The State of Alaska opens on June 5th to Tourists
May29

The State of Alaska opens on June 5th to Tourists

In what seems like a deluge of bad news on the travel front, a bit of good news has arrived. According to a press conference by the (R) governor of the State of Alaska Mike Dunleavy, the state will open on June 5th to tourists… with a catch. Current Travel Restrictions Currently the state has a mandatory 14 day quarantine in place for all non-essential travelers to the state of Alaska. This is not only limited to tourists, but...

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Why You Shouldn’t Redeem Alaska Miles for Emirates Flights
May29

Why You Shouldn’t Redeem Alaska Miles for Emirates Flights

With recent award changes, should Emirates Skywards program replace Alaska’s mileage plan as your preferred way to book Emirates first class?

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Berlin’s Airport is Finally, Fully, Completely, Closing
May26

Berlin’s Airport is Finally, Fully, Completely, Closing

The saga of the Berlin Tegel airport has been one that has lasted years. Originally scheduled to close back in 2012, the closing has been delayed and pushed back and moved for almost a full decade. Now a combination of factors, including the coronavirus, has finally brought the international Berlin Tegel airport to an end. Modern History of Berlin Tegel Airport The airport got a new runway back in 1948 during the Berlin Airlift, at...

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Dubai Postpones Expo 2020 until 2021
May13

Dubai Postpones Expo 2020 until 2021

Dubai has been preparing for the Dubai Expo 2020 since it was announced as the host city in 2013. An entire mini-city is under construction near the second Dubai Airport to hold all of the exhibits. Unfortunately, chalk the Dubai Expo 2020 as another delayed victim of the Coronavirus. New dates have been announced, and the event has been postponed. New Dates Announced It was originally slated to open on October 20, 2020, and run...

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Bravo! Delta Extends Elite Status until 2022
Apr05

Bravo! Delta Extends Elite Status until 2022

In a super classy move, Delta Airlines today announced that for all Medallion Members, elite status would be extended a full year, MQM (qualifying miles) would be carried over into next year, and other benefits would be extended as well. The only thing I can say, is Bravo Delta! Medallion Status Extended Your current Medallion Status will automatically be extended through 2021 whether or not you requalify. In addition, all of your...

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How Airbnb is Endangering the Lives of Tourists
Mar30

How Airbnb is Endangering the Lives of Tourists

It is no secret that because of the Coronavirus many parts of the world are on lockdown, quarantine, or voluntary social distancing. Among the hardest hit parts of the world is Europe, and tens, if not hundreds of thousands of tourists are stranded. Our family is currently stranded in Spain on a government-mandated quarantine, not allowed to leave their residence for any reason other than going to the pharmacy or grocery store. The...

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Airbnb’s Coronavirus Policy
Mar13

Airbnb’s Coronavirus Policy

Like many of you, I’ve had travel plans interrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The health and safety of everyone is obviously the priority. However, the situation created some serious headaches for just about everyone involved. It can be hard to keep track of all the different policies. Earlier this week, Jon covered hotel cancelation policies related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. What happens if you have a stay booked in an...

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Disneyland is Closing due to Coronavirus Pandemic Concerns
Mar12

Disneyland is Closing due to Coronavirus Pandemic Concerns

Disneyland is closing due to concerns over the Coronavirus Pandemic

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NBA Suspends Season due to Positive Coronavirus Test
Mar11

NBA Suspends Season due to Positive Coronavirus Test

The NBA is suspending the season after Wednesday night’s games until further notice because of the coronavirus. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has tested positive for Coronavirus and in response, the NBA has decided to suspend the rest of the regular season. In an official statement from the NBA: The NBA announced that a player on the Utah Jazz has tested positive for COVID-19. The rest result was reported shortly prior to...

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Coronavirus Cancellation Policies for Hotel Chains
Mar09

Coronavirus Cancellation Policies for Hotel Chains

The Coronavirus is affecting travel, and if you have a hotel booking it is important for you to know what cancellation policies are in place to protect you.

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