Hawaii vacations become easier Thursday, but are tourists welcome?

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Despite increasing coronavirus cases across the U.S., Hawaii officials hope to reboot tourism next week by loosening months of economically crippling pandemic restrictions, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arriving travelers. (Oct. 7)

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Hawaii is going to start providing an alternative to its mandatory quarantine rule starting Thursday, but don’t pack your swimsuit without knowing the details.

Visiting the islands still won’t be as carefree as

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City vacations take a big Covid-19 hit as travelers turn to rural areas

Around the world, cities are taking a pounding from Covid-19 as travelers are avoiding visiting large conurbations during the global pandemic. In turn, tourism numbers in metropolises have plummeted. In Madrid, tourist arrivals dropped by 63.8% during the first half of 2020.



a person in a wet city street in the rain: With Broadway closed through May 2021 and NYC's Times Square looking very different these days, many travelers are passing on the urban vacation.


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With Broadway closed through May 2021 and NYC’s Times Square looking very different these days, many travelers are passing on the urban vacation.

The

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Hemsworth bros are savoring vacations in a private island near Australia

The Hemsworth brothers are busy vacationing nowadays. Chris Hemsworth is currently showing off his fiercely ripped body. The 37-year-old Avengers actor took to his Instagram on Sunday to share many photos while he was on vacation with his family and friends. Chris and wife Elsa Pataky jetted off to Lord Howe Island in Australia for a vacation with their three kids – daughter India, 8, and 6-year-old twin sons Sasha … Read More

Stuck-at-Home Americans Experiencing a Travel Memory Deficit; Majority Vow to Quit Putting Off ‘Wish List’ Vacations When Travel Resumes

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — After six months of restrictions brought on by a global pandemic, it may be no surprise that Americans are missing travel right now. But what is surprising, according to a new study conducted on behalf of Hilton, Americans say travel is their most frequently recalled happy memory, more than special occasions or personal achievements and the majority cite creating lasting memories as

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Free virtual vacations offered by AAA of Pioneer Valley

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – For those still nervous to travel, AAA of Pioneer Valley is trying to bring vacation to you in the comfort of your home.

AAA is offering a free virtual webinar series to give those who are unsure about traveling a chance to learn more about their favorite travel

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Getting self-care without the boost of vacations

Rachel Schnalzer, Los Angeles Times
Published 8:42 p.m. ET Oct. 11, 2020

Chances are, you’ve had to cancel vacation plans in the last five months. You probably felt bummed about it _ and guilty for mourning lost trips while the COVID-19 pandemic has caused others to lose much more.

It turns out that disappointment about canceled trips goes beyond feeling sad. For many, travel _ and anticipating travel _ is

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Many consumers to take vacations rather than going home for the holidays in 2020

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With COVID-19 still hanging in the air and over our heads, a majority of Americans say they’re not going home to see family — and a third say they’re not planning to celebrate the holidays at all.

But they’re not staying home, either. A just-released Travelocity 2020 Holiday Outlook survey found that a quarter of consumers are opting for a personal vacation

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5 budget-friendly vacations you can plan this fall

This year, the word “vacation” probably draws a stronger reaction than usual.

Most people have probably spent more of 2020 canceling travel plans than booking them, but it’s not too late to reverse that trend.

As the year approaches its end, you might be sitting on some extra PTO days — or maybe you’re just tired of staring at your makeshift kitchen table desk.

That’s where Kristina Cors comes in.

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Assisted living facility takes residents on weekly virtual vacations

COLUMBIA, N.C. (WITN) – Cruise companies like the Royal Caribbean and Carnival have canceled cruises around the world. The travel industry has taken a big hit because of the coronavirus.

And since the Centers for Disease Control says seniors are one of the most vulnerable groups for the virus, one assisted living facility in the East decided to bring the vacation to them.

Columbia’s Tyrrell House has been getting a

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Mandatory evacuation cuts coastal Alabama vacations short

The possibility of two to four feet of coastal flooding is why Alabama Governor Kay Ivey issued a mandatory evacuation for all visitors and tourists in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Dauphin Island, Ono Island, and Fort Morgan.

