Travel Week in Review – May 28, 2021

Travel Week in Review – May 28, 2021

This year may not have brought an immediate end to the coronavirus pandemic, but it brought a renewed sense of hope. And many Americans are taking advantage of that feeling, looking ahead, and planning their next vacations. The options for those who want to add another stamp to their passport have steadily grown since the world was first put on hold last year — albeit often with more paperwork, testing, and pre-planning required. Read More…

Check with your city to see what your testing options are. Many cities and towns are still offering free public COVID-19 tests. CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid also provide COVID-19 tests. Call the location you’re considering getting tested at to see what their current turnaround time is for results to make sure you’ll be able to get them back in time. Passport Health is another good option, as they focus on COVID-19 tests for airline passengers. Read More…

The U.S. State Department warned Americans against traveling to Japan on Monday, classifying the country under its highest warning level just months before the Olympic Games are set to start. The department placed Japan under a “Level 4: Do Not Travel” advisory due to its rise in COVID-19 cases. the U.S. has not outright banned Americans from flying to the country. Read More…

COVID threw a monkey wrench into everyone’s travel plans and now we all need to rearrange our travel bucket list. On Wednesday, June 2 I will be holding a zoom webinar of the top 30 international destinations I have on my bucket list so you can circle the ones you want to add to your list. This will be lots of fun for newbies and travel pros alike. Register Here…

New York City hotel rooms just got discounted for the summer. Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed an executive order suspending the city’s 5.875% hotel occupancy tax from June through August. The move is an effort to entice tourists to return to a reopening New York City whose hospitality industry has been devastated by the pandemic. Broadway’s famous theaters aren’t scheduled to reopen until September. Read More…


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