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Six totally not-upsetting ways to celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day

National Plan for Vacation Day could normally be spent with family, gathered ’round the computer to plan the upcoming year’s travels. For the obvious reasons, it looks a little different this year.



diagram: NEW updated vacay day illustration


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NEW updated vacay day illustration

We aren’t spending the holiday daydreaming about a kayaking trip to Nova Scotia or eating goulash on the Danube. We’re sitting at home wondering things like, “When can we travel again?” and, “God? Is that you? Have you forsaken us?”

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But a holiday’s a holiday, and we’re going to find a way to celebrate without heading out

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Travel association working on ways to boost the industry’s recovery

The U.S. Travel Association is ready to kick-start the recovery of the travel industry, which has so far suffered more than $500 billion in pandemic-related losses.

Heads of the nonprofit organization said Wednesday that they are working with the Biden administration on policies that can be implemented within the president’s first 100 days in office.

While these efforts could help economic revivals in tourism-dependent cities like Las Vegas, the USTA acknowledged roadblocks to recovery, including a potential new federal mandate that would require COVID-19 testing for domestic flights.

Local tourism experts say this additional step for travel could impair Las

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