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Explore Asheville, the North Carolina town’s tourism promotion organization, decided in June that it was time to entice tourists back amid the coronavirus pandemic. But it was cautious.

The tourism agency focused its ad campaign on potential visitors who lived within 100 miles, close enough to drive. It used reams of data to target

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5 Houston luxury hotels take top spots on Conde Nast Traveler’s awards for best hotels in Texas

Magical getaways. Sumptuous digs. Over-the-top amenities. When a hotel lands on the coveted Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards List for Top 20 Hotels in Texas in 2020, it has arrived at its zenith for a luxury hotel. Never a town to disappoint when it comes to luxury accommodations, H-Town is home to several exclusive, extravagant hotels, including five that have landed a top spot on the list.

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Hotels.com Offers Travelers a Chance to Literally Live Under a Rock Until After the Election

No matter your particular affinity for either political party, supporters of both sides of the aisle would probably be willing to unplug and hide during the lead-up to the 2020 U.S. election—that is, after you’ve cast your absentee ballot.

Now, in a bit of experiential marketing that accurately gauges the nation’s mood after a tumultuous year, Hotels.com is offering travelers a chance to literally hide out under a rock from

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4 Travelers on Life Around the World: Women Who Travel Podcast

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Seven months into the pandemic, we wanted to take a look at what life—and travel, for that matter—looks like for those living abroad. In our latest episode, we catch up with four women based in very different cities to find out. Lale chats with travel writer Julia

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‘Handy Travel Mates’ Helps Travelers Find Top Luggage with Tips, Reviews, and More

'Handy Travel Mates' Helps Travelers Find Top Luggage with Tips, Reviews, and More

Handy Travel Mates helps consumers make informed decisions on travel bags, luggage, and even destinations

OCTOBER 6, 2020 – When wanderlust strikes, it’s imperative to be prepared with the best luggage. The team at Handy Travel Mates has come together, offering dynamic travel expertise, to create a website where travelers can find reviews and tips on travel bags and luggage, as well as an insider perspective of sought-after travel destinations.

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COVID-19 travelers want the beach, so what’s happening to Tampa hotels?

TAMPA ― Jeny Guichardo sweeps through the Hilton Tampa Downtown hotel lobby at least once an hour.

She cradles a tub of Lysol wipes in her arms while clutching disinfectant spray and a rag. Wearing a blue surgical mask and plastic gloves, she wipes elevator buttons, handrails and table tops.

Hilton hotels have launched the “CleanStay” program. It calls for regular surface wipe-downs. Each guest room is sealed with a

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Air Canada is the latest airline to offer free COVID-19 insurance for eligible travelers



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Airlines and even certain destinations are continuing to roll out COVID-19 insurance packages.

Air Canada is the latest in a series of international airlines that are offering complimentary coverage for coronavirus.

In August, Virgin Atlantic introduced what it

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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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Harvest workers among COVID world’s last regular travelers

ROCCA DE’ GIORGI, Italy — Her hands were hardly visible, so quickly did they press the clippers before dropping grape clusters into red plastic bins. Some distance behind her, in the next row over, Italian students subbing in due to a pandemic-fueled worker shortage tried vainly to catch up.

Though from a Romanian region famed for its wine, Alexandra Ichim had never worked in vineyards before traveling to Italy’s Lombardy

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4 Innovate Ways Hotels Can Use Instagram to Get Travelers Into Bed


To put it mildly, 2020 hasn’t been very kind to the hospitality industry. The economic fallout of Covid-19 travel restrictions has put hotel owners under increased pressure to attract guests and keep the lights on. Though disruption in the sector

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US travelers can visit Mexico’s top tourist destinations from just $144 round trip



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Editor’s note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help

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Most White Lodging hotels won 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards | Northwest Indiana Business Headlines

More than 90% of White Lodging’s hotels and restaurants were honored with 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.

A total of 78 of the Merrillville-based hospitality company’s hotels and 19 of its restaurants were recognized for receiving positive feedback from travelers and diners in Tripadvisor reviews. Honorees include the Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville, Aloft Chicago Downtown River North, Courtyard Philadelphia Collegeville and Hyatt Place Denver Downtown.

“I’m proud to see our

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New Exclusive MAX SHORE Itineraries Offer Explorers And Travelers Choice Of Two Immersive Adventures At The Crossroads Of Europe And Asia

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Due to the popularity of its innovative and unique new all-inclusive MAX SHORE experiences, Atlas Ocean Voyages today unveiled two new luxe-adventure itineraries, which feature included, immersive and complimentary “vacations-within-vacations.” Discerning and experienced travelers can choose World Navigator’s two new 24-night MAX SHORE itineraries, departing August 4, 2021, from Odessa, Ukraine, to the Black, Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean

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How Living Around the World Shaped This Traveler’s View of What It Means to Be a Black American

I would have never guessed that the trajectory of my life would have led me to live in multiple countries around the world. I didn’t even know that the possibility would open itself to me because prior to making the leap, I was focused on ascending in my career as a journalist, and more importantly, trying to survive my day-to-day life with multiple incomes that didn’t match my level of

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Tahoe Hotel Wins Hotels Travelers’ Choice Award (Top 10% Global Hotels) – Press Release

Small Family Hotel Business in South Lake Tahoe wins global award

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – September 24, 2020 – (Newswire.com)

​The 7 Seas Inn, South Lake Tahoe, today announced it has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner for Hotels. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveler feedback, placing them

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Luxury travelers hungry for adventures in far-flung locations: Travel Weekly

Very special, very expensive 

Indeed, both new and established tour operators are increasingly making possible what not long ago might have been considered impossible.

Papaioannou cited a recent nearly half-million-dollar trip that A&K crafted for a “very high net worth” man who wanted to propose to his girlfriend while on safari in Africa. 

“It was just the two of them,” she said. “A helicopter transported them to a beautiful spot

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Trump bars American travelers from more than 400 hotels

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President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Americans won’t be allowed to bring home cigars and rum from Cuba under new sanctions likely to appeal to Cuban-Americans, a crucial voting bloc in the battleground state of Florida. (Sept. 23)

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Americans visiting Cuba are going to be prohibited from staying at 433 hotels that are believed to be owned or controlled by the government or “certain well-connected insiders,” the

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