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Last week I planned 24 trips. Sure, 15 were for grocery pickups, but 9 were on VRBO. Travel planning is my latest pushback against pandemic-induced claustrophobia. We may not be leaving home, but that doesn't mean we can't dream of leaving home. I've never covered so many miles on so little fuel. If it's cold outside, I view beach houses. Bright tropical palettes and palm trees swaying in the ...

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CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today launched the "Travel-Ready Center" - a new, digital solution where customers can review COVID-19 entry requirements, find local testing options and upload any required testing and vaccination records for domestic and international travel, all in one place. United is the first airline to integrate all these features into its mobile app and website.

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The travel industry is responding to the latest pandemic-related executive orders issued by the White House, including President Joe Biden's mask mandate that will require face-coverings to be worn in national parks and on airplanes as well as a controversial new requirement that U.S.-bound international travelers self-quarantine upon arrival. The U.S. Travel Association commended Biden for ...

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Travel plans may be on hold, but Instagram offers boundless inspiration for the day we can finally jet off to distant destinations. So Big 7 Travel indulged in what has become an annual hashtag tally, analyzing which cities hold the most ‘gram appeal, surveying readers and debating which spots are the most, well, Instagrammable. Tokyo tops the 2021 rankings with more than 53 ...

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With no concrete end in sight to the pandemic, travel advisers are nonetheless optimistic, albeit guardedly, about the industry’s comeback this year. That optimism, however, comes with caveats – most notably the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requirements that all air travelers provide proof of negative COVID-19 tests to enter the U.S. ...

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The U.S. Travel Association hopes to meet with the Biden administration soon to push the new president into authorizing tax credits to stimulate new travel, USTA president-CEO Roger Dow said during a virtual press conference. “Things like tax credits for travel – personal and group – and stimulating travel,” Dow said, would be welcome to help stimulate the stagnant industry, which has suffered ...

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Having a sister is one of life’s most precious gifts. Children’s book author Marisa Howard portrays that message for very young readers with her "Sissies Adventure Series," capturing the joys of travel and discovery across various landscapes and countries. The three board books — "Sissies at the Sea," "Sissies in the Mountains" and "Sissies Go to Mexico" — are designed to create a sense of ...

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The U.S. will ban entry to most non-U.S. citizens who have recently been in South Africa in response to the new COVID-19 strain there, according to a White House official familiar with the plan. It’s unclear how long the restrictions will continue. The Biden administration will also continue restrictions on travel to the U.S. from Brazil, the U.K., Ireland and 26 countries in Europe that the ...

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Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, long known as the airport that handles the most travelers in the world, saw its passenger count decline more than 60% in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Atlanta airport handled 42.9 million passengers in 2020 compared to 110.5 million passengers in 2019, according to the airport's year-end traffic report. It's yet to be seen which ...

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LONDON — Millions of people have applied to join the EU settlement scheme in Britain six months before the deadline. New figures from Britain's Home Office show that by the end of 2020, there had been almost 4.9 million applications to the scheme. It includes more than 4.4 million applications from England, 243,600 from Scotland, 80,700 from Wales and 78,500 from Northern Ireland. In December ...