How to Travel More Sustainably

Don’t skimp on doing your own research, and be aware that ‘green’ certificates aren’t always all they’re cracked up to be.

#eco-tourism, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #labeling-and-labels-product, #responsible-travel, #travel-and-vacations

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5 Things to Know About Booking a Summer Rental

Property owners, agencies and management companies are predicting a busy, if not outright bonkers, summer.

#airbnb, #airdna, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #marriott-international-inc, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #second-homes-and-non-primary-residences, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vrbo-com

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Why Reopening Ceremonies Are So Important in New York Right Now

Movie theaters, hotels, restaurants and other businesses are putting a lot of thought into the process.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #coney-island-amusement-park, #coney-island-hospital, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hospitals, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #ifc-center-manhattan-ny, #movies, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #van-da-manhattan-ny-restaurant

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One Way to Get People Off the Streets: Buy Hotels

For homeless people, a place to live is life changing to a degree that almost no other intervention can provide.

#affordable-housing, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #newsom-gavin, #politics-and-government, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-commercial, #san-francisco-calif, #tenderloin-san-francisco-calif

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The Chelsea Hotel Becomes a New York Battleground

Mark Twain and Bob Dylan slept at the Chelsea. Now, developers hope to lure tourists, but they have to soothe some frustrated tenants.

#bard-stanley, #bd-hotels-llc, #chelsea-manhattan-ny, #el-quijote-restaurant, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hotel-chelsea-manhattan-ny, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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What Will Happen to All the Empty Office Buildings and Hotels?

Commercial real estate has been hit hard by the pandemic, but there are plans to convert some of the now empty spaces into apartment buildings.

#affordable-housing, #area-planning-and-renewal, #financial-district-manhattan-ny, #herald-square-manhattan-ny, #hilton-times-square-hotel-manhattan-ny-hotel, #holiday-inn, #hotel-giraffe, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #manhattan-nyc, #marriott-international-inc, #metro-loft-management, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Summer Vacation With Unvaccinated Kids: Here’s What You Can Do

The pandemic has made it tough for families to figure out safe travel options. So we asked some experts what they’re doing this summer.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

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For New York City, Glimmers of Hope and Signs of Revival

Yankee Stadium welcomed fans on Thursday, and some high-end hotels are opening their doors. But a widespread rebound from Covid-19 could take years.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #citizens-budget-commission, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #independent-budget-office, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-school, #new-york-city, #parrott-james-a, #unemployment, #zandi-mark

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Family Travel Gets Complicated Without a Covid Vaccine for Kids

Amid the chatter of travel’s long-awaited rebound one year into the pandemic, many families with children feel largely left out of the conversation.

#caribbean-area, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #families-and-family-life, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #parenting, #road-trips, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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‘We Will Literally Go Anywhere’

Rental cottages snapped up. Hotels booked solid on weekends. Travel-starved Americans are scrambling to book vacations for late summer and the industry is reacting. Christmas in July, anyone?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Vaccines and Travel: What You Need to Know

As domestic vaccination rates trend upward, more people are traveling or planning to travel. Here’s the latest guidance for doing so safely.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Rome Apartment a Hotelier Calls Home

Marie-Louise Sciò bounces among her family’s three hotels — including the legendary Il Pellicano in Tuscany — but her own flat is a different sort of retreat.

#content-type-personal-profile, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #rome-italy, #scio-marie-louise

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Airbnb Has a Hate Group Problem, Too

But it’s not the same as Facebook’s. C.E.O. Brian Chesky discusses why he and Mark Zuckerberg have different consequences to consider.

#airbnb, #chesky-brian, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #silicon-valley-calif, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #washington-dc

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Desperate for a Trip? Here Are the Questions to Ask Before You Go.

Travel has become a lot more complicated. Now, the calculations include whether you want to fly and what safety measures are in place at the hotel.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #travel-and-vacations

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Travel Workers Despair a Year Lost to Covid-19

Six travel workers, from a cruise ship crewmember in Manila to a tour bus driver in East Jerusalem, share how the prolonged shutdown has upended their lives.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruise-lines-international-assn, #cruises, #east-jerusalem, #great-britain, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #israel, #italy, #jamaica-west-indies, #kampala-uganda, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #manila-philippines, #pilots, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #thomas-cook-group-plc, #unemployment, #united-states-travel-assn, #venice-italy, #wages-and-salaries, #world-tourism-organization

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Book Review: ‘The Barbizon,’ by Paulina Bren

“The Barbizon,” by Paulina Bren, tells the story of New York’s most celebrated all-female hotel and the aspiring writers, actresses and working women who stayed there.

#barbizon-hotel, #books-and-literature, #bren-paulina, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #new-york-city, #the-barbizon-the-hotel-that-set-women-free-book, #women-and-girls

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Travel Quarantines: Enduring the Mundane, One Day at a Time

Running a half-marathon in your hotel room. Hearing the sea, but not seeing it. Fixating on food. Here’s how some travelers passed the time during their mandatory quarantines.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #travel-and-vacations

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Airbnb Is Driving Hosts Elsewhere With Costly Pandemic Policies

Hurt by refunds, some are trying to cut the site out of bookings or taking legal action. The company says it is working to reduce tensions.

