Troy Warren #travel-all WHY IT RATES: Vegas’ most highly acclaimed, award-winning, mega-buffet experience is readying to reopen later this month, having used the COVID-19 shutdown period to completely refresh the venue’s look and feel, and upgrade its...
CLAUDETTE COVEY | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren #travel-all With Hawaii set to allow its fully vaccinated state residents to bypass COVID-19 testing and 10-day quarantines on May 11, the destination’s tourism industry is preparing for an influx of...
LAURIE BARATTI | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren #travel-all Airline passenger counts in the U.S. are continuing an upward trend that’s been marked since the start of Spring Break season, signaling a steady rebound in travel. While air traveler numb...
DONALD WOOD | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren #travel-all New data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) suggests that while air travel numbers are still down, they are bouncing back. IATA officials revealed a 67.2 percent declin...
RICH THOMASELLI | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren #travel-all Remember those warm-and-fuzzy, feel-good moments of the last year when the airlines went out of their way to accommodate passengers? Like when they stopped charging fees to change tickets...
PATRICK CLARKE | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren #travel-all Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will bring a brand new all-immersive two-day, two-night vacation experience to Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort when it debuts in 2022. Announced Tuesda...
LACEY PFALZ | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren #travel-all The World Travel & Tourism Council’s special session on destination recoverywas held virtually last week, moderated by Travel + Leisure’s Editor in Chief, Jacqueline Gifford along with sp...
LAURIE BARATTI | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren #travel-all The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced an extension of its CDC-backed requirement that passengers wear face masks aboard planes, trains, buses and all public form...
JANEEN CHRISTOFF | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren #travel-all The Disneyland Resort has officially reopened. The first public crowds were welcomed to the resort by cast members who lined up along Main Street to wave and cheer. As the number of CO...
LAUREN BOWMAN | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren #travel-all The Disney Wish is Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship set to sail in the Summer of 2022. Bookings will be available to all by May 27, 2021, and even earlier for Castaway Club members (May 17-...
HARVEY CHIPKIN | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren #travel-all In a rare display of unity, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), representing the hotel industry, and Unite Here, the union representing hospitality workers in North A...
JANEEN CHRISTOFF | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren #travel-all The Department of Homeland Security announced that it is delaying the date for Real ID for Americans traveling through airports due to the pandemic. Travelers would have needed Real ID...
CODIE LIERMANN | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren #travel-all It’s officially been more than a year since cruise ship sailings out of U.S. ports were halted. You most likely have a handful of cruise-only clients that are eager to get back on a ship....
LAURIE BARATTI | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren #travel-all In an interview today with The New York Times in Brussels, Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, indicated that American tourists who’ve been fully vaccinated against...
BY SEBASTIAN BLANCO | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren #travel-all Pent-up demand for vacations has caused car rentals to spike above $200 a day, so many visitors are renting utility trucks for their holiday travel. The pandemic hit the rental-car ind...
RICH THOMASELLI | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren #travel-all Airline officials and politicians are joining flight attendants in calling for an extension of the Transportation Security Administration mandate to wear face masks in U.S. airports and...
DONALD WOOD | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren #travel-all The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Annual Global Summit 2021 is set to become the first global travel industry event bringing leaders together since the onset of the COVID-19 pan...
LAURIE BARATTI | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren #travel-all According to Tripadvisor’s newly released ‘2021 Summer Travel Index’, 67 percent of Americans are already planning on traveling this summer (i.e., June 1–August 31), representing a 17-perc...
PATRICK CLARKE | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren #travel-all MGM Resorts is looking forward to a brighter year with “genuine hope and excitement” in 2021. In a letter to partners and travel advisors, VP Distribution Partnerships, Lee Ann Benavidez...
CLAUDETTE COVEY | TravelPulse.Com Troy Warren #travel-all News of the U.S. State Department’s decision to expand the Do Not Travel list to 80 percent of countries angered and perplexed travel advisors – but didn’t exactly surprise them. “I am...