Perfect springboard for an adventure-packed holiday

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As many parts of the world tentatively emerge from travel restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, there has never been a better time to explore our own country — and the Eastern Cape’s Sunshine Coast is a perfect starting point.

The Eastern Cape, having earned a solid reputation as South Africa’s “Adventure Province”, offers a

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Marriott, Hyatt or Holiday Inn Express: Comparing hotels’ covid protocols

Until last week, the last time I stayed at a hotel was back in March. Since the pandemic began, I spent months locked down alone in my D.C. apartment, then with family in Upstate New York. I took bike trips and road trips to go camping, but I avoided hotels completely.

In the meantime, hotels, like the rest of the travel industry, were suffering. According to the American Hotel &

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Kickoff of the Fall Holiday Season at Frankfurt Airport

The fall travel season is just around the corner: school holidays will start next Friday in Hesse and several other German states. Despite the ongoing global pandemic, many holiday destinations can still be safely and easily reached from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) while complying with current requirements. To let passengers embark on their trips without worrying, in recent months the airport has worked closely with other institutions to implement a comprehensive

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Adventure travel agencies offer Egyptians a new kind of holiday – Features – Egypt

When Zeina Tawakol decided to take a holiday, she was looking for something adventurous and different, a break from her normal routine. 

The answer to her call was in a trip to Nepal; 10 days of hiking, exploring and interacting with the local community.

“The decision to get out of my comfort zone and join Omar Samra and Wild Guanabana on a life-changing journey to Nepal was the

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Tips for planning gatherings and celebrations this holiday season

If your holiday traditions involve large gatherings of friends and family, the coronavirus pandemic is going to make planning for this year’s festivities a little more complicated.

With health experts saying a third surge of cases is possible within the next several weeks, what should you be considering for celebrations of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas?

“You need to evaluate your risk as a family, depending on if you have

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Travel Begins to Bounce Back in China During Golden Week Holiday

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Travel Begins to Bounce Back in China During Golden Week Holiday

Some 637 million residents of China traveled inside their country during the recent eight-day Golden Week holiday, spending tens of billions of dollars at a time when officials hope to get consumers to spend more and perk up the economy.

More than 45 percent of China’s 1.4 billion people traveled during

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Your CARES Act Benefits Experts, Magellan Jets, Offers Tax Holiday Strategy Consulting on Private Jet Travel in 2021 & Beyond

Leading Private Aviation Solution Provider Advises Guests & Businesses on Utilizing the CARES Act Tax Exemption for Private Jet Travel

As we enter the final few months of 2020, your private aviation consultants at Magellan Jets are thrilled to provide their expertise on tax holiday benefits for individuals and organizations, so they can better understand the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and its impact on their

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2020 holiday shopping tips |

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SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — Shopping & Trends Expert for RetailMeNot, Sara Skirboll, joined us to share holiday shopping insights for 2020. Sara discussed the big changes, the best days to shop, the most coveted gifts, and smart shopping strategies for the holiday season. An easy, safe way to save money is to use the RetailMeNot website or

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The wildest holiday requests from the super rich

(CNN) — Whether they’re arranging $300,000 private dinners with celebrity chefs or pop-up luxury campsites in the steppes of the northern Sahara, luxury travel agents and concierge services manage to make the impossible a reality.

Last summer, luxury concierge service Element Lifestyle secured the key to the Sistine Chapel so a New York family of six could open the doors and enjoy Michelangelo’s stunning artwork alone — an experience that
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When Is A Good Time To Book Holiday Flights And Hotels?

Your family is likely starting to shape your holiday travel plans, so you know which days to be off work. Normally, you might have booked your holiday flights and lodging in the summer months. But you might be able to wait a little longer this year to set your travel itinerary for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

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DIA, Southwest Airlines try to calm travelers’ nerves ahead of holiday travel season amid COVID-19

Tom Starr, Southwest Airlines’ general manager at Denver International Airport, donned a surgical mask and safety vest Tuesday morning. Just after 10 a.m. he called for the attention of the corporate travel managers gathered around him. He was about to lead them on a tour from the check-in counter to a Southwest gate on the airport’s Concourse C with a focus on COVID-19 safety and cleaning efforts.

“My goal is

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The Holiday Guru solves coronavirus travel issues

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The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions.

This week his advice is directed at issues around flight refunds and annual theme park passes.

Q. Having bought a Merlin Annual Pass, which allows myself and my son entry to attractions including Chessington World of Adventures and Legoland Windsor, I’ve found it is almost impossible to use as so many slots

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Santa Barbara Airbus Rolls Out Reopening Plans in Time for Holiday Travel Season | Business

Santa Barbara Airbus, closed since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has announced its reopening plans just in time for the holiday season.

“Closing our doors in March was a hard decision, but one we felt necessary for the community and business,” said Samantha Onnen, general manager for Santa Barbara Airbus. “We are thrilled at the idea of reopening in time for holiday travel and cannot wait to see passengers

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The Best Travel Insurance For Your Holiday Vacation Trip

American travelers are looking forward to the holiday travel period like nothing else in recent memory. But given the pandemic health concerns, they’re also trying to find the best travel insurance for a holiday vacation.

A new report by American Express finds travelers are cautiously optimistic about traveling in the next six months. Just over half (55%) of

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Southwest Airlines cuts 90,000 flights in November and December as holiday travel demand falters

Southwest Airlines cut more than 90,000 flights from its November and December schedules, trying desperately to avoid empty aircraft heading into the important holiday travel season.

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A man passes a flight status board at Love Field on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Dallas.

Dallas-based Southwest cut 38,000 flights from its November plans, or about 36% of all trips, according to

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Holidays: Safe holiday destinations for winter breaks – Italy, Greece, Turkey and more | Travel News | Travel

Holidays have to be undertaken with a great deal of precaution now. The UK government has very strict travel rules in place, with only a selection of destinations on the ‘safe’ list. What’s more, countries can be removed from this list with very little notice, making going on holiday even more stressful.

“It is difficult to commit to a winter holiday with the travel corridors constantly changing, but there are

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Book holiday travel now with $50 off JetBlue flights, $300 off vacations

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Normally, the airlines are in the power position when it comes to holiday travel demand. A systemwide airline fare sale or discount valid for peak holiday flights wouldn’t have happened in the recent past, but in 2020, that’s

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This Is What Holiday Travel Will Look Like This Year. Maybe.

By Sam Kemmis

Over the river and through the woods, to … a hotel near-ish Grandmother’s house we go?

A couple weeks ago I wrote about how and whether to book flights for the holidays. Since then, a few people have asked what I think holiday travel will be like this year. Will airports be packed? Or will caution prevail? Will airfare and hotel prices go up? Or will they

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The Adventure Buddies Plan Holiday Events and Travel in the Midst of a Pandemic

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As summer comes to an end and we are headed into fall, followed by the holidays, Mat Dagilis and Trevi Sawalich, along with Trevi’s young son and daughter, Jake and Gianna, are looking forward to some exciting things this holiday season.  Summer was full of adventure for The Adventure Buddies, as they took the opportunity to turn their typical globe-trotting,

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Perfect staycation destinations for discerning dogs and top tips to keep a pet happy on holiday

Pet owners planning a staycation to end the summer will be scouring destinations looking for a suitable place to take their four-legged friend to join the family fun.

Leaving pets behind can be heart-breaking, with many families refusing to go on holiday without them.

Pet food specialist Lily’s Kitchen has researched the most suitable destinations for discerning dogs.

Super-active breeds – like Border Collies – need plenty of exercise, so

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