#airbnb, #chesky-brian, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #rebates-and-refunds, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #travel-and-vacations

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Men Posed as Marshals to Avoid Masks at Florida Resort, Authorities Say

The two men were arrested after flashing fake U.S. marshal badges and mask exemption cards at an oceanfront hotel in Deerfield Beach, Fla., according to a criminal complaint.

#americans-with-disabilities-act, #broward-county-fla, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deerfield-beach-fla, #florida, #gary-brummett, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #masks, #united-states-marshals-service, #walter-wayne-brown-jr

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The Daily: Paul Rusesabagina and the Battle for the Soul of Rwanda

The tale of Paul Rusesabagina, the “Hotel Rwanda” hero who is now accused of terrorism, speaks to the predicament of the African nation.

#hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #kagame-paul, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #rusesabagina-paul, #rwanda, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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A Different Early-Bird Special: Have Vaccine, Will Travel

People over 65 have been among the first in line to receive Covid-19 vaccinations. And they are leading a wave in new travel bookings.

#aarp, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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In Canada, Americans Are Missed, With Limits

U.S. visitors usually mean big business for Canada’s tourism industry. But the pandemic has blunted lonesomeness for the country’s best friend.

#airbnb, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #joe-beef-montreal-quebec-restaurant, #musee-dart-contemporain-de-montreal, #museums, #music, #restaurants, #stratford-shakespeare-festival, #theater, #travel-and-vacations

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So You Want to Open a Hotel? Now?

Some new hotels and inns are thriving during these trying times by doubling down on the local market, creating escapist atmospheres and employing other, almost unheard-of tactics.

#building-construction, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #four-seasons-hotels-ltd, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #hyatt-hotels-corp, #marriott-international-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #zingle-inc

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After Presidency, Trump Hotel in Washington Is a Limited Draw

Traffic on two recent evenings at the hotel was exceedingly slow, even after the city lifted a ban on indoor dining.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #trump-international-hotel-washington-dc, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Britain Passes a Grim Milestone of 100,000 Coronavirus Deaths

Mandatory hotel quarantines for travelers entering the country are being weighed as fatality rates soar despite a national lockdown.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #great-britain, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #quarantines

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Ghost Kitchens Find a Home in Empty Hotels

Restaurateurs hunting for cut-rate space in the pandemic are teaming up with eager partners in another beleaguered industry.

#delivery-services, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #real-estate-commercial, #restaurants, #small-business

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Testing Requirement Is the Latest Curveball for the Travel Industry

The United States now requires a negative coronavirus test for all arriving international travelers, which has hotels adding testing suites and airlines enhancing mobile apps with health features.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #bahama-islands, #caribbean-area, #casa-de-campo-la-romana-dominican-republic-hotel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #mexico, #mobile-applications, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #turkish-airlines, #united-airlines

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An Inn or Bike Tour of Your Own: How to Make Buyouts More Affordable

Savvy travelers intent on staying in their bubbles are finding that what was once a luxury option can actually be attainable.

#camps-and-camping, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations

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Hong Kong’s Three Week Quarantine Frustrates Travelers

Hong Kong’s abrupt new entry requirement — which has shaken travelers, domestic workers, airlines and hotels alike — stands out for its length and has been questioned by scientists.

#domestic-service, #hong-kong, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #politics-and-government, #quarantines

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Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, Founder of Sandals Resorts, Dies at 79

Mr. Stewart turned a rundown beach hotel in Montego Bay, in his native Jamaica, into the flagship of a chain of luxury resorts.

#air-jamaica, #caribbean-area, #deaths-obituaries, #entrepreneurship, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #jamaica-west-indies, #sandals-resorts-international-ltd, #stewart-gordon-butch-1941-2021, #travel-and-vacations

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Video Shows Black 14-Year-Old Falsely Accused of Theft in a SoHo Hotel

A woman falsely accused the teenager of taking her phone in the video, which fueled concerns about racial profiling. It was shared by the teenager’s father, a prominent jazz musician.

#harrold-keyon-musician, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #jazz, #racial-profiling, #soho-manhattan-ny

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Want a Nice Dinner Out? Your Hotel Room Awaits

Restaurateurs and hoteliers are teaming up to create private dining experiences that allow guests to get out of the house, but limit their exposure to others.

#hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #le-crocodile-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #new-year, #oneal-aidan-chef, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #wythe-hotel-brooklyn-ny

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Falling Behind on Weekly Rent and Afraid of Being Evicted

Residents of weekly rentals worry they will be kicked out if they can’t pay the rent. It’s unclear if the federal moratorium on evictions applies to them.

#arizona, #atlanta-legal-aid-society-inc, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #homeless-persons, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #las-vegas-nev, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #private-equity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #texas

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Booking Travel in 2021? Here’s How to Protect Your Investment

The crystal ball remains cloudy when it comes to travel. Here’s how to avoid losing money if you have to cancel.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #budget-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #rebates-and-refunds, #travel-and-vacations

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The Endless Debate: Cancel or Rebook?

