Travelocity 2020 Holiday Travel Outlook: Most Families Aren’t Going Home this Holiday, but they Aren’t Staying Home Either

DALLAS, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The holiday season is typically one of the biggest travel moments of the year, but with COVID-19 still active in the U.S., a recent survey by Travelocity®  finds that almost 60% of Americans report they won’t be traveling to see friends and family this year and of those, nearly one-in-three said they won’t celebrate the holidays at all. However, that doesn’t mean they’re

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Most Families Aren’t Going Home this Holiday, but they Aren’t Staying Home Either

“It’s going to be a nontraditional holiday season this year, so families are gearing up to make the most of it by planning a holiday away from home and using their vacation days to travel,” says Katie Junod, General Manager at Travelocity. “Our survey found

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Travel agents wait for the world to reopen from COVID shutdowns; here’s how they’re staying afloat with travelers wary of cruises and flights

NORTHAMPTON — The DRI-Voyage, as travel agent Martha S. Borawski describes it, is the travel option for people who normally like a cruise but are not getting on a plane — much less a cruise ship — anytime in the foreseeable future due to the risk of coronavirus.

a person standing in front of a group of people posing for the camera: From left to right, Barbara Burati, Martha S. Borawski and Debbie Wilcox at Pioneer Valley Travel, Inc. in Northampton.

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From left to right, Barbara Burati, Martha S. Borawski and Debbie Wilcox at Pioneer Valley

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New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays staying at same hotel


Yankees beat writer Pete Caldera on the Game 2 win and clinch of the AL Wild Card series at Cleveland.

SAN DIEGO – Before the Tampa Bay Rays traveled here for AL Division Series, center fielder Kevin Kiermaier repeated his take about their rivalry with the New York Yankees.

“They don’t like us. We don’t like them.’’

“I think the feeling’s probably mutual,’’ said Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner.

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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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Exclusive: College football teams spend millions staying in hotels before home games | College Sports

Clemson came in with the highest total price tag, spending $52,392.47 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Oct. 19.

The lowest was the College of William & Mary, which spent $1,924.80.

The gap speaks to a larger disparity in college athletics. For the 2018-19 season, the Power Five conferences had an average operating budget of $97.6 million, while the “Group of Five” FBS conferences spent, on average, $32.8 million.


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How D.C.’s Mandarin Oriental Is Staying Clean, According to a Housekeeping Director

With the new protocol, for example, room attendants can’t place dirty linen or trash on their cart. Anything coming out of a room must be put in a vinyl WeCare bag, which the housemen then remove. To avoid cross-contamination, attendants must change their PPE after cleaning each room. They’re also wiping down all touch points: every single knob; every handle on the cabinets, minibar fridge, and credenza; and all of

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Tips on Staying Safe in Vegas While on Vacation

Are you heading to Las Vegas for a vacation? 

Las Vegas is one of the top vacation destinations in the U.S. for a good reason. While the city is known for casinos, it’s also home to beautiful resorts and some of the world’s best restaurants. 

As with all popular destinations, Las Vegas has crime and you need to be aware of your surroundings and ensure you use common sense to

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