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Latest Travel News & Tourism News TravelPulse

Find the latest travel and tourism news from around the world. Stay informed with travel news and updates.

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Trending Travel News & Current Events TravelPulse

Trending In Travel. TravelPulse covers the latest travel trends, keeping you updated on breaking travel news, relevant current events and the evolving travel industry landscape.

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Safest US Travel Destinations To Visit This Summer

The COVID-19 pandemic has led many travelers to give extra consideration to safety when planning their summer vacation. While there's no way to completely eliminate risk from your next getaway, here's a look at some of the safest destinations across the nation based on COVID-19 infection and crime rates as well as some other important metrics.

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Travel Intel TravelPulse

The latest trending topics in travel as well as recent surveys, studies & predictions and how they impact the industry. Remote Places To Travel To Avoid Crowds. Jun 09, 2021 12:33 PM ET Travelers making the extra effort to venture from the beaten path will be rewarded with fewer crowds this summer. The Best & Worst Staycation Destinations in

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Travel Agent Deals, Offers & Discounts TravelPulse

Find the latest travel agent deals, offers and discounts from the premier travel agent resource, TravelPulse.

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Hawaii To Lift All Travel Restrictions as Vaccination

When the total vaccination rate reaches 70 percent, Ige said, all travel restrictions will be lifted, and the Safe Travels program will be terminated. Like other states, Hawaii has been actively encouraging its residents to get vaccinated through various incentive programs, including deals and discounts at certain Hawaii businesses and win

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Memorial Day 2021 Report: Busiest Airports, Travel Times

Memorial Day 2021 is almost upon us and, according to the latest data from travel app Hopper, Americans are revving up to make the most out of the holiday weekend that traditionally marks the unofficial start of the summer travel season.. This year, perhaps more than any other before, people can’t wait to get started on their warm-weather travels, after enduring 15 months of being grounded

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Dominican Republic Updates Travel Entry Requirements

As COVID-19 vaccines become more prevalent, the Dominican Republic has announced updates to its travel entry requirements.. Officials in the Dominican Republic revealed the Responsible Tourism Recovery Plan would no longer require travelers to provide a negative coronavirus test upon arrival. Instead, aleatory breath tests will be administered to between 3-15 percent of travelers arriving …

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Biden Administration Considering Changes to International

United States President Joe Biden and his administration are reportedly considering sweeping changes to international travel restrictions put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19.. According to Reuters.com, the White House has held a series of meetings over the last month about when and how they could begin to rescind the travel restrictions barring most non-essential travelers …

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UK Reveals Countries’ Traffic-Light Status, US Travel

To help quash the U.K.’s latest COVID-19 surge, the British government is presently banning all non-essential international travel as part of England’s lockdown roadmap, although a cautious reopening strategy has been teased for several weeks now.. Today, answering much speculation, U.K. Transport Minister Grant Shapps made an official announcement during a Downing Street press …

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Travel Advisors See Uptick in Summer 2021 Bookings

Suffice it to say business is picking up considerably, as evidenced by the volume and scope of summer 2021 bookings. “We have been slammed with summer bookings. As soon as we send out quotes we are getting confirmation from clients to book,” said Kim Cook of Love to Travel, adding that most of the agency’s summer bookings are for destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean.

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Ireland Looking at Late June for Announcement on Travel

Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said “We may need to consider free travel between the UK and Ireland (first) before we open up to wider international travel.” And, first, before opening its incredibly gorgeous lands and cities and pubs and restaurants to tourists, it needs to open its infrastructure to its citizens.

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2021's Top US and International Summer Travel Destinations

After a year hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are growing in confidence and eyeing long-awaited summer getaways to warm-weather destinations, including Florida, Hawaii and the Caribbean. Allianz Partners recently analyzed more than 985,000 flight itineraries for trips of five to eight days to determine the most popular domestic and international destinations for summer travel in …

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Travel Technology News & Information TravelPulse

You’re ready to travel. And with the help of a travel advisor, you can set your plans to “Go!” No matter where you’re heading, with an advisor to guide you, you can trust the vacation you’ve been counting down to was worth waiting for.

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Travel Industry Urges President Biden to Quickly Reopen

Travel industry leaders sent a letter to United States President Joe Biden on Tuesday urging the administration to quickly reopen international travel to avoid “dire economic consequences.”. The U.S. Travel Association noted in the letter that current science, the success of the U.S. vaccine rollout and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s guidance allows for steps

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Americans Are Getting Vaccinated for Summer Travel

Doubtless, the CDC’s guidance for vaccinated travelers released last month, which states that it’s safe for fully vaccinated individuals to travel within the U.S. and can bypass testing requirements when re-entering the country from abroad, is also encouraging people to start travel planning in earnest.