Would-be travelers this year have spent hours on hold, learning the ins and outs of refund policies.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rebates-and-refunds, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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California Travel Restrictions Ban Short-Term Rentals. Why Can’t Travelers Get Refunds?

The state’s latest travel restrictions make most hotel or short term lodging illegal. But Airbnb and Vrbo, the biggest home-sharing companies, are sticking to no-refund policies.

#airbnb, #california, #chesky-brian, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hilton-worldwide-holdings-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #hyatt-hotels-corp, #marriott-international-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rebates-and-refunds, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #vrbo-com

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A Hotel That Pays Tribute to Rajasthani Arts and Crafts

Located in Jaipur’s jewelry district, where fine stones are sold alongside sweets and produce, the Johri shines as bright as any gem.

#design, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #jaipur-india, #jewels-and-jewelry, #restaurants

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Airbnb Tops $100 Billion on First Day of Trading, Reviving Talk of a Bubble

The home-rental company’s blockbuster I.P.O. followed that of the delivery company DoorDash. Investors piled into both.

#airbnb, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #initial-public-offerings, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #start-ups, #travel-and-vacations, #venture-capital

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A New Orleans Tower Anchors a City’s Riverfront Ambitions

The World Trade Center, an X-shaped office tower that has sat empty since 2011, is at the heart of plans to revitalize the area along the Mississippi River.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #coastal-areas, #four-seasons-hotels-ltd, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #new-orleans-la, #real-estate-commercial, #restoration-and-renovation

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The Newest Hotel Amenity? Virus-Scrubbed Air

Hotels, and even some cruise ships, are installing state-of-the-art filtration systems that claim to tackle the coronavirus where it is believed to be the most dangerous: in the air.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cruises, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #hygiene-and-cleanliness

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Nobody Is Going to Conventions. Convention Centers Are Growing Anyway.

The pandemic is intensifying the competition among cities, which are rushing to build bigger, more alluring event spaces.

#american-dental-assn, #conventions-fairs-and-trade-shows, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #government-bonds, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #indianapolis-ind, #milwaukee-wis, #seattle-wash, #travel-and-vacations

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Without Crowds, Is Times Square Really Times Square? Take a Look

The throngs of visitors have disappeared from New York City’s famous neighborhood, and there is an eeriness to the emptiness.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #times-square-alliance, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

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Homeless Men Must Leave Upper West Side Hotel, Judge Rules

The dispute has been a flash point in one of New York City’s most liberal neighborhoods.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #lucerne-manhattan-ny-hotel, #new-york-city, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

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In a Year of No Trade Fairs, Germany Takes It Hard

Some big companies say they can do without them. But trade fairs are essential for those that can’t afford an international sales force, and play an important role in the German economy.

#barcelona-spain, #book-trade-and-publishing, #conventions-fairs-and-trade-shows, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #frankfurt-book-fair, #funerals-and-memorials, #geneva-international-motor-show, #germany, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #ifo-institute, #mobile-world-congress-trade-show, #north-american-international-auto-show

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How Many Snowbirds Will Be Flying South for the Winter?

The tradition of flocking to Florida and other sunny shores for the winter, usually by retirees, looks different this year.

#canada, #florida, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #southern-states-us, #texas, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

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Airbnb Reveals Falling Revenue, With Travel Hit by Pandemic

The home rental service gave the first comprehensive look at its finances on Monday as it moves to go public.

#airbnb, #chesky-brian, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #initial-public-offerings, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #travel-and-vacations, #venture-capital

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11 Hotels to Visit in Your Dreams

Travel options may be limited, but here are places sure to linger in the mind, and that these writers, designers and others hope to get to — or get back to — someday.

#amalfi-coast-italy, #aswan-egypt, #dakar-senegal, #damascus-syria, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #mendocino-calif, #paris-france, #positano-italy, #rio-de-janeiro-brazil, #siem-reap-cambodia, #travel-and-vacations, #zihuatanejo-mexico

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Hotel in Thailand That Jailed American Gets New Tripadvisor Label

The travel review website has posted a one-of-a-kind notice on the hotel’s page, warning tourists that it was responsible for the jailing of a guest who wrote a harsh review.

#barnes-wesley, #consumer-reviews, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #libel-and-slander, #thailand, #travel-and-vacations, #tripadvisor-inc

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Thai Hotel That Put American in Jail Gets New Label on Tripadvisor

The travel review website has posted a one-of-a-kind notice on the hotel’s page, warning tourists that it was responsible for the jailing of a guest after he wrote a harsh review.

#barnes-wesley, #consumer-reviews, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #libel-and-slander, #thailand, #travel-and-vacations, #tripadvisor-inc

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Forget Long Weekends: During the Pandemic It’s All About Short Weeks

Trips that might have been two or three nights last year now feel too brief — not worth all the hoops, not quite enough time away.

#airdna, #autumn-season, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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