Travel Week in Review – April 16, 2021

Travel Week in Review – April 16, 2021

Southwest Rapid Rewards is a revenue-based frequent flyer program, so the number of points required for a ticket is directly correlated to the cost of a ticket when paying cash. Historically points values have been roughly as follows: Southwest Airlines Wanna Get Away fares cost 76-78 points per dollar, Southwest Airlines Anytime fares cost 78 points per dollar, Business Select fares cost 78 points per dollar. Read More…

The good news is that summer 2021 is on track to feel very different from summer 2020. If the vaccine roll out continues to be successful, Americans should be safe to travel and gather with certain precautions. With this in mind, hotels across the country are gearing up for what is expected to be a phenomenally busy season. Like much of the travel industry, hotels had to recalibrate, swiftly and suddenly, as the pandemic set it. Read More…

As testing for COVID-19 has become a regular part of everyday life, especially when it comes to traveling, making sure you get the correct test is of the utmost importance. When faced with the need to get a COVID-19 test, it’s important to know that not every test is created equal, with different levels of accuracy as well as the time it takes to get results back. Read More…

Right now, Canada is in the throes of a third COVID-19 wave and is reportedly on track to outpace the U.S. in terms of its rate of new infections relative to the overall population. Worse yet, the country is seeing significant outbreaks of dangerous coronavirus strains that are more transmissible than the original virus and potentially even vaccine-resistant. Read More…

Not if You Follow These 10 Tips – Prices are high because there is a shortage of cars available to rent. Travelers promptly shut themselves in their homes last year at the onset of the pandemic and demand for flights, hotels, and car rentals dropped off a cliff. To survive the rock bottom demand they faced, car rental companies whittled down their fleets as quickly as they could. At the same time, rental companies started offering car rental subscription services. Read More…


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