Summer travel 2022: Europe awaits, but how will airports handle the rush?
2022-04-30

Scenes of long lines at British airports over the Easter holiday period probably looked familiar to the many Americans who have been caught in the periodic bursts of chaos that have accompanied the U.S. travel rebound since last summer. But should Americans, who are expected to resume European vacations en masse this summer, be prepared […]

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America Airlines says business travel is about 80% recovered
2022-04-25

American Airlines’ total business travel demand is about 80% recovered compared with 2019 levels, with small and midsize business revenue approaching a full recovery, CEO Robert Isom said Thursday during a first-quarter earnings call. Revenue from large corporate clients is about 50% recovered. “Corporate bookings are at the highest they’ve been since the onset of […]

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Cancun and Orlando again No. 1 summer destinations for Americans
2022-04-18

Americans are planning to be on the move this summer, with travel up 16% compared to last year, according to Allianz Partners. The U.S. itself will benefit from much of that travel, with nearly 75% of travelers headed to domestic destinations (Orlando, Seattle and Honolulu were the top three spots). Internationally, Mexico remains popular. Cancun […]

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With so many choices, how do you find the right resort?
2022-04-11

All-inclusive resorts have come a long way since Belgian entrepreneur Gerard Blitz introduced Club Med resorts to the world in the 1950s. Today’s all-inclusive resorts span the globe and offer more than ever before in terms of services, accommodations, culinary options, beverage choices, entertainment and activities geared to specific audiences. Today, for instance, the Club […]

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Caribbean readies for a wave of reopenings
2022-04-05

Caribbean islands have reopened to international tourism. But many islands have adopted different restrictions and requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers; some have begun easing travel restrictions. Here are the latest developments for travel from the U.S. to each Caribbean country. To make this information easier to understand, we are segmenting each entry into entry-requirement […]

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Carnival Cruise Line is increasing gratuities
2022-04-05

Carnival Cruise Line is raising gratuities beginning May 1, according to the company’s website. Gratuities for suite staterooms will increase from $15.99 to $16.50 per person, per day. For guests in standard staterooms, the new gratuity will rise from $13.99 to $14.50 per person, per day. Guests who do not pre-pay their gratuities will see […]

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Top travel destinations without Covid restrictions
2022-03-28

As vaccination rates increase by the day and people all around the world start accepting that the Covid-19 virus could be part and parcel of their daily lives, more destinations are lifting travel entry requirements entirely for travelers. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says that Covid-19 has entered the endemic stage for many countries […]

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As Covid restrictions expire, it’s time to book the Aloha State
2022-03-21

The first two months of 2022 delivered a series of positive developments for Hawaii’s tourism industry, and if the current trends hold, it will mean more options for travelers and fewer headaches for travel advisors heading into spring break and summer. Covid-19 protocols are sunsetting, cruise ships are plowing through Hawaii’s waters again for the […]

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On a shipyard tour, the Norwegian Prima shows its artistic side
2022-03-15

VENICE, Italy — I stepped over creaky plywood boards and bundles of electrical cords as I made my way through the Norwegian Prima. The buzzing of construction equipment — there were 2,300 people working on the ship — was incessant. But the ship, the first in Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Prima class, is far enough […]

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Holland America Line makes special effort to highlight Alaska culture
2022-03-15

In recognition of its 75th anniversary of sailing in Alaska, Holland America Line is introducing a new line of programming to deepen guests’ understanding of cultural, culinary and shoreside experiences. The “Alaska Up Close” program will feature local experts leading workshops and lectures, multimedia talks revealing the stories of real Alaskans, tours highlighting the importance […]

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