From Seattle, Go to Bellingham for Active Days and Appetizing Nights

The Pacific Northwest’s lesser-known jewel, Bellingham, Wash., offers world-class scenery, sculpture and seafood within easy reach of Seattle.

#bakeries-and-baked-products, #bellingham-wash, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #museums, #restaurants, #seafood, #smithsonian-american-art-museum, #travel-and-vacations

A Trip to Shelter Island, Just Outside of New York City

But with recently refurbished hotels, is this the moment it gives in to glitz? A writer gets on his bike to explore.

#hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restaurants, #shelter-island-ny, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

What to See, Eat and Do in New Orleans

Immersive art, bespoke hotels and restaurants that range from Creole to a ‘tropical roadhouse’ are only a few of the offerings awaiting visitors.

#hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #museums, #new-orleans-la, #restaurants, #travel-and-vacations

Things to Do in Paris

Big spaces and boldface names lead a stylish comeback for the City of Light. “We’re looking at a lovely year,” one chef says.

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This Retreat Offers a (Pretty Expensive) Form of Postpartum Care

The newly opened Boram Postnatal Retreat offers new mothers able to pay up to $1,400 a night the support and pampering that too few receive.

#boram-postnatal-retreat, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #langham-the-manhattan-ny-hotel, #luxury-goods-and-services, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

Business Travel Resumes, Though Not at Its Former Pace

Domestic travel has returned faster than international. And some destinations like Las Vegas are rebounding more quickly than big cities like New York.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #business-travel, #conventions-fairs-and-trade-shows, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings

On Switzerland’s Mount Pilatus, a Writer Remembers

Maaza Mengiste’s childhood trip to the mountain didn’t go well. Upon returning decades later, she gains a new understanding of her mother’s life — and her own.

#hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #lucerne-switzerland, #switzerland, #travel-and-vacations, #travel2022

Things to Do in Rome 2022: Restaurants, Attractions and More

The Eternal City continues to live up to its name, thanks to some long-awaited reopenings and a crop of new restaurants and cultural spots all over town.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #colosseum-rome, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #culture-arts, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #italian-food-cuisine, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #roman-civilization, #rome-italy, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

A Psychedelic Trip to Timothy Leary’s Catalina Resort in Mexico

Most travelers descending on Zihuatanejo are unaware of the resort city’s storied past with the apostle of psychedelic drugs, and his experiments in consciousness expansion.

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Trump Hotel Sale in Washington Will End an Era

The $375 million sale of a Washington hotel that served as an influence and access bazaar for lawmakers, administration officials and other Trump allies is slated to be finalized this month.

#conflicts-of-interest, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #trump-international-hotel-washington-dc, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #waldorf-astoria-hotels-and-resorts, #washington-dc

What to Know About 2022 World Cup Travel to Qatar

Tickets are on sale for the world’s most popular sporting event, but concerns over worker exploitation and laws against homosexuality have complicated the decision to attend for some fans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doha-qatar, #foreign-workers, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-federation-of-association-football-fifa, #qatar, #qatar-airways, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas, #transit-systems, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records, #world-cup-2022-soccer

In Joshua Tree, Are 1,818 Airbnbs Too Many?

A short-term rental gold rush is fueling concern for the area’s signature trees and debates about whether the nature of life in the desert of southeastern California is changing forever.

#airbnb, #deserts, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #instagram-inc, #joshua-tree-calif, #social-media, #travel-and-vacations, #vrbo-com

Tourism Begins to Revive in New York, but Not Among Chinese

Chinese tourists are still barred from traveling abroad. But city officials forecast a 70 percent increase in tourism in 2022, including 8 million visitors from abroad.

#adams-eric-l, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #labor-and-jobs, #museums, #new-york-city, #nycco, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations

From ‘Illegal’ Hotel to Housing for the Homeless on Upper West Side

The Manhattan building used to attract tourists. But New York City officials hope its transformation is a road map for the city’s future.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fortune-society, #homeless-persons, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

Hotelier’s Post Barring Native Americans Prompts Outrage in South Dakota

The comments by Connie Uhre, 76, led to a protest, widespread condemnation by city leaders and a federal civil rights lawsuit.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #native-americans, #ndn-collective-activist-group, #rapid-city-sd, #south-dakota, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #uhre-connie

You Can Still Save on Spring Break

Depending on where you live, the annual ritual is approaching fast, but with some strategy, there are still deals to be had.

#automobile-renting-and-leasing, #budget-travel, #buses, #content-type-service, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #travel-and-vacations

Why TV-Inspired Vacations Are on the Rise

TV-themed itineraries are on the rise, taking travelers on adventures with familiar shows during a time of uncertainty.

