Month: February 2021

Cancun loosens COVID-19 restrictions ahead of spring break travel

Unlike some spring-break hot spots in Florida, Cancun is actually easing its COVID-19 restrictions.

With spring-break travel fast approaching, popular tourist destinations in Mexico like Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum are raising capacity limits from 30% to 60% at hotels, restaurants and beaches, Quintana Roo government officials announced on Twitter.  Attractions and group tours will also be allowed to operate at 60% capacity. 

Nightclubs and bars will stay closed, the guidance says.

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. (iStock). 

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. (iStock). 

Travelers visiting Mexico also need to register with the government online and show proof of registration via a QR code received

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Virginia Beach restaurants participate in ‘Eat, Drink & Win!’ gift card, vacation promotion

The city’s website calls March 2021 the “first annual Virginia Beach Restaurant Month.”

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Sign up, dine out, and potentially win gift cards or Virginia Beach vacations: that’s the gist of the city’s new monthlong campaign.

The city’s website calls March 2021 the “first annual Virginia Beach Restaurant Month.”

A Tuesday morning release said participants would need to sign up for a “Dine Pass” that you’d get by text or email. Then, when visiting any of the 60 participating restaurants, there will be options for a Dine Pass holder to redeem special menu items or type in

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Hotels Target Remote Work And Learning

A continued slump in business travel and reticence to travel for leisure in many areas of the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic have pushed hoteliers to think outside of the box. School and work demands soldier on, even if from home, giving hotels new opportunity for potential business in the form of “work-from-hotel” or “school-from-hotel” stays.

Productivity and concentration levels can suffer with home-life distractions. Hotels are working hard to develop intriguing packages

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These Miami luxury hotels, restaurants and spas made the 2021 Forbes Five-Star list

Forbes has verified luxury once again, and that’s good news for some hotels, restaurants and spas in or near Miami.

The 2021 Forbes Travel Guide Star Award Winners are out, and the usual suspects are back on the list. The six Five-Star Miami hotels that earned Five-Star honors in 2020 earned them again in 2021, including Acqualina Resort & Residences, which was just ranked one of the best resorts in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

The 2021 Four-Star lists are mostly the same as 2020, with the notable exception of Le Sirenuse from the Four-Star restaurant

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