5 Travel Writers ‘Draft’ Their Favorite Airlines

While your friends might have spent the last several weeks debating the merits of Lamar Jackson versus Patrick Mahomes, our travel nerds have been working on a fantasy draft of their own: airlines.

In the spirit of fantasy football season, five of our writers set out to draft the best “team” of airlines they could in our seven-round snake-style draft. Since there is no scoring system like in a traditional

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What ‘Workations’ Are Like Around the World

Imagine working a nine-to-five job but instead of your co-worker’s cubicle as a view, you’re on a white sand beach enjoying freshly-squeezed orange juice. It’s called a ‘workation’ and countries around the world are now offering special packages catering to wanderlust-prone professionals for a much-needed boost in tourism.

The pandemic has employees around the globe bound to their desks at home and this has taken a toll on many. According

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In search of a US beyond coronavirus

There are two main routes from Los Angeles to the Canadian border, a distance of more than 1,000 miles up the US West Coast. Interstate 5, the fastest route, runs through broad agricultural valleys for much of its length. Route 101, the seaboard path, trundles scenically through wetter, foggier land, past California beaches and Oregon sea stacks to the perpetual twilight of the Washington coast.

There is a third way.

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A Coast-to-Coast Train Trip Restored My Faith in Travel

First came my friends’ skepticism: Why on earth would I take a train from New York City to Los Angeles during a pandemic? Wouldn’t a flight be safer? Cheaper? A better use of my time? But then, almost always, they’d soften and start confessing that they’d always wanted to do a cross-country train ride too.

Since March I’ve spent most of my time camped out in my Brooklyn apartment, socially

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Travel review: Castle luxury on the loch

Bespoke – Stonefield Castle, Tarbet, Scotland

Even on a rainy, windy day the scenery never disappoints – only the fog can do that.

But perhaps my favourite area on the mainland is the west coast which offers everything from sandy beaches to beautiful rolling roads through forests and glens and plenty of castles, stunning gardens and historic sites along the way.

On the Kintyre peninsula you get all of that

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Government to announce $61m environment and heritage package in Federal Budget

Marine life, recreational fishers and eco-tourism operators are the focus of a $61.7 million environment and heritage package to be announced in next week’s Federal Budget.


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Why Maine is the Perfect Road-Trip Destination for Fall

A SIGN in the window of an ice cream store in Bar Harbor, Maine, advises people to stand a moose apart. It must have helped. Maine has maintained some of the lowest Covid-19 numbers in the country. Stringent travel restrictions played a part too: In early April, the land of blueberry pies and L.L. Bean rolled up the welcome mat, mandating a two-week quarantine for all arrivals. The reins slightly … Read More

Macau’s Global Gambling Crown Slips With Chinese Staying Home

(Bloomberg Businessweek) — In a normal year, right about now would be the start of a tourism tsunami across China. And after five months of near-zero revenue, Macau’s pandemic-weary casinos were hoping that a rush of travelers during China’s Golden Week would provide a fast rebound. Starting Oct. 1, the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic, the holiday—it actually lasts eight days this year—usually sees the world’s biggest

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15 Top Romantic Getaways in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania couples in need of a getaway need not cross state lines for a romantic trip. There are plenty of swoon-worthy destinations throughout the state. Whether you and your partner like hikes, fine dining, historic tours or adventurous excursions, Pennsylvania’s cities, small towns and national forests have you covered.

Escape to Erie for a waterfront vacation, or Gettysburg for quaint eateries and educational tours. Meanwhile, Doylestown and New Hope are

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Will That Boost its Stock?

Air Canada (TSX:AC) is doing everything it can to retain consumer loyalty and nudge more people towards flying. The company’s resources and liquidity are waning, waiting for government aid, which is yet to come. However, there is some good news on that front, since the government has hinted that it would help the hardest-hit sectors, including tourism and travel.

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What is the government’s advice for safe travelling during the pandemic?

Coronavirus – Mon Jul 27, 2020

With rules around socialising changing today, the Department for Transport has issued an ‘easy to read’ guide to travelling during the pandemic.