#airbnb, #amazon-com-inc, #bloomington-ind, #breaking-bad-tv-program, #british-broadcasting-corp, #costner-kevin, #crown-media-family-networks, #edinburgh-scotland, #graduate-hotels, #great-britain, #hallmark-channel, #harry-potter-book, #home-box-office, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #movies, #netflix-inc, #outlander-tv-program, #paramount-pictures, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rae-issa, #sex-and-the-city-tv-program, #squid-game-tv-program, #starz, #stranger-things-tv-program, #television, #the-lord-of-the-rings-book, #the-sound-of-music-play, #travel-and-vacations, #yellowstone-tv-program, #yes-day-movie

Poland’s Tourism Industry Is Helping Ukrainian Refugees

As Ukrainians flood into Poland, the travel industry has become part of an effort to supply transportation, accommodations and more to people fleeing the Russian invasion.

#airbnb, #buses, #germany, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #poland, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #twitter, #ukraine

Hotels Roll Out the Welcome Mat to ‘Super Commuters’

As remote work shifts to hybrid models, employees who moved to the suburbs or beyond are becoming weekly fixtures at city hotels on those days when they must make an appearance at the office.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #travel-and-vacations

Trump Hotel C.E.O. Leaves a Shrinking Brand

Eric Danziger was the only outsider to lead the Trump hotel group. His departure, for family reasons, comes as the Trumps pursue a future beyond hotels.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #braintree-group, #danziger-eric, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #trump-hotels, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Billionaires Battle Over a Hotel and Quality of Life on St. Barts

A legal feud over a hotel in St. Barts pits development against fragile nature on this tropical Arcadia for the ultrarich. It might also signal a turning point in the hyper-development of the island.

#building-construction, #change-org, #environment, #etoile, #high-net-worth-individuals, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #st-barthelemy-french-west-indies, #travel-and-vacations

Pyeongchang Still Awaits Its Olympic Payoff

One of South Korea’s poorest regions hoped that hosting the 2018 Games would bring tourists and prosperity. It hasn’t really happened.

#hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #olympic-games-2018, #pyeongchang-south-korea, #skiing, #small-business, #south-korea, #travel-and-vacations

Disney Takes Visitors to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, opening at Walt Disney World, is part luxury hotel, part theme park ride, part role-playing game. But it will cost you.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #orlando-fla, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #star-wars-movie, #walt-disney-company

An Art-Filled Hotel Inside a Former Wall Street Trading Hub

Plus: a Brooklyn design destination, a new Niki de Saint Phalle biography and more recommendations from T Magazine.

#art, #brooklyn-nyc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #saint-phalle-niki-de, #shoes-and-boots, #wall-street-hotel-manhattan-ny

Travel Trends for Spring 2022

With Omicron cases ebbing, the industry is looking for a significant rebound in spring and summer. Here’s what to expect, in the air, at the rental car counter and beyond.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #automobile-renting-and-leasing, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cruises, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #spring-season, #travel-and-vacations

Luxury Resort in Spain Must Be Demolished, Court Finds

The complex at Marina Isla de Valdecañas, which includes a four-star hotel, was in breach of environmental rules, the Spanish Supreme Court said.

#building-construction, #environment, #golf, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #spain

What’s New in the Caribbean for 2022

Islands across the region are investing in infrastructure and new resorts, hoping that their popularity as pandemic escapes can translate into returning visitors.

#airports, #caribbean-area, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #virgin-atlantic-airways

Vegan Travel: It’s Not Fringe Anymore

From Mexico to Greece, plant-centric hotels, restaurants and tours are proliferating.

#hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #restaurants, #travel-and-vacations, #veganism

How to Spot Those Pesky (and Expensive) Lodging Fees

Some charges are up, some down, others more explicit as the lodging industry tries to recover from the pandemic.

#budget-travel, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #travel-and-vacations

A Ghost Hotel Haunts the Spanish Coastline

For almost two decades, the hulk of a never-finished hotel has marred an idyllic coastline in southern Spain. Its fate remains cloudy, but the lesson is clear: It’s easier to damage the environment than to fix it.

#eco-tourism, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #spain, #travel-and-vacations

Travel as Healing

Wellness vacations now go far beyond massages and diet advice, instead offering a respite from physical and mental stress. Here’s what to expect.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #spas, #travel-and-vacations

London Faces a Dimming Holiday Travel Season

Amid a rising number of coronavirus cases attributed to the new variant and testing rules that travelers find onerous, the holiday season suddenly looks a lot less bright for the traditional Christmas destination.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #london-england, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

Is the Chance to Turn Hotels Into Affordable Housing Slipping Away?

