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The owner of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is selling the 3,000-room hotel in a $5.65 billion deal with a partnership that plans to contract with MGM Resorts International.
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Rethink your airport style.
Angie Mclean has been traveling all over looking for a place to call home once her kids have grown up. Then one morning following some sleep-induced Web browsing, and apparently ticket buying at a steal, when she woke up, there was an email reading “Congratulations, you’re going to Belize.” In recent years, the Central American country — and more specifically Ambergris Caye, a tiny sliver of Caribbean island — has been growing in popularity.
The Monaco Yacht Show is back, and demand for yachts has never been higher.
Thailand will waive its mandatory quarantine requirement in Bangkok and nine regions from Nov. 1 to vaccinated arrivals, authorities said on Monday, as the country tries to boost its immunisation rate and revive its battered tourism sector. The regions include popular tourist areas Chiang Mai, Phangnga, Krabi, Hua Hin, Pattaya, and Cha-am, and follow the successful reopening of Phuket and Samui islands to vaccinated people in pilot schemes since July. Authorities will also reduce the quarantine time nationwide for visitors arriving from Oct. 1, the COVID-19 task force said, halving it to seven days for vaccinated arrivals, and cutting it to 10 days for those not inoculated.
Would you expect any less from Sir Branson himself?
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A state probe into the death of Wongel Estifanos at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park found operators and a safety system failed to notice she wasn't buckled.
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Royal Caribbean has built the world's largest cruise ship and it'll set sail in 2022 - see inside the Wonder of the Seas
The Wonder of the Seas will begin sailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to the Caribbean in March 2022. Tickets start at over $600 per person.
MONTREAL (Reuters) -Canada is trying to use the lure of travel perks to convince America's frequent-flying elite to fly north on Air Canada, as the country steps up efforts to revive crucial traffic from the United States, a Canadian official said. COVID-19 has battered travel from Canada's largest tourism market. During the first half of 2021, Canada had only about 178,000 overnight arrivals from the United States, compared with 6.8 million during the same period in 2019, according to government data.
The cruise line industry is in the midst of a PR campaign of a lifetime: “It’s safe to come aboard, we promise.” A sign it’s working: Carnival, a mega-operator, said bookings for this time next year already top pre-pandemic levels.Why it matters: The industry was an early epicenter for COVID-19 outbreaks. Its comeback hinges on how comfortable people feel aboard the ships.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.A milestone: Carnival's Grand Princess set sail th
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I stayed at a free 10-day quarantine hotel in NYC when I got COVID-19. Programs like these need to be more widespread if we want to get a hold on the virus.
The program was completely free and helped me keep my roommate safe, but very few people know about it and very few cities have a similar program.
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ZUMA Press, Inc. / AlamyWhen I booked my trip to the little town of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, I mostly thought of cheese curds. And beer. The state, fondly known as America’s Dairyland, is famous for these fantastic homegrown products (as well as copious amounts of grassy farmland). However, Eau Claire sets itself apart as an artist incubator with an innovative foodie scene, all set against the backdrop of a Hallmark movie.Eau Claire was a city I wasn’t expecting, especially considering the unevent
"The airline will try to recover operations tomorrow if... authorities confirm that favorable conditions exist."
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The Land of a Thousand Islands offers a rich and staggeringly varied landscape for the adventurous epicurean.
This Stunning Turks & Caicos Villa Costs Up to $18,000 a Night — and It Comes With a Chef, Private Beach, and Home Movie Theater
Enjoy almost 8,000 square feet of luxury amenities and postcard-worthy Caribbean Sea views.
Perhaps, you’re not in the mood for the big family gathering at one of your relative’s houses for Thanksgiving this year. That certainly doesn’t mean skipping...
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Disney’s 50th anniversary celebration kicks off Oct. 1, Epcot festivals are in full swing and new firework shows are launching. What do you do?
You don't have to be a high-rolling, first-class international traveler. Rewards can snag you free meals, unlock discounts, waive resort fees and let you check bags free.
SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australian authorities announced plans on Monday to gradually reopen locked-down Sydney, unveiling a two-tiered system that will give citizens inoculated for COVID-19 more freedoms than their unvaccinated neighbours for several weeks. Movement restrictions across New South Wales, the country's most populous state and home to Sydney, will be lifted gradually between Oct. 11 and Dec. 1 as vaccination rates push through 70%, 80% and 90%. "Unlike most cases in the world, if you are not vaccinated you will have to wait at least four or five weeks ... in order to participate in things that the rest of us can participate in," state Premier Gladys Berejiklian said in a televised briefing.
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Come visit the Maldives, its president entreated the world at this year's United Nations General Assembly, moments before switching to an impassioned plea for help combating climate change. The adjacent appeals illustrated a central dilemma for many small island developing states: their livelihoods, or their lives? The United Nations recognizes 38 member states, scattered across the world's waters, as small island developing states grouped together because they face “unique social, economic and environmental challenges.”