select cruise ships for simulated trial voyages and limited sailings, based on their compliance with guidelines set forth in the Framework for Conditional […]

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Countries eager to reopen to travel as pandemic recedes
2021-06-07

Countries reliant on tourism are racing to reopen borders and revive economies decimated by the pandemic. The World Travel & Tourism Council estimates that the sector lost nearly $4.5 trillion and 62 million jobs last year. Airlines alone lost $126 billion last year and are on track to lose another $48 billion this year, according […]

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Travel Advisor vs. Travel Agent: What’s the Difference and Do You Need One?
2021-05-24

A travel advisor can help you book a vacation, use your travel rewards and score you perks. In early 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic forced the closures of international borders and stay-at-home orders became the norm, many travelers were left scrambling. Along with expensive rebooking and cancellation fees, travelers were faced with long lines at […]

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Pandemic practices we want to keep
2021-05-24

Call them silver linings in a very dark cloud: Adjustments made as a result of the pandemic have also produced benefits for society. It has been noted that the pandemic accelerated existing trends that had previously advanced at a leisurely pace. Although there’s much about the pandemic we want to leave behind, it’s hard to […]

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Governor DeSantis; Pick Your Personal Battles Not at Cruise Expense
2021-05-17

The only thing which pre-empts a quality education is selfishness. Having your own personal agenda, which is the case for the Yale and Harvard educated Governor DeSantis, who is doubling down on his year-long issue with the CDC, by ignoring their recommendations and even pleas, to please vaccinate so the world can re-open. Cruise lines […]

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Who should take a cruise? Anyone
2021-05-10

During Covid time it has sometimes felt as though the CDC was talking about a kind of travel experience that was alien to most of us. Ask anyone dedicated to cruise sales, and you will quickly learn that cruising has maintained some of the highest guest satisfaction statistics in our industry. But, at times, we […]

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When can I cruise? Start booking!
2021-05-01

Mid-July fully vaccinated people can enjoy the freedom and thrill of cruising and…know that your attentive crew members are also vaccinated! Yes, this is the beginning of the end of pandemic purgatory, so let’s feel and absorb this great news. When looking for the right cruise for you, do your homework. You want to choose […]

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