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European Union Approves COVID-19 Certificates for Travel

The European Union reached a deal Thursday approving COVID-19 certificates that would help reopen non-essential travel across the 27-nation bloc this summer.. According to Reuters.com, the agreement was reached after the fourth round of negotiations between European Parliament lawmakers and current EU president Portugal representing member states.

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US-UK Travel Restrictions Won’t Be Lifted Anytime Soon

U.S. and U.K. administrations are under increasing pressure from travel sector organizations, businesses, unions and airlines to reopen Transatlantic travel to non-essential visitors, especially after the news broke earlier this week that the E.U. had approved a ruling that fully vaccinated tourists from outside the 27-nation bloc would be welcomed by summer.

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American Airlines Expands Preflight COVID-19 Testing

American Airlines announced the expansion of its preflight COVID-19 testing program with new self-administered and more in-person testing options to make travel easier and safer.. Travelers flying with American can order an Abbott BinaxNOW Home Test through telehealth provider eMed, which is a 15-minute self-administered test supervised virtually and taken 72 hours before a customer’s …

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TravelPulse Podcast: A Busy 2021 Summer Travel Season

The two discuss top trending travel news stories from the last week, including major cruise news, wild antics on planes and more. Later, the two discuss how busy this summer travel season might be, and Dorsey offers her top tips for those taking summer vacations this year.

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Americans’ Travel Sentiment Reaches New Pandemic-Era

The latest wave of Longwoods International’s ongoing consumer sentiment tracking study revealed that 87 percent of Americans have travel plans within the next six months—the highest level seen since early March 2020, just prior to the pandemic’s arrival. “Spring is bringing warmer weather and a brighter outlook for the travel industry,” Amir Eylon, President and CEO of Longwoods

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Canada Reportedly Considering Easing US Travel

The Prime Minister said the government has to keep Canadians safe, but also help the nation’s battered tourism and travel industry. “We’re not going to get ahead of ourselves,” Trudeau said. “We are looking at how we’re going to start welcoming up tourists in a phased way as the numbers come down in Canada, as the numbers start to

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Travel Outlook for 2021 TravelPulse

Dale said that nearly half its operator members operated tours or packaged travel programs in the second half of this year, "which is pretty remarkable." He added, "Our members are learning how to operate alongside COVID-19 with all the proper safeguards, precautions and protocols in place. The health and well-being of every traveler has always

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St. Kitts & Nevis Releases Travel Requirements for

Today, the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honorable Dr. Timothy Harris, announced a change in the nation’s travel policy toward foreign travelers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are arriving by air.The new rules will take effect starting May 1, 2021. International visitors who are fully vaccinated will need to submit their official Vaccination Record Card as

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Mexico Travel: What You Need To Know About Traveling To

Cancun is a perennial favorite when it comes to international summer travel, drawing visitors from all over the globe to its phenomenal all-inclusive hotels and resorts and inviting sun-kissed beaches.More than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Cancun continues to be among the most sought-after locales on the planet. However, those hoping to experience this idyllic Caribbean …

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12 Key Travel Advisories Announced in May 2021 TravelPulse

The U.S. State Department of State has been busy in recent weeks assessing potential threats to Americans traveling abroad. More than one year into the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19 continues to be the leading cause of concern behind the department's updated travel advisories.Here are some of the most notable pieces of advice from State Department officials heading into the busy summer travel

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New Study Finds COVID-19 Vaccines Driving Summer Travel

Countries like the United States and United Kingdom, where vaccine rollouts have helped lower coronavirus cases, have seen vaccinated travelers pushing tourism’s recovery forward, while nations lagging behind are experiencing a slower recovery in leisure travel demand.

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The Path to Recovery for Travel Destinations TravelPulse

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s special session on destination recovery was held virtually last week, moderated by Travel + Leisure’s Editor in Chief, Jacqueline Gifford along with special guests from Google, Brand USA, Visit California and more.. The session, titled “Reboot, Adapt and Thrive: The Path to Recovery for Destinations,” analyzed key things destinations within the

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Travel Is Rebounding and Getting More Expensive TravelPulse

As travel begins to rebound, the prices of plane tickets, hotel rates and gasoline are on the rise. According to CNBC.com, domestic fares in the United States were up nine percent since April 1 and international tickets are up 17 percent, due in part to a rise in bookings and airlines not flying as much as they did before the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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New Data Shows Air Travel Bouncing Back TravelPulse

Two recent reports show the airline industry in the United States is bouncing back. Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) announced accredited travel agencies totaled $2.8 billion in net sales for March 2021, an 82 percent month-over-month increase compared to February.

