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10 of the best Airbnbs across Miami, from Brickell to South Beach and beyond

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Miami hotels are aplenty but private vacation rentals offer more space and often far cheaper prices. Airbnb homes in Miami range from sophisticated condos to tropical cottages steps from the beach. We rounded up top Airbnbs across Miami's vibrant neighborhoods, ranging from $82 to $501 per night. Miami's gorgeous beaches, Art Deco architecture, and Latin American flare have long made it a...
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Mask mandates and vaccine passports/exceptions — what’s the latest for Hawaii?

Rules for masks and vaccines passports continue to be hot topics for Hawaii and around the world. Many would-be travelers want to know what the rules are. So, we wanted to provide a quick update on both topics. Mask mandates remain in effect for Hawaii Last week the CDC relaxed their face covering guidelines, but Hawaii plans to keep their mask mandates in effect at least for now. Governor Ige says he thinks it’s better to continue wearing masks until the state gets to 70% to 80% of residents v...
Tags: Travel, Cdc, Green, Hawaii, Ige, Hawaii travel, US Mainland, Coronavirus COVID 19

3 predictions for how company operations will change post-pandemic, according to an operations expert

Airlines will need to retool their pricing model after a year of unpredictable travel. Kittiphan Teerawattanakul/EyeEm/Getty Images Marty Lariviere is a professor of operations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. He offered three predictions for how operational changes will stay the same or shift in the future. Stores will keep minimal SKUs, supply chains will snap back to normal, and travel pricing will vary. See more stories on Insider's business page. As growing num...
Tags: Travel, Business, Cdc, Opinion, Trends, Strategy, Stores, Airlines, Travel Industry, Operations, Nordic, Inventory, Kimberly Clark, Kellogg School, Global Business Travel Association, Kellogg School of Management

10 of the best affordable hotels in LA for an A-list stay without the 5-star price

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. LA has some of the world's best hotels, from 5-star splurges to budget chains and chic boutiques. Expensive options are common, but so are budget-friendly alternatives, even in posh neighborhoods. Our list of affordable hotels starts under $250 for hotels that seem like they should cost far more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Along with the seemingly endless sprawl from the be...
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Ige maintains mask mandate despite CDC guidance, Musk plans rocket reentry off Kauai, workers hard to find despite high unemployment, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige Gov. David Ige keeps Hawaii mask rules unchanged despite change by CDC. As President Joe Biden and federal health officials gave the OK for Americans who have been vaccinated to go maskless in most situations and discard social distancing, Gov. David Ige signaled that the time to loosen such restrictions wasn’t right for Hawaii. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now. Garden Island. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. Lt. Governor Wa...
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Is It Safe to Travel Yet?

Is It Safe to Travel Yet? Is it safe to travel yet? This question is on the minds of many baby boomer travelers. Let’s explore the latest information from the CDC: Safe Travel: What You Can Start to Do If you’ve been fully vaccinated: You can resume activities that you did before the pandemic. You can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business a...
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16 incredible US hotels and resorts that will help make up for a year of lost travel

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. The CDC's recently issued guidelines say fully vaccinated people can travel safely within the US. Experts say the highest travel demand is for hotels with safety protocols and exceptional amenities. For a first post-pandemic hotel stay, these US hotels promise to make up for a year of lost trips. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky With more than half of the US vaccinated (and the number...
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Travel: Hawaii welcomes back tourists, but they still need to pass COVID-19 tests

The welcoming “aloha spirit,” dampened by more than a year of restrained travel between Hawaii and the mainland, is being happily lifted by a combination of positive events and a promising summer. The June-August tourist season can’t come soon enough for a state so dependent on vacationing families, honeymooning newlyweds, seniors enjoying their golden years and everyone in between. Tourists represent nearly a quarter of Hawaii’s economy, and when folks aren’t coming because of a pandemic, you g...
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Cruise lines will have to mandate masks even by the pool and nix buffets for trial sailings without vaccine requirements, CDC says

Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras ship. Carnival Cruise Line The CDC has unveiled the next two phases of its Conditional Sailing Order. The new phases detail how a cruise's "simulated" trail sailings should look. New requirements include masking up when poolside, and the potential ceasing of buffet services. See more stories on Insider's business page. On May 5, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines on how cruise lines should go about trial v...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Cdc, US, Trends, Cruise, United States, Mask, Royal Caribbean, CSO, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cruise Industry, Brittany Chang, COVID-19, Operations Manual for Simulated, CSO Cruise

Disney World is phasing out temperature checks for guests on entry, but will keep them for areas of its Florida resort

The Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World, Florida. Roberto Machado Noa / LightRocket via Getty Images Disney World will slowly drop temperature checks for guests on entry, but will keep them in some areas. Florida Orange County Department of Health said temperature checks are unnecessary and wasteful, WFTV reported. Disney Land in California opened at 25% capacity last week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Disney World said it will start to phase out temperature check...
Tags: Travel, Florida, California, Cdc, Trends, Orlando, Disney Land, Disney World, Walt Disney World Resort, WFTV, Walt Disney World Florida, Roberto Machado Noa LightRocket, Raul Pino, COVID, Getty Images Disney World, Anna Cooban

Ige cautious about loosening travel rules in light of mainland COVID-19 cases, union education critic wants top superintendent job, most Hawaii residents in poll want vaccine, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki beach beauties ©2021 All Hawaii NewsGov. David Ige says coronavirus infections are elevated and he won’t change mask and travel rules now. Gov. David Ige said he is concerned that recent COVID cases appear to be stuck at an elevated level and doesn’t expect to ease restrictions to the state’s mask mandate or travel entry requirements soon. Star-Advertiser.Lack of herd immunity on the mainland could extend Safe Travels program.  Getting herd immunity on the mainland was once seen ...
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Europe may allow vaccinated US travelers this summer. Here are the documents you'll need and how to know when it's safe.

A federal police officer checks the document of a passenger who landed from Prague at Frankfurt Airport in Germany. Boris Roessler/picture alliance via Getty Images European countries could accept fully vaccinated US travelers this summer. Americans would need to prove they've had their shots, but the specific rules may vary by country. Greece and Iceland, among the few countries already open to US tourists, are accepting CDC cards. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hol...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Science, London, News, Greece, Cdc, France, Germany, Boston, US, Trends, Eu, Spain, European Union

Governor not lifting mask mandate yet, state Legislature adjourns with federal funds propping up budget, Hawaii first state to declare climate emergency, Zuckerberg buys more of Kauai, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Gov. David Ige (from video) Governor Says No Changes To Hawaii’s Mask Mandate Anytime Soon. Gov. David Ige said it would create an “enforcement nightmare” to allow fully vaccinated people to forgo masks in accordance with new CDC guidance. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now.Hawaii legislators adjourn 2021 session, citing progress. State legislators Thursday wrapped up an economically challenging session that they say changed the way government operates by restructuring the Hawaii Tourism Au...
Tags: Travel, Mark Zuckerberg, Cdc, Hawaii, House, Pacific, Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, State, Honolulu, Legislature, Johnson Johnson

Cruise travel could resume in July as new CDC guidelines allow ships to sail if 95% of passengers are vaccinated

Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images Cruising may return in mid-July if ships follow updated CDC guidelines, USA TODAY reported. One of the guidelines said 98% of crew and 95% of passengers must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Going on a cruise will never be "zero risk" but risks can be mitigated, the CDC said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Cruise ships may be able to set sail in US waters this summer, after the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, Usa, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Cruise, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Royal Caribbean, US Food and Drug Administration, Cruise Lines International Association, Ron DeSantis, Scott Gottlieb, Pandemic

12 of the best affordable hotels in New York City, according to our first-hand stays

