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15 Travel Hacks for Free Tickets, Free Meals and More

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Affordable travel is no secret, with plenty of sites and services designed to shop around for the best travel deals and snag the best rates on hotels and car rentals. What you might not know is all the ways you can score free tickets, free meals and other travel discounts. From scooping up restaurant vouchers to securing last-minute deals, here are 15 travel hacks that can help you save more money on your next vacation.

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Why You Might Want a No-Fee Hotel Credit Card (Even If You Don’t Travel Often)

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Even if you only travel a few times a year, a hotel credit card with no annual fee can be worthwhile just for the perks alone. Many of these entry-level cards include free nights on rooms, insurance coverage, priority reservations, and no foreign transactions fees. Here’s a closer look at some of the best deals.

Most people get hotel cards for the rewards points

The primary benefit of hotel credit cards are the reward points that you receive with each transaction, and they’re usually worth about 50 cents per point earned. These

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Traffic light system scrapped as Covid travel rules eased

The traffic light system for international travel is to be scrapped in a significant easing of Covid restrictions, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced.

From October 4, there will be a single, reduced “red list” of destinations from where passengers arriving in England will be required to quarantine in a Government-supervised hotel.

At the same time, people who are fully vaccinated will no longer need a pre-departure test before returning from non-red list destinations.

And from the end of October, they will be able to replace the day two PCR test with a cheaper lateral flow test.

In contrast,

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Hotels Projected To End 2021 Down $59 Billion In Business Travel Revenue

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The hotel industry is projected to end 2021 down more than $59 billion in business travel revenue compared to 2019, according to a new report released today by the American Hotel & Lodging Association and Kalibri Labs. That comes after losing nearly $49 billion in business travel revenue in 2020.
Business travel is the hotel industry’s largest source of revenue and has been slow to return since the onset of the pandemic. Business travel includes corporate, group, government, and other commercial categories. Business travel revenue is not expected

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