Travel

Is international travel allowed yet? See reopening dates for Canada, Mexico, Maldives and other spots

Americans with a bad case of wanderlust may have to wait until later this summer to vacation abroad – and while some countries have announced target dates to reopen, the pickings will be slim for a while.

Parts of the Caribbean have targeted dates in mid-June for reopening from coronavirus restrictions, but Europe will lag. It will open first to other citizens of European Union plus Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein before welcoming international visitors at a later date.

At least one EU member nation has announced a target window, however: Spain‘s prime minister announced that his country will

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Lake Forest’s Deer Path Inn is No. 1 among Travel + Leisure’s top 10 Midwest resorts

Remember how life was pre-COVID-19? So does Travel + Leisure Magazine. The publication known for its annual travel awards wrapped up its World’s Best Awards survey March 2, just before states started instituting stay-at-home orders.

The 25th edition polled readers from Nov. 4, 2019, to March 2, 2020, on things like rooms, facilities, food, treatments, service and overall value. The Deer Path Inn in Lake Forest came in at No. 1 on the list of best resort hotels in the Midwest.

The destination and its Tudor facade, rich wood paneling, and stag motifs also contributed to its ranking as the

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Choice Hotels Won June on U.S. TV Among All Travel Advertisers

Choice Hotels, leveraging a reinvigorated drive market during the Covid-19 crisis, was the most-seen travel brand, and had the highest estimated spend, $3.2 million, on U.S. TV in June.

And Choice, with its “book direct” message, didn’t start advertising on U.S. TV until June 18.

Visit Las Vegas and the Montana Office of Tourism were there to be counted, as well, contributing 75 percent of all U.S. TV spend in the cities/destinations category, which led the pack of travel sectors as most of the industry returned to TV in June. Except for airlines and cruise lines, which each spent less

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