Day: February 3, 2021

5 reasons you’re better off in a hotel instead of a vacation rental

If you must travel during the coronavirus pandemic, is it better to stay in a hotel or a vacation rental, like an Airbnb?
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“A lot of people feel — wrongly and rightly — that rentals are safer than hotels,” said Pauline Frommer, co-president of Frommer Media, in a speech to a virtual 2020 Travel and Adventure Show.

While vacation rentals might not require walking through a shared lobby, you may have to meet the host in person to exchange keys, while many hotels have virtual keys through smartphones. A vacation rental might not entail an elevator ride with

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Physicist’s fusion rocket idea may unlock long-distance space travel

An artist's impression of a fusion propulsion device (ITER)

An artist’s impression of a fusion propulsion device (ITER)

Dr. Fatima Ebrahimi, a physicist working at the US Department of Energy has invented a new kind of rocket thruster that could power deep space exploration.

Dr. Ebrahimi works at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and came up with a design that uses a magnetic field to shoot plasma particles into space.

By using a magnetic field, pilots could tailor the amount of thrust depending on the mission and destination of the spacecraft.

Current plasma (electrically-charged gas particles) propulsion devices use electric fields to propel them. But harnessing a magnetic reconnection

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Scotland’s stricter quarantine rules will ‘pull the plug’ on travel industry

Inbound tourism brings £11 billion to the Scottish economy, while outbound tourism provides £1.7 billion - Getty
Inbound tourism brings £11 billion to the Scottish economy, while outbound tourism provides £1.7 billion – Getty

Scottish tourism bosses have warned that the First Minister’s ‘managed quarantine’ plans could “pull the plug” on the country’s tourism industry.

Mike Tibbert, vice-president of the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association (SPAA), said that while the organisation “supported a stance which guard[s] our borders”, the industry “urgently needs a plan for how our country will return to travel”.

Inbound tourism brings £11 billion to the Scottish economy, while outbound tourism provides £1.7 billion – and supports more than 26,000 jobs. “We can’t just pull

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50 best hotels in US

With such a wide array of luxurious urban hotels, boutique lodges and beachfront resorts to choose from, it can be difficult to decide where to travel.

From seaside resorts to glamorous urban hotels, these unique properties are the best in the country.

With such a wide array of luxurious urban hotels, boutique lodges and beachfront resorts to choose from, it can be difficult to decide where to travel. That’s why U.S. News did the work for you. Using a comprehensive methodology that factors in each hotel’s star rating, industry accolades and guest sentiment, our editors determined which of the

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