Month: August 2021

South Louisiana hotels full; You may not find a room until you get to Alexandria or Sulphur | Business

Hotels are full in cities along the Interstate 10 and I-49 corridors for miles, travel websites show. 

If you’re looking to book a hotel room after Hurricane Ida ripped through southeast Louisiana on Sunday night, you’ll have to keep driving to either Sulphur or Alexandria, according to booking websites.

No rooms are available in Lafayette area. You’ll have to get off the highways and drive a ways to find one. At the Hotel Cazan in Mamou — about a 30-minute drive from I-49 — the historic, 16-room boutique hotel has rooms available. It might be the closest place to find

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How to use the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal

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With the right amount of planning, it’s possible to book your entire vacation, including flights, hotels, cruises, car rentals, tours and other activities, entirely on points through the Chase travel portal.

But are you getting the best deal by doing this instead of transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) points to travel partners and booking directly? It turns out there’s a lot more to consider —

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Travel changes make little difference, says airport boss

People enjoy warm weather at a beach in Menorca

People enjoy warm weather at a beach in Menorca

The boss of three UK airports has said the changes to the travel traffic light system will make “little difference” to the recovery of the travel industry.

Charlie Cornish, of Manchester Airports Group, said the UK was lagging behind Europe’s recovery due to testing rules.

Seven countries, including Canada and Denmark, have been moved to the green list in the latest change to government’s coronavirus restrictions.

But Mr Cornish called on the government to “overhaul” its traffic light system.

The chief executive of MAG, which operates Manchester, London Stansted and East

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Five countries which could go on green travel list as Turkey hopes to be moved off red

The Turkish embassy in London has spoken up the country’s chances of being reclassified as amber at a travel traffic light system update later this week, making holidays there much more likely

Turkish officials have tipped it to be taken off the travel red list
Turkish officials have tipped it to be taken off the travel red list

Turkish officials have said the country will soon be off the travel red list as five other nations look set to go green.

On Thursday the UK government will announce its latest travel traffic light update.

The system determines which countries Brits can travel to and from and under what circumstances,

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