Tina D. Thompson

From Tokyo to Texas, Forbes Travel Guide’s New Five-Star Hotels For 2021

Travel came to a standstill when the pandemic struck last year. Airplanes, trains and cruise ships emptied. Crowds deserted tourist attractions like Venice’s canals, the Louvre and the Empire State Building. Most of the world hunkered down at home, waiting for conditions to improve.

The global Covid-19 vaccine rollout offers some hope for 2021, allowing stir-crazy, grounded travelers to start planning their next getaway. To help inspire those next adventures, Forbes Travel Guide presents its 2021 Star Awards for the world’s best luxury hotels, restaurants and spas.

The 63rd annual list features 283 Five-Star, 576 Four-Star and 438 Recommended

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Travel agencies, cruise lines and airlines gear up for rebound in bookings

As the pace of Covid-19 vaccinations is ramping up, so is consumer confidence — and with it, a surge in travel bookings for later this year and for 2022.

“Many travelers are feeling optimistic that they will be able to vacation abroad this year. Many people are already actively planning their next big trip — even for trips more than four months out,” said Shibani Walia, senior research analyst at Tripadvisor.

2020 was the worst year in history for air travel demand, according to the International Air Transport Association, with global passenger traffic falling more than 65 percent, compared

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Full list of 33 nations where hotel quarantine rules apply OLD

<p>Arrivals from certain countries will have to stay at designated quarantine hotels</p> (AP)

Arrivals from certain countries will have to stay at designated quarantine hotels


Eleven months after the coronavirus pandemic began, the UK government has introduced mandatory hotel quarantine for all arrivals from 33 “high-risk” countries.

The tighter travel restrictions are designed to reduce the introduction and transmission of new variants of the virus.

The strategy of using quarantine hotels or other government-mandated facilities where travellers must self-isolate has already proven successful in other countries including Singapore, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.

But which countries are high risk and what are the rules? Here’s everything you need to know.

Which countries

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5 Most popular places for hot air ballooning !

Travelling is an ideal opportunity to get rid of the stress of everyday life. This is the perfect time to live a new experience that will give you the desire and energy to pursue your life path with full force.  For this, one of the most beautiful experiences you can have is that of hot air ballooning.  In this article, we list the 5 most popular destinations perfectly suited for this activity. so, for your next vacation, you will know in advance which place to choose.

1. Cappadocia, Turkey

5 Most popular places for hot air ballooning !
Colorful hot air balloons before launch in Goreme national park, Cappadocia,
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