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Price is usually a factor for booking hotels, especially in more expensive cities like New York. However, traveling on a budget doesn't have to mean compromising on quality. We found the best cheap hotels in New York City, all personally vetted and starting under $200. Though New York is known for being pricey, especially when it comes to hotels, there are plenty of affordable spots to b...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, New York, Cdc, Hotels, New York City, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Chelsea, Broadway, Marriott, Manhattan, Ace Hotel, Michelin, Fifth Avenue

7 travel trends to expect this summer and how to beat the rush, according to experts

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky New CDC recommendations advise that it is safe for vaccinated individuals to resume travel. After a year of canceled vacations, the new guidelines suggest travel is poised to make a comeback. Experts told us where people are going this summer and how you can beat the rush and save money. Inti St Clair/Getty Images To date, 1 in 6 Americans have been fully vaccinated a...
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New CDC mask guidance: Vaccinated people don’t need face coverings in most outdoor settings

People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely go for a jog, dine on a restaurant patio, gather with small groups and do other outdoor activities without wearing a mask, the Centers for Disease Control said in updated guidance Tuesday. The new guidance marks a dramatic shift in how federal health officials, who have long insisted that people wear a mask any time they are within six feet of others outdoors, are advising the public to protect itself now that nearly 100 million America...
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24 of the best virtual wine tastings hosted by vineyards and wine connoisseurs around the world

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Getty Images While most US tasting rooms have reopened, virtual experiences are still popular for socializing. Virtual wine tastings from wineries and wine connoisseurs bring the vineyards straight to your home. Many of the virtual tastings are free, and some ship wine right to you as part of the package. Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great deals. The CDC ...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Kitchen, Home, Facebook, Instagram, California, Cdc, France, Oregon, Alcohol, US, Trends, Catalonia, Features, New Zealand

16 charming Airbnbs in Savannah that put you in or near the city's historic district

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Savannah is a well-preserved historic city with great weather, pretty parks, and delicious food. Experts and the CDC say private Airbnbs are safe because they promote social distancing. We found top-rated Airbnbs in Savannah with central locations, great decor, and affordable prices. If you're looking to steep yourself in a slice of well-preserved history, you'll want to visit Savannah, ...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Hollywood, Cdc, Trends, Atlanta, Atlantic, Hilton, New Orleans, Airbnb, Sarah, Robert Redford, Charleston, Savannah, Jacksonville Florida, Savannah College of Art

Hospitals could mandate coronavirus vaccinations for employees, state has lowest COVID-19 rate in nation, DOD expected to deny funding for Hawaii missile defense, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

A hospital in Hawaii Hawaii's Hospitals Could Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine for Employees. Hilton Raethel, President and CEO of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii says he was "disappointed" that more than thirty percent of hospital employees did not want to receive a COVID-19 vaccine according to an internal survey they conducted earlier this year.  KITV4.Hawaii has nation’s lowest COVID-19 case rate, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows. The state’s rate of new cases over t...
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State Department to issue 'Level 4: Do Not Travel' for 'approximately 80%' of countries worldwide due to coronavirus spread

PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP/GETTY The State Department said on Monday that it plans to issue a "Level 4: Do Not Travel" advisory for close to 80% of countries worldwide. The move is due to the coronavirus pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. The State Department said on Monday that it plans to issue a "Level 4: Do Not Travel" advisory for close to 80% of countries worldwide, as coronavirus continues to spread.-Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) April 19, 2021 The update ...
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14 unique Airbnbs in New York's Hudson Valley, from a yurt on a goat farm to a renovated train caboose

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb As summer approaches, many New Yorkers are seeking a close-to-home getaway to enjoy the outdoors. We found Hudson Valley cabins, cottages, and barns in places like Beacon, Hudson, and Rhinebeck. All are highly-rated listings with top-notch amenities and start under $450 per night. Though vaccine rollouts are well underway, many city dwellers are continuing to seek getaways to connect with nature ...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, New York, Instagram, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Maine, Who, Keurig, Airbnb, Kingston, East Coast

