Vaccine hesitancy is slowing the reopening of the U.S.
2021-07-12

Remember a couple months ago when the U.S. was one of the world’s leaders in the percentage of the population that had been vaccinated? Well, while we are still well ahead of most of the world, our standing in that statistic is slipping, to the detriment of the U.S. travel industry and all of us […]

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The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2021 Part 3
2021-07-12

30. The Cloister at Sea Island A south Georgia gem, The Cloister at Sea Island has hosted world leaders, championship golfers, couples and various other types of travelers for more than 90 years. Its expansive seaside location makes it perfect for families, groups and anyone hosting an event. Ranked as the No. 1 Best Hotel in Georgia, it […]

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Israel -Land of Creation
2021-07-05

Get ready. Israel’s travel market is opening! After more than a year of traveling through a computer screen, we’re ready welcome your clients back to explore the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem, to soak up the sun on the beaches in Tel Aviv, to visit the vineyards and biblical landscapes of the north, […]

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First big U.S. cruise since 2020: Life on the Edge feels … normal
2021-07-05

Aboard the Celebrity Edge — Last week, the Celebrity Edge became the first large cruise ship to resume passenger cruises from the U.S. since the pandemic had been declared in March 2020. And just a day into that sailing, Richard Fain, CEO of Royal Caribbean Group, said that what had previously felt like an “endless […]

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The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2021 Part 2
2021-07-05

U.S. News ranked 4,616 top properties for 2021. Check out the 50 best. 40. The Lodge at Torrey Pines Perched high above the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean, The Lodge at Torrey Pines appeals to travelers keen on relaxing in style. Guests at this San Diego-area hotel can enjoy priority tee […]

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CDC, Florida continue to battle as lines readjust vaccine rules
2021-06-28

At Florida-based Cruise.com, the phones have been ringing continuously as clients try to understand the latest health-related requirements to cruise. “We’re trying to keep the agents updated with the constant changes,” said Anthony Hamawy, president of Cruise.com. Until last week, big-ship cruising was the only segment of the U.S. travel industry still shut down. As […]

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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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