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The Advantages of Booking Your Cruise Early: Setting Sail for a Dream Vacation

Booking a cruise early not only ignites the excitement of embarking on a memorable voyage but also offers a multitude of benefits that savvy travelers can take advantage of. From securing preferred cabins to enjoying competitive pricing and added perks, early cruise booking is a smart decision that ensures a seamless and unforgettable vacation experience. […]

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Expect big crowds for the summer travel season — and big prices, too

The unofficial start of the summer travel season is here, with airlines hoping to avoid the chaos of last year and travelers scrounging for ways to save a few bucks on pricey airfares and hotel rooms. Some travelers say they will settle for fewer trips than they hoped to take, or they will drive instead […]

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Is pent-up travel demand at an end? It depends

Has the pent-up demand that helped fuel a surge in travel as the pandemic ebbed finally run its course? Analyses from two major financial institutions, Mastercard and Bank of America, posed that question this month. And they found that the answer depends on factors still to be determined, such as the labor market, and varies […]

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Smooth Sailing: Why a Cruise Should Be Your Next Vacation Choice

Are you seeking a unique and unforgettable vacation experience? Look no further than a cruise! Embarking on a cruise offers a multitude of benefits that make it an ideal choice for your next getaway. From the sheer convenience and all-inclusive packages to the variety of destinations and onboard activities, a cruise vacation has something for […]

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The Covid emergency ends. Now, we move forward

On May 11, more than three years after the pandemic brought global travel to a halt, the U.S. finally lifted its vaccine requirement for international inbound travelers. Geoff Freeman is CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. The requirement, the last such inbound-travel requirement in the world, was eliminated just days after the World Health Organization […]

9 Tips for Packing for Your Cruise: What to Bring and What to Leave Behind

Packing for a cruise can be a fun and exciting task, but it can also be overwhelming if you’re not sure what to bring. Here are some tips to help you pack for a cruise: Check the dress code: Make sure to check the dress code for your cruise, as different cruise lines and itineraries […]

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Hoteliers make big investment in midscale and extended stay

Prior to the pandemic, an outsize portion of new hotel brand launches sat within one of two camps: luxury and lifestyle. As the pandemic wanes, however, the pendulum appears to be swinging in the opposite direction, as the industry sees a flurry of new brand activity skewing toward more accessibly priced segments, including midscale and […]

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7 Essential Tips for Preparing for Your Dream Cruise Adventure

A cruise can be an amazing and memorable vacation experience, but it does require some preparation. Here are seven things you need to know in order to prepare for a cruise. Travel documents Before embarking on your cruise, it’s essential to have all the necessary travel documents. This typically includes a passport or other government-issued […]

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Coronation Celebrations at Sea on board Cunard’s Three Queens

VALENCIA, Calif., May 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Cunard joins the celebration in marking the historic coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort with a range of coronation-themed activities planned on all three of its Queens. From street parties in the majestic Grand Lobby to themed musical performances, films and quizzes, […]

What’s hot on the Las Vegas pool scene this season

An unusually long, cold, wet winter perhaps delayed some visitors from enjoying the many pools on the Las Vegas Strip. But the pool season is in full swing now with the first string of 90-degree days of the year occurring the last week in April. In a recent study based on social media data, Las […]