Month: September 2021

New England has some of the best hotels and destinations in the world, according to Travel + Leisure readers



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Have you been to any of these spots? Travel + Leisure readers think they’re the best of the best.

Pickering House Inn in New Hampshire. Approved by Rebecca Widness

Travel + Leisure readers are definitely fans of New England. 

On Wednesday, Travel + Leisure announced its World’s Best Awards of 2021, and readers selected a number of New England spots. The publication surveyed readers between Jan. 11 and May 10 on a variety of travel experiences, and readers placed many New England stays and destinations among the top in the United States and the world.

An inn in New

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5 Travel Stocks to Buy in a Tricky Environment

The open road is calling, but the Delta variant of COVID-19 has something to say, too. And that’s putting travel stocks in a sticky wicket.

Americans clearly want to travel. Hotel research group STR notes that by early August, average hotel occupancy had bounced back to roughly 64% – just about 9% below pre-pandemic figures, and a sharp improvement from the COVID lows. TSA data also shows that airline travel has remained swift, hovering just below 2 million passengers a day for much of the summer.

However, the highly contagious Delta variant has prevented the U.S. from bursting into a

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You’re Banned From Traveling Here as of Monday, Even If You’re Vaccinated

If you’re considering taking a big vacation anytime soon, your options may be limited, especially if you’re planning to go anywhere in Europe. On Aug. 30, the European Council of the European Union, one of the governing bodies of the 27-member European Union, dropped the United States from its “safe list,” a list of countries that could travel to the E.U. with little to no restrictions. The U.S. had been on the E.U.’s safe list since June, but as COVID numbers across the U.S. began to rise with the spread of the Delta variant, the European Council recommended its

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Turkish Hotels to Close Early After UK ‘Red List’ Dashes Hopes | World News

By Ceyda Caglayan and Canan Sevgili

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – When Britain announced Turkey would stay on its “red list” of travel destinations last week, Onur Arican decided to close his boutique hotel on the Aegean coast early this year rather than wait out a summer season derailed by COVID-19 and wildfires.

In 2019, Britain was Turkey’s third-biggest source of tourists with 2.5 million visitors that year, most of whom flocked to the Turquoise Coast near Bodrum and Marmaris, where Arican runs his 19-room Mavi Yengec hotel.

This year the number of British guests was down by two thirds compared to

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