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When Is Travel Insurance Actually Necessary

TP: What role does the travel agent play when it comes to travel insurance? AD: A specialized travel insurance agent is an important resource in your trip planning. The agent can make sure your travel insurance matches the concerns you have for your trip, such as illness or lost luggage. And they can compare plan prices for you.

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Socially Distant Travel Ideas for Families TravelPulse

Socially Distant Family Travel Ideas Many families are looking to find alternatives to their normal pre-pandemic cruises and vacations. With more people being vaccinated and online schooling still in session in many states and cities, now could be the perfect time to get creative with a vacation.

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US Maintains Largest Global Travel & Tourism Market

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 2021 Economic Impact Report, the U.S. suffered a 41 percent fall in GDP contribution last year, while the second largest Travel & Tourism market, China, experienced a 59.9 percent decline during the same period.

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2021 Travel Restrictions: International Destinations Open

The world is opening up and many countries are making travel easier for visitors who are vaccinated against the coronavirus. Here's a look at some of the notable international destinations fully vaccinated travelers can experience with relative ease this summer.

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A Travel Guide To Mexico City for First Timers TravelPulse

It’s easy to travel across centuries in a matter of blocks in downtown Mexico City. At one end of the bustling pedestrian street called Calle Madero is the Torre Latinoamericana (Latin American Tower), which was the tallest building in Latin America when it opened in 1956; today, the observation deck offers a rewarding view of the

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Travel Industry Leaders Applaud EU Reopening TravelPulse

Travel advisors can finally begin to plan postponed trips for their Europe-bound clients and get a much-needed income boost. “Reopening Europe for vaccinated U.S. travelers is a significant marker on our road of recovery, providing travel advisors an opportunity to expand the holistic planning conversation with clients,” said Karryn

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Family Travel Fueling Rise of Devastated Tourism Industry

KJ Travel’s Kate Johnson told the New York Times she has seen six times more family reunion travel than last year. Families were also forced to save money they would have otherwise spent on travel, which they are now spending on private jet travel, all-inclusive luxury resorts and more elaborate and longer multigenerational trips.

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LGBTQ Travelers Leading Travel Surge To Key Destinations

Source Events, located in Miami, is a leader in LGBTQ luxury travel and is planning a trip to Tahiti later this year.The Dreams of Tahiti Cruise will sail September 16-23, 2021. “After a year at home, our travelers want to reconnect with the world in a new way,” said Craig Smith, President and Founder of Source Events.

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How the Travel Industry Can Do Its Part in the Fight

Travel companies know that the first step to success is a good plan. So, make one to fight racism. It might look like this: Create an anti-racism committee of diverse employees who will lead the fight against racism within your company and through the services provided to travelers. Have this committee remove racial bias in job descriptions and

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Tahiti Details Updated Entry Requirements for Travelers

The Islands of Tahiti will reopen to international visitors for tourism purposes on May 1, and today the territory released details on the entry and testing requirements for visitors from the United States and other countries.. From April 24, travelers bound for French Polynesia will be able to register the details of their itinerary on the ETIS platform.

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Bowman’s Travel Brief: A Long Journey to Maui, Hawaii

Get Caught Up . In case you missed it: European Union approves reopening of tourism to vaccinated travelers.. Alaska cruising is back after the U.S. passes a new bill.. Officials say U.S. – UK travel restrictions won’t be lifted anytime soon.. The hotel industry revises mask guidance for vaccinated travelers.. These are the hottest Memorial Day destinations in the U.S. this year.

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Vaccines Lead to Surge in Travel Planning TravelPulse

Longwoods latest research shows that 81 percent plan to travel in the next six months. This number has increased 16 percentage points since mid-January and it is the highest it has been since the beginning of the pandemic last March.

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New Guidelines for Inclusion and Diversity in Travel and

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced new high-level guidelines for inclusion and diversity within the industry.. The ‘Inclusion & Diversity Guidelines’ were designed with the help of private-sector leaders, organizations and associations in the travel industry.The protocols are divided into four pillars, including developing a supportive system, creating safe spaces

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Sandals' Massive Jamaica Expansion Displays Caribbean

Sandals Resorts International (SRI)’s $230 million plan to expand its considerable all-inclusive resort holdings across Jamaica, made official in a May 26 groundbreaking ceremony, represents a strong vote of confidence for the country and Caribbean tourism following the pandemic-driven travel shutdown.. Adam Stewart, SRI’s executive chairman, released details of the plan at the ceremony

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ASTA Panel Highlights Travel Industry's Specific Needs

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) hosted a panel of travel CEOs to discuss the industry recovery and the challenges faced by advisors as well as the opportunities ahead for the community as a whole.. In honor of ASTA’s Legislative Day, taking place in Washington, D.C., May 18-19, Zane Kerby, president and CEO of ASTA welcomed five panelists: Olga Ramudo, president …

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