The CDC's suggestion to block middle seats on planes is flawed but I'm still in favor of it after taking 32 flights during the pandemic

My blocked middle seat and me. Thomas Pallini/Insider Airlines are rejecting the CDC's study suggesting blocking middle seats, citing newer findings. Blocking middle seats, however, serve as a peace of mind measure for those returning to flying. Not all airlines are following some of the recommendations of the studies they tout. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airlines seemed to flat out reject a new suggestion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on We...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Cdc, Opinion, Planes, US, America, Trends, Harvard, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airlines, United

Pyramid Hotel Group Announces "Meeting Bubble" Program Facilitating Safe Meetings And Events At Hotels Across USA

Pyramid Hotel Group (PHG), a privately held Boston-based hotel and asset management company, announced an enhanced 2021 health and safety approach to meetings and events. The "Meeting Bubble" initiative follows local and CDC guidelines, implements the PHG protocols and allows groups to book entire or half floors, instead of the typical full hotel buyout. Additionally, each individual hotel offers hybrid meeting options through audio-visual capabilities as well as special perks, programmin...
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Delta CEO Ed Bastian declares 'it's absolutely safe to sit in the middle seat' in defiance of CDC suggesting airlines should block them

Flying on Delta Air Lines during the pandemic. Thomas Pallini/Insider Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said on CNBC Thursday flying in the middle seat is "absolutely safe." The airline will fill planes to capacity starting May 1 in an end to the year-long seat-blocking policy. Guiding the airline's decision are experts from the Mayo Clinic and Emory University. See more stories on Insider's business page. Delta Air Lines is holding firm on its commitment to end a year-long middle s...
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15 Airbnbs across the US with incredible kitchens and dining perks that foodies will love

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb The US is home to some of the best cities for foodies looking to taste their way through travel. Staying in an Airbnb with a gourmet kitchen makes it easy to travel and cook like a chef. We chose Enhanced Clean Airbnbs in foodie cities with excellent kitchens starting at $80 nightly. As a food blogger and freelance travel writer, I've been visiting and covering foodie destinations for almost ...
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Cruise lines and Florida are on track for a standoff over COVID-19 vaccine requirements

The Carnival Ecstasy docked at the Port of Jacksonville on March 27, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' executive order banning businesses from requiring vaccines applies to cruise lines. However, several cruise lines have already announced vaccine mandates. DeSantis has been vocal about the cruise industry and previously said the state would sue the CDC to bring cruises back sooner. See more stories on Insider's business page. Flor...
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A Royal Caribbean-owned cruise line just announced a vaccine requirement. These are all the cruise lines that will require COVID-19 vaccinations for guests and crew.

The Norwegian Epic. Alain DENANTES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images The return of cruising still remains in limbo for many cruise lines. Companies including Royal Caribbean and Norwegian have announced vaccine requirements. These are all the cruise lines that have COVID-19 vaccine requirements for guests or crew. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Several cruise lines have started announcing vaccination requirements for guests and crew members as the industry looks to rest...
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Former FDA commissioner says cruises could be a 'lower risk endeavor' compared to other travel

Cruise ships. Debbie Ann Powell/Shutterstock Cruises could be "lower risk" compared to travel options like international trips, Scott Gottlieb told CNBC. Gottlieb is a former FDA commissioner and the co-chair of Norwegian and Royal Caribbean's Health Sail Panel. Cruise lines have implemented many health protocols that could turn ships into "protective bubbles." See more stories on Insider's business page. Cruising could be a "lower risk" travel option compared to other alternatives...
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World travel isn't simple, even for the vaccinated

You've got your COVID vaccine, and the CDC says it's OK to travel this summer, even internationally. But you're likely to find that your overseas options are limited by border restrictions in many countries.
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