As many of the city’s hotels sat empty during the pandemic and homelessness continued to rise, some saw an opportunity to solve both problems. So what happened?

#affordable-housing, #homeless-persons, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #manhattan-nyc, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #single-room-occupancy

How Omicron Could Knock Economic Recovery Off Track

The latest zigzag in the pandemic has already curtailed travel, but its broader impact on growth and inflation isn’t likely to be known for several weeks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #great-britain, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #israel, #organization-for-economic-cooperation-and-development, #switzerland, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #united-states-economy

New York City’s International Tourists Are Trickling Back

Overseas travelers are back in New York City after the U.S. borders reopened, but many businesses do not expect a major rebound until next year.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #new-york-city, #travel-and-vacations

In Central Italy, a Dance Party by the Sea

Last month at La Posta Vecchia, the hotelier Marie-Louise Sciò threw a rollicking reunion for friends and family.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #italy, #parties-social, #scio-marie-louise, #travel-and-vacations

Does Black Friday Matter to Travelers Anymore?

Don’t expect a cornucopia of exciting deals, especially at hotels, which are taking advantage of the post-vaccine travel recovery to make money. Flexibility, though, may yield savings.

#black-friday-and-cyber-monday-shopping, #budget-travel, #content-type-service, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #travel-and-vacations

Trump to Sell Marquee Washington Hotel for at Least $375 Million

The pending deal to sell the Trump International Hotel, often the subject of controversy during his presidency, comes after years of financial losses at the property.

#cgi-merchant-group, #conflicts-of-interest, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #trump-international-hotel-washington-dc, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

For Britain’s Seaside Resorts, Rejuvenation in Small Doses

A look at three spots that have weathered challenges in very different ways.

#blackpool-england, #coastal-areas, #frinton-on-sea-england, #great-britain, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #margate-england, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #travel-and-vacations

Holiday Travel and Covid: Here’s What to Expect

The end of the U.S. ban on international visitors has kicked off a surge in travel both foreign and domestic. Here’s what to expect for the holiday season and beyond.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #caribbean-area, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #travel-and-vacations

As Borders Reopen, New York Wants Foreign Tourists Back, and Fast

The city’s tourism marketing agency is starting a campaign in several countries to attract visitors after the long pandemic lockout.

#broadway-league, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dixon-fred, #hornblower-cruises-and-events, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #moxy-hotels, #new-york-city, #nycco, #theater, #travel-and-vacations

The Parisians Are Over FOGO

Fear of going out? Non! New hotels, restaurants and clubs in the French capital are generating excitement, so get ready for the return of the wait list.

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Turn Empty N.Y.C. Hotels Into Permanent Housing for Homeless, Adams Says

Thousands of rooms in hotels shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic would become “supportive housing” under a plan announced by New York’s likely next mayor.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-mayors, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #mental-health-and-disorders

All-Inclusive Resorts Make Staying Put More Appealing

Business is booming at all-inclusive resorts, where travelers can enjoy multiday stays without complicated logistics — plus in-house dining, outdoor diversions and, in many cases, on-site virus testing.

#broadmoor-colorado-springs-colo-hotel, #club-mediterranee-sa, #cruises, #hilton-worldwide-holdings-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations

Hostels, Havens for the Thrifty, Fight to Survive the Pandemic

This summer, prompted by vaccine rollouts, budget travelers began wading back into hostel life. But the challenges are far from over.

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Upstate Motels Make a Comeback, With an Aim to Captivate

Once a convenience of the American road trip, these classic motor hotels are being restored as vacation destinations by a new generation of owners.

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Governors DeSantis and Abbott, ‘Undermining Public Health’

Readers criticize the governors of Florida and Texas as Covid cases soared in those states in August. Also: The Taliban victory; a tribute to Ed Asner; vaccine mandates at hotels.

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Some Hotels Are Mandating Vaccines. Will Others Follow?

Following the lead of accommodations abroad, some U.S. hotels are starting to require proof of vaccination for guests and staff.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #new-york-city, #schrager-ian, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

Airbnb to Offer Free Housing to 20,000 Afghan Refugees

The company said it was working with resettlement agencies. It did not specify how long refugees could stay in the apartments and houses.

#afghanistan, #airbnb, #chesky-brian, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #humanitarian-aid, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

Why Your Next Trip Might Be More Expensive Than Your Last

The cost of travel climbed this summer, but the Delta variant is weighing on demand. We looked into travel’s murky crystal ball to find out how prices will fare in the future.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #autumn-season, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations