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.

#bangkok-thailand, #budget-travel, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dormitories, #helsinki-finland, #hostelling-international, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #lisbon-portugal, #nantucket-mass, #newman-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations

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.

#catskills-nys-area, #columbia-county-ny, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #schitts-creek-tv-program, #sullivan-county-ny, #travel-and-vacations, #ulster-county-ny

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.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #afghanistan-war-2001, #asner-ed, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #florida, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #politics-and-government, #texas, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

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

Jimmy Elidrissi, Waldorf Bellhop for Five Decades, Dies at 74

A Moroccan immigrant’s goal was to make guests, including nine U.S. presidents, feel right at home amid the grandeur of a landmark Manhattan hotel.

#deaths-obituaries, #doormen, #elidrissi-jimmy-1946-2021, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #waldorf-astoria-new-york-manhattan-ny-hotel

What’s the Price of an Uncleaned Hotel Room?

As business at big city hotels still lags, the pandemic may permanently change the industry’s approach to services like housekeeping and check in. But employees fear for their jobs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hilton-worldwide-holdings-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #marriott-international-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sheraton-hotelsresorts

The History of a Palatial Hotel and Its Famous Guests, From Kings and Spies to Presidents and Poets

“The Secret Life of the Savoy,” by Olivia Williams, is a thorough and entertaining account of the London landmark and its founder.

#books-and-literature, #doyly-carte-richard, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #london-england, #the-secret-life-of-the-savoy-glamour-and-intrigue-at-the-worlds-most-famous-hotel-book, #williams-olivia-author

New York City to Reluctant Tourists: Please Come Back

A $30 million promotional campaign, aimed at luring back all the visitors who vanished during the pandemic, is about to get underway.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dixon-fred, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #marriott-international-inc, #new-york-city, #new-york-hotel-and-motel-trades-council, #travel-and-vacations

8,000 Homeless People to Be Moved From Hotels to Shelters, New York Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement signals the beginning of the end to an arrangement that many homeless people said provided a better living environment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

British Restaurants Are Battling a Staff Crisis, Worsened by Brexit

A shortage of workers is forcing restaurants to turn away eager customers and confront a bigger problem: how to make hospitality an industry where people want to work.

#foreign-workers, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #restaurants

Living Not Just by the Water, but Over and Even Below It

Six decades ago, a hotel was built with rooms set on concrete piles placed deep within the ocean floor. The design has been flourishing ever since.

#architecture, #caribbean-area, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #europe, #french-polynesia-france, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #overwater-bungalows, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #second-homes-and-non-primary-residences

Homeless Men Lose Court Battle to Stay in Upper West Side Hotel

The city said the men at the Lucerne could stay there until a larger move of homeless people out of hotels amid the reopening.

#coalition-for-the-homeless, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #lucerne-manhattan-ny-hotel, #new-york-city, #newman-andy, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

Upended by the Pandemic, Haute Chefs Move Into Hotels

Hotels not necessarily known for fine dining are drawing award-winning chefs seeking opportunities for reinvention.

#austin-tex, #bailey-mashama-chef, #baja-california-mexico, #bloomfield-april, #cabo-san-lucas-mexico, #chefs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crenn-dominique, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #izard-stephanie-chef, #kostow-christopher, #napa-calif, #ojai-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #relocation-of-business, #restaurants, #san-francisco-calif, #san-jose-del-cabo-mexico, #silverton-nancy, #travel-and-vacations, #vongerichten-jean-georges, #washington-conn

British Tourists Return to Portugal, Unleashed but (Mostly) Masked

Sorely in need of sun and a change of scene, British travelers returned to the newly “green-listed” country and were met by relief, exasperation — and hardly anyone.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #great-britain, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #portugal, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #travel-and-vacations

Memorial Day Travel Forecast: Crowds, Traffic and Where is Our Waitress?

As Americans hit the road for the holiday, they may find things crowded, more expensive and with less staff to keep things running smoothly.

#american-automobile-assn, #american-hotel-and-lodging-assn, #automobiles, #camps-and-camping, #cape-cod-mass, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #mackinac-island-mich, #memorial-day, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #outer-banks-nc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #road-trips, #shortages, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations

Cable-Car Tragedy Shakes a Town Already Wounded by the Pandemic

The disaster that killed 14 people in Italy on Sunday struck a small lakeside community just as its tourism-dependent economy was starting to revive. Three people have been arrested.

#accidents-and-safety, #cable-cars-and-trams, #deaths-fatalities, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #italy, #lombardy-italy, #mottarone-mountain-italy, #piedmont-italy, #rescues, #travel-and-vacations

Italian Cable Car Tragedy Shakes a Town Already Wounded by the Pandemic

The disaster that killed 14 people in Italy on Sunday struck a small lakeside community just as its tourism-dependent economy was starting to revive. Three people have been arrested.

#accidents-and-safety, #cable-cars-and-trams, #deaths-fatalities, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #italy, #lombardy-italy, #mottarone-mountain-italy, #piedmont-italy, #rescues, #travel-and-vacations

6 Things You Should Know About Traveling to Europe This Summer

Shifting flight schedules, varying hotel flexibility and new tech: A lot has changed since the last time you packed that passport.

#air-france, #airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #cellular-telephones, #content-type-service, #delta-air-lines-inc, #europe, #european-travel-commission, #hilton-worldwide-holdings-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #resy-network-inc, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

When No Landlord Will Rent to You, Where Do You Go?

How extended-stay hotels and motels became the last housing option for thousands of low-income Americans.

#affordable-housing, #evictions, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

As Restrictions Loosen, Families Travel Far and Spend Big

Newly vaccinated families are opting for private jets, luxury resorts and guided tours in elaborate new twists on the old-fashioned family reunion.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #family-reunion, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

Glimpses of a Deserted Soviet Mining Town, Preserved in the High Arctic

On the remote archipelago of Svalbard, a decaying settlement offers visitors an intimate look at the not-so-distant past.

#arctic-regions, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #mines-and-mining, #polar-bears, #svalbard-and-jan-mayen-norway, #travel-and-vacations

The Gateses’ Public Split Spotlights a Secretive Fortune

Their marital estate is enormous and complex, containing assets as varied as stocks and farmland. Divvying it up could have implications for philanthropy.

#amazon-com-inc, #asset-allocation-personal-finances, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #buffett-warren-e, #cascade-investment-llc, #computers-and-the-internet, #endowments, #four-seasons-hotels-ltd, #gates-bill, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #gates-melinda, #high-net-worth-individuals, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #philanthropy, #scott-mackenzie, #stocks-and-bonds, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Travel Planning in Uncertain Times: ‘I Should Have Known Better’

We are navigating a new world of travel where planning for the unpredictable, more than ever, is part of the itinerary.

#hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations

New York Is Reawakening. It Just Needs Its Tourists Back.

After a year of staying away, visitors are trickling back. Now, city officials and business leaders are plotting ways to lure them in large numbers.

#advertising-and-marketing, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #new-york-city, #nycco, #politics-and-government, #travel-and-vacations

Wanted in France: Thousands of Workers as Hotels and Restaurants Reopen

As the world’s most visited country prepares for a long-awaited economic reopening, hospitality businesses warn they are facing a labor shortfall.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #france, #hiring-and-promotion, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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