Skift Take: Many people remain stranded far from home because they can’t get transit flights onward to their final destinations. So it’s good news for many workers and families that Emirates and Etihad are restarting transit flights through hub airports in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Three friends take a picture with a selfie stick atop the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Travel bookings on one of Spain's leading booking sites hit new highs in June. SkiftSkift Take: People are traveling as much as they can, but they aren't going as far as they used to for as long as they did in the past. — Jason ClampetRead the Complete Story On Skift
People are being asked to exercise judgement after restrictions officially lift. Christian Battaglia / UnsplashSkift Take: There's a date in sight, but that's coupled with a statement that the pandemic is not over. This is a dangerous mixed message from Prime Minister Boris Johnson.— Matthew ParsonsRead the Complete Story On Skift
Arrival at the Cancun Airport in Mexico is always an interesting experience. Usually, immigration and customs are a breeze, but once you leave that area and head towards the exit, this is when things get hectic. When it comes to Cancun airport transportation, many visitors find the process to be a real headache.
It begins with passing a dozen or so rental car and other transportation desks, where the staff will undoubtedly start calling out to you to try and get your attention. Then, a minute later, you enter the welcome hall, where dozens of semi-official looking people will start approaching you, also trying to convince you to use all kinds of transportation services to reach your hotel, Airbnb or wherever you might be staying.
It’s confusing, it can be intense and it’s not a very relaxing...
Over the years, I’ve lived in Playa del Carmen, Mexico several times. I love that city and I recommend it all the time for those looking for a great vacation and for those looking to live in a tropical, laid-back destination for a while.
It’s an easy place to reach, too. I arrive at the Cancun Airport, and if I’m traveling on my own, I hop into a Cancun Shuttle shared transportation for the 50 minute ride down to Playa del Carmen. They drop me off at my accommodation (Reef 28 Hotel or an Airbnb) and just like that, I’m ready to enjoy my time in this great town.
I know that getting from the airport to Playa del Carmen, or even to the Cancun hotel zone, is a major reason for concern for many travelers. The...
Every now and then while traveling, there comes a week when everything magically falls into place, with one remarkable experience after another. Some moments might have been planned, others spontaneous and several completely unexpected, but together, the result is almost hard to believe, in the best way possible.
That was my past week, while on a spectacular Las Vegas Grand Canyon road trip.
It all began with…
The Las Vegas Experience
Despite the 118F (48C) temperatures, we roamed up and down The Strip each day, wandered in and out of the hotels and casinos and spent some time in the Arts District and at the Fremont Street Experience. We went to the wacky and trippy Meow Wolf Omega Mart art installation as well and paid a visit to Gorilla Sushi where we partook in their awesome all-you-can-eat sushi deal.
And we stayed at the renovated Flamingo Hotel & Casino, right...
The southeastern Australian state of New South Wales is well known for its national parks, coastal cities, and rugged coastlines. Visitors travel hundreds of miles to explore the Blue Mountains, various surf beaches, and even dozens of wineries within The Hunter Valley region.
As familiar as you might be with the offerings of NSW, discovering group activities can be a little harder. If you’re about to set off on an Australian adventure, here are some not-to-be-missed experiences for you and your loved ones.
Travelers exploring north of Sydney in NSW may end up in one of Australia’s most significant wine regions. Consider the Hunter Valley wine tours as a fun, educational group activity that teaches you about some of the finest wines in Australia.
The Hunter Valley has made a name for itself with Shiraz and Semillon...
From left: Joel Cabrera, Chief Travel Officer and co-founder of Zoom Vacations, walking with his boyfriend Matt on the beach in the Maldives. Landaa / Zoom VacationsSkift Take: It's obviously tremendous for the tourism industry that LGBTQ travelers have been enthusiastic about hitting the road this summer. Imagine how much more revenue destinations could earn if they did a better job of marketing to that community. — Rashaad JordenRead the Complete Story On Skift
The travel industry gathered at Westminster in London to protest on June 23. Jason Clampet / SkiftSkift Take: A united front came together for a “Travel Day of Action” — but it'll take an extremely loud voice to convince policy makers to fast forward the proposed July 19 reopening date and pry open wallets for more cash handouts.— Matthew ParsonsRead the Complete Story On Skift
Daniel Flanagan and Zhadyra Darbayeva enjoy the weather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S., July 3, 2021. Mary F. Calvert / ReutersSkift Take: An estimated 43.6 million Americans were set to travel at least two hours' for a trip this July Fourth weekend, or 5 percent more than a previous record set in 2019. Let's hope travel's back for good.— Sean O'NeillRead the Complete Story On Skift
The UK expands list of green light countries for non-essential travel. Dannyman / WikimediaSkift Take: In Skift’s top stories this week, the UK opens up more non-essential travel, Reserve with Google is ending, Hawaii's residents say tourism is worth its troubles and American Airlines sues Sabre — again.— Angel AdegbesanRead the Complete Story On Skift
A Magaluf resort. The addition of the area to the UK's travel green list means tourists from the area's largest market are returning to the island. Chris / FlickrSkift Take: Throughout the coronavirus lockdowns industry leaders asked the question "how will this crisis change travel habits?" For tourism-reliant destinations such as the Balearics, the answer is likely "not much."— Jason ClampetRead the Complete Story On Skift