Trending travel destinations for 2021

Conde Nast Traveler assembled a list of the trending travel destinations for 2021 based on top internet searches.  Most of these locations share common traits: sun, sand, and seclusion. 11.  The Maldives – While you can’t drive there, the volume of flights have increased and the island is open to all travelers who produce a negative PCR (nasal swab) test taken 72 hours prior to … Continue reading Trending travel destinations for 2021

The end of airline change fees

Delta just announced that they will permanently eliminate change fees for all international flights for all seats except Basic Economy.  This aligns with their announcement to permanently eliminate change fees for domestic flights, also not applicable to Basic Economy. They joined the ranks of American Airlines, who made similar decisions.  United Airlines was the first to announce eliminating the change fee for all their domestic … Continue reading The end of airline change fees

Ways to get people traveling again

According to a study by Allianz, 58% of respondents said they would feel safe traveling again with an effective vaccine.  Not surprising, an effective vaccine was more important to those over the age of 65 as compared to those under age 45.  Cleanliness and enhanced safety precautions are other areas travelers want to see travel providers (hotels and airlines) take seriously. And in an effort … Continue reading Ways to get people traveling again

Hotel industry veteran predicts a return to normal for travel

Opinions differ HOW the pandemic will impact the future of travel.  Read one hotel industry veteran’s opinion on what he predicts the future of travel will look like.  Some of you may know the name Ian Schrager, either from his Studio 54 fame or perhaps being a leader in the hotel industry (think The Mondrian in LA or the The Clift in San Francisco.) He … Continue reading Hotel industry veteran predicts a return to normal for travel

Is SurfaceWise2 designed to kill viruses safe after all?

On August 24 the EPA allowed American Airlines to begin use of a new product that kills viruses on surfaces up to seven days.  The hope is to make air travel safer.  But not everyone feels that SurfaceWise2 will, in fact, make passengers safer. On September 8 we posted about how American Airlines is working to make their planes safer through the use of SurfaceWise2 … Continue reading Is SurfaceWise2 designed to kill viruses safe after all?

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Travel + Leisure Top 24 U.S. Road Trips

While road trips are the quintessential American summer vacation, there are also some spectacular drives that make for a great fall experience.  Below are T+L’s top 24 recommendations for U.S. road trips: Hana Highway, Maui Blue Ridge Parkway, Carolinas and Virginia Lake Shore Drive, Chicago 17-mile Drive, California U.S. 1, Florida Keys Route 12, Utah Bluebonnet Trail, Texas North Shore Drive, Minnesota Trail Ridge Road, … Continue reading Travel + Leisure Top 24 U.S. Road Trips