Day: February 3, 2021

5 Reasons a Hotel Beats a Vacation Rental in the Pandemic | Travel

Pre-COVID, vacation rentals were often a cheaper alternative. Why book your family reunion across a few beachfront hotel rooms (and pay those pesky resort fees) when you can book an entire house a few blocks inland for a fraction of the price?

“Because hotels have lost a lot of their convention business, they are suffering,” Frommer said. “In most parts of the U.S., you’ll now pay less for a hotel room than an Airbnb.”

Not only is there less convention business, but there are also fewer sports events, dance competitions and weddings. With a dramatic drop in event demand, hotels

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Travel bans extended and hotel quarantine for travellers introduced in UK

The UK government’s travel ban has been extended to the UAE, Burundi and Rwanda in order to prevent the importation of a new COVID-19 variant found in South Africa.

The UK government has announced that it has taken the urgent decision to ban travel to the UK from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Burundi and Rwanda in order to prevent the spread of the new variant, which was originally identified in South Africa, into the UK.

From 29 January 2021, passengers who have been in or transited through the United Arab Emirates, Burundi and Rwanda in the

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Travel industry calls potential COVID-19 test mandate for domestic flights ‘unwarranted’



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All international arrivals into the U.S. are now required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. The Biden administration is also “actively looking” at mandating negative tests for domestic travel — and the travel industry isn’t pleased.

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, released a statement on Jan. 29 calling the potential move “unwarranted.” The airlines also said

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How the pandemic and technology have changed buying, selling

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Drones and 3D cameras have revolutionized the real estate market. You can see a house and never step foot inside, which in the time of COVID-19 has proven useful, to say the least.

Real estate photographer Kim Lindsey explained on The Morning Show how the pandemic and technology have dramatically changed things.

Lindsey works with a variety of agents, helping them with marketing and media to help them sell their listings.

“If I was to describe the real estate market, I would say exciting, hot and fast,” Lindsey said. “Our business has actually exploded since COVID because

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