How Dubai's hotel occupancy spiked in December as tourists flocked to escape lockdowns

Hotels were 71% full in December – the highest figure since February – according to research firm STR Occupancy at Dubai’s hotels surged in December and neared pre-pandemic levels as travellers flocked to the emirate to escape coronavirus lockdowns at home. Hotels were 71 percent full in December – the highest figure since February – according to research firm STR, […]

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Cable car project unveiled to boost Hatta tourism ambitions

Dubai Summit project includes the construction of a 5.4km cable car to transport tourists from the Hatta Dam area to the Umm Al-Nsour Summit, the highest natural summit in Dubai Plans were unveiled on Tuesday to build a cable car project in Hatta as part of plans to develop tourism in the mountain region of Dubai. The Dubai Summit project […]

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5 things you need to know about Delta SkyMiles

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest tips and credit card offers. Are you a casual flyer that’s looking for an inexpensive way to get to Florida for spring break? Or, maybe you’re a serious Delta loyalty that’s been looking for ways to supercharge your SkyMiles account. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign […]

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Remote Irish island with seal colony and breathtaking views needs new caretakers

The last year has seen hundreds of thousands of Brits cooped up inside fearful of catching coronavirus and getting increasingly unhappy. With the pandemic ongoing, many of us are desperate to leave cities and towns behind and enjoy wide open spaces, beautiful landscapes and the safety of remote living. Ah, how we dream of our next holiday… But, what if […]

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Flying With Pets? Read This Guide Before You Book Your Next Trip

Flying with your furry best friend can be exciting and rewarding, but does require an extra level of preparedness — especially as airlines recently made changes in their pet policy. In December, the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it will no longer consider emotional support animals to be service animals, allowing U.S. airlines to come up with their own rules […]

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Onsite COVID-19 tests may be the most valuable hotel perk of 2021

In late 2020, COVID-19 tests started to become a hotel resort amenity that ranged from available upon request to required for all guests at a few resort hotels. Now in early 2021, U.S. travelers are likely to become much more interested in getting swabbed while between drinks on vacation as effective Jan. 26, a negative COVID-19 test will be required […]

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Best Chase credit cards of 2021

CNN Underscored reviews financial products such as credit cards and bank accounts based on their overall value. We may receive a commission through the LendingTree affiliate network if you apply and are approved for a card, but our reporting is always independent and objective. If you’re looking for a way to increase your cash back, airline miles or hotel points, […]

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The Maldives just got even more exclusive with The Private Island at the Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi

If Hilton’s still-new, uber-luxurious Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi wasn’t quite exclusive enough for you, your wish for something with even more panache has been granted. On Tuesday, Hilton shared the details of “Ithaafushi — The Private Island,” a brand-new hyper-exclusive private-island experience at the Waldorf Astoria. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily […]

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