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Starting Today Veterans and Gold Star Families Can Visit US National Parks Free, Forever

Today is Veterans Day, and to show gratitude to those who've fought and served our country, the US government has decided to update their policies for National Park entry fees. Starting today, November 11, 2020, Veterans and Gold Star Families (those who have lost a family member in service) will be granted free access to all National Parks, always, on all days...
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Tropical Storm Eta is Impacting Florida Travelers

It's already been a tough year for Florida's tourism industry, and Tropical Storm Eta isn't giving the Sunshine State any breaks. The storm made landfall and is wreaking havoc on flights in and out of the state, in particular in South Florida. We're expecting major delays and flight changes from now until November 14th, here's what you need to know if you're traveling to the...

Pandemic Fatigue May Be Setting in as Flight Bookings in the U.S.A. Rise Into...

COVID-19 has demanded most of the country's attention for almost a year. But despite cases being on the rise, it appears it hasn't stopped Americans from booking their tickets back home for the holiday season this year. Travel back in July had slowed down with 45% of American Airlines flights only reaching 20% capacity. That number increased in September to nearly 80% in-flight capacity. Now experts are expecting to see that number continue to climb into November and December.
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Curaçao is Opening to Three US States

The tiny Caribbean island nation of Curaçao is opening its borders to American travelers this week, but they might not be the American travelers you'd expect to see visiting on vacation. The country has approved travelers from three specific states, and is increasing flights with United and JetBlue to encourage new tourists to visit. Here's what to expect, and the three...
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A New Zealand/Australia Travel Bubble is In the Works

There are big things happening down under. It looks as though New Zealand and Australia, two countries with relatively low COVID-19 cases, are opening their doors to each other in the not so distant future, quarantine free. The agreement is going to start in one direction, with New Zealanders being able to fly into Australia and explore parts of the country without any quarantine period...
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The CDC is Lifting its No Sail Order

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is leaving it's No Sail Order to expire on October 31, 2020. This was the planned date, though there have been many planned dates that have been pushed back - so the news came somewhat unexpectedly. It's to be assumed that this is to open the door for the resumption of cruising for the US. This is a developing story and...
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Nuremberg’s World-Famous Christmas Market Has Been Cancelled For the First Time in 73 Years

Germans and tourists alike had been holding out hope, but it looks like their Christmas wishes won't be fulfilled this year. Unfortunately, the World-Famous Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt has been cancelled due to COVID-19. This is the first time in 73 years that the annual market has been cancelled. The Mayor of Nuremberg announced the cancellation in a statement on...
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Tourism in New York is Down 72%

It might seem a little quieter than usual in the big apple, and right across New York State as a whole. Today we learned just how bad the tourism drop in New York has been since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Since March of this year, tourism spending in the state of New York is down 72%. That's about a $38 billion difference from the same period in 2019, a stunning amount...
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New Survey Indicates Most Americans Aren’t Going Home for the Holidays

We got our hands on a really great survey this week that we think will open your eyes to how Americans plan on traveling for the remainder of 2020. While the coronavirus has knocked down international travel and significantly impacted everyone's way of life, it hasn't completely stopped US travelers from short, closer to home kinds of getaways. That being said holiday travel is way down...
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Day One of Hawaii’s New Pre-Travel Testing Policies Saw 8,000 Travelers Arrive

It's day one of Hawaii's new pre-travel testing policy, which doesn't require visitors to quarantine so long as they provide a negative COVID-19 test result. The results: roughly 8,000 travelers landed in Hawaii on day one. If those travelers took a test within 72 hours of travel that came back negative, they're free to explore Hawaii without quarantining. But there has been pushback...
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