Travel Industry Coalition Pushes Back on Testing for Domestic Flights

Late last week, the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) joined with 22 other travel industry groups in expressing concern about the possibility of requiring a negative COVID-19 test to board domestic flights. Currently, travelers boarding flights within the U.S. don’t need to show proof of a negative COVID test result; however, USA Today reports that a top official with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said a COVID testing requirement for domestic flights is on the table.

In a letter to Jeffrey Zients, the White House’s COVID-19 Recovery Team Coordinator, the coalition noted

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Hotels are pushing ‘elopement packages’ to market empty wedding spaces

As the number of large weddings and lavish receptions plummeted in 2020 — a trend looking to continue for at least the early part of 2021 — luxury hotels are turning to a new strategy to market their event space: elopements.

While an elopement might conjure up images of a casual courthouse ceremony, a secret getaway or a Las Vegas drive-through with Elvis as your officiant, some hotels are capitalizing on an entirely different clientele in 2021. Luxury hotels are amplifying their abilities to offer what they’re calling “Elopement Wedding Packages,” also sometimes referred to as micro weddings.

A hotel

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Three Main Responsibilities of a Mortgage Broker

Mortgage broker Calgary AB is a professional who brokers mortgage loans for people or companies. Traditionally, lending institutions and banks have sold only their proprietary products. In most developed mortgage markets today, however, mortgage brokers now account for the majority of the sales volume. This trend is attributed to increasing competition among mortgage lenders, coupled with improved market conditions. As a result, mortgage broker penetration has soared, resulting in lower mortgage rates and better mortgage terms and products. The changes in mortgage broker penetration resulted in more competition for mortgage borrowers and caused the mortgage broker industry to adjust its … Read More

Key West is one of the hottest U.S. travel destinations

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and travelers are ready to travel.

And a lot of them apparently are eager to travel to Key West.

Tripadvisor just released its 2021 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations, and Key West is among the most popular destinations for travel in the United States, falling behind New York, Maui, Las Vegas and New Orleans.

Key West’s popularity makes sense. More than half of the respondents to a recent Tripadvisor survey reported they were likely to take an outdoor or nature-focused trip after the pandemic. Key West is the sort of lawless island where

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