This covers rules about what types of transport you should prioritise, and how to travel safely if you have to. Here are the most important points for those on the move in England – some rules might be different in Northern Ireland,

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Beach Hotels Market Share Worldwide Industry Growth, Size, Statistics, Opportunities & Forecasts up to 2025

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Selbyville, Delaware In the latest report on ‘ Beach Hotels Market analysis on the recent industry trends is covered. The report further includes statistics, market forecasts and revenue estimations, that in addition highlights its status in the competitive domain as well as expansion trends adopted by major industry players.


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As luxury hotel opens at Vikings training site, industry grapples with pandemic downturn

a sign on the side of a building: The Vikings Lake Omni Hotel in Eagan is seen Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)

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The Vikings Lake Omni Hotel in Eagan is seen Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)

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    The Vikings Lake Omni Hotel in Eagan is seen Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)

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    A view from the hospitality suite at the Vikings Lake Omni Hotel in

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Review: ‘Miranda’ Poses a Musical Mystery in Virtual Reality

Have we as a culture ever truly given the Sims their due? I suspect not. But after briefly stepping into a fabricated realm of airships and robots for my first virtual reality theater experiment, “Miranda: A Steampunk VR Experience,” I have a newfound respect for how those digital denizens of SimCity navigate a virtual unreality.

Plugging in, strapping in and booting up like Neo entering the Matrix, I used a

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School holidays: Serina Bird’s tips on family fun on a budget

  • How to make a classic chocolate cake for just $2
  • Why getting fit will save you cash in the long run

“I’m bored, mum.” These words are as common on school holidays as “Are we there, yet?” is on a road trip.

School holidays inevitably mean kids will get bored at home. It’s easy to give into digital babysitting but there are ways to keep your kids engaged without it

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The biggest gaming companies from around the world formed an alliance one year ago to combat climate change. Its architect explains how video games can save the planet.

  • Last year, over a dozen video-game companies announced an alliance to combat climate change in New York City.
  • “Playing For The Planet” was designed to bring companies together to share knowledge and make commitments to curbing emissions and encouraging planet-friendly actions among the gaming community.
  • Dr. Trista Patterson, the author of the “Playing For The Planet” study that serves as the basis for the alliance, talked to Business Insider about
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American Airlines To Offer Pre-Flight COVID-19 Testing For International Flights

Wednesday, September 30th 2020, 7:46 am

By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. –

American Airlines has announced it has partnered with several governments in offering pre-flight COVID-19 testing for international flights.

American says their goal is to protect customers and inspire confidence in air travel.

“The pandemic has changed our business in ways we never could have expected, but all the while, the entire American Airlines team has eagerly tackled

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Hotels, food courts, restaurants to operate at 50% capacity from Oct 5

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Further easing restrictions, the Maharashtra government Wednesday announced reopening of restaurants and resumption of trains originating and terminating in the state from October 5. However, capital Mumbai’s suburban train services will remain suspended except for essential service providers.

In a statement, the state government extended the statewide lockdown till October 31. The government also announced a number of relaxations in opening of businesses under

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Australian firm buys Omaha travel agency | Articles

Last year, CTM’s North American sales volume reached $1.2 billion, while T&T did about $2.4 billion in the same area. Total worldwide sales between the two was reportedly $7.6 billion in 2019.

In May, as COVID-19 continued to pummel travel routines, CTM again reached out.

With sales down about 90% and many T&T workers furloughed or laid off, O’Malley said his team decided to explore the acquisition.

He said the

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Chicago Adds Four States To Emergency Travel Quarantine List

CHICAGO — Public health officials Tuesday added Kentucky, Wyoming, Texas and Nevada to the city’s emergency travel quarantine list that now includes 22 states and Puerto Rico deemed coronavirus hotspots.

No states previously designated as COVID-19 hotspots for having a weekly average of more than 15 new coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents were removed from the list that requires travelers entering or returning to Chicago from states currently covered by

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