Readers offer their best travel tips – Lifestyle – Times Record

Planning to hit the road for some fun family times this fall? Travel has been severely curtailed over the past months, but as things open up now and in the future, make sure you pack these tips to help save time, money and maybe even a few frazzled nerves.

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EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Readers offer best travel tips | Leisure

Planning to hit the road for some fun family times this fall? Travel has been severely curtailed over the past months, but as things open up now and in the future, make sure you pack these tips to help save time, money and maybe even a few frazzled nerves.

PHOTOCOPIES JUST IN CASE: Before you leave, make two photocopies of everything in your wallet, both front and back (credit card,

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Adventure travel agencies offer Egyptians a new kind of holiday – Features – Egypt

When Zeina Tawakol decided to take a holiday, she was looking for something adventurous and different, a break from her normal routine. 


The answer to her call was in a trip to Nepal; 10 days of hiking, exploring and interacting with the local community.


“The decision to get out of my comfort zone and join Omar Samra and Wild Guanabana on a life-changing journey to Nepal was the

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The federal budget might offer write-offs and subsidies, but for Victoria’s recovery, the ball is in Dan Andrews’ court

The federal budget has left the field open for the Andrews government to develop a strategy for the state’s recovery, including targeted measures that revive Melbourne as Australia’s leading city for tourism, sports, entertainment, arts, culture, major events and population growth.



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Victoria’s reputation has been battered in this crisis, and it’s not enough to leave the recovery to individual businesses.

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Zoom service: Madison hotels offer up rooms as a work-from-home getaway | Neighborhoods

“When you start working at home a lot, it takes away that boundary between work and home — or work and not-work — lives,” Meuris said. 

“It’s very easy for work to start creeping in,” he said, noting that a worker who would usually have clocked out at 5 p.m. may feel compelled to respond to a 5:05 p.m. email when working from home. “That can kind of create this

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Armenia’s hotels offer food and shelter to Nagorno-Karabakh refugees

Hotels in Goris, Armenia, normally filled with tourists, are now occupied by families fleeing the conflict in nearby Nagorno-Karabakh. Local Armenians are providing them with food and clothing. FRANCE 24’s Gulliver Cragg and Mohamed Farhat report from the town of Goris and Armenia’s capital of Yerevan.



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Goris’s hotels in Armenia normally cater to tourists who come for the beautiful mountain scenery. Today they’re full to

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Hurtigruten Offers Travel Lovers the Opportunity to Discover the Wonders Of the Americas with Limited Time Offer

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Sean Ono Lennon on remixing father’s music: It was therapy

NEW YORK — Sean Ono Lennon’s first experience re-working his father’s catalogue was terrifying and intimidating, but he had two main goals in mind to keep him on track: Preserve his father’s message in the songs and help the late icon’s music reach a younger audience.
On Friday, which would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday, “GIMME

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Hotels offer Covid-19 safety amenities: Free health care, doctor visits and more

(CNN) — What feels like a lifetime ago in the days before Covid-19, hotels lured travelers with amenities such as complimentary breakfasts, cocktail hours and yoga classes at the spa.
The world has changed quite a bit since then. Though people are beginning to tiptoe out from their Airbnbs and homes — away from stockpiled toilet paper, sourdough starter and new puppies — and even hop on planes, the travel
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Airlines offer unlimited flight passes, but they’ve been known to backfire

Unlimited flight passes are back in fashion thanks to COVID-19, but airlines will need to learn from the mistakes of the past to ensure they don’t backfire.

With air travel suffering from a massive downturn due to COVID-19 and carriers struggling to generate

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Rami Levy makes NIS 70 million offer to purchase Israir Airlines

Israeli businessmen Rami Levy and Shalom Haim have submitted a NIS 70 million (approximately $20.4 million) bid to purchase Israeli airline company Israir Airlines, Globes has reported. The offer is considered relatively low, and reflects the financial damages caused to Israir by the coronavirus lockdown. This may lead the current owner of Israir Airlines, I.D.B Group, to decline the offer and wait for the industry to recover as travel restrictions
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Air Canada is the latest airline to offer free COVID-19 insurance for eligible travelers



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Airlines and even certain destinations are continuing to roll out COVID-19 insurance packages.

Air Canada is the latest in a series of international airlines that are offering complimentary coverage for coronavirus.

In August, Virgin Atlantic introduced what it

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Air Canada to offer ‘unlimited travel’ for one flat monthly rate

Air Canada is announcing a new flight pass, which is designed to give travellers greater flexibility and certainly for travel across the country.

In a release, Canada’s largest airline says that the new Infinite Canada Flight Pass will give customers the ultimate in flexibility and certainty for booking travel within Canada.

For one flat fee, pass holders will be able to book travel without blackout or booking restrictions, make changes

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Get $120 back after spending $300 on Delta with newest Amex Offer



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If you’ve been thinking about getting back on the road and want to fly the best U.S. airline, listen up. There’s currently an Amex Offer that can net you some huge savings on Delta purchases.

Here’s what

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Qantas, EVA, ANA offer sightseeing flights despite COVID-19 pandemic

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After a final flight over the Australian capital, Qantas farewelled its fleet of Boeing 747-400 aircraft.

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For those who can’t wait to get back to the skies, some airlines have started to offer sightseeing flights that offer all the thrill of air travel without actually going anywhere.

Australian carrier Qantas Airways has offered a flight billed as the Great Southern Land Scenic flight that both takes off from

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‘Flights to nowhere’: Amid coronavirus travel restrictions, Asian airlines offer scenic flights that take off, land at same airport – travel

Qantas Airways Ltd said a seven-hour scenic flight over Australia’s Outback and Great Barrier Reef had sold out in 10 minutes, as it joined a growing trend in Asia offering “flights to nowhere” that take off and land at the same airport. Tough border restrictions to keep the coronavirus under control have led to a 97.5% plunge in international travel in the region, according to the Association of Asia Pacific

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JA Resorts & Hotels to offer guests Covid-19 tests | News

United Arab Emirates-based hospitality group JA Resorts & Hotels has announced that it will be making onsite Covid-19 tests available.

The option will be open to international and local guests at JA Palm Tree Court and JA Beach Hotel both at JA The Resort, Jebel Ali Beach Dubai, JA Ocean View Hotel on the Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence and in the Manor by JA, located in Al Furjan.

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Luxury cruise line wants to offer ‘bubble’ trips around New Zealand

This story was originally published on RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission.

While travel has been clipped with the borders closed for the foreseeable future, there may be some hope on the horizon.

Ponant Yacht Cruises and Expeditions wants to operate “bubble expeditions” offering New Zealanders the chance to cruise the country and perhaps Australia in the future.

The boutique luxury cruise company, which is already operating in parts of

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Oakland Int’l. Aiport to offer free COVID-19 tests ahead of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing plan

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – Ahead of the start of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program, the Oakland International Airport (OAK) announced free rapid testing for all.



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The tests would satisfy the requirements set forth by the program for people flying to Hawaii who want to avoid the 14-day traveler quarantine.

The airport is working with CityHealth Urgent

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American Airlines To Offer Pre-Flight COVID-19 Testing For International Flights

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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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JetBlue to offer at-home pre-travel COVID-19 tests

Vault Health has created a dedicated landing page for JetBlue customers with current reservations, which allows customers to provide their JetBlue confirmation code to start the process and receive a discount on testing.

JetBlue has announced that it is introducing an at-home COVID-19 testing solution to provide more convenience to travellers with pending travel plans.

The airline has partnered with healthcare technology platform Vault Health to offer the at-home test

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