Wellness Travel Specialist Course Launched for Travel Advisors

The Travel Institute and Wellness Tourism Association have released a new “Wellness Travel Specialist” course to enable travel advisors to meet the demands of a growing segment, focused on incorporating healthful elements into travel plans.  

The appeal of wellness travel, which has been referred to as a “paradigm shift” in traveler preferences, has been on the rise for close to a decade with the pandemic expected to further accelerate traveler interest, according to a joint press release by the companies. Wellness tourism, the intersection of the tourism industry and the wellness market, grew twice as fast as tourism

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Austin City Council to discuss million-dollar deals to acquire hotels to shelter the homeless

The hotels being discussed for purchase are the Candlewood Suites and Texas Bungalows Hotel & Suites.

AUSTIN, Texas — Members of the Austin City Council are meeting Monday to discuss potentially buying two Austin-area hotels intended to house those experiencing homelessness.

The hotels reportedly in discussion for purchase are the Candlewood Suites for $9.5 million and the Texas Bungalows Hotel & Suites for $6.7 million. 

Additionally up for discussion is an item allowing the City to lease the Candlewood Suites prior to purchase “for emergency housing, isolation, and support services related to COVID-19 for a 30-day term, with an option

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Travel in 2021: Can we expect good deals, or will hotel and flight prices skyrocket?

The cost of travel will slowly rebound from historic lows as more people receive COVID-19 vaccinations and book long-deferred trips, according to industry experts.

This time last year, air traffic in the U.S. plummeted, with 95% fewer travelers passing through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints in April 2020 compared with April 2019. This reduced demand led to a corresponding decrease in airfare prices.

The average cost of a domestic round-trip ticket in the second quarter of 2020 dropped 28% from the same period in 2019, down to $259, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Few travelers were monitoring these prices

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