What started off as fun getaway for the Jones family in Gulf Shores was cut short by the news of hurricane Delta heading toward the Gulf Coast.

“I was diagnosed with stage 4

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Safe Vacations and Travel with Kids during Coronavirus; Advice to Follow

By Myrah Abrar

Travelling increases the chances of getting Coronavirus, which is why it is best to stay at home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has asked people to stay at home not only to protect themselves but also others from getting sick.

However, being stuck at home with the kids for months is not an easy feat. Not only is it tiresome, but it also affects

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Christina Anstead Vacations With Her Two Older Kids Following Split From Ant Anstead

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Over the weekend, newly separated Christina Anstead took her first vacation following her split from Ant Anstead. The HGTV star headed to Nashville, Tennessee, with Taylor Reese and Brayden James, her two older children with her first ex-husband, Tarek El Moussa. Her youngest child, Hudson London, stayed home with his father, Ant Anstead.

Accompanying Christina and her kids was friend Cara Clark, who co-authored The Wellness Remodel

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Vrbo is giving away 25 vacations worth $5,000 in some of its most iconic rentals, from a plane to a castle



This resort in Texas sleeps 37 and comes with its own water park. Courtesy of Vrbo


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This resort in Texas sleeps 37 and comes with its own water park. Courtesy of Vrbo

  • To celebrate its 25th anniversary, vacation rental company Vrbo is giving away 25 vacations worth $5,000 at 25 of its most iconic properties.
  • To enter, you need to upload a throwback family vacation photo to Instagram or Facebook with #VrboTurns25 before October 18, 2020.
  • The winners can then choose which
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Half a billion Chinese are going on vacations while rest of the world still dreams of one

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Visitors wearing Disney-themed protective masks during the reopening of the Walt Disney Co. Shanghai Disneyland theme park | Bloomberg


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Beijing: Hotel prices shot up, ride-hailing apps crashed, tickets to the Great Wall sold out: after more than nine long, housebound months, almost half a billion Chinese people are taking a vacation.

With the Covid-19 pandemic largely under control in China, the Golden Week

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Christina Anstead Vacations with 2 Older Kids, While Ex Ant Stays Home With Son Hudson, 1

Christina Anstead is enjoying a vacation in Tennessee with her two older kids in the wake of her split from husband Ant.



a group of people posing for the camera: The Christina on the Coast star and the Wheelers Dealers host split in September after less than two years of marriage


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The Christina on the Coast star and the Wheelers Dealers host split in September after less than two years of marriage

The Christina on the Coast star, 37, posted photos to Instagram on Sunday of her getaway to Nashville with two of her three

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The evolution of family vacations

SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla — Family vacations look a lot different than they did a generation ago. Melanie Fish from Vrbo takes a look at the evolution and shows us how to make those same kind of memories but with a modern twist. For more information on vacation rentals for your next travel destination, visit www.vrbo.com.

*Edit: To enter the contest listed above, post a throwback vacation photo on Facebook

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As Louisville braces for Breonna Taylor decision, police cancel vacations | National

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville, Kentucky, police said Monday that they had canceled vacations and were setting up barricades in preparation for the state attorney general’s announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death.

A statement from the department said all requests for vacation and days off were being canceled “until further notice” as the city awaits Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s announcement. “It is important to

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Canadians Are Still Being Urged To Scrap International Vacations Ahead Of Winter

If you were hoping to take an international vacation soon, you might need to rearrange your plans. The government is still recommending against all travel outside of Canada.

Summer is officially over and it seems our dreams of an international fall or winter vacation could be, too.

While destinations across the world are reopening to tourists, the Canadian government is still advising residents to stay at home.

In a notice

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14 best uses of the Marriott 50,000-point certificates for family vacations



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Within the Marriott Bonvoy program, you can book hotels (or even Marriott home rentals) using your points, but you can also use award night certificates that typically come in two different denominations: 35,000 points or 50,000 points. A

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Book holiday travel now with $50 off JetBlue flights, $300 off vacations



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Normally, the airlines are in the power position when it comes to holiday travel demand. A systemwide airline fare sale or discount valid for peak holiday flights wouldn’t have happened in the recent past, but in 